John's church

Monroe, Louisiana 71201

About John
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts Major in Bible, Minor in Communications from Magnolia Bible College, Kosciusko, MS. Have taken graduate level classes at Harding School of Theology and Delta State University.
  • 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).
  • 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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  • Be Ready!

    Contributed on Aug 6, 2016
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    Let all Christians be ready for the second coming of Christ!

    Be Ready Luke 12:35-40 Introduction 1. In Luke 9:51 we began studying the ‘Travel Narrative’ - ten chapters in Luke that contain several unique passages not found in the other gospels. It is the Travel Narrative because it begins with Jesus beginning his journey to more

  • Jubilee

    Contributed on Jul 17, 2016

    The 50th year was to be a time of celebration!

    JUBILEE! Leviticus 25:8-22 Introduction Today we celebrate this church’s 50th year of existence in Ouachita parish, Louisiana. Looking through all the pictures and reading the histories that have been compiled lets me know a few things about us. This church has been blessed with more

  • What Do We Do About Our Neighborhood?

    Contributed on Jul 9, 2016

    It’s a scary time and a deadly time for many. If anyone can show us the way to be good neighbors …it’s Jesus!

    What Are We Going to Do About Our Neighborhood? Luke 10:25-37 
Introduction Watching Mr. Rogers Neighborhood is a pleasant childhood memory. There were real life characters like Mr. McFeely the delivery man, Lady Aberlin, Chef Brockett. But it was the puppets I loved the best more

  • Embrace The Mission!

    Contributed on Jul 2, 2016

    Here are six qualities of those who are willing to embrace the mission of Christ to bring the gospel to the world!

    Embrace the Mission Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 Introduction The spread of the Gospel Message in the first century is amazing. From 12 apostles to limited commission … to the day of Pentecost… The Kingdom is a grass-roots effort. Even today with all of our mass-media abilities, more

  • Discipleship Requires Determination Luke 9:51-62

    Contributed on Jun 25, 2016

    Discipleship Requires Determination: a study of Luke 9:51-62.

    Discipleship Requires Determination Luke 9:51-62 Introduction 1. Gabrielle Douglas spent the first year of her life with her homeless family that lived in the back of a van. They were taken in by relatives but soon her father abandoned the family … mother and 4 young children. As 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