Good Day Friends!

90 degrees sneaks up quick on us here in New England but I am not complaining, that’s for sure!   I love warm weather (but can do without the humidity) and the flavors and smells of summer are right around the corner.  So why am I going to talk about wool and snow today?  Not because I am crazy or love winter (frankly I hate anytime I can’t wear shorts, I know riiiight!) but because Tuesday we talked about God’s love and forgiveness that is soooo amazing. 

At Celebrate Recovery I shared how often in our lives we say to God “Show me the money!”.  Maybe we don't use the exact words of Cuba Gooding JR. in the movie Jerry McGuire but certainly we want God to prove his power and might in our life and circumstances.  Interestingly enough, God’s answer is much like the “sage agent” Jerry McGuire as he himself exasperates “help me help you!”  See… God wants to help us in the business of love & forgiveness but often we are the roadblock to His best.   You may feel that the guilt and shame of your past is just too much to forgive.

This is what God wants you to do with the darkness of your past (enjoy the frankness): “Come, let’s talk this over! Says the Lord; no matter how deep the stain of your sins, I can take it out and make you as clean as freshly fallen now. Even if you are stained as red as crimson, I can make you as white as wool 19 If you will only let me help you, if you will only obey, then I will make you rich!” (Isaiah 1:18-19, TLB).  Wow our God is good..all the time… Literally He is waiting for us help Him help us. 

This week we have a special guest speaker that has been a blessing to our ministry and that we, as a church, have been a blessing to him.   Anthony Greve is a testimony & witness to the power of God (see his story at and has been called to evangelize and bring God’s healing to minds, bodies and souls.  Join us at Rock Church Amesbury, 146 Main Street, next Tuesday May 23rd at 5:30 for dinner and 6:30 for this special experience.  Visit for more information. 

There are many other great events coming up this week as well.  We have the Blessing of the Bikes on Saturday (see facebook event here), the Rock Church Membership Class Sunday May 21st @ 2pm at Rock Church Plaistow (click here to email Lynette to save a seat) and the start of the Coed Beach Volleyball season Monday May 22nd @ Rock Church Plaistow’s sand court.  There are 2 opportunities to play every week, Mondays & Thursdays (weather permitting) at 6 PM.  Hope you all can find a place to plug in and connect with these or other lifegroups & events this summer.  God bless you and keep you cool!

Peace & Prosperity,

(PJ) Pastor Jon (m) 603-234-4721 (e)