Faith Message

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A Message for You

September 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

God wants to hear from us by REV. LAURIE TENHAVE-CHAPMAN First Congregational Church of Rockford “Dear God, for my birthday I would really like a shiny red wagon and especially a puppy. Thanks for my good life! Amen.” So reads, we imagine, the prayer of a young child: simple requests for things they would like which may come to fulfillment, but may not. Well, I [...]

A Message for You – August 27, 2009

August 27, 2009 // 0 Comments

What are we convincing ourselves of? by MARCIA HUFSTADER Member, Third Church of Christ, Scientist Every day we are bombarded by thoughts, opinions and advertisements that come to us through friends and all sorts of media. A firm conviction of God’s goodness and all-ness enables us to see through that haze and therefore to think clearly. For instance, there are so many [...]

A Message for You – August 20, 2009

August 20, 2009 // 0 Comments

A blessing in disguise by PASTOR LARRY ROWLAND Rockford Baptist Church Simon and Monique welcomed their fourth child into the world with joy and celebration. Louis was a healthy boy, full of life. Simon was a tanner who lived in a stone house outside of Paris. One of the small rooms of the house served as Simon’s workshop. Because the leather working tools of his trade [...]

A Message for You

August 13, 2009 // 0 Comments

Wanted:  a good friend by PASTOR JON HUIZENGA River Rock Church Recently I heard a mom say that the nicest thing a friend had done for her was to have brought a meal over when she really needed it. Not having that one detail hanging over her head meant a lot. A friend like that is fantastic—and unusual. You need a good friend. Someone needs you to be his or her good [...]

A Message for You – July 23, 2009

July 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

Are you a wise manager? by PASTOR DAVE FERNLUND Algoma Baptist Church In Luke 19, Jesus tells a parable of a man of noble birth who was leaving on a trip. Before he left, he called his servants together and gave them each some money to put to work in his absence. When he returned he asked them what they had done with his money. He wanted to know what they had gained with [...]
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