That my life would reflect God's glory - Jeremiah Griffin - pastor Rockford, Illinois

Caring for our city

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Rev. Stephen Bowie and Rev. Julane Nease were at City Hall today (Thursday) to present a check for $500 from Northwest Neighbors, Inc. to go toward the purchase of body-worn cameras for the police department. The Mayor and two Deputy Assistant Chiefs were present.    The goal of Northwest Neighbors, Inc. is to create a more abundant life for people living in the northwest quadrant of the city. We participate in conversations about health care, the availability of public (library) and private (grocery store) businesses, education (YMCA and Good Shepherd…read more

Revival

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I was recently musing over a request in a pastors forum for books on Revival.  I never did quite determine if it was a history of revivals that the pastor was looking for but what happened as people started listing titles and Authors… and then I noticed something.  Almost all the titles being offered were “why revival doesn’t come.” books.   Why doesn’t revival happen in America?  Why don’t we see another great revival again?  Well to begin with, no one repents any more.  Revival starts with repentance.   2 Corinthians…read more

Gospel Conversations

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People claim to have a “Gospel conversation” without speaking the Gospel… You can be laying the foundation of a Gospel Conversation but until you actually speak the Gospel, you are just being moral. You may say, “Pastor what about 1 Corinthians 3:6-9. I am planning a seed or I am watering a soul. Only God gives the harvest.”  The seed can indeed only be given life by God. What farmer prepares the ground without the intention of planting?  What sower casts seed without anticipation of harvest? What farmer plans for…read more

Hands On

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1 Timothy 5:22 Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, nor take part in the sins of others; keep yourself pure. The word “hasty” caught my attention the other day.  I was watching some brothers and sisters in Christ jump to an individuals aid and start laying on hands and prayer.  I know the young man and in agreement of the efforts I joined them and laid hands on them as they prayed.  That is when someone asked me; “Pastor, why are you so  slow to lay hands…read more