John's church

Raiford Road Church
Macclenny, Florida 32063

About John
  • Education: Bachelor of Science: Florida State University Master of Divinity: Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Family: Married to my high-school sweethear, Wanda Sue, for 30 years. The Lord has blessed us with three beautiful daughters: Kara, 24, serves in Honduras; Kanon, 22, lives in Birmingham and is a member of Student Life Ministries, and Kaylen, 19, who lives at home while attending college.
  • Books that have had an impact: Being the Body, Charles Colson; Don’t Waste Your Life, John Piper; The Key to Triumphant Living, Jack Taylor; How Now Shall We Live, Charles Colson; Pilgrims Progress, John Bunyan
  • Hobbies: Mission work; working on my tractor; fishing; being with my wife and girls.
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  • Stepping Out To Gather God's Harvestt

    Contributed on Mar 6, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    God has prepared His harvest and we must be faithful to pray for laborers and be willing to labor ourselves.

    STEPPING OUT TO GATHER GOD’S HARVEST Matthew 9:35-38 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. 36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with more

  • Do Not Worry

    Contributed on Mar 4, 2008
    based on 7 ratings

    Worry is a destroyer and as much of a sin as murder.

    Series: Demands of Christ DO NOT WORRY Matt 6:25-34 (Stephen Sheane, Sermon: Worry; Matt 6:25-34, SermonCental) Death was walking toward a city one morning and a man asked, "What are you going to do?" "I’m going to take 100 people," Death replied. "That’s horrible!" the man said. more

  • Take Up Your Cross And Follow Me

    Contributed on Mar 4, 2008
    based on 58 ratings

    The disciple is to utterly disown himself, to refuse to acknowledge the self of the old man.

    Series: Demands of Christ TAKE UP YOUR CROSS AND FOLLOW ME Matthew 16:24-27 (John Hamby, Sermon: The Demands of Discipleship, Mt16:24-27,SermonCentral) We live in a day of "casual Christianity." I heard someone recently say that the average church could drop one fourth of its members more

  • The Supreme Value Of Human Life

    Contributed on Jan 15, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    Human life is sacred in the eyes of God and should be protected from the self-serving sin of abortion.

    SANCTITY OF LIFE The Supreme Value of Human Life Psalm 139:13-16 Illustration for Introduction Several years ago a fragile young woman expecting her first child was under the care of Dr. Joe Wheeler. About a month before the baby was due it was discovered that the baby was in a breech more

  • Faith To Overcome

    Contributed on Dec 22, 2007
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    Faith if God’s power and promises is a living faith the strengthens one to overcome the trials of life.

    FAITH TO OVERCOME Heb 11:29-40 Observations On the Obstacles of the Faith 1) EVERY BELIEVER’S HOPE IS GROUNDED IN THE PROMISES OF GOD (John 10:10) The thief cometh not but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy, I am come that they may have life and that they might have it more

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  • Without God

    Contributed on Oct 15, 2005

    (Rick Warren, Purpose Driven Life, p21) Andrei Bitov, a Russian novelist, grew up under an atheist communist regime. But God got his attention one dreary day. He recalls, “In my twenty-seventh year, while riding the metro in Leningrad I was overcome with a despair so great that life seemed to more

  • Story Of Daddy's Gunfight W/O Clothes In Wwii. ...

    Contributed on Oct 15, 2005

    Story of Daddy’s gunfight w/o clothes in WWII. My dad was in the Navy during WWII and he served on a small submarine chaser ship in the South Pacific. While on the ship one of their strict commands was to always be combat ready which meant even when you took a shower you must keep your gear more

  • Father's Day: A Tribute Today Is Father's Day. A ...

    Contributed on Oct 12, 2005
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    FATHER’S DAY: A TRIBUTE Today is Father’s Day. A day of cologne. A day of hugs, new neckties, long-distance phone calls, and Hallmark cards. Today is my first Father’s Day without a father. For thirty-one years I had one. I had one of the best. But now he’s gone. He’s buried under an oak tree in a more

  • Charles W. Colson, The Body, 1992, Word ...

    Contributed on Oct 12, 2005

    (Charles W. Colson, The Body, 1992, Word Publishing, p. 70.) Yet membership in a confessing body is fundamental to the faithful Christian life. Failure to do so defies the explicit warning not to forsake "our assembling together." His understanding of this prompted Martin Luther to say, "Apart more

  • A Woman Was Out Golfing One Day When She Hit The ...

    Contributed on Oct 6, 2005
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    A woman was out golfing one day when she hit the ball into the woods. She went in to to look for it and found a frog in a trap. The frog said to her, "If you release me from this trap, I will grant you three wishes." The woman freed the frog, and the frog said, "Thank you, but I failed to mention more