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Prince. Lamb. King. Revolutionary. Seer.

These titles – and many more – have been imparted to Jesus of Nazareth. In his own day, he was an enigma – a man whose touch healed, whose words divided, and whose mission upended the status quo. 2000 years later, this poor carpenter turned cross-bearer continues to evoke deep and disparate feelings around the world. Thousands of denominations claim him. Billions of people pray to him. Around every corner lurk those who oppose him.

Beginning on August 28, First Reformed Church will seek to meet this Jesus all over again. In a sweeping, nine-month teaching event, we’ll journey with Jesus through Galilee, Judea, and Jerusalem. We’ll look closely at his miracles, rediscover his teachings, and observe his intimate moments among family, friends, and foes. Join us at 9:30 on Sunday mornings from now through Ascension Day 2017 for the Year of the Messiah. To view the preaching plan for this series click here

One of the important questions of Jesus’s time—and therefore, one of the great opportunities he had to speak a Defining Word—revolved around the question of ritual purity. In the morning message, Pastor Tim will show how Jesus “reversed gears” and presented  new vision of purity as “inside-out”.

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We will gather at the communion table and share in the Lord’s Supper during the first half of the worship service. Following the sacrament, Pastor Tim will offer a teaching on Luke 14 – the story of Jesus healing a man on the Sabbath.  In this concluding sermon, we look at how participation supercedes reciprocity, […]

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