• Jon Mackinney

    Contributing sermons since Apr 24, 2003
Jon's church

Chandler Bible Church
Chandler, Arizona 85226

About Jon
  • Education: I received a BA in Biblical Studies from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, in 1974. I earned a Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, in 1979.
  • Experience: I have pastored three churches in my 24 years of ministry. The first was in Wolverton, Minnesota; a small Evangelical Free Church in a farming community south of Moorhead,Minnesota. The second was in the city of Chaska, a suburb of the Twin Cities. We then moved out to Arizona to plant this church, where we have been for the past 16 years.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: I finally took the plunge and preached through the Book of Revelation. Wow! It was a very enlightening experience, so much so that I have put the series into book form. "Revelation Plain and Simple" (Xulon Press) will be available in June of 2006. It has a "big picture" approach to the book, seeking to discover the great themes and avoid endless speculation about the details.
  • Family: My wife Jan and I are blessed with 3 wonderful children. Amy is a graduate of Arizona State University and was recently married to Brycen Snyder. They live right here in Chandler. Jill is beginning her Junior year at Azusa Pacific University and is majoring in English. Tom is a Senior at Dobson HIgh School. My wife Jan is an Extended Kindergarten teacher with the Mesa Public Schools. She is a wonderful support in my ministry and a great mom to our kids!
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They go to my church, and they stay awake!
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: In her own quiet way, Jan appreciates the truth that is proclaimed, especially the reality of the grace of God as the rock of our salvation
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Don’t just cover the passage; uncover the passage for the people. And remember the context!!
  • Books that have had an impact: Martyn Lloyd-Jones on Romans, Grudem’s "Systematic Theology", "The Lord of the Rings" by Tolkien
  • Hobbies: I enjoy golf, racquetball, and sailing. Since water is relatively short supply in Arizona, I focus mostly on the golf and racquetball. I am also a big-time reader, enjoying all kinds of books, from Tom Clancy to Sherlock Holmes.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: It’s all about the Lord Jesus Christ
  • What I want on my tombstone: He preached the Lord Jesus Christ
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  • How Can You Preach From Daniel 12 On Mother's Day?

    Contributed on May 9, 2012

    Daniel 12, full of prophecy and end times terror, is a great passage for parents because it clearly lays out what we should be doing in the lives of our kids. We are wired to protect them from danger, but do we miss the biggest one?

    Passage: Daniel 12:1-13 Intro: Vaccinations have become quite a controversy in our day. 1. when I was a kid, no one questioned the requirement for MMR, Polio, etc. 2. but today, some evidence connects vaccinations with Autism. And that’s enough for some to refuse. 3. parents more

  • The Antichrist Revealed

    Contributed on May 9, 2012
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    Here is a great picture of what the Antichrist will be like. Antiochus Epiphanes came first and gave us a look, but now here is this guy himself, clearly revealed to us by our gracious God.

    Passage: Daniel 11:21-35 Intro: In 1996, we had a presidential election in the U.S. President Bill Clinton vs. Sen. Bob Dole 1. President Clinton had survived impeachment proceedings over his affair with White House aide Monica Lewinsky, lying to cover it up. 2. vulnerable, yet Bob Dole more

  • God’s Amazing Prophetic Power

    Contributed on May 9, 2012

    There are few passages of Scripture that open the door on God’s incredible prophetic power than Daniel 11. Don’t close your eyes to this amazing passage.

    Passage: Daniel 11:2-20 Intro: No wonder Daniel was sick for three weeks when he saw this vision! 1. here he was, eager to see his nation of Israel restored to God’s favor. 2. instead, this vision presents them as a battleground between two warring empires, then the victims of terrible more

  • The Invisible Spiritual World

    Contributed on May 9, 2012
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    We live in a physical world, but there is a spiritual world all around us that we do not see. But here is a fascinating look into that world.

    Passage: Daniel 10:1-11:1 Intro: When I was in high school, a movie called “The Exorcist” was released. PP Movie Poster of “The Exorcist” 1. story of a young girl possessed, a priest who comes to exorcise demon. 2. took the nation by storm, everybody more

  • God's Time

    Contributed on Mar 28, 2012

    We love to talk about time! We wish God would tell us the "when." But in this fascinating passage, He gives us hints and landmarks to watch for without give us a date and time. And so we serve Him while we wait for His time.

    Passage: Daniel 9:20-27 Intro: Time is a very mysterious thing to us 1. we are stuck in it, moment by moment, but dream of being outside it, to move back and forth in it. PP “The Time Machine” PP “Back to the Future” 2. hard for us to conceive of more

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