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Sermons

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…

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…

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…

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…

Stay Strong #4 – He Will Remain Faithful!

Dr. Branson Parler What will enable us to endure and to pass on the faith? In our text, Paul points to two things that motivate and compel him to do what he does: the gospel of Jesus and a love for God’s people. Today we will see how Jesus embodies the faithfulness of God to…

Stay Strong #3 – Receive, Pass, Endure

Rev. Eric Schalk Today we pick up our series on 2 Timothy. This morning we will focus on our need to be constantly receiving the gospel message so we can constantly pass on the gospel message. Paul’s instructions come with a call to endure all things so that the message of Christ will reach all…

A Life Worth Living

Pastor Tim Meendering Today, through the sacraments of communion and baptism and through the preaching of the Word, we will be refreshed in the glory of Christ and the gospel. At the same time, we will see what it means to call on God as our Father in heaven and to pray that his kingdom…

Stairway to Heaven

Rev. David Bast We welcome to Fourth this morning Rev. David Bast, president of Words of Hope. He will give us an update on the Luganda ministry in Uganda and other work done through Words of Hope.

Stay Strong #2 – Not Ashamed

Dr. Branson Parler What do we do when we face difficulty in our faith? In today’s text, we will see how Paul encourages Timothy and us to stand firm in the Gospel. The reality of God’s amazing love for us and examples of Christians who have gone before us should motivate us to “guard the…