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Freshwater Community Church
St Bonifacius Minnesota , 55375
952-446-9090

About John
  • Education: BA Crown College MA Crown College DMin Bethel University
  • Experience: USAF 1988-1992 Persian Gulf War vet. Converted to Christianity in January 1991. 3 years at Parkside Church in Waconia MN as the Associate Pastor. Founding pastor of Freshwater Community Church in 1999.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Like Rick Warren said to Gregg Surrat: "If my bullet fits in your gun, shoot it."
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Too many to mention.
  • Family: I have three kids; Josh, Sara, and Katie.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They think I am a good speaker. I believe they say that because they are my parents.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: They are "OK."
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Always be practical and have a point.
  • Books that have had an impact: Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham Leadership That Works by Leith Anderson Good To Great by Jim Collins UNstoppable Force, by Erwin McManus Primal Leadership by Coleman Boyatzis and McKee Anything by Larry Osborne
  • Hobbies: My 1970 Chevelle, 1966 Ford Mustang, motorcycle riding, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, playing hockey, spending time with my kids and church.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Follow Jesus.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: A man had a full blown cell phone conversation in the front row while I was speaking.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Here lies John B, hit the gas instead of the brake.
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    Who do you perceive Jesus to be? Every person can develop an accurate perception of Jesus by taking three steps: determining who Jesus really is, discovering why he came, and deciding to put their faith in hi

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    Contributed on Aug 21, 2007
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    Jesus tells his disciples that they need to go out into the world and sing God’s song. This requires action! Not everybody will recognize God’s song but for those who do, it will be beautiful. This requires action on our part. We are the ones who sing

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    Contributed on Aug 21, 2007
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    What kind of a disciple are you? Are you a Christian in name only? Are you a wishy washy disciple? Or are you a revolutionary talmid, one of his fully devoted followers who live like Jesus and teach like Jesus and touch other people with God’s love jus

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    Contributed on Aug 21, 2007
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    Spiritual vitality begins when we teach God’s Word and touch others with God’s love. Christians will not only be known by their words, they will be known by what they say and by what they do. Be like Jesus and demonstrate God’s love today.

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