Pastor Joe Johnsick’s Faith Food
Faith Food...dinner served! Here is a really good primer for this Sunday from Pastor Joe! "How foolish can you be? After starting your new lives in the Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort?" Galatians 3"3-4 I have been very challenged by Paul's question to the Church. Notice that he (Paul) acknowledged that the very beginning of their walk with God was an experiential relationship with the Holy Spirit and His demonstrations. Yet they were leaving such grace filled experiences for a "resume" of their own goodness and self satisfaction. A question I think we should spend time investigating the answer: Are we introducing folks to start their journey with God in a "sit down, shut up, and try not to be a hypocrite" culture of behavior modification verses enjoyment of the graces of God (within the confines of the Scriptures of course) through the ministry of the Holy Spirit? That of course leads us to ask another question. Are people really "losing their faith", if said "faith" didn't necessarily start properly in the first place? Mmmnnnn. Check out todays "Faith Food" and see you Sunday at 10!
Gas in the Tank
Faith Food Time! Here is a primer and what Pastor Joe believes is a great motivator to have a full house this Sunday! He said he had so much fun doing this, though he thought it would be quick and easy, the good stuff just kept coming! In the same way you don't have a decked out sports car, and then put sugar water in the gas tank as fuel, when we do not understand what "fuels" our relationship with God post Jesus resurrection...we will sputter and quit just like that car. This series we are on is crucial. By the time we are through, Pastor is convinced most of what were "God disappointments" in our lives, were simply not understanding what rocket fuels our walk with Him. Ready...set...go! See you Sunday!
Faith Food I Can See!
Today Pastor Joe opens up a bit on a subject...actually the better word is "reality"...that in his experience too few Christians even consider. The Apostle Paul regularly discussed the dynamics of an "outer man" and the "inner man". Simply put, there is the part of you you saw in the mirror this morning getting out of bed, white tongue and bed head hair, and then there is the "real you" that will live forever. More than anyone, Paul understood not just this reality, but the science of understanding how to live totally aware of the "skies the limit" potential living inside us where Christ is. Today Pastor Joe starts a discussion on these things. Pastor is really happy with this installment. We know you will too. Enjoy and share!
Time To Eat
Pastor Joe had such a great time with God earlier today that he thought it would be a good idea to make a "Faith Food" video out of it. Many would ask: "Which is the right religion?" Answer: None of them. The ultimate dilemma facing mankind has never been about religion, but matters of our core. The essence of who we are and where that originates. Well, the Gospel of John deals with these things in greater detail than the others. Statements of Jesus in His essence, and how His Person and nature works within us are thoroughly described in John's gospel and without these things, there's a whole lot that gets messed up. Check today out. We know it will answer some questions and bless you real good!
Faith Food Teaser
As promised, Pastor Joe is gonna keep "Faith Food" episodes coming regularly. This one is a "teaser" to get us to watch this past weekends service when we get it online after editing. It was astounding, to God be the glory. There is important information, and then there is CRITICAL information. In this series concerning the Kingdom of God, this past weekend we mined and discovered critical information on which the Kingdom of God is based and which we must understand if we are going to favorably benefit from it. Pastor Joe is trusting that this quick episode, which is full of enough good stuff on its own to keep you thinking for weeks, will inspire you to check out the service when we get it posted. Enjoy and keep an eye open!
Faith Food The Kingdom
"Faith Food" with Pastor Joe is back! Alot has been going on since Pastor took a break from his regularly posts. We've gone from arguing over masks and and social distancing, to cities being vandalized and in flames. It seems what is "right and wrong" is no longer in style and it is apparent that in many areas, we are in a free fall. Well, as always with God, there is good news! Today's "Faith Food" sets the stage for a new series not just on social media, but at church as well. The Kingdom of God supersedes all other powers. Its resources are unlimited. It's only a matter of learning how! And as Pastor has been reminding us, "Available is not the same as automatic!". This upcoming series is crucial to our overcoming not just adversity, but being a relevant voice to our generation. They need help. And we have the means of providing that through the Kingdom of God. Enjoy and see you Sunday!
Open Up Time! Churches get to open their doors. A few quick comments on how that will work at GHCC. Secondly, I talk a bit about a new 6 week video life group/ study I am going to start called "Bring It On!". No subject off limits. You got questions, we have answers! Atheist to Mother Theresa and everyone in between, let's talk and critically reason. God's not afraid of your questions or doubts. Just do both of you a favor and take the time to investigate what is so. Can't wait!