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

Here is Love

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Here is love, vast as the ocean, Lovingkindness as the flood, When the Prince of Life, our Ransom, Shed for us His precious blood. Who His love will not remember? Who can cease to sing His praise? He can never be forgotten, Throughout Heav’n’s eternal days. On the mount of crucifixion, Fountains opened deep and wide; Through the floodgates of God’s mercy Flowed a vast and gracious tide. Grace and love, like mighty rivers, Poured incessant from above, And Heav’n’s peace and perfect justice Kissed a guilty world in love….read more

He Will Hold Me Fast

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When I fear my faith will fail, Christ will hold me fast; When the tempter would prevail, He will hold me fast. I could never keep my hold through life’s fearful path; For my love is often cold; He must hold me fast. He will hold me fast, He will hold me fast; For my Saviour loves me so, He will hold me fast. Those He saves are His delight, Christ will hold me fast; Precious in his holy sight, He will hold me fast. He’ll not let my soul…read more

Finding God’s Grace in the question

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Ever have one of those moments in studying God’s word where you are sure you know what is being said, only to discover that you only saw part of the message? I was looking for grace the other day.  I had found the verse that God was drawing me to preach on, but I was trying to make it fit into my existing sermon plan.  Then I realized that it wasn’t going to fit so I started off with something new and figured I would use it later.   So…read more

Old Tshirts

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So, it happens.  I wear my T-shirts until they are ratty … down right torn to shreds and honestly it does bother me a bit, but I have other things that need to be taken care of.  I wear hand me down clothing from others and friends keep my closet full of Salvation Army clothes and every once and a while I get a new pair of pants if they are on sale. Someone pointed out that I needed to go spend $20 on some new undershirts for myself and…read more


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That look in my bride’s eyes when she sees me all dressed up in a suit… yowsers! I love weddings and my favorite part is the verse in 1 Corinthians 13 Love is patient and kind; Love is not jealous or boastful;      Love is not arrogant or rude; Love does not insist on its own way;      Love does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices with the right.      Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things,                endures all things.      Love never fails.  I just…read more


Top 10 Lessons of June

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Top 10 lessongs of June 2012 (so far): 10.  Good people do stupid things (sin) and bring damage to themselves. 9.  Denial is not just a stage… it is a lifestyle.  People that know something is sin, still find themselves doing it and blaming others for it, or ignoring it etc… 8.  People attack when they feel threatened even if I am just the messenger, or “the message” wasn’t for them in the first place… (maybe their guilt?) 7.  There is Evil in this world. I call it sin, but…read more