Author Archives: Pastor John

Protecting the Gospel

I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel. Galatians 1:6 Desertion. That’s a pretty tough word. It brings up all sorts of thoughts of abandoned families … Continue reading

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You Bought a Coffee Shop! What?!

Yes, Pastor John and Amy bought a coffee shop! The usual response is – Congratulations! Why did you do that? There is excitement, but there is also a certain confusion. Why would a pastor buy a coffee shop? For our … Continue reading

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Our Redeeming God

Today I want to think a little deeper about our struggle with grace. In fact, I think that this part of grace is something with which we all struggle. I know that some people struggle with the fact that God’s … Continue reading

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The Unity and Consistency of God

Although I am aware that Deuteronomy 6:4 is talking about the fact that there is only one true God, it gets me thinking about how often I treat God as if He is several beings. Let me explain… When I … Continue reading

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At Calvary – Ep 34 – Having Confidence in God in Everyday Life

Psalm 46:10 declares that we should, “Cease striving and know that God is God.” What can we learn about having confidence in God from this Psalm? Let’s think deeply about trusting God in the midst of the storm. On Android … Continue reading

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A Love That NEVER Changes

Sometimes, theology seems dry and stale.  Take the issue of God’s eternity.  It is a great truth that God is eternal, yet it seems to just be intellectual knowledge for us. How are we supposed to apply the eternal nature … Continue reading

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At Calvary – Ep 33 – Fighting without Sin? Is It Possible?

Can Christians argue? Can they argue and still honor Jesus? What does a Christ honoring disagreement look like? Let’s talk about Christians “throwing down”! On Android you can find past episodes here: Of course, you can always find all of … Continue reading

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Letting Character Lead

Several years ago I went to a conference called, ‘Building Men for the Body of Christ’. At the beginning of the conference it struck me how the concern was not so much for ‘doing’ something for our families and our … Continue reading

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At Calvary – Ep 32 – A Crazy Man Praises God

I like the Scriptures for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, I enjoy a passage just because of what the original writer was experiencing. Psalm 34 is just such a Psalm. It is a word of praise from a crazy person! … Continue reading

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Are We Preparing?

Why is it that some people seem to be always ready to lend a hand, help a friend, touch a life; and for others it is work? Why is it that others are always grumpy, caustic, or quick with a … Continue reading

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