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Columbia, South Carolina 29203
803-729-9627

About John
  • Education: BA from Winthrop University MDiv from Duke University
  • Experience: 31 years in ministry Author of "The Seven Deadly Sins and How They Rival God's Love" by Redemption Press (available at Redemption Press, cbd.com and cokesbury.com )
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  • Kingdoms In Conflict (Christ The King Sunday 2021)

    Contributed on Nov 19, 2021
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    Our text today, poses the question “How can God’s kingdom come on earth in the midst of conflict?” If Jesus is the King of all kings, and He is, then why does it appear that His never ending kingdom is in danger?

    KINGDOMS IN CONFLICT Text: John 18: 33- 37 John 18:33-37  Then Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?"  (34)  Jesus answered, "Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?" ...read more

  • Memory And Endurance

    Contributed on Nov 9, 2021
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    Sin holds people in the prison of guilt. Although they might be physically, spiritually they are prisoners to what John Wesley once referred to as “the power and guilt of sin”.

    MEMORY AND ENDURANCE (October 13, 2019) Text: II Timothy 2:8 -15 2Ti 2:8-15  Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David—that is my gospel,  (9)  for which I suffer hardship, even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But the word of God is not ...read more

  • Faith, Loyalty And Honor ( 24th Sunday After Pentecost November 7, 2021)

    Contributed on Nov 4, 2021
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    Ruth had lost everything. But, not all hope was lost because God’s blessing was at work behind the scenes. Ruth was asking Boaz to fulfill her request to be a “Kinsman Redeemer”.

    FAITH, LOYALTY and HONOR Text: Ruth 3:1- 5, 4:13 - 17 Ruth 3:1-5  Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, “My daughter, should I not seek rest for you, that it may be well with you?  (2)  Is not Boaz our relative, with whose young women you were? See, he is winnowing barley ...read more

  • Strength In Relationships (Version 2: October 31, 2021 Used As An All Saints Day Sermon)

    Contributed on Nov 4, 2021
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    What would have happened if Naomi and Ruth would have gone their separate ways because they were widows? What happens when we withdraw, throw our hands up and quit? What will happen if we stop meeting together to encourage one another?

    STRENGTH IN RELATIONSHIPS Text: Ruth 1:1 – 18 Ruth 1:1-18  In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land, and a certain man of Bethlehem in Judah went to live in the country of Moab, he and his wife and two sons.  (2)  The name of the man was Elimelech and ...read more

  • The Fruits Of The Spirit (June 30, 2013)

    Contributed on Nov 4, 2021
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    Someone once asked a question that I am sure that we could all relate to given that it has happened to you. Does our lifestyle illustrate a walk that bears God’s name?

    THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT Text: Galatians 5:1, 13-26 Galatians 5:1 - Galatians 5:13 -26  For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.  (13)  For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do ...read more

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

    Contributed on Aug 24, 2009
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    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 ...read more

  • The Rich Man And The Poor Carpenter

    Contributed on Aug 24, 2009
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    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 ...read more

  • Color Of The View

    Contributed on Aug 17, 2009
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    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 ...read more

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

    Contributed on Feb 3, 2009
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    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 ...read more

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

    Contributed on Feb 3, 2009
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    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.” ...read more