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.


Greatest Gift Part 3

Written by Jonathan.

2 Samuel 9:1-5, 8-13


God can deliver you.

  • God is a God who will deliver his child.
  • Lo-debar- no pastor, no word, no hope
  • God made you an original. Stop trying to be someone else.
  • God moved him from the background to the foreground because he was a worshiper.
  • It's not the swords of the enemy that are killing you- it's what you do to yourself. No one can hurt you like you hurt yourself.
  • What you went through- your alive. All of your problems can be rectified because you're alive. It's how you feel about it that's killing you. Allow God to work in your mind and heart.
  • What delivers you? God carrying you out.

God Chose You


  • It's not that perfect people go to heaven. It's that forgiven people go.
  • A lot of us have been dropped by someone we trusted.
  • One of the reasons men don't know how to communicate their feelings is because they were dropped.
  • God has a place for you. Not just anyone. But YOU!! (Jeremiah 29:11)
  • Any time there is a strong anointing to do work for God the devil fights it in infancy... So that you never believe that you can.
  • Delivered but damaged.
  • You have to know you're free. Birds will stay in a cage, even if the door is open- until they realize that they are free.
  • God picks you up and carries you to the table. Not by your strengthen but by His.

God is our Father

  • We must Forget our past, but press towards our future.
  • When God brings you to the place it begins to change your mentality. "This is where I belong."
  • God wants to take things you've gone through and impact other people.
  • Only God can forget, because he doesn't need to learn from your mistakes. We need to learn, so we don't forget.
  • When you have no father- God will teach you.
  • To love people is the purpose of the church. No one else can do that.

Greatest Gift Part 2

Written by Jonathan.

My greatest Gift: Is there not a cause
1 Samuel 17:20-29


Accomplishment

  • Accomplish something significant
  • Only God will remember what you worked so hard to accomplish.
  • What God has for you. He has for you. Other people can have the position without the power.
  • Go after what God has for you and you will be successful.
  • A successful person has to be willing to make big sacrifices and attach their gifts to something bigger then themselves
  • People will give to a reason and die for a cause
  • The strongest generations happen during challenging times
  • Go after what God has for you and you will be successful
  • May never know my blessing without the struggle. Strengthen is made perfect in our weakness.

Annointing

  • God has a hedge of protection on you, on your anointing.
  • The anointing gives you strengthen to do God’s work.
  • You know it's your anointing because it's not natural. It’s God’s Super and your natural- Super Natural
  • The anointing blinds you to the hardships of your calling.
  • Fresh anointing for what God has called you to do.
  • One blessing can change your life.
  • When God blesses you, you've got no one to thank but him. But if people bless you. You owe them the rest of your life
  • Thankful for stuff verses Thankful for the eternal gift

But God...

  • God looks at where you will be. People look at who you are.
  • No one will remember you but God.
  • A man and his gift. It will bring you before great man.
  • You may look worthless. BUT if God gets with you and you further God’s kingdom, he will bring you before great men.
  • Can do greater works because the spirit of Christ lives in U.S.
  • We can't care more about the rule then the people.


Children

  • What Adam gets us into/ Jesus gets us out of.
  • A child is born and a son is given.
  • When Jesus rose from the dead we all became sons. Now the devil has to take us all on.
  • Picture analogy- hanging a picture and you can’t see if it is straight, crooked or even upside down because your too close. Your judgment is tainted.
  • Commitment- greatest legacy you leave behind is your kids.
  • Invest in them a cause. More then just you, about giving to someone else and adding value.
  • Your not who you were or what you've done. His strength is made perfect in my weakness.
  • What kind of purpose are we giving our kids?
  • Best thing you can do for someone is to require something.
  • Whenever you want to do something for Christ. You will have nay sayers.
  • We are the church