Web logs

Web logs

ActsNow 2017 Caribbean and Colombia

Come and hear how God is moving in the Caribbean and Colombia. Just like in the early church, God is doing some amazing things in our part of the globe. Russell Stendal will share about his experiences helping to bring peace between FARC guerillas and the Colombian government. Paolo will share about his experience as a pastor and church leader in the Caribbean and others…

Look to the Cross

From Extreme Devotion. December 08: Extreme Smugglers NORTH KOREA: KIK For, as I have often told you before and now say again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Philippians 3:18 “Look for the cross,” the young Korean man named Kik heard a villager say. Word spread to those who escaped from North Korea into China that they should look for a…

Bulletin – Week of December 10, 2017

Order of Worship Angels from the Realms of Glory O Come, All Ye Faithful I Know Whom I Have Believed Third Sunday of Advent Candle Lighting Litany-Immigrants are a Blessing Jesus, Son of God Come Thou Long Expected Jesus Offering: Kingdom Advancement Fund Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God Scripture:  Luke 1:26-28 Message:   Empty? Listen to Gabriel Again. O Little Town of…

Persevering through Trial

from Extreme Devotion. December 02: Extreme Clapping ENGLAND: THOMAS HAUKER So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. 2 Corinthians 4:18 Thomas Hauker, a bright, well-favored, good-looking young gentleman, would not deny his personal relationship with Christ. For this he was sentenced to die at the stake. Days before his execution, Thomas’s friends…

Bulletin – Week of December 3, 2017

  December 3, 2017 Order of Worship Even So Come Greeting Advent Reading and Candle Lighting Oh Come Oh Come Emanuel Call to Worship: Psalm 24 and Psalm 51 Be Thou My Vision Oh Great God Speak Oh Lord Offering:  General Fund Christ Your Love is Overwhelming Prayer Scripture:  2 Corinthians 5:16-21 Message:  What’s New With You? Communion In Christ Alone Jesus Messiah…

When God makes things happen

I am ashamed to admit it, but as a pastor, too often, I don’t expect God to show up. My default is to trust in human systems and working the angles. It is a part of my fallen human nature. It is a lack of faith and trust. It is a sin in my life against which I must struggle, learning to take every thought captive and making it obedient to Christ (2Cor 10:5). How…

Bulletin – Week of November 26, 2017

Glorifying God by Knowing, Living and Proclaiming our Hope in Christ A Christian Reformed Church November 26, 2017 Order of Worship Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee Call to Worship:  Deuteronomy 6:4-9 Welcome & Greeting Lighting of First Advent Candle Father of Lights What a Beautiful Name By Faith God of Angel Armies Offering: Kingdom Advancement Fund I Surrender All…

Bulletin – Week of November 19, 2017

ORDER OF WORSHIP As it is in Heaven Prayer & Greeting Jesus This is You Your Majesty Come Thou Fount I Need Thee Every Hour Be Thou My Vision Offering: Outreach Fund Offering Prayer Scripture: Ruth 2:1-14 Message: Hospitality Here I am Lord Benediction Send Us Out NEXT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2017 Greeters: Del & Pat Cookies: Denise, Faye Serving Assistants: Maggie,…

The importance of Prayer and ministry

Though this video is on pastoral ministry and prayer, the lesson is applicable to every Christian and the ministry they do in the home, the marketplace, at fun. Wherever we may bring the Word we must pray. #Wisdom Wednesday with Dr. John Currid “What is the importance of prayer in pastoral ministry? from Reformed Theological Seminary on Vimeo.

News articles worth reading

If you want to read some well thought articles on a variety of topics.  I suggest this listing, you will get things on marriage, religious freedom, euthanasia, government and the like. I recommend these two articles: The No. 1 Social Justice imperative is Marriage The Science about Motherhood… The section on motherhood starts about 12 minutes.  I disagree with a lot…