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

Praise To The Lord, the Almighty.

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Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation! O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation! All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near; Praise Him in glad adoration. Praise to the Lord, who over all things so wondrously reigneth, Shelters thee under His wings, yea, so gently sustaineth! Hast thou not seen how thy desires ever have been Granted in what He ordaineth? Praise to the Lord, who hath fearfully, wondrously, made thee; Health hath vouchsafed and, when heedlessly falling, hath…read more

Haunted by past sin

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I have been in close contact with a friend that is having a difficult time with forgiveness.  It isn’t others that have hurt him, it isn’t a job or an enemy, it is himself.  In dealing with this issue this friend has practiced escapism in the form of drugs and alcohol.  So the question has been before me and there is no simple answer other than to make it a matter of fervent prayer before God…  Yet I found myself giving and answer and then looking for verses to support…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


Come to your senses!

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1 Corinthians 15:33-34  Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”   Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God—I say this to your shame. There are some people that just can’t get enough glory in their own sin… I tend to naturally avoid them but sometimes I need to be reminded. Is taking “glory in our past sins” a sin? What I am reminded with a quick look at scripture is that God forgets the sin.  (Isaiah…read more



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Yeah it happened, I was driving the church van and had someone pull along side me just as I sneezed into my hand … I am sure I was red-faced and looking for a kleenex or something to … yeah gross. I looked up and there was a young couple staring at me and laughing as I wiped my hands and then the steering wheel.  Embarrassing to say the least. I have the church name all over my white van, it covers both sides and the entire back window.  Looks nice…read more


Quote – Triumph Over Sin – John Piper

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“I know of no other way to triumph over down sin long-term than … to gain a distaste for it because of a superior satisfaction in God.” –John Piper Desiring God   He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities–all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And…read more