Behold Our King: Lent Message 2017

This is the story of Our King. It’s the story of a King unlike any other King. This is the story of King Jesus. This is the story of how his kingdom came in. It was a coronation, an ascent, unlike any before or since. It was harrowing, confusing, bewildering....

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252 BASICS – May Music

This month we look at how we can be content in all things.   Our May theme is taken from Philippians 4:12. Here’s the song… And here’s the melody… And here’s the instrumental version… Sheet music… 252 BASICS – Philippians-4-12

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252 BASICS – April Music

The 252 BASICS April theme is based on perseverance. Using Isaiah 40:31 we look at how we can run the race and not grow weary. Here’s the song… Here’s the instrumental version… Here’s the music… 252 BASICS – Isaiah 40-31

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252 BASICS – March Music

Our March theme is based around the idea of hope.  The 252 BASICS memory verse is John 16:33. Here’s the song… Here’s the instrumental version… Here’s the music… 252 BASICS – John 16-33  

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252 BASICS – February Music

Our 252 BASICS verse this month is Ecclesiastes 4:9.  Two people are better than one, and cooperation is how we can be used by God to help others. Here’s the song… Here’s the piano only… Here’s the sheet music… 252 BASICS – Ecclesiastes 4-9

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Song of Solomon

Very few speakers, seminars, or preaching series have shaped my life more than Tommy Nelson’s Song of Solomon series. I’ll be sharing this video curriculum from April 3-May 15 during the education hour, from 10:45-11:30 AM, in the Fireside Library. Admittedly, it’s difficult for me to subscribe entirely to someone...

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Introducing ten Boom – the Musical

ten Boom – the Musical Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 19-21, 2016 The true-life and faith experience of Corrie ten Boom is an amazing one. Corrie and her family lived in Haarlem, the Netherlands prior to and during WW2. When the Germans occupied the Netherlands, choices had to be made...

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Seven Questions to Ask as You Read the Bible

As some of you know, this January I began teaching a Biblical Introduction course at Northwestern College. As a means of guiding the students into the scriptural story, I’ve offered up these seven questions as prompts to help them engage the text at several deeper levels. I think they will...

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God Our Protector

A month or so ago, in a sermon called “Not on Our Watch,” I shared with you some learnings that I took away from a day of exploring Sequoia National Park in California. The temporary loss of my watch notwithstanding (the band broke half a mile into a four-mile hike;...

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252 BASICS – October 2016

Another year of 252 BASICS is starting up, and Tom Hydeen has produced another song.  This month, we’re looking at Joshua 1:9. Here’s the song: Here’s the instrumental version: And here’s the sheet music: oct-2016-joshua-1v9

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ten Boom – Online!

The good folks who created this musical have given us permission to post our performance on our website.  We’ve edited the video file down in four sections, posted below.  Please check out the official website of the musical as well at www.tenBoomTheMusical.com.  In the meantime, enjoy the performance! NOTE:  We...

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Church is Like a Forest

After this past Sunday morning’s message by Pastor Tim on Psalm 78 and the analogy he used describing the Giant Sequoias, I found it providential that my devotions the last few days have highlighted trees as well. I’ve found myself reflecting a bit more, taking in the grand beauty and...

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ten Boom the musical

Members of First Reformed Church in Orange City presented a musical based on the story of Dutch Holocaust survivor Corrie ten Boom Aug. 18 – 21. The musical was a huge success.  All four performances were packed. There was no charge for admission to the musical but a free-will offering was collected for a...

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ten Boom – Q & A

In conjunction with the grand completion of Project 78, FRC members and friends will present ten Boom, the Musical. The musical/drama is based on the true to life story of Cornelia “Corrie” ten Boom (15 April 1892 – 15 April 1983) and adapted from a powerful book and film called...

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A New Year

It’s time to turn the page: 2015 is over, and 2016 is here. With the beginning of a new calendar year, there comes a corresponding series of endings. One of these wrap-ups that we think about the least – but in some way “feel” the most – is the conclusion...

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