John 's church

Fair Lawn
Columbia, South Carolina 29203

About John
  • Education: BA from Winthrop University MDiv from Duke University
  • Experience: 34 years in ministry Author of "The Seven Deadly Sins: How They Rival God's Love" by Redemption Press (available at Redemption Press, and )
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  • Locked Up For Good (January 2009)

    Contributed on Dec 9, 2023

    Our point of view determines our perception for better or worse.

    LOCKED UP FOR GOOD Text: Ephesians 3:1 - 13 Our point of view determines our perception for better or worse. There is a house in New England where the owner designed a unique feature. The owner of the house often took visitors to the tower and would ask them to look through one of more

  • Dedicated

    Contributed on Dec 9, 2023

    You don’t take an oath and sign your name on the dotted line without realizing the price and sacrifice.

    DEDICATED Text: Matthew 16:24 -27 Matthew 16:24-27  Then Jesus said to his disciples, "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.  (25)  For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will more

  • Breaking The Silence (Advent 2 2023)

    Contributed on Dec 8, 2023

    All four of the Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John speak of the ministry of the John the Baptizer who is the messenger who prepares the way for Jesus. A second reason that John’s arrival is such a big deal is because there had not been any prophets for 400 years.

    BREAKING THE SILENCE Text: Mark 1:1 - 8 Mark 1:1-11 The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. (2) As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, "See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; (3) the voice of one crying out in the wilderness: more

  • Is Isaiah Crying Marantha? (Advent 1 December 2020)

    Contributed on Dec 5, 2023

    Though we are not a post-exilic community, like the one in today’s text we too, want relief from our disasters of this tumultuous year. The one thing that quarantine has in common with being exiled is isolation. ... We too, want God to act and fix things.

    IS ISAIAH CRYING MARANTHA? (Advent 1 December 2020) Text: Isaiah 64:1 - 9 O that you would tear open the heavens and come down, so that the mountains would quake at your presence— 2 as when fire kindles brushwood and the fire causes water to boil— to make your name known to your more

  • Two Kings (January 5, 2020)

    Contributed on Dec 5, 2023

    In today’s text we have the story of two kings who are poles apart. One is ruthless and his kingdom is fleeting and the other is God’s only begotten Son whose kingdom is forever (Luke 1:32- 33).

    Matthew 2:1-12  Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem,  (2)  saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” more

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  • As Someone (Dr. Waights G. Henry, Jr.) Put It: ...

    Contributed on Aug 24, 2009

    As someone (Dr. Waights G. Henry, Jr.) put it: “The past remains with us. For good or ill what we are is a result of what we have done.” To illustrate this point let us consider an example from the life of the Duke of Windsor. Someone asked him if they could show film taken from various segments more

  • The Rich Man And The Poor Carpenter

    Contributed on Aug 24, 2009

    THE RICH MAN AND THE POOR CARPENTER One day a good, rich man noticed the miserable conditions in which a certain poor carpenter lived. He decided to help the poor man and commissioned him to build a beautiful house. He told the carpenter, "I want this house to be ideal. Use only the best more

  • Color Of The View

    Contributed on Aug 17, 2009

    COLOR OF THE VIEW "There is a house in New England where the owner designed a unique feature. The owner of the house often took visitors to the tower and would ask them to look through one of the windows. Each of the four windows was different. The red-tinted window could make it look like a more

  • Have You Ever Experienced The Power Of Healing ...

    Contributed on Feb 3, 2009

    Have you ever experienced the power of healing words that were either spoken to you or that you spoke to another? We must admit that there are also times when our actions speak louder than words. “Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once told about a contest he was asked to judge. The more

  • Why Is This Touching So Important? "Dr. ...

    Contributed on Feb 3, 2009

    Why is this touching so important? “Dr. Brandt points out that as late as 1920, the death rate among infants in some founding hospitals in America approached 100 percent. Then Dr. Fritz Talbot of Boston brought over from Germany an unscientific sounding concept of “tender loving care.” more