About Me

My name is Jonathan. I am the Lead Pastor of Passion Church in Maple Grove, MN which I started in 2004.

I have a wonderful wife Joanne, two awesome sons Alexander & Nicolas, & two daughters Isabela & Penelope.

I'm committed to building the local church & seeing God's kingdom established.


Thriller 2014 Part 1

Written by Jonathan.

Genesis 4:8-9

Ephesians 6:12

  • Only born with two fears: loud noises, falling. Everything else is learned.
  • The fight is not against each other but against the enemy. Hell is real. The enemy is real.
  • We want our homes to be a place of peace, love and joy, so we need to invite the Holy Spirit . There are ways to invite the Holy Spirit- where 3 or more are gathered there I'll be(Matthew 18:20).
  • The blood of the innocent can be heard (Cain and Able, Genesis 4:10). Jesus' blood defends us.
  • Power in the blood of Jesus - all your sins are washed away.
  • What Adam gets us into, Jesus gets us out of.
  • Don't expect blessings without challenges. I've given you this land- now go fight for it (Deuteronomy 1:8).
  • Greater is He that is in you then he who is in the world (1 John 4:4).
  • Isaiah 4: Gods glory will be a defense on your home. Defends against the enemy.
  • Invisible world is more powerful then the visible. Is starts with invisible evolves to visible.
  • Your word is your signature in the spirit world. Need to be careful what you say. Be careful that we don't bring demonic presence into our houses.
  •  Disharmony between husband and spouse. Marriage fall apart because people turn selfish.
  • Steward over what God gave us. James 3:16
  • Psalms 68:6 Turn to the one who made you. And the stars. The world
  • The devil comes in disguise and sin happens slowly. So that you become accustomed to it. And then all of a sudden you're dead.
  • Satan wants to rent your body and soul. Jesus wants to buy it. A tenant doesn't care for the house as well as an owner.
  • When the evil spirit leaves your body, you need to replace is with something- Jesus. If the spirit returns and doesn't see a sold sign, it will be worse. (Matthew 12:45).
  • Fear should not be our motivator. Faith is.
  • Fear is the assassin of Faith.

Frozen Part 2

Written by Jonathan.

Romans 12:1-2

Forgiveness

  • Forgive people the same way we want God to forgive us (Lord's Prayer, Matthew 6:12) .
  • Not enough to just know God, and not connect with the people around you.
  • God uses fallen people.
  • Unforgiveness is like a cancer of the heart, if it is not addressed it spreads and eats up healthy cells.
  • Unforgiveness is a learned behavior- which means it can be un-learned, but you have to LET IT GO!
  • Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself- Just LET IT GO!
  • Time doesn't heal. It's what you do with time. You have to release it- LET IT GO!
  • Unforgiveness robs you of future opportunities.
  • God can heal you where you hurt the most and make your misery your ministry.
  • You can't change your past, but you can decide where you are going from here.
  • God is not going to do for you what you can do for yourself.

We have to model this for our children. What it means to forgive, and how to have a relationship with Christ.

If Jesus is our Father, then there should be a resemblance of him in our life. 

When we face a difficulty we all go through an emotion process: Shock, Anger (where most people act), Denial, Sadness, Acceptance.

Fortify the inside, make sure the pressure on the inside is greater then the pressure on the outside. Or you will implode. 

The same thing your going through with your children, God is going through with you.

You are anointed to raise your kids.