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Pastor Jim Fikkert
December 14, 2017

The birth of wonder

The birth of wonder

This is the ADVENT poem we read Sunday to open the service. The Birth of Wonder | Madeleine L’Engle As I grow older I get surer Man’s heart is colder, His life no purer. As I grow steadily More austere I come less readily To Christmas each year. I can’t keep taking Without a thought Forced […]

December 13, 2017

The reason

The reason

Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without […]

December 6, 2017

Random acts of honor

Random acts of honor

Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the […]

November 21, 2017

Good Grief

Good Grief

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. | Romans 8:18 In the sermon this Sunday we talked about God’s use of suffering. We said that avoiding suffering is not possible in this life, and that it isn’t God’s […]

November 15, 2017

Guard against hopeless

Guard against hopeless

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that […]

November 7, 2017

Control forces compromise

Control forces compromise

Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.   But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be […]

November 1, 2017

David’s polygamy

David's polygamy

And Abigail hurried and rose and mounted a donkey, and her five young women attended her. She followed the messengers of David and became his wife. David also took Ahinoam of Jezreel, and both of them became his wives. | 1 Samuel 25:42-43 In the sermon Sunday, the beautiful story of discerning Abigail and the […]

October 31, 2017

Happy Reformation Day!

Happy Reformation Day!

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set […]

October 25, 2017

Grieving sin

Grieving sin

For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death. For see what earnestness this godly grief has produced in you, but also what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what longing, what zeal, what punishment! At every point you have proved yourselves innocent in the […]

October 17, 2017

Unifiers and Dividers

Unifiers and Dividers

The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. | 1 Peter 4:7-9 One of the things that pops up whenever anything bad happens […]

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