Posts Tagged with "friends"

Walk With Me

Thursday, October 13, 2011

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Hey There! Here is this week’s Living Water! It is the introduction to my new book, With You Every Step of the Way, now available on Amazon, http://www.amazon.com/You-Every-Step-Way/dp/1617778389/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1316536283&sr=1-1 and as eBook, http://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/book.php?w=978-1-61777-838-4 It’s one of my favorite parts of the book because it captures what I believe about being a pastor and what I have […]

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Where You Belong

Saturday, July 23, 2011

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Come with me for a few minutes…I want to take you on a brief tour…   It’s a tour of the inside of my church.   At the front of the church is a cross. You know, it’s only because of the Jesus’s work on the cross that we became reconciled or “back together” with […]

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What a friend

Sunday, June 5, 2011

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There are times in life when we really need our friends. Parties and barbecues are nice. But in times of loss and grief – that’s when we really count on our friends being there for us.   I know for me, I treasure with great clarity, the faces, compassion, hugs and meaningful words offered during […]

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Completely

Saturday, August 28, 2010

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“God is sheer mercy and grace; not easily angered, he’s rich in love. He doesn’t endlessly nag and scold, nor hold grudges forever. He doesn’t treat us as our sins deserve, nor pay us back in full for our wrongs. As high as heaven is over the earth, so strong is his love for those […]

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Passing Through

Saturday, August 7, 2010

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I never thought I was that kind of person… The kind of person that needed to learn how to appreciate things. I’ve always tried to be purposefully thankful for everything. Or so I thought. But the last week has reminded me of what is truly treasured. It started with being in my hometown, a place […]

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Precious Lives

Friday, January 29, 2010

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“My dear friends, if you know people who have wandered off from God’s truth, don’t write them off. Go after them. Get them back and you will have rescued precious lives from destruction and prevented an epidemic of wandering from God.” James 5:19-20 The Message I want to share an important scene from one of […]

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Peace in the Storm

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

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Peace in the storm (remix of Sunday’s message, for audio, http://www.firstgrandville.org/dl.cfm?file=02_08_09_In_The_Storm.mp3)     Back before satellite, Doppler radar and “Stormtracker” technology, it was kind of hard to tell, when a storm was coming, its severity, and when it would be over.   Along our journeys in life, wouldn’t be nice to have a life storm […]

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Hospitality

Friday, May 9, 2008

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Hospitality John 6:37   “All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.” John 6:37     My brother Ryan and I have often talked about one of our fondest memories from growing up. It’s this. Often on Saturday mornings, while running his errands, […]

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The Table

Friday, March 28, 2008

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NOTE: You can listen to our Palm Sunday and Easter Services on our website, www.firstgrandville.org; go to Resources – Downloads – Sermons. Our Maundy Thursday service is available on CD. Please call or email if you would like a copy.   Matthew 26:26-29 The Table (Remix of Maundy Thursday message)  “While they were eating, Jesus took […]

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The Cross

Friday, March 21, 2008

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Isaiah 53:4-6 The Cross  4 “Surely he has borne our infirmities and carried our diseases; yet we accounted him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his bruises we are healed. 6 […]

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