Author Archives: Pastor John

Everyday Grace

We talk about grace in the Christian life. We need it! Through grace we discover the amazing love of God. Through grace we have access to God in Jesus. Have we thought about how much we need it from one … Continue reading

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Musings from Camp

This week our students are going to camp. This will be the second camp of the summer for our church. The first camp, Children’s Camp, was absolutely wonderful. Children playing, worshipping Jesus, and growing in Him is amazing. There is … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Power of Thankfulness

There are things which are deceptively powerful. Those tiny air fresheners for cars are not for everyone. For most of my family, they are just too powerful for us to enjoy the scent. Yet, you can’t deny their affect! In … Continue reading

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Practice Makes Perfect

Have you ever met someone who is really good at their job? My wife and I went on a pizza tour of Chicago a few years ago. I was very impressed with the pizza (of course!), but I was also … Continue reading

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Tell Me Your Story

Making simple things difficult is alarmingly easy to do. Now, if we all loved hard things it wouldn’t be a big deal. However, too often hard things intimidate us. What is sad is when we make something difficult that isn’t … Continue reading

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Live the Word

Confidence. It can come naturally. It can also come from training. What about those of us who are naturally charismatic or haven’t gone through extensive training? Can we have real confidence to face either struggles or the naysayers of life? … Continue reading

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We Can Worship

We read in the Psalms, “Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth. 2 Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing. 3 Know that the Lord Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep … Continue reading

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