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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 [...]

A Message for You – July 16, 2009

July 16, 2009 // 0 Comments

The omnipotent vulnerability of God by PASTOR MARK W. LOVE St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Rockford “Christ helps us,” Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote from his prison cell, “not by virtue of his omnipotence, but by virtue of his weakness and suffering… Only the suffering God can help.” (Letters and Papers from Prison, pp. 360-61, Trans. R.H. [...]

Church Message – July 9, 2009

July 9, 2009 // 0 Comments

What more do we need? by REV. SUE YORK Church of the Holy Spirit Belmont As I write this article, I am also preparing for my final weekend before retiring from Church of the Holy Spirit here in Belmont. It seems incredible to me that we have been a mission parish for over six years, having started in Sparta in 1993. It has been a wonderful six-plus years, filled with [...]
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