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(New Year’s Eve )Guest Preacher: Evangelist Raphael Beecham, Jr. – Focused

Bible Text: Colossians 3:1-2 | Preacher: Evangelist Raphael Beecham, Jr. Evangelist Raphael Beechams who is the guest pastor will be coming from Colossian 3:1-2 and sermon titled: Staying Focused on Jesus in the Midst of Worldly Distractions.

From Ordinary to Beautiful

Bible Text: Exodus 26:1-7, 14-15, 30-37 | Preacher: Pastor Daniel Roels From Exodus to an advent series about God making beautiful things.  This week, we’ll consider the meaning of the materials used in the tabernacle. They sound extravagant, but come from very common sources along the Israelites’ route out of Egypt toward God’s promised land. That way, every time they went to worship, they’d remember the story of what God had done for them. If you could take a small bag with simple items in it to remember and tell your story with God, what would you take? (Exodus 26)

Real Relationships in This Virtual Video Age

Bible Text: Acts 17:16 | Preacher: Rev. Robert Price We welcome Pastor Robert Price to the pulpit:  Our electronic culture is moving away from face-to-face oral tradition toward a virtual, visual culture that emphasizes sight. Young people sit next to each other and text to communicate. Sound is not important in text world. We have many Facebook friends, but few real friends that know the sound of our voices. “All the lonely people, where do they all come from?” 

Faith and Grace – (Continued)

Bible Text: Exodus 14:5-14, 16:1-4 | Preacher: Pastor Daniel Roels | Series: Exodus Series By grace we’re saved, through faith. And once we’re on the right side, does it still come down to grace and faith? Or do we handle sin only with judgment, finding it hard to forgive ourselves and others? God’s grace is still required. Or do we get angry with God when life doesn’t come together the way we want? Faith in Him is still required. That’s because getting rescued from bondage to sin is a beginning, not an arrival. There is a long journey ahead.

Passover and Communion

Bible Text: Exodus 12:1-13, 24-32 | Preacher: Pastor Daniel Roels | Series: Exodus Series A special service, we’ll be celebrating communion and remembering the story of Jesus right alongside the story of the Passover. Jesus was the firstborn Son of God and was sacrificed to protect and liberate us. Other sacrifices protected the ancient Israelites and led them to freedom. The Israelites were to mark time by the Exodus event and Christians mark time by Jesus birth, life, death, and resurrection. All the connections show that the Old and New Testaments are one story and tell us of one faithful God whom we can trust

Living In A Pluralist Society – Pastor Bassam Madany

Bible Text: I Corinthians 8:4-6 | Preacher: Pastor Bassam Madany Please welcome Pastor Bassam Madany who will be the guest preacher while Pastor Dan is on vacation. Today’s scripture:  Therefore, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that “an idol has no real existence,” and that “there is no God but one.” For although there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth—as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”—  yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.

What If Obedience to God Makes Life Harder?

Bible Text: Exodus 5-6:1 | Preacher: Pastor Daniel Roels | Series: Exodus Series As we live our suburban Chicago lives, it’s easy to settle in for the comforts of homes, jobs, family nearby, church going, and the stable rhythm of the years. But what if God calls us to change something? Surely since it’s His Will, when we obey, things will go smoothly… right? But actually no. God’s Will stands in opposition to a sinful world and our own sinful hearts, so obedience will meet resistance. Do you have the courage to see God glorified?

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?