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  1. Thank you John Patrick for sharing your journey of life events that came to their end when you trusted in Jesus Christ as Your Savior. It reminds me of “Except a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies it remains alone; but if it dies it bears much fruit.”
    John 12:24

  2. Gregory Davidson

    Hello Mr. John Nemmers, your testimony brought me to tears. I am so happy that you have been saved from an eternal separation from God. Loving our Lord Jesus Christ and learning His Word brings great peace to our lives. Even in the midst of the most violent storms of life, He is with us and He is always faithful. I was 31 years old when I was passed from death to life as John 5:24 tells us. That was in January of 1989. I will never forget Easter of 1989. I had never, as an adult, attended church before my salvation. The Easter of 1989, I was 3 months old in the faith. Oh, on fire I was. So grateful, and I mean grateful. Our Easter service, I suppose, was not too different than any other Baptist church in Des Moines in 1989. It was different for me. From the Bible, I had not ever heard what took place in those 3 days about 2000 years ago. What He taught me that Sunday morning will remain forever in my heart. This man, Jesus Christ, God, forsaken by His disciples, brutalized, nailed to a cross, God the Father looked away from Him……I was weeping so hard, I almost removed myself from the auditorium. He died, 3 days later rose again….the only person ever born that did not have to die, He did not have to die, did so for you….He did so for me. “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”– John 15:13. Again, I just want to say how grateful I am to the Lord for your salvation. I hope that it is alright to say that I will pray for you. May the Lord bless you as you follow Him.

  3. Good message on the analagy of Enoch’s walk with God. Young and old can benefit from this. I had never thought about that first hand knowledge being passed on to the generations. Thank you, Pastor Pat.

  4. John: thanks for sharing – your story is truly a great demonstration of God’s grace and mercy – Praise God!! I saw this looking into how to ask your sister Hannah to be my friend. I would like to chat sometime we could coordinate our schedules to hear what God is doing in your life now. Vern

  5. My wife and I visited your church Sunday May 28th. We were very much at home with your fellowship. Very good message from the word of God. We are from Chattanooga, Tn visiting family and were invited by our nephew Brandon Hebron to come and worship. So glad we did. We are very proud of Brandon and what he is doing at the church and standing up for God. Thank everyone for their warm welcome.

  6. Wow! In watching both your first testimonial on here in 2013 and your story you retold just months ago…Wow. You can really see the transformation and the growth you’ve had in your journey. Amazing. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Praise God for His ever-pursuing grace! Thank you for having the humility and honesty to share your journey. Praying it will help many people follow hard after Jesus!

  8. Very powerful and thank the Lord for redemption and restoration. This is a story that had to be told to help others and it will help many. Amen!

  9. A friend of ours posted this video. I can’t tell you how humbling it is to watch this. Your transparency is SO refreshing and needed. Your story hits home with many people (unfortunately). The example you have set for others…it is a light in this dark world. You show how all things are Possible with Christ! Thank you, Thank you. I am praying now about people whose lives could be blessed by watching this video (even as a preventative!). May God Bless you Both!

  10. Rachel Leiting

    Thank you so much for being open and vulnerable and sharing your story. I pray that God uses this video to minister to many people and bring glory to Him. My husband and I are working with a couple in a very similar situation and I pray that God speaks to them through your experience and guides them to complete healing. Thanks again for sharing your story. May God bless you all and use you mightily.

  11. Just started browsing through this. Looks like a lot of solid information. I’m going to go through it first myself, which I’m hoping will give me some additional context into how best to utilize it with others. Thanks for pulling this together Jason.

  12. Appreciated the piece about modeling the behaviors we want to see in future leaders. Can’t recall if it was in this video or another one, but liked the idea about designating a ‘prayer leader’.

  13. Love the apologetics tie here. Seeing this made me think an apologetics section would be valuable…especially given our church’s focus on evangelism. You know….Brad is our ‘teaching pastor’. It might give him something to do. 🙂

  14. Kermit McElvain

    I like the easiness of accessing the sermons and sermon questions. It enables review of past weeks discussion. Pastor Jason does a great job of laying out the fundamentals of successful cell groups.


    First my wife heard and spoke about this message by Jason for days so I made a point to listen too. A very tight logic and clarifying teaching and loving preaching. a wonderful encouragement to increase intimacy with God to bless God and to be blessed. Thank you Jason.

  16. Jason, I appreciate your focus on mentorship of leaders- God’s church is so dependent on people to lead. Many of us have been blessed with quality mentors who have invested their time in us – what a great way to say ‘thanks’ to them by reinvesting in others.

  17. Thank you for your beautiful message this morning, and for honoring my sister, Kris, George and the Lehman family as some of those you hold dearly in your heart. Thank you for your heart, Pastor Nemmers, and for the blessing you have been in my life through our limited interactions. I will pray for your son to come back to the LORD, and will you pray for my son, Jon, to come back to Him, too? Thank you.

  18. Thank you so much for that message, it was great to hear the actual truth. I had/have people in the past/present telling me my heart is too big to do what I do for a living. So many times I wanted to give up but I knew I couldn’t cuz I knew God was in my heart working. And just as I wanted to give up again I heard the truth and I know that I’m not weird or confused anymore, I know that God’s in my heart working for the good of Him.

  19. That is good testimony that May God make you fruitful for the others so they can know by their mistakes and take a right ways in the life !

  20. What a powerful message! My daughter was not feeling well this morning, so I stayed home with her. I attend a Bible study with some Ladies from Saylorville and they recommended this message to all of us. WOW! A heart searching and challenging message. Thank you for having this online ministry of sharing your messages!

  21. My Chrissy, I remember this experience you have shared. It was a beautiful awakening to watch unfold within you. I do remember you searching for your place. I am so thankful you have a loving daughter, Jessica, that brought forth his speaking to uplift your soul. If I may, I can attest to your change of demeanor I notice here. Previously you would be very high-strung and not able to find your words, especially in a large speaking event. I hope the work stress is also helped by your discovery of faith. Thank you for your years of Service to the public. Thank you for sharing this so I could see. We may not see each other every day but I think of you often and wish you and your family all the best.

  22. What an important and beautiful moment. I’m touched to whiteness this. His honesty. His faith and devotion to God. And that big joyous smile.

  23. It is so cool to see what God is doing through Saylorville. Thanks for putting this video together and thanks Dave for sharing
    Acts 18:9-10, it was an encouragement to me!

  24. Patricia Sweeney

    God bless you both. I am so proud of you Bucky. I pray for you and your family every day. Make your calling and you election sure and work out your salvation with fear and trembling.

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  26. Aaron – what a privilege to call you brother!

    This is a huge answer to prayer for our family!


  27. Nice to find you again, after all these years. You’re still, a in your face, sound biblical teacher!! Nice to hear you haven’t watered it down.

  28. Theresa Stephenson

    Hi! I wonder if someone can tell Pastor Nemmers that I said hello and I am doing well and strong in the Lord. I watch his live messages every week. He led me to the Lord with my friend Barb on the 25th of November 1995 in Clarion Iowa. I have had many trials since I have seen him last but it has given me a stronger testimony. A quote that I have memorized from Pastor Pat is: “Be not angry that you cannot make others as you want them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.” Also something he used to say that I really respected him for is: “Dont believe me, read it for yourself.” That really impressed me when I first started going to Holmes Baptist Church before and after I got saved. I was raised Catholic and we didnt read the Bible we believed what the priest said.

  29. Astrid Silva Olsson-Ellis

    Thank you!!
    The best words I have heard for a very long time!
    How important is our faith in these thoughts and thinking!
    Silva Olsson Ellis

  30. Great great word of truth! “All human life has value, because God creates all human life”
    Thank you for sharing the truth!

  31. This was SO helpful! I have wrestled through figuring out this topic and how important/unimportant it is. It was so refreshing to have dispensationalism and covenant theology talked about in a way that wasn’t boring!

  32. Fun to hear from you again Curt. God bless! And thank you for the challenge and truth from your Word.

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