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Forsythe
Monroe, Louisiana 71201
318-387-4467

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 step 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.
  • What I want on my tombstone: If you hear a trumpet, stand back!
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  • Where Joy And Sorrow Meet

    Contributed on Jun 10, 2021
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    Joy and sorrow meet at the feet of Jesus. Let us bow before Him today.

    Where Joy and Sorrow Meet Introduction Longfellow: Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend. We rejoice in the faces of old friends we see today, and we are grateful to meet new friends as well. We are sorrowful at the faces who are no longer here, many now with the Lord. Our experience ...read more

  • Members Of One Another

    Contributed on Jun 3, 2021
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    Christians should always be in the habit of building up!

    - BUILDING UP ONE ANOTHER - Members of One Another Romans 12:4-5 Introduction Daniel Richard wrote, “We are living in a self-serving, self-centered, and self-obsessed modern day rush-rush society filled with negativity and constant tearing down of others…." Between social media bullying ...read more

  • Disciples Endure Storms Together

    Contributed on May 30, 2021
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    Everyone faces storms in their life. Sometimes these storms are life-altering, sometimes they seem impossible to overcome. Many of the greatest heroes of the Bible went through sustained storms that challenged their faith.

    -ACTS OF DISCIPLESHIP- DISCIPLES ENDURE STORMS TOGETHER Acts 27:14-36 Introduction Everyone faces storms in their life. Sometimes these storms are life-altering, sometimes they seem impossible to overcome. Death, disease, marriage problems, financial problems, loss of income, disappointment, ...read more

  • Disciples Love The Church Together

    Contributed on May 20, 2021
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    I love the church. Because I’m imperfect and I’m a part of the church, the church as we see it is imperfect. But I still love the church.

    ACTS OF DISCIPLESHIP DISCIPLES LOVE THE CHURCH TOGETHER Acts 20:18-38 Introduction I love the church. Because I’m imperfect and I’m a part of the church, the church as we see it is imperfect. But I still love the church. Karl Vater : four main reasons why we should love the church -Jesus Loves ...read more

  • Disciples Overcome Differences Together

    Contributed on May 13, 2021
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    Churches are composed of people from every perspective, heritage, and history. The diversity of people in each church leads to conflicting views on everything.

    Acts of Discipleship Disciples Overcome Differences Acts 15:1-18 Introduction Dr. Debra Dupree wrote, “Anytime two people come together, there are likely to be differences in their beliefs, expectations, attitudes, concerns, hopes, and values.” In every group of people that we have been a part ...read more

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  • Jerry Kramer: Overcoming

    Contributed on Feb 26, 2010
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    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 ...read more

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

    Contributed on Jan 9, 2010
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    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 ...read more

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

    Contributed on Oct 16, 2007
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    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 ...read 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 ...read 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, ...read more