Author Archives: Pastor John

Touching the Throne of God

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to just say, all the time and without stopping, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come”? Does it strike you as fun? Does it scratch your back? Does it fulfill your felt needs? I suspect that the answer to those questions is, “No.” So, why do the four living creatures do it? What compels them to do that? What compels them to say that phrase over and over and to never stop doing it? Good question. Continue reading

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At Calvary! Ep 10 – Mere Christianity… Let's Think Deeply About the comments of C.S. Lewis

One of the more amazing thinkers of the twentieth century was C.S. Lewis. We still find that Lewis’ insights are invaluable regarding the necessity of the existence of the God that is described in the Bible and what following Him truly means. Continue reading

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The Character Necessary

In Acts 13 we see Paul and Barnabas on their first missionary journey. Often, we focus on Paul and Barnabas’ success. Instead, think with me about their response to opposition and resistance. It is in opposition that we see Paul and Barnabas’ character shine through. Continue reading

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At Calvary – Ep 9 – Gospel Hope. The Power of the Second Coming in the Christian Life

What do you think about when you think about the Second Coming of Christ? Is it about setting dates and identifying the anti-Christ. Is it about knowing the order of the seals, trumpets, and bowls? Or… is it an assurance … Continue reading

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At Calvary – Ep 8– Discipline in the Family

Discipline. There are certainly many types. However, when it comes to parents disciplining their children it is important for us to get it right. What is parental discipline? Is it punishment for bad behavior? Isn’t it something more? Continue reading

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Faith in the Trenches

Are you ever amazed when God works when you pray? Why be amazed? If we believe God, don’t we expect Him to work? If we believe God, then shouldn’t His acting in our life be something that we look for just like the water that comes out of our faucets? Continue reading

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Faith that is Self Evident

James, the brother of our Lord, has some hard words for those who do not live out their “faith”. He calls it dead. He asks if such faith can save anyone. He declares that such faith is useless. These are hard words. It gets even harder when he says that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone. Continue reading

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