Scripture: Isaiah 60:1-11
Sermon: “CULTURE WARS: The War on Christmas?” by Pastor Todd Buurstra
As some view it, within the “culture war,” there is a “war on Christmas.” You have to say, “Happy Holidays,” and aren’t supposed to say, “Merry Christmas.” Nativity scenes are no longer allowed on the township green, though I think a nice Menorah […]
Scripture: Isaiah 58:1-14
Sermon: “Hope in This Mess” by Pastor Todd Buurstra
Does the world seem a mess to you this Advent?
What with the Deficit Reduction Committee stalemating, and leaving us with $15T of debt!
What with the Penn State fiasco tarnishing a great coach and leaving many, broken victims!
What with illnesses like cancer taking the life of […]
Scripture: Isaiah 56:1-8
Sermon: “Finding Hope Together” by Pastor Todd Buurstra
The story is told of the day that Mahatma Gandhi visited a Christian church in college. He had been reading the gospels and considered giving his life to Jesus because it was clear to him how Jesus could end the destructive, divisive caste system in India. […]
Scripture: Acts 2:42-47 & I Corinthians. 11:20-26
Sermon: “Church Family Meals” by Pastor Todd Buurstra
Experts say that healthy families eat together at least four times per week. This allows for conversation, fights, prayer, and just connecting. These family’s kids tend more towards A’s in school, the ability to say NO to sex/drugs, and a smile on […]
Scripture: Malachi 3:10-15
Sermon: “Why Give” by Pastor Todd Buurstra
Is this money season? asked someone struggling with faith, but wanting to return to church. I know you have to do it, but I don’t like money season. It makes me feel guilty, and I don’t need that right now. Maybe I’ll come back after money season. […]
Scripture: Romans 8:26-39
Sermon: “Headwinds” By Pastor Todd Buurstra
This is one of the most powerful passages in all of Scripture, but to fully grasp it you need to remember what it felt like to walk against a strong headwind. As you walked you may’ve lost your hat, so your hair got blown, if it was […]
Scripture: Romans 7:15-25a Matthew 11:16-19, 28-30
Sermon: “Darned if I Do, And Darned if I Don’t” by Pastor Todd Buurstra
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Scripture: Acts 2:1-4
Sermon: “Communitas” by Pastor Todd Buurstra
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Scripture: Acts 1:6-11
Sermon: “So Now, Mr. Camping, When is Judgment Day?” by Pastor Todd Buurstra
Sunday before last, a Joyful Noise singer wrote a prayer thankgiving that the world didn’t blow up! That’s his reaction to God’s world continuing beyond 5/21 at 6 PM, what was yours?
I had many emotions. I was angry that Harold Camping […]