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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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  • Conquering My Giants

    Contributed on May 30, 2020
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    Every one of us have been fighting against giants in our lives over the past few months. These are actually NEW giants because we have always had giants to face. Each of these giants have names - they are not strangers to us.

    CONQUERING MY GIANTS 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Introduction Every one of us have been fighting against giants in our lives over the past few months. These are actually NEW giants because we have always had giants to face. Each of these giants have names - they are not strangers to ...read more

  • Seven Ways To Love Your Neighbor

    Contributed on May 23, 2020
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    Matthew 22:37-40 Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’...

    HOW TO LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR Matthew 22:37-40 Introduction Love has its basis in Creation. You are made in the image of God - that is who we are. God loves us and goes to great lengths to save us. This tells us that we have great value in God’s sight. Everyone you know has great value in ...read more

  • Why You Can Trust God

    Contributed on May 21, 2020
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    One of the things we have learned in this experience with COVID-19 is that we have to learn to trust God.

    WHY YOU CAN TRUST GOD Introduction One of the things we have learned in this experience with COVID-19 is that we have to learn to trust God. There are too many unknowable things about the virus. It leaves so many questions unanswered. Why some get ill, some do not. Why some recover, and some do ...read more

  • Directions For The Path Forward

    Contributed on May 16, 2020
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    Every day in many different ways we ask ourselves about the path forward in our country as we battle coronavirus. No matter what opinion you hold, there is a longing not to stay where we are now.

    Directions For The Path Forward Acts 14:21-28 Introduction Every day in many different ways we ask ourselves about the path forward in our country as we battle coronavirus. No matter what opinion you hold, there is a longing not to stay where we are now. As have navigated now into Phase ...read more

  • The Power Of The Cross

    Contributed on May 10, 2020
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    For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. - 1 Corinthians 1:18

    THE MESSAGE OF THE CROSS 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Introduction We all have battles to fight, struggles to face, and questions that need answers - and we all have the power of God to see us through. No one gathered today has all of the strength within them on their own to face the struggles of ...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