COMMUNICATION

Why, Lord?

Why, Lord?

Can I share with you the most burning question I have for the Lord? Can I share with you the question that I, as a Pastor, have been asked over and over again, through the faces of anger, confusion, hurt, despair, and loss? Can I share with you the question that has...

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Who is God?

Who is God?

I’d like to start with a challenge. Stop reading this blog and spend 30 seconds critically thinking in order to come up with a one sentence answer to the question, “Who is God?”. Go. What did you come up with? If you were anything like our middle school students, you...

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Thy Word

Thy Word

You know those weeks where everything seems to go right? The ones where you sit and appreciate the sun when it is shining, when you love others well, when everything you have on your list is going swimmingly, and you seem to be on top of things? I love those weeks…...

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Be an Encourager!

Be an Encourager!

Do you ever feel like you need some encouragement? Often our hectic world drives us to feel unappreciated and uncared for.  We perform all day long and often never hear a word of appreciation. Students often demand from their parents, car rides, attention, money, and...

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Happy Holidays? Maybe or Maybe Not

Happy Holidays? Maybe or Maybe Not

The holidays are not happy for some of us this year.  For some it’s been a difficult year of hardship and loss.  For most of us the holidays are at least a time when we tend to remember and think about those who have gone before us.  For me, it’s a time when I think...

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A Christmas Invitation

A Christmas Invitation

With Christmas right around the corner, you’re probably beginning to consider where you are spending the holidays, when the get togethers will happen, what you will cook, what gifts you will give, and what decorations need to go where. Maybe you’ve even dug out that...

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Be a Missionary in our Church Lobby!

Be a Missionary in our Church Lobby!

One of the traits I am beginning to ask of all those who call Orchard Hill home, is that they develop a “missionary mind-set” when strolling through our lobby before or after our services. We know that every week we have visitors to Orchard Hill and that every Sunday...

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Teaching Moments

Teaching Moments

This past week, I have been working a long-term sub job in a classroom that works with minorly cognitively impaired children. At first, I was a little nervous. I went to school for education, but I wasn’t sure what I was walking into. And I was committed for 4 to 6...

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Christ Imitators

Christ Imitators

I am 28 years old and have been striving to follow Jesus for over half of my life. Because I have been following Christ for 15 of the most formative years of my life, I feel that I should begin to look quite like Jesus, himself. I should walk, talk, love, and interact...

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Cupbearer to the King

Cupbearer to the King

Pastor Bob began his sermon series on the book of Nehemiah this past Sunday, and as with any opening sermon, a lot of groundwork must be set. Yet one particular phrase stuck with me from the text last Sunday. At the end of chapter one, in verse 11, as he finishes his...

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Grand Rapids, MI 49544
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