Author Archives: Pastor John

It’s Not About Me

Isn’t church all about me? Isn’t it about my wants, my wishes, my hopes, and my dreams? Are you saying right now, “No, of course not!  It’s about Jesus!”? It is about Jesus, but do we make it sometimes about … Continue reading

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At Calvary – Episode 38 – The Mid-Asked Questions from Google

The Internet. It is a cesspool of garbage and opinions. What the internet is really good at is as a database for information. It works like the old library card catalog. In fact, it is even keeping a record of … Continue reading

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Call on God

Think for a moment who you call when you need help… It probably is a short list. Yet, the people on it are people that you can call on with confidence.  How do you know that? You know it because … Continue reading

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At Calvary – Ep 37 – What’s Going on in Baptist Life

Today let’s take a little dive into Baptist life. In this case, I am going to focus on Southern Baptist life – seems like a good place to start. In the future we will look at the larger Baptist landscape … Continue reading

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Being Trustworthy with Someone Else’s Heart

Have you thought much about what makes a person worthy of trust? When I think about that question my answer is generally that the person is honest with me, keeps their word, and doesn’t reveal my heart’s secrets. Are those … Continue reading

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At Calvary – Ep 36 – This Week in World History

Let’s just have some fun looking back at some significant historical events that happened in the 4th week of January! Looking for more? You can always find all of the episodes right here…

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Choose Unity

I saw a Peanuts cartoon recently and Lucy was demanding that Linus change TV channels, threatening him with her fist if he didn’t. “What makes you think you can walk right in here and take over?” Linus asked. “These five … Continue reading

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At Calvary – Ep 35 – Sorry, We’ve Been Hopping!

What has been going on in life since October? Why haven’t I been uploading podcasts? Does anyone care? : ) Let’s talk about what have we’ve been doing, what has been going on in our country, and what I have … Continue reading

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Connect with God in Worship

A couple of weeks ago my family went on a staycation to Jester Park (northwest of Des Moines). We had a wonderful time in nature and lots of fun playing games together. It was a good time to connect as … Continue reading

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The Secret Deception of Judging Your Neighbor

Deception. When we read that word, we think of how wicked it sounds. No one wants to be deceived. It is a horrible feeling to realize that you have been deceived. Yet, there is a deception that is far to … Continue reading

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