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

The Favorite Child

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My wife always says I have a favorite child. I don’t think I do, although one annoys me a little less than others. 🙂 Still I try and be fair however I am easily manipulated by my crazy little girls. Last night we had a MATCH Homeschool Co-Op showcase and four of my kids played music and/or had art and other projects on display. They are all interested in different things and all are unique in my heart. Can you love one kid more than another? I am sure you can. As a…read more

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 …


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Proverbs 28:25-26 He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the Lord shall be made fat.  He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered. This week I have been reminded of the face of pride and strife.  It is easy to not let something be forgiven, it is easy to trust in my own heart. Scripture teaches that the opposite should be the way a Christian reacts and lives in this…read more


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Trying to balance the difference of being ashamed of my sin but set free from my sin in Christ. Somehow I don’t think I am alone. Jeremiah 6:15 Were they ashamed when they committed abomination? No, they were not at all ashamed; they did not know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; fat the time that I punish them, they shall be overthrown,” says the Lord. So I also realize that I am free from sin in Christ! Romans 6:22 But now that you have…read more



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I am continually amazed at the process of sanctification in my own life and God’s working in the lives of others. As of late I have been drawn to the parable in Matthew 20:1-16where Christ speaks to the disciples of God’s sovereignty and faithfulness. These promises of God extend to all who come to Him by faith. Even if the Lord returns tomorrow, those who came to faith yesterday will share in the same blessings and those who preceded us will not suffer loss.  Matthew 20:1–16 (ESV) “For the kingdom of…read more


Basic Training Journey: Crisis

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“Read, Memorize and regurgitate the Word, it is a daily reassurance of God’s faithfulness.” — John Mattingly My faithfulness and my steadfast love shall be with him, and in my name shall his horn be exalted.  Psalms 89:24 When crisis happens in your life, your marriage, your finances, your family, your work, your church… you have to go back to the one stable thing in your life. Jesus, the rock, stable and a fortress that gives us a foundation for every area of our lives. When Satan attacks and hits the…read more