Pastor's Blog

by Pastor Robert Griffith

Pastor's Blog

by Pastor Robert Griffith

Healthy Churches Grow

Over the past twenty years I have lost count of the number of Church Growth books and studies I have read and reviewed. There would have been hundreds; each one suggesting their own diagnosis for an ailing Church; each one highlighting various areas which need...

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How devoted are we?

“And they devoted themselves to the Apostles’ teaching…” (Acts 2:42) What was the teaching of the Apostles to which the early Church disciples devoted themselves? Perhaps the best definition given to us is found in 1 John 1:1-4: “That which was from the beginning,...

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Waking the Sleeping Giant

The ‘giant’ I refer to in the above title is the Church of Jesus Christ. It is a giant, because when we read the New Testament and gain an accurate understanding of what the Church really is and learn of the plan and purpose of God in creating the Church, then it...

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Don’t you care?!

John Griffith (no relation) was in his early twenties. He was newly married and full of optimism. Along with his lovely wife, he had been blessed with a beautiful baby. He was living the American dream. But then came 1929 - the Great Stock Market Crash - the...

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Where there is no revelation …

We read in the second chapter of Acts that in the Church which Jesus was building, “everyone was filled with awe …” It was a miracle of God. Previously antagonistic, hostile people were brought together in love by the power of the gospel. The sense of anticipation and...

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An old story re-told …

I want to tell you an old, old story. But I need you to take some time out. Don’t read this on the run. Don’t scroll through it quickly. Wait until you are alone, fully attentive and ready for God to speak directly to your spirit. It is a story you have read and heard...

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Facing your ‘Red Sea’

There are so many stories preserved for us in the Old Testament which serve as powerful analogies and examples for our experiences in life today. One of the most incredible narratives for me is when God set the captives free from slavery in Egypt and they began their...

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Victorious Christian Prayer

All sincere Christians desire a dynamic and fruitful prayer life. Yet so many find themselves defeated when it comes to their communication with God. If the average follower of Christ was asked how much time he or she spends in prayer, they would most probably be too...

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The foolishness of preaching

I found myself browsing through our Church website sermons page this week reflecting on the hundreds of hours that I have stood before my current congregation and poured out my heart and done everything I can to connect people with the mission of Christ. I’ve...

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Embracing what we have …

One of Satan’s main objectives is to get us to turn inward and to live with guilt and shame thinking they are spiritual qualities of reverence before God, fear of God and hating sin. There's this counterfeit thing going on where the enemy tries to draw us into that...

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