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Sermons

Following Jesus, Serving Others, and Sharing God's Love

Bring the Message

Dr. Branson Parler Isaiah 6:1-8 This morning we focus on the calling and commissioning of Isaiah.

When God Speaks

Rev. Jay Sowers This morning we welcome Jay Sowers as he leads us in worship. He serves as a Specialized Transition Pastor in the RCA. His wife Beth has worshipped with us for a number of years and presently enjoys serving in the GEMS program.

Everyday Faith

Rev. Eric Schalk Last week we celebrated the resurrection of Jesus and experienced the joy of new life. How do we take the excitement of Easter with us throughout our lives? How do we experience our faith on a daily basis? This morning we will look to the early church to see what everyday faith…
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Resurrection Life

Rev. Eric Schalk This past Friday we experienced the passion of Christ through a service of darkness and contemplation. Christ was sacrificed for our sins. Today, we celebrate because the stone was rolled away, and our Savior rose from the grave. This morning we will marvel at the resurrection, and explore what it means for…
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Stay Strong #8 – Until the End

Dr. Branson Parler As we celebrate Palm Sunday, we will see today how Jesus’ actions set the pattern for Paul, Timothy, and all future Christians. But he is not merely the pattern for us; he is the one who makes our faithfulness possible. It is his grace and Spirit that enables us to stay strong…
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Stay Strong #7 – Expect Persecution?

Rev. Eric Schalk Many of us have been mocked once or twice for saying or doing something strange. Most of us have not been persecuted for our faith. In our text this morning we will see that Paul tells everyone who desires to live a godly life that they will be persecuted. We’ll explore what…
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Stay Strong #6 – The Folly of False Teaching

Dr. Branson Parler In our text for today, we will see the nature of false teachers and those who fall prey to them. By seeing what not to do, we can be equipped and empowered to know what we should do. As we strive to stay strong, we need to learn to embrace the power…
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Stay Strong #5 – Pursue the Noble Life

Rev. Eric Schalk Today we pick up our series on 2 Timothy. Our text helps us to think through what we are to do when someone attacks the baton of faith. We will see how God calls us to deal with issues in the church, and why it is vital we work towards reconciliation.

Forever One Thing

Pastor Tim Meendering Our gathering today marks a significant transition for all of us as I take up the work of Transition Ministry in the Great Lakes Region. Looking back over 20 years, some of you have heard well over a 1,000 of my sermons and all kinds of teaching in between. As we focus…
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Spiritual Momentum

Rev. Todd VanEk This morning we welcome Todd VanEk, Mission India’s new President, as he shares his passion for this ministry. Todd most recently was Lead Pastor at Christ Memorial Church in Holland. He and his wife, Jean, have five children, including a daughter adopted from India. Todd has been an advocate for Mission India…
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