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Common Ground Covid Connection – June 10

by Gary Johnson

Greetings beloved family of Common Ground, I‘ve been thinking much about the sin of racism.  It seems as if everyone presently is writing, posting, opinionizing, taking a stand and declaring their ideas and views on the ugly sin of racism and what needs to be done about it and what is the presumed cure for […]

The Common Ground Covid Connection – June 4

by Gary Johnson

Greetings beloved family of Common Ground, Lord God you know the condition of a person’s heart.  You see us and know us exactly as we are, as we are all laid bare before your precise and righteous judgment.  You know the evil that lurks within the hearts of all people, for there is no one […]

The Common Ground Covid Connection – May 28

by Gary Johnson

Greetings beloved family of Common Ground, This Covid Connection is going to be about some upcoming news and events and information that we as a leadership team are quite excited about.  This coming Sunday at 10:00 AM is our First-Ever, Best-Ever Outdoor Service.  Pack a few lawn chairs for you and your family.  We will […]

The Common Ground Covid Connection – May 20

by Gary Johnson

Greetings beloved family of Common Ground, The sun is out!  The weather is warming up!  Our garden is planted!  There is just something special about the change of season in Minnesota.  More opportunities to get outside and enjoy God’s creation during this Covid-19 overdrive.  There is also something much more special . . . like […]

The Common Ground Covid Connection – May 13

by Gary Johnson

Greetings beloved family of Common Ground, Well this is “Covid Connection” number eight and this Sunday will be eight weeks since we’ve met together in real live personal fellowship within our very much missed sanctuary.  Yet in some ways it seems like eight years.  I’m starting to sense from many that this quarantine as the […]

The Common Ground Covid Connection – May 6

by Gary Johnson

Greetings beloved family of Common Ground, To be able to pray, talk and commune with the One True God of the galaxies is beyond comparison.  To be able to pray and connect with the Lord of the universe is way over my pay scale.  To consider that He, the Creator God, who by His mere […]

The Common Ground Covid Connection – May 1, 2020

by Gary Johnson

Greetings beloved family of Common Ground, How are you all doing?  Between you and me, I’m struggling somewhat.  This quarantine now for over a month is starting to wear on me.  It’s not that this abnormal living is causing me to lose my faith and trust in Christ or that my prayer life is suffering […]

The Common Ground Covid Connection – April 22, 2020

by Gary Johnson

Greetings beloved family of Common Ground, I so miss all of you, in person, in public, flesh and blood, real human togetherness. I pray no one is getting comfortable in living as we are today.  I hope no one is getting too relaxed or even lazy in this unreality church scene today.  Beloved, virtual church […]

The Common Ground Covid Connection – April 15, 2020

by Gary Johnson

Greetings beloved family of Common Ground, Strange times indeed.  It’s hard to comprehend that when your beloved mother or grandmother dies you cannot attend the funeral.  And it wasn’t because you were sick or an invalid or didn’t have the money to travel or you were out of the country on vacation or you were […]

The Common Ground Covid Connection – April 8, 2020

by Gary Johnson

Greetings beloved family of Common Ground, As I’ve had the time to read, study and meditate upon Jesus’ “Sermon on the Mount” it becomes apparent that this sermon by Jesus couldn’t be any timelier in our virus-ridden age.  People will be watching us as followers of Jesus Christ in how we respond in this pandemic […]