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

With age wisdom

Posted by in Obervations

How do you react to bullies on social media? Do you ignore? Do you attack? Do you just laugh at them? Do you pray for them? Do you read scripture at them? Do you delete/un-follow/unfriend them? Do you respond with a blatant ‘in your face blog post?” 😀 As a pastor dealing with the often “less than desirable people” you both hear people get called and are called quite a lot of unsavory things.  How we react to that in the heat of the moment often reveals areas of our…read more

A Debtor to Mercy Alone

Posted by in Hymns, Music

A debtor to mercy alone Of covenant mercy I sing I come with Your righteousness on My humble offering to bring The judgments of Your holy law With me can have nothing to do My Savior’s obedience and blood Hide all my transgressions From view The work which Your goodness began The arm of Your strength will complete Your promise is yes and amen And never was forfeited yet The future or things that are now No power below or above Can make You Your purpose forego Or sever my…read more

Life in Death

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Psalm 116:15 “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints” There is nothing in life quite like sitting watching a good friend die.  Not pass away, or kick the bucket, or any other way to word it… just to die.  Actually he is still alive while I write this but soon he will be dead.  Well dead here.  It is sad to see him go but at the same time peace and joy knowing that he is going to where I long to be. Home,…read more


Verse – Romans 5:1

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..since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1 Can you say you have peace with God? I look out on my friends and this world around me and I have to say I don’t see the peace that they claim they have. Our lives are in contrast to the world we live in. The peace we have with God *ONLY* comes from Jesus Christ as Lord. Not our stuff, not our schedule, not our jobs, not the morning cup…read more


Quote: Philip Melanchthon – Peace

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“The conscience cannot come to rest and peace through works, but only through faith, that is, when it is assured and knows that for Christ’s sake it has a gracious God, as Paul says in Romans 5:1, “Since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God.” — Philip Melanchthon