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Forsythe
Monroe, Louisiana 71201
318-387-4467

About John
  • Education: Masters of Science in Ministry from Amridge University, Bachelor of Arts Major in Bible, Minor in Communications from Magnolia Bible College, Kosciusko, MS.
  • Experience: Over the years I have served as minister, campus minister, and youth minister. Have experience in TV and Radio ministry. Worked for many years with Christian Camps (Sardis Lake Christian Camp and Gulf Coast Bible Camp). Also, I have a four-lesson series called Acquainted With Grief to help the grieving and those who want to encourage them.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I hope that they give you a little something to kickstart your own thought processes. If you use one of my sermons (and change it significantly) send me your finished product. I’d be interested to see what you did!
  • Family: I am married to the former Margaret Willingham. I have a step daughter- Nicole, a son - John Robert (deceased), and grandchildren - Claire and Blake.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: The church already has a Savior, and you are not it.
  • Books that have had an impact: If I could have five books forever they would be The Bible, The Ragamuffin Gospel, The Shack, He Still Moves Stones, and My Utmost for His Highest.
  • What I want on my tombstone: If you hear a trumpet, stand back!
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  • Experience The Beauty Of Redemption

    Contributed on Jun 23, 2022
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    The Chief of Sinners asks for the failed missionary to come and see him - both of them redeemed by the love of Jesus.

    Life Lessons from the Chief of Sinners The Beauty of Redemption Introduction The Chief of Sinners understands redemption both personally in Christ and in his relationships with other believers. Acts 15:37-40 offers an interesting account of the missionaries Paul and Barnabas planning their next ...read more

  • Don't Stop At Almost

    Contributed on Jun 14, 2022
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    However you read it, in such a short time Agrippa was given opportunity to be a Christian - but he did not.

    Life Lessons From The Chief of Sinners Don’t Stop At Almost Acts 26:1-29 Introduction “The saddest word in the whole wide world is the word, almost.” - Nikita Gill Today’s text has a wealthy ruler saying, “Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.” (KJV) “Then Agrippa said to Paul, “Do ...read more

  • Love Your Faith Family

    Contributed on Jun 8, 2022
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    If Paul was obsessive about teaching the gospel of Christ, he was just as devoted to encouraging the church to love one another.

    Life Lessons From The Chief of Sinners Love Your Faith Family Acts 20:17-38 Introduction The amazing transformation of Saul the Persecutor to Paul the Apostle has so much to teach us about following Jesus. The Chief of Sinners teaches us: -Discern the hope found in Jesus -Accept the Truth when ...read more

  • Decide Now!

    Contributed on Jun 2, 2022
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    Many people live under the spell of procrastination - especially of things that they would rather not do. It always seems there is something more important now that keeps me from the thing I do not want to do.

    -Life Lessons from the Chief of Sinners- Decide Now Acts 16:16-34 Introduction Many people live under the spell of procrastination - especially of things that they would rather not do. It always seems there is something more important now that keeps me from the thing I do not want to do. ...read more

  • Open Your Heart

    Contributed on May 26, 2022
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    Romans 10:10-11 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.”

    Life Lessons from the Chief of Sinners Open Your Heart Acts 16:11-15 Introduction Romans 10:10-11 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” It is amazing ...read more

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  • Jerry Kramer: Overcoming

    Contributed on Feb 26, 2010
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    JERRY KRAMER: OVERCOMING From the age of 5 Jerry was the victim of a series of strange and agonizing accidents. While holding an axe overhead, it slipped and cut a cleft into his chin. While a sophomore in high school, he backed into an electric lathe. When he was 17, he had an accident with a ...read more

  • In An Effort To Attract The Unchurched, Some ...

    Contributed on Jan 9, 2010
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    In an effort to attract the unchurched, some churches have considered translating their unfamiliar terminology into familiar football phrases: *Blocking: Talking endlessly to the preacher at the church door and keeping everyone else from exiting. *Extra Point: What you receive when you tell ...read more

  • A Little City In Mexico Was Fed Up With All Of ...

    Contributed on Oct 16, 2007
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    A little city in Mexico was fed up with all of the late night revelry and noise from thousands of people late into the night during the summer. So their answer was to create a law to put a decibel limit on urban noise levels. Unfortunately this disrupted a noise that has been heard in that city for ...read more

  • I Heard About A Little Boy Sitting On His Front ...

    Contributed on May 9, 2003
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    I heard about a little boy sitting on his front steps with his face cradled in his hands, looking so forlorn. His dad came home just then & asked him what was wrong. The little boy looked up & said, "Well, just ...read more

  • I Heard About A Missionary Who Was Trying To Stir ...

    Contributed on May 9, 2003
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    I heard about a missionary who was trying to stir up interest to get people to go to a foreign country to preach the gospel. At the end of the service a woman dragging a little boy behind her, told the missionary, "I just feel like God is calling me to be a missionary." "He is, ...read more