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

All Creatures of Our God and King

Posted by in Hymns, Music

All creatures of our God and King Lift up your voice and with us sing, Alleluia! Alleluia! Thou burning sun with golden beam, Thou silver moon with softer gleam! O praise Him! O praise Him! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Thou rushing wind that art so strong Ye clouds that sail in Heaven along, O praise Him! Alleluia! Thou rising moon, in praise rejoice, Ye lights of evening, find a voice! O praise Him! O praise Him! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Thou flowing water, pure and clear, Make music for thy Lord to…read more

Knowing the Lord – Hosea 6:3

Posted by in Obervations, Quotes

Some days it is easy to get lost in contemplation than others.  Today I was again trying to spend some time with out a phone or screen and just use my memory to focus on the things of the Lord.  I had spent all morning working and was just to the point where I was ready for a break.  I logged out of my computer, then realized I had not completed my task and as I logged back in this verse was on my screen. The beauty and art of…read more

Joy vs. Sorrow Hebrews 13:17

Posted by in Scripture

It seems in the last two years our little part of the Church has gone through great trials.  We have seen lots of people come and lots go.  We have had to practice Church Discipline on some and impose some restrictions on others until they either repented of their sin or left.  It is not a fun thing to do as a pastor, but it is necessary out of love. It all isn’t sad though.  It is full of joy as well.  I don’t often think of joy in discipline…read more