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  • John Petty

    Contributing sermons since Jan 11, 2008
John's church

Fairforest
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29301
864.574.3010

About John
  • Education: M.A.A. Luther Rice University
  • Experience: 1995-2005 - Youth Pastor 2005-Present - Senior Pastor
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: The Secret Things Belong to God Duet. 29:29
  • Books that have had an impact: Fresh Fire, 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Fasting Forward, Breakthrough Prayer, Breaking the Curse, Breakout Churches
  • What I want on my tombstone: I’m not here. I live in the presence of God!
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  • Palm Sunday: Countdown To Resurrection

    Contributed on Apr 28, 2019
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    Palm Sunday began the final countdown to the two most important events the world has ever experienced; the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

    Palm Sunday: Countdown to Resurrection John 12:12-19 (NLT2) 12 The next day, the news that Jesus was on the way to Jerusalem swept through the city. A large crowd of Passover visitors 13 took palm branches and went down the road to meet him. They shouted, “Praise God! Blessings on the one who ...read more

  • The Story Must Be Told

    Contributed on Dec 12, 2011
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    Jesus came to set the captive free and heal the broken hearted but how will they know unless someone tells the story...

    On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made their first flight of an airplane at Kitty Hawk NC. On their 5th attempt, the plane under the control of Orville, embarked on a 12 second flight. Wilbur rushed to the local telegraph office and sent the following message – WE HAVE FLOWN FOR ...read more

  • Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted

    Contributed on Oct 18, 2011
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    Persecution against the children of God is meant to accomplish two things... shut them up and shut them down.

    Matthew 5: 10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Today I want to speak on something that has been going on since the birth of Cain and Able… the persecution of the children of God. It is no coincidence the last ...read more

  • Sometimes God Says No

    Contributed on Jan 12, 2010
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    In a world of greed and materialism it’s difficult for us to accept "no" from God. But sometimes God says no.

    I made a statement last week in the message that I want to repeat this morning … “Sometimes, God says no.” And what I want to do this morning is give us a couple of the many examples of God saying no. Moses’… It was Moses hearts’ desire to go into the Promised Land but because he didn’t follow ...read more

  • The Daily Routine

    Contributed on Nov 18, 2009
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    Being used of God doesnt require impossible situations, more often than not He uses us in our daily routines.

    God’s power is available to every one of His children. John 1:12 (KJV) 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: This verse tells us that all believers in Jesus Christ become children of God, placing us in a ...read more

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  • The Lord Has More Need Of Our Weakness Than Of ...

    Contributed on Jan 12, 2010
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    The Lord has more need of our weakness than of our strength: our strength is often His rival; our weakness, His servant, drawing on His resources, and showing forth His glory. Man’s extremity is God’s opportunity; man’s security is Satan’s opportunity. God’s way is not to take His children out ...read more

  • A Snake Is A Snake

    Contributed on Nov 2, 2009
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    A SNAKE IS A SNAKE There was a tragedy in Florida not too long ago. I am unsure if the baby Burmese python came with a warning. If not, it should have. The Oxford, Florida family that brought the serpent home as a pet would live to regret allowing such a creature in the house. Earlier this ...read more

  • Bertrand Russell Said Envy Was One Of The ...

    Contributed on Dec 1, 2008
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    ** Bertrand Russell said envy was one of the most potent causes of unhappiness. It is a universal and most unfortunate aspect of human nature because not only is the envious person rendered ...read more

  • Greek Proverb: As Rust Corrupts Iron, So Envy ...

    Contributed on Dec 1, 2008
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    ** Greek proverb: As rust corrupts iron, so ...read more

  • Living Life Upside Down By Russ Lee

    Contributed on Aug 22, 2008
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    "LIVING LIFE UPSIDE DOWN" by Russ Lee John has a new way of looking at life He’s tired of his job, his kids and his wife He says the secret to his success Was in leaving and finding himself Now he’s someone to somebody else. And you say we’ve risen to a new age of truth You’re calling it a ...read more