The Story

Do you know the story of the Titanic? It was a huge ocean liner, a luxury cruise ship that was the toast of its time in 1912. It boasted an on-board gym, swimming pool, libraries, wireless telegraph (sorry, no WIFI), high-class restaurants and opulent cabins. Nothing like it had ever been launched before and it was the largest ship afloat at the time. It also happens to be something that has been studied in history as one of the worst maritime disasters

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What is the next step God is calling you to take?

A number of years ago, I flew on several occasions with a co-worker in his private plane. He had a beautiful twin engine Cessna with a pressurized cabin. It was fun because I got to sit in the seat right next to him as he piloted the plane. There was one flight in particular that stands out in my memory. We were headed for Detroit and he filed a flight plan with the FAA since we were going to be flying instrument Flight Rules (IFR for you aviation buffs). Despite the fact that it was clear where we were flying out of, our destination was ‘socked in’ with a very low

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The Other Job In Every Job We Do

~ We welcome Fred De Jong to bring us our Sunday service message.
 
In everything we do, God has purposed something else for us to do. Whether in career, studies, homemaking, retirement activities or any other enterprise, we are called to also be “reconcilers”. This critical role is easy to miss or skimp on given the many hats we wear. Still, God

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It’s All About Love

~ We welcome Dan Kuiper back to bring us the message today.
Before He ascended into heaven Jesus gave a mission statement to His followers: Go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. (Matt. 28:19)
This is known as the Great Commission.
 
But, the truth is, we Christians will never be able to carry out the Great Commission if we are not living out the Great Commandment.
 
When Jesus was once asked which of all the commandments was the greatest He did not

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Ready or Not?

~ We welcome back Andrew Wahlstrom to bring us our Sunday message.
 
Every year, when the weather turns nice, I think back to the days when I had a convertible. Years ago, I owned an MGB. It was a fun little car. I used to run around with the top down, drive it to the dunes or on a date. The car was in perfect shape. It was up on blocks every winter and never saw bad weather. There was only one flaw, the gas gauge didn’t work. But that wasn’t a problem, I had a system.

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No Regrets

~ We welcome back Mark Morris to bring us our Sunday message.
 
If you look around, this phrase is everywhere. I’ve seen it on t-shirts and tattoos. There have been multiple songs with this title, as well as a movie. It’s even what Ace Frehley, the former lead guitarist of the rock band “Kiss”, called his autobiography. (Really, Ace? You don’t regret that makeup…?)
 
Although it seems like a noble sentiment, I’m not sure that it’s a motto that should guide a

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A Father’s Love

The relationship we have with God often parallels the relationship we have or had with our dad.
We cannot experience the freedom our faith was meant to bring if we choose to be held captive by our past. To tell ourselves that we will never live life to the full because of

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Joining God In His Mission

~ We welcome Greg Stamm to bring us our Sunday service message 
Have you ever seen a church youth group come back from a mission trip on fire for God? I have seen this happen in youth groups many, many times and wondered why it took a mission trip for that fire to appear. I have also gone on many mission trips myself, personally, and noticed this same phenomenon in my spiritual life. Last February I went to Guatemala and built homes for refugees in the valley of an abandoned coffee plantation named San Ramone. When dedicating and giving the home to a

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Fruit Of The Spirit Game Changers

~ We welcome back Andrew Wahlstrom to bring us our Sunday message.
 
In the 1990’s, Chicago had the privilege of witnessing one of the greatest decades for any team in the history of sports. I wasn’t a true basketball fan before that but I admit to getting caught up in what was going on. The Chicago Bulls won 6 NBA

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What Does God Want?

The Bible says some incredible things about Christianity. Think about it:
Jesus said, “Anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” (John 14:12) He was speaking after he had turned water into wine, fed 5,000 people with 5 small loaves and 2 fish, walked on water, miraculously healed people, and even raised the dead! And we’re supposed to do greater things?!?! Would you say that this has

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