I can remember my mother talking with enthusiasm about a young man in our town, “That boy is going somewhere someday; he’s a man on a mission!” The reason why people have equated success with being on a mission is that to be on a mission you must be very focused and determined...Read More
Trinity Christian Reformed Church is located near the mouth of Rush Creek where it empties into the Grand River. Most of Rush Creek has been channelized and is used primarily as a drain for snow melt and rain water in southeastern Ottawa and southwestern Kent counties. Unfortunately it is not seen as a natural resource.
Ten years ago I preached a series of messages on types of stewardship: financial, time, talents and creation...Read More
This past June Pastor Umoh was in my office talking about Strong Tower Ministries. We started talking about spiritual warfare due to the series of sermons I was going to preach in the fall. Umoh mentioned that their family was going through very difficult spiritual struggles at the time. I inquired as to why this was and he informed me that his wife Emme’s family was struggling because of a curse that had been placed on them many years before.Read More
The level of racial tension in the U.S. right now is very high. And I am afraid that even Christians have not become immune to this deadly virus. We can so easily respond by cocooning in our own ethnic environment. But this is certainly not the Lord’s will and destructive to our mission and calling in the world.Read More
For four days our little campsite was surrounded on one side by fifty-three in-laws, and on the other side by fifty-five outlaws. In fact the Devil’s Desciples consider themselves one of the 1% of motorcycle clubs that pride themselves on not being so law abiding.Read More