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Pastor Jim Fikkert
July 25, 2017

Your Kingdom Come

Your Kingdom Come

He will come! in the clouds – on a white horse, with a sword King of Kings and Lord of Lords   but not yet. He will wait for His people – to return then He will make all things new.   so we wait. like watchmen wait for the morning and we hope certain […]

July 18, 2017

I must decrease

I must decrease

He must increase, but I must decrease.” | John 3:30 John the Baptist uttered the above words when being questioned about Jesus; specifically, his disciples were not excited that Jesus had begun to baptize and to move in on their territory. John takes a step back, recognizing that he is getting in the way of […]

July 11, 2017

Praying toward Humility

Praying toward Humility

But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by any human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself. For I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted. It is the Lord who judges me. Therefore do not pronounce […]

June 27, 2017

Does prayer even work?

Does prayer even work?

A few years ago, for the first time I can remember, there was a backlash against prayer. It was in the wake of the Paris nightclub attack, and specifically to the hashtag: #prayforparis (which was shared over 70 million times) . One of the writers for Charlie Hebdo, a Paris based publication (the victim of […]

June 21, 2017

The cultural mandate

The cultural mandate

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him;  male and female he created them.       And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over […]

June 16, 2017

In my place condemned He stood

In my place condemned He stood

Last week there was a great deal of hubub about comments made by Bernie Sanders during the confirmation hearings of Russell Vought, a devout Christian and potential deputy White House budget director. If you want more info about the conversation, you can read about it and watch video here. The issue centered around an article […]

June 13, 2017

A royal hack job

A royal hack job

Then Samuel said, “Bring here to me Agag the king of the Amalekites.” And Agag came to him cheerfully. Agag said, “Surely the bitterness of death is past.” And Samuel said, “As your sword has made women childless, so shall your mother be childless among women.” And Samuel hacked Agag to pieces before the LORD […]

June 8, 2017

Saul’s legacy

Saul's legacy

When Saul had taken the kingship over Israel, he fought against all his enemies on every side, against Moab, against the Ammonites, against Edom, against the kings of Zobah, and against the Philistines. Wherever he turned he routed them. And he did valiantly and struck the Amalekites and delivered Israel out of the hands of […]

June 6, 2017

A humble confidence

A humble confidence

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. | 1 Peter 5:6-7 I used one of my favorite phrases again this week: humble confidence. This concept is one that I keep coming back […]

May 31, 2017

Playing the fool

Playing the fool

For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became FOOLS, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and […]

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