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Pastor Jon Cannon
O'Fallon, Illinois
Follower of Christ, husband, father, church planter, pastor, writer, strategic thinker, dreamer, teacher, leader, mac user, Duke basketball and NASCAR fan!
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I have spent the last several mornings in Matthew 5:33-48. Wow! There is so much to unpack here, so here goes! This is the ultimate of "easier said than done". In fact, it doesn't even make that much sense. The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2010 at
This morning I was reading Matthew chapter five in my devotions and I ran across verse 39 which reads: “But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.” (Matthew 5:39b) As I read this verse... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2010 at
But I considered it necessary to send you Epaphroditus—my brother, co-worker, and fellow soldier, as well as your messenger and minister to my need. . . (Philippians 2:25) Some people know just what to say and do to encourage others... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at
Now about the collection for God's people: Do what I told the Galatian churches to do. On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2010 at
What should we say then? Should we continue in sin in order that grace may multiply? Absolutely not! How can we who died to sin still live in it? — Romans 6:1–2 (NIV) A Christian has died to sin. Sin... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2010 at
D6 Conference 2009 Highlights from D6 Conference on Vimeo. Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2010 at
“. . . and you know with all your heart and all your soul that none of the good promises the Lord your God made to you has failed. Everything was fulfilled for you; not one promise has failed.”—Joshua 23:14... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2010 at
What is the most-often quoted passage of Scripture in the world? John 3:16? For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Psalm 23?... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2010 at
Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in His holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart. — Psalm 24:3–4a God has rigid requirements for those who want to enjoy intimate fellowship... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2010 at
Sunday morning at Victory Church I spoke on the subject of becoming a "Transitional Generation Parent." Even if you grew up in a dysfunctional family, you can be the “transitional generation.” With the help of the Lord, you can break... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2010 at
I just read a great article on "Action Steps" at website. As pastors, we need to bring this management tool into the DNA of our churches. Action Steps are the most important components of any project. It's the oxygen... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2010 at
I keep the Lord in mind always. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Psalm 16:8 What does it mean to set the Lord always before you? It means that you choose to relate everything... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2010 at
Uncool - Kingdom Attitudes from Long Hollow Baptist Church on Vimeo. Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2010 at
Well, my 5 days as Regional Coordinator for Go10 Walk has come to an end. Kudos to my 5 Day Coordinators: Darrell Renfro, Daniel Renfro, Matt Lappin, Josh Ham and Troy Beringer - you guys did an amazing job! Thanks... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2010 at
Well, I did it! I walked the last segment of Day 61 of the Go10 Walk for the World. Immediately after my 10 mile walk Go10 Project Manager, Joe Wilson stood in front of me with a video camera and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2010 at
The word "inherit" may bring to mind cash and possessions, or even genetic and personality traits. Yet the Bible talks about something else that can be passed down to the next generation, and it is the most precious thing we... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2010 at
This Sunday at Victory Church I will be preaching a message titled "Duct Tape Dads!" In preparation for this message I ran across this "Duct Tape - MythBuster" video. Enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2010 at
Pictured is my daughter, Kristen pointing to Ribeirao Preto, Brazil. She is traveling there with the Free Will Baptist E-Team. Her mother and I left her on Tuesday at the Free Will Baptist Bible College for a week of training.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2010 at
To listen to the mp3 of "Fill This Place" by Ken Reynolds - click here Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2010 at
“No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.”—John... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2010 at
Jesus: The Only Way to Heaven John 10:1-11 While there are many religions, there is only one way to heaven. Jesus clearly states that "no one comes to the Father but through Me" (John 14:6). He used several picturesque descriptions... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2010 at