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To Undivide The Heart

Bible Text: 1 Samuel 15:1-31 | Preacher: Pastor Daniel Roels Saul is Israel’s first king and he is God’s appointed guardian to keep the people in right relationship with God. The trouble is that Saul’s heart is divided about this. Following God might be unpopular! So Saul disobeys God to please the people, but loses the Kingdom. Is your heart undivided in obedience to God? Or do you prefer excuses, circumstances, and peer pressure? The “Lent” season has started, and it’s time for heart-examination and for God to undivide our divided hearts.

End Times? Keep the Faith in Jesus

Bible Text: 2 Thessalonians 2 | Preacher: Pastor Daniel Roels Thinking of the “end times” and trying to clearly interpret Biblical prophecy and vision about them often raises our anxiety. In 2 Thessalonians 2, there is talk of rebellion and lawlessness and a restrainer, but it is very difficult to be sure who is who and what is when. How can we rest if we don’t have the answers?! The same way Christians have always been told to rest: keep the faith in Jesus.

Beautiful Things Out of Shame

Bible Text: Joshua 2 | Preacher: Pastor Daniel Roels It’s one thing to learn from our mistakes or come to accept and peace that God can use our mistakes. But what about those mistakes that follow us, cling to us, and come to define us? What about those sins that root shame deep in us? Today, we’ll hear two stories of shamed women who have become part of God’s plan. The third story is up to you – will you let God’s grace redeem your shame?

A Discomfitting Discipleship

Bible Text: Matthew 8:18-22 | Preacher: Pastor Daniel Roels On this second Sunday of vision renewal month, I’ll be addressing the topic of discipleship, that is, how we live in a way that obeys Jesus. To do so is more difficult than we can grasp when we first respond to Jesus’ call, but that never excuses us from continually being led and getting better at walking His way. What’s your next step?