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Sermons on Faith

Seek ye first…

(Open with some Olympic jokes and banter…) Speaking of the Olympics…have any of you wondered what kind of attention Ryan Lochte was seeking when he went out partying in Rio? If you haven’t heard, the 12-time Olympic medalist has had a tremendous downfall lately. You could say his “Tayna Harding” moment began after he and three teammates hit the town to celebrate.…

In Good Hands

If you’ve been watching the Olympics, you know there have been some unbelievable stories unfolding. Records broken, bones broken, spirits both lifted and crushed. The stands have been packed with fans cheering for their country’s pride… as well as proud parents watching all those early morning drop offs and late night pick-ups finally paying off. Our own Michael Phelps continues to add…

Leap of Faith

Two weeks ago, Kathleen got a deal on GroupOn to a place in Grand Rapids called Treetop Adventures; a rope and zip-line obstacle course that’s supposed to be fun for the entire family. It didn’t take me long to discover this is a gross misrepresentation. It’d be more accurate if they renamed the place Phobia Forrest. Imagine an intricate web of ropes…

A Test Of Faith

(Read: 1 Kings 18:20-39) Well, it’s Memorial Weekend. The unofficial kick off of summer. School is almost over, vacation plans are about to begin, and our new worship time is underway. While we still have to wait three more weeks for summer to officially begin, Hollywood is already out in full-force, unleashing the new line up of summer blockbuster movies. Whether you are a fan of…

We Wait With Hope

It’s hard to imagine that Advent is upon us. It seems to have come upon us quickly this year. I don’t know why. It’s not like the stores have had Christmas decorations up since October. While culture is ready for the sentimentality of Christmas, perhaps you are not. For many of us, this time of year is cause for great concern. Presents under…

We’ve Got It All

Have you all seen the movie “Forrest Gump?” It’s a wonderful story of a simple man whose good intentions bless him with many great rewards. As the movie moves through these historical moments of life, Forrest unintentionally finds himself in some difficult and crazy situations. But through them all, he always seems to manage with great success. As a result our hero constantly…