John A. Lillie

Senior Pastor

In February of 1981 Pastor Lillie became the 13th pastor of the church. He, his wife and three children had been involved in Christian camp ministries before accepting the call to Countryside. He has an important counseling ministry with individuals and families based on his post graduate training in counseling at Eastern Michigan University.

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Perseverance As A Minister: Successful Workmen

May 21, 2017 / John A. Lillie / 2 Timothy 2:3-7

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Perseverance As A Minister: Training Workmen

May 7, 2017 / John A. Lillie / 2 Timothy 2:1-2

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Perseverance As A Man: Representation

April 30, 2017 / John A. Lillie / 2 Timothy 1:15-18

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Perseverance As A Man: Replicate

April 23, 2017 / John A. Lillie / 2 Timothy 1:13-14

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Easter Sunday - The Resurrection

April 16, 2017 / John A. Lillie / Matthew 28:1-4,11-15 / Mark 16:1-8 / John 20:1-18

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Perseverance As A Man: Resolve

April 2, 2017 / John A. Lillie / 2 Timothy 1:8-12

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Perseverance As A Man: Roots

March 26, 2017 / John A. Lillie / 2 Timothy 1:3-7 / 1 Timothy 4:14

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II Timothy Introduction

March 19, 2017 / John A. Lillie / 2 Timothy 1:1-12

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Standards For The Good Fight: A Warrior's Warning

Jan. 8, 2017 / John A. Lillie / 1 Timothy 6:17-21

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Standards For The Good Fight: A Warrior's Imperatives

Jan. 1, 2017 / John A. Lillie / 1 Timothy 6:11-16

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Standards For The Good Fight: The Successful Warrior's Attitude

Nov. 20, 2016 / John A. Lillie / 1 Timothy 6:6-10

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Standards for Care: Care For The Good Fight

Nov. 13, 2016 / John A. Lillie / 1 Timothy 6:3-5

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Standards for Care: Care for Employers

Nov. 6, 2016 / John A. Lillie / 1 Timothy 6:1-2

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Standards for Care: Care for Elders

Oct. 30, 2016 / John A. Lillie / 1 Timothy 5:17-25

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Standards for Care: Care for Serving Widows

Oct. 23, 2016 / John A. Lillie / 1 Timothy 5:9-16

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Standards for Care: Care for those Most Vulnerable

Oct. 16, 2016 / John A. Lillie / 1 Timothy 5:1-8

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Standards for Conduct: Warnings Against Distractions

Oct. 2, 2016 / John A. Lillie / 1 Timothy 4:6-11

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Standards for Conduct: Warnings Against Minister Pitfalls

Oct. 9, 2016 / John A. Lillie / 1 Timothy 4:12-16

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Standards for Conduct: Warnings of Heretics and Heresies

Sept. 25, 2016 / John A. Lillie / 1 Timothy 4:1-5

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Standards for Leaders: Qualifications for a Healthy Ministry

Sept. 18, 2016 / John A. Lillie / 1 Timothy 3:14-16

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Standards for Leaders: Qualifications for a Deacon

Sept. 11, 2016 / John A. Lillie / 1 Timothy 3:8-13

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Standards for Leaders: Qualifications for an Overseer

Sept. 4, 2016 / John A. Lillie / 1 Timothy 3:1-7

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Standards for Leaders: Roles and Responsibilities in Ministry

Aug. 28, 2016 / John A. Lillie / 1 Timothy 2:5-7

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Survival Skills For Suffering

July 31, 2016 / John A. Lillie / 1 Peter 4:7-11

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The Example of Suffering

July 24, 2016 / John A. Lillie / 1 Peter 4:1-6

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The Suffering Savior

July 17, 2016 / John A. Lillie / 1 Peter 3:18-22

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Standards for Worship-The Gospel that Saves

May 15, 2016 / John A. Lillie / 1 Timothy 2:5-7

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Standards for Worship-The Importance of Prayer and Piety

May 8, 2016 / John A. Lillie / 1 Timothy 2:1-4

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Standards For Truth-The Charge Of Paul

May 1, 2016 / John A. Lillie / 1 Timothy 1:18-20

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Standards For Truth-The Example Of Paul

April 24, 2016 / John A. Lillie / 1 Timothy 1:12-17

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Standards For Truth-What Man Wants Not to Hear

April 17, 2016 / John A. Lillie / 1 Timothy 1:6-11

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Standards For Truth

April 10, 2016 / John A. Lillie / 1 Timothy 1:3-6

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I Timothy - Introduction

April 3, 2016 / John A. Lillie / 1 Timothy 1:1-2

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Of First Importance (Easter Message)

March 27, 2016 / John A. Lillie / 1 Corinthians 15:1-18

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Christ My Strength-Strength In Provision

Jan. 17, 2016 / John A. Lillie / Philippians 4:18-23

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Christ My Strength-Strength in Sharing

Jan. 10, 2016 / John A. Lillie / Philippians 4:14-17

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Christ My Strength-Strength in Every Circumstance

Jan. 3, 2016 / John A. Lillie / Philippians 4:10-13

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Wise Men Search For Jesus

Dec. 27, 2015 / John A. Lillie / Matthew 2:1-12 / Jeremiah 39:3

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The Spirit Of Thanksgiving

Nov. 22, 2015 / John A. Lillie / Psalm 30

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A Christmas story

Nov. 22, 2015

Pastor Lillie shares a Christmas memory about including others. If there was ever a season for caring and sharing and loving…it is that season we celebrate God’s caring and sharing and loving a lost and dying world.

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Christ My Strength-Strength in Thought and Deed

Nov. 15, 2015 / John A. Lillie / Philippians 4:8-9

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Christ My Strength - Strength In Attitude

Nov. 8, 2015 / John A. Lillie / Philippians 4:4-7 / Isaiah 61:10 / Isaiah 41:10

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Christ My Strength - Strength In Relationships

Nov. 1, 2015 / John A. Lillie / Philippians 4:1-3

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Christ My Joy - An Enduring Joy

Oct. 11, 2015 / John A. Lillie / Philippians 3:17-21

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Christ My Joy - a Motivational Joy

Oct. 4, 2015 / John A. Lillie / Philippians 3:12-16

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Christ My Joy - A Transitional Joy

Sept. 27, 2015 / John A. Lillie / Philippians 3:10-11

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Christ My Joy - A Restful Joy

Sept. 20, 2015 / John A. Lillie / Philippians 3:9

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Christ My Joy - A Selfless Joy

Sept. 13, 2015 / John A. Lillie / Philippians 3:4-8

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Christ My Joy - A Watchful Joy

Sept. 6, 2015 / John A. Lillie / Philippians 3:1-3

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What ordination means

May 27, 2015

Countryside is preparing to examine two men to determine their preparation and calling to the ministry. Read what this process involves.