Pastor's Blog

by Pastor Robert Griffith

Pastor's Blog

by Pastor Robert Griffith

Do Black Lives Matter?

A provocative title, I know. But before I answer that question from my perspective, I want to draw a very important distinction. As a Christian, a Pastor, a preacher and a disciple of Christ, I need to have a response to this question and I need to follow through from...

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Another Mass Shooting . . .

I was standing at the counter of my local service station a few weeks ago waiting to pay for my fuel when I glanced at the newspaper rack and read the bold front page headline: ANOTHER MASS SHOOTING IN AMERICA. This one took place in a supermarket in Colorado. Another...

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Pray for our Nation

I had the great privilege of being a Candidate in the 2004 Federal Election in Australia. At that time I had been serving as the Senior Pastor at Orange Baptist Church for over ten years and my decision to offer myself to serve in our national Parliament came with the...

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Worship . . .

Take some out, turn up your sound - let this song bless you and remind you who you are and Whose you are:  

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Lost in Translation?

Some signs and notices, written in English, that were collected from throughout the world: In a Tokyo Hotel: Is forbidden to steal towels please. If you are not a person to do such a thing is please not to read notice. In a Bucharest hotel lobby: The lift is being...

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The Declining Church

I was talking to some fellow Pastors this past week and the prevailing feeling was one of discouragement as they reflected on the diminishing numbers of people who are committing to Church in recent times. Shrinking or inconsistent attendance can certainly...

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Such is Life

When one door closes and another door opens, you are probably in prison. My luck is like a bald guy who just won a comb. Age 60 might be the new 40, but 9:00 pm is the new midnight and 4:00pm is a great time for dinner! It's the start of a brand new day, and I’m off...

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The Paradox of our Time

We have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints; we spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less time; we have more degrees, but less common...

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Meeting God

A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with Tim Tams and a six-pack of apple juice and he started his journey. When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old man. He was sitting in the park just...

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Lessons from the Pit of Betrayal

Betrayal in any context is painful. Betrayal in the Church is even more painful because we assume that a certain level of trust, loyalty, transparency and honesty exists among the disciples of Christ. But of course almost every pastor or Church leader I have known in...

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