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

Verse: 1 Timothy 6:20-21

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Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called “knowledge,” for by professing it some have swerved from the faith. 1 Timothy 6:20-21 In this final instruction in 1st Timothy there is clear instructions to avoid the thinking of the “rich” in earthly possessions.  One of the discussions I most often have with unChristian friends is one regarding money and wealth.  Where I see my needs as ones relative to the ministry God has called us to, they see things differently. For a long time I chased the $ and the…read more

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Verse: Colossians 3:16-17

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Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:16-17 Does this sound like our/your church? 1.  Word of God is central to all aspects of the church: A.  Teaching and admonishing in wisdom 1. Teach: to impart knowledge or skill One definition read…read more

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Generation Forgotten

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Hosea 4: 6-7 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame. It was interesting this week to see the attempts of the older generation reaching out to the few 30 something crowd at the convention.  The 20 something was almost non-existent at…read more

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The Gospel

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“the covenant of works was broken by sin and was unable to confer life”  — Baptist Confession of Faith 1689 What a different way of looking at the covenant. Often we think of the covenants as something the God must keep, we focus on the fact that His promises never fail… to think that a promise made by God was broken, not by God but by man’s failure to KEEP the covenant.  Romans 4:13 For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would be heir of the world…read more

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