John 's church

Fair Lawn
Columbia, South Carolina 29203

About John
  • Education: MDiv from Duke University
  • Experience: 30 years in ministry
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  • Crescendo (August 18, 2019).

    Contributed on Aug 14, 2020

    Jesus shared with his audience then and his congregation today that life is not always a rose garden. Life is not a dress rehearsal. Some who are open to the gospel are often rejected by those who oppose it and sometimes they are family members.

    CRESCENDO Text: Luke 12:49 - 56 Have you ever had something happen that made your Adrenalin glands kick in instant overdrive when you were almost asleep? It said that Beethoven would sometimes shock his audiences with a shift from soft music to abrupt harsh noise. Imagine sitting more

  • Why We Need To Witness (June 2, 2013).

    Contributed on Aug 14, 2020

    We are called to be God’s witnesses. Our calling is an ongoing call because the world chases after illusions that can rob people of their souls.

    WHY WE NEED TO WITNESS Text: Galatians 1:1 -12 The story is told about a professional violinist who was giving a concert. When he finished, the crowd jumped from their seats and gave him a standing ovation. He had delivered a magnificent performance. The young violinist, with tears coming more

  • When Slick Got Caught (May 2013).

    Contributed on Aug 14, 2020

    The parable of the unjust steward (Luke 16:1-13) is a parable that has been awkward for some to understand. It is awkward because, it seems, that the unjust steward gets rewarded for his crookedness. It was about grace when we don't deserve it.

    WHEN SLICK GOT CAUGHT Text: Luke 16:1-13 The parable of the unjust steward (Luke 16:1-13) is a parable that has been awkward for some to understand. It is awkward because, it seems, that the unjust steward gets rewarded for his crookedness. But, the truth of the matter is that he more

  • The Cost Of Redemption (June 2013).

    Contributed on Aug 14, 2020

    There is no doubt that Jesus did a mighty act in delivering this demoniac from his bondage. There was a cost. There is always a cost involved. ... The response of those in the community of the Garsenes echoes how some people in world might have the same kind of response to the cost of redemption.

    THE COST OF REDEMPTION Text: Luke 8:26-39 This story is filled with all kinds of things that we could mention. Perhaps, the main things is the cost of redemption. What is that cost? Someone (Mel Lawrence) once said, “Redemption is God’s mighty act of delivering us from anything or anyone more

  • The Rude Guest (September 1,2013).

    Contributed on Aug 14, 2020

    Jesus told this parable to illustrate God’s will and how there were seat-seekers who were excluding those who were in need of a seat.

    THE RUDE GUEST Text: Luke 14, 1, 7 – 14 John Wesley had no intention of founding a denomination. He was a clergyman in the church of England. He boldly reached out to those whom society and the church of his day had marginalized. John Wesley saw the church 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