SING TO THE KING – The Carols of Advent, wk. 2

by CLC_Staff on November 30, 2016

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“Joy to the World”

This week “Joy to the World” will be our theme carol. It certainly includes the basic Christian message, “I bring you good news of great joy”. The lyrics were based on Psalm 98 and the song was never expressly intended to be a Christmas Carol. However, the soaring music has made it so and I think it expresses what Isaac Watts hoped for with this new song (written in the early 1700s). Joy is not confined to Christmas; rather Christmas can cause us to have joy every day.

Scripture Reference: Psalm 98

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SING TO THE KING – The Carols of Advent, wk. 1

by CLC_Staff on November 22, 2016

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“I Heard The Bells on Christmas Day”

On this first Sunday in Advent we begin a new series exploring some of our beloved Christmas Carols to find the timeless message of Christmas – the celebration of the birth of Christ.

Scripture Reference: Hebrews 11: 1 and Psalm 121

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DEALING WITH THE HAZARDS OF EVERYDAY LIFE week 4

by CLC_Staff on November 15, 2016

web-dealing-with-the-hazards-week-4Fellowship – Connecting (Really) in a Networked World

Are we really connected in today’s society? Social media does offer the opportunity, however does it really connect us? Being isolated and feeling lonely causes all kind of other vulnerabilities. Today we talk about the simple concept of fellowship.

Scripture Reference: Acts 2: 42

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A WEIRD TEST OF FAITH

November 10, 2016

This week we welcome, as our speaker, Pastor Mike Wissink, Ferris State University Chaplin. Mike will be preaching on the story of how Jesus Calmed the Storm. Scripture Reference: Mark 4:35-41 Pastor Mike Wissink has been working in campus ministry at Ferris State University since 1994. He is funded in part by Christian Reformed Home Missions. […]

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DEALING WITH THE HAZARDS OF EVERYDAY LIFE week 3

November 1, 2016

Regaining Hope and Purpose in the Battle Against Depression Depression is widespread a good many people suffer from general malaise. Hope and purpose seems to evaporate for many. The Gospel not only has antidotes, but wants us to thrive in hope. We can have a God-given purpose in our lives that energizes every day. Scripture […]

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DEALING WITH THE HAZARDS OF EVERYDAY LIFE week 2

October 26, 2016

Becoming Unbusy – Avoiding the White Rabbit Syndrome Busyness is almost a badge of honor in our culture, and yet it can become overwhelming. “If you want something done ask a busy person,” so it is said. Yet Jesus never seems to be in a hurry. Why? This week we look at becoming unbusy. Scripture […]

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DEALING WITH THE HAZARDS OF EVERYDAY LIFE week 1

October 20, 2016

Overcoming Anxiety with Contentment We begin a news series this week called, Dealing with the Hazards of Modern Life. The first hazard…. Anxiety. Here Jesus and Paul give us a glimpse into contentment. Scripture Reference: Matthew 6:25-34 and Philippians 4:10-13

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TELLING THEIR STORY – Everyday Encounters with God, week 5

October 12, 2016

Help My Unbelief Sometimes what we are asked to believe is beyond our capacity. Then what? The demon-possessed boy’s father travels the journey many of us have traveled. We need help with our unbelief. Scripture Reference: Mark 9: 14-29

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TELLING THEIR STORY – Everyday Encounters with God, week 4

October 4, 2016

When No One Can Help The woman who is healed of bleeding is at the end of her rope. Sometimes this is where God deals with us most powerfully. Scripture Reference: Luke 8: 40-48

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TELLING THEIR STORY – Everyday Encounters with God, week 3

September 26, 2016

Learning When You Think You Know All of us can know more of God. It’s inspiring to hear of experienced people of God learning more. Unfortunately when it happens it is also humbling. Let’s look at the story of Nicodemus Scripture Reference: John 3

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