John's church

Monroe, Louisiana 71201

About John
  • Education: Masters of Science in Ministry from Amridge University, Bachelor of Arts Major in Bible, Minor in Communications from Magnolia Bible College, Kosciusko, MS.
  • Experience: Over the years I have served as minister, campus minister, and youth minister. Have experience in TV and Radio ministry. Worked for many years with Christian Camps (Sardis Lake Christian Camp and Gulf Coast Bible Camp). Also, I have a four-lesson series called Acquainted With Grief to help the grieving and those who want to encourage them.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I hope that they give you a little something to kickstart your own thought processes. If you use one of my sermons (and change it significantly) send me your finished product. I’d be interested to see what you did!
  • Family: I am married to the former Margaret Willingham. I have a daughter- Nicole, a son - John Robert (deceased), and grandchildren - Claire and Blake.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: The church already has a Savior, and you are not it.
  • Books that have had an impact: If I could have five books forever they would be The Bible, The Ragamuffin Gospel, The Shack, He Still Moves Stones, and My Utmost for His Highest.
  • Hobbies: Photography, Reading, Coffee
  • What I want on my tombstone: If you hear a trumpet, stand back!
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  • Recover Your Determination

    Contributed on Sep 21, 2023

     Recover your determination. Jacob’s story is a great place to spend some time talking about recovering our determination to follow God. 

    Introduction The theme of this month has been Recovery. Recovery of our way back to God when we have wandered far. Recovery of hope in the midst of significant health battles. Recovery of faith as Sarah teaches us that when it seems there is no way, God makes a more

  • Recover Your Faith

    Contributed on Sep 15, 2023

    Today we are going to look at two people who laughed, but it was not a joke - it was a promise that was humanly impossible.

    RECOVER YOUR FAITH Genesis 18:9-15 Genesis 21:1-7 Introduction A sense of humor is a good thing. (Bulletin Bloopers) Proverbs 15:13, 15 A happy heart makes the face cheerful… The cheerful heart has a continual feast. Proverbs 17:22 A cheerful heart is good medicine… Today we are going to look more

  • Recover Your Way

    Contributed on Aug 31, 2023

    It’s not hard to admit that we are sinners - it’s the one thing we know about ourselves. But it is hard to admit that our own sin and struggle have left a mess behind us … and sometimes we’re still dealing with it.

    Recover Your Way Genesis 2:1-25 Introduction During the month of September, we are going to be talking about the theme of recovery. The truth is that we are all in recovery. Romans 3:10,23 “There is no one righteous, not even one…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” It’s more

  • The Seven Beatitudes Of The Apocalypse

    Contributed on Aug 24, 2023

    In the pages of the Apocalypse there are seven beatitudes.

    THE SEVEN BEATITUDES OF THE APOCALYPSE Introduction Whenever we read the book of Revelation we are filled with questions. Filled with symbols, amazing creatures, scenes of both horror and triumph - John’s Revelation can be challenging. Despite its apocalyptic nature and the often unsettling more

  • Sit, Walk, Stand

    Contributed on Aug 18, 2023

    Paul is leading us to his main message - and that is we have the power to live the life to which God calls us!

    SIT, WALK, STAND Ephesians Introduction Watchman Nee was a leader in the indigenous church movement in China, establishing local churches in the 1930s. He was arrested in 1952 and found guilty of a large number of false charges. Nee was imprisoned until his death in 1972. He wrote hundreds of more

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  • Jerry Kramer: Overcoming

    Contributed on Feb 26, 2010

    JERRY KRAMER: OVERCOMING From the age of 5 Jerry was the victim of a series of strange and agonizing accidents. While holding an axe overhead, it slipped and cut a cleft into his chin. While a sophomore in high school, he backed into an electric lathe. When he was 17, he had an accident with a more

  • In An Effort To Attract The Unchurched, Some ...

    Contributed on Jan 9, 2010

    In an effort to attract the unchurched, some churches have considered translating their unfamiliar terminology into familiar football phrases: *Blocking: Talking endlessly to the preacher at the church door and keeping everyone else from exiting. *Extra Point: What you receive when you tell more

  • A Little City In Mexico Was Fed Up With All Of ...

    Contributed on Oct 16, 2007

    A little city in Mexico was fed up with all of the late night revelry and noise from thousands of people late into the night during the summer. So their answer was to create a law to put a decibel limit on urban noise levels. Unfortunately this disrupted a noise that has been heard in that city for more

  • I Heard About A Little Boy Sitting On His Front ...

    Contributed on May 9, 2003
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    I heard about a little boy sitting on his front steps with his face cradled in his hands, looking so forlorn. His dad came home just then & asked him what was wrong. The little boy looked up & said, "Well, just more

  • I Heard About A Missionary Who Was Trying To Stir ...

    Contributed on May 9, 2003
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    I heard about a missionary who was trying to stir up interest to get people to go to a foreign country to preach the gospel. At the end of the service a woman dragging a little boy behind her, told the missionary, "I just feel like God is calling me to be a missionary." "He is, more