Pastor Jon Needham

Lead Pastor of Preaching, Teaching, & Vision

Jon is the lead pastor and founding pastor of Coram Deo Church. He and his wife live in Bremerton with their three kids. He loves spending time with his family and riding motorcycles.

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Episode 14 - LGBTQ: Aren't All Sins the Same?

In light of Pride Month, Pastor Jon addresses one of the most common statements Christians face when dealing with the LGBTQ agenda: "Aren't all...

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Episode 41 - "The Vineyard is Mine"

In this episode of Sermon B-Sides, Pastor Jon and Pastor Rusten discuss the sermon and martyrdom of Stephen and how it unpacks and demonstrates a...

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Acts

Acts 8:9-25

But there was a man named Simon, who had previously practiced magic in the city and amazed the people of Samaria, saying that he himself was...

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The Blitz

Episode 13 - Did Jesus Lie About LGBTQI+?

In this episode, Pastor Jon questions the ambiguity of popular Christian voices and provides a brief summary of the consistent and clear teaching...

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Episode 40 - Deacons, Women, Widows, and Work

In this episode of Sermon B-Sides, Pastor Jon and Pastor Rusten discuss the role of deacons within the church, the question of female deacons, the...

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Acts

Acts 8:1-8

And Saul approved of his execution. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered...

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The Blitz

Episode 12 - The Wrath of The Lamb

In this episode of The Blitz, Pastor Jon discusses the attributes of Christ that are frequently celebrated in books such as "Gentle and Lowly" by...

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Episode 39 - The Looming Danger of "Deeds vs. Creeds"

In this episode of Sermon B-Sides, Pastor Jon and Pastor Rusten discuss the priority of the ministry of the Word in the early Church and the...

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Acts

Acts 6:8 - 7:60

And Stephen, full of grace and power, was doing great wonders and signs among the people. Then some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the...

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The Blitz

Episode 11 - Masked Fear

In this episode, Pastor Jon explores how the recent change in mask mandates and COVID guidelines might expose an otherwise hidden fear.

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Episode 38 - Jesus Doesn't Produce Conflict...He Exposes It

In this episode of Sermon B-Sides, Pastor Jon and Pastor Rusten discuss Acts 5 and the imprisonment of Peter and the Apostles. In a time when the...

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Acts

Acts 6:1-7

Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint by the Hellenists arose against the Hebrews because their widows were...

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The Blitz

Episode 10 - Strippers, Masks, and Misplaced Outrage

In this episode of The Blitz, Pastor Jon shares an awkward and enlightening experience he recently had in Vegas while explaining why our culture...

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Episode 37 - 2020–2021: The Church Unhindered

In this episode of Sermon B-Sides, Pastor Jon and Pastor Rusten discuss how, even during COVID-19, Governor mandates, lockdowns, etc., the message...

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The Blitz

Episode 9 - Do Black Lives Really Matter to BLM?

In this episode of The Blitz, Pastor Jon identifies the Marxist roots and ideology of Black Lives Matter while questioning why BLM ignores the...

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Episode 36 - That One Time God Killed Those Church Members

Ananias and Sapphira sold their property and gave most of it away. But they lied about how much they sold the property for because they wanted...

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2 Corinthians 5:16-21

From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no...

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The Blitz

Episode 8 — How NOT To Fight Racism: A Review of Jemar Tisby's Latest Book

In this episode of The Blitz, Pastor Jon explores Jemar Tisby's book "How to Fight Racism." In it, he explains why Tisby sees systemic racism...

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Episode 35 - Jesus' Mission Strategy: Confront Sexual Sin

In this episode of Sermon B-Sides, Pastor Jon and Pastor Rusten discuss the story of the woman at the well and the need to not avoid the subject of...

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Acts

Acts 5:1-16

But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property, and with his wife’s knowledge he kept back for himself some of the...

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The Blitz

Episode 7 — Christ or Chaos!

In this episode of The Blitz, Pastor Jon explains why there is no neutrality; your choices are either Christ or Chaos.

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Episode 34 - He Ain't No "Have it Your Way" Burger King

The Church tends to easily dismiss Christ in his Kingly office, either by spiritualizing his rule, or by saying that his Kingly rule is...

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Matthew 28:18-20

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations...

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The Blitz

Episode 6 — Pastors and Politics?

In this episode of The Blitz, Pastor Jon explores how cowardice in the pulpit leads to confusion in the pews, sexual immorality, and ultimately to...

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