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

August Quotations

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Ending up the month I figure I had better get them all up for future use.  Facebook will end and the next latest and greatest will replace it.  So I post these here for a record I can control and keep …

Prayer – a change in direction.

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I am again under conviction that I do not pray enough, I do not give myself over to it or correctly go about it.  I realize that this is what grace and mercy is for, but still I want to be more disciplined. So I have my list.  Not a list of wants and needs, but a list that asks for guidance and wisdom in my day.  I spend less time and am more focused because of that list… not sure it is working.  Do you use a list? I…read more

Guilt by Association

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A new friend looked over my shoulder while I was on Facebook and said something amazing (really amazing if you know the friend” “Being a pastor is the only way you are not guilty by association.” It struck me, I have lots of sinners for friends (yeah you too) and I have their lives streaming in to my desktop, my phone, my tablet and even now my alarm clock.  The lives of people trapped deeply in their sins and having someone else look over my shoulder and state that was…read more


We are what we preach?

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Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. This morning my wife asked me “Why do you post verses every day on facebook?”   My response was “So many people post their own spin of the truth, wouldn’t you rather have the actual truth?” I follow a select group of bloggers, authors, pastors and musicians.  It saddens me how many of these godly men and women post their own thoughts and…read more


Baby out with the bathwater?

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Today the “church” celebrates ‘Candlemas‘ a holiday steeped in tradition from Jewish law and the Catholic church.  Perhaps today we look at it as ‘Groundhog day‘ or just another day to go to work.  Today as a historical celebration is of  enough importance to have been recorded in scriptures and yet most Christians would not recognize the celebration today. In the Torah a woman who had given birth to a male child was unclean for 7 days and required to wait an additional 33 days to be clean enough to approach the…read more