Creation Speaks

Speaker: Gerry VanKooten Chapel · February 8, 2012 … [Read more...]

A Super Bowl Lesson

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I am writing this entry without knowing who will eventually be crowned as Champions at Super Bowl XLVI. As the New England Patriots and the New York Giants prepare for “conflict,” I do think about what I learned about leadership from New England Patriot head coach Bill Belichick. In Michael Holley’s recent book, War Room: The Legacy of Bill Belichick and the Art of … [Read more...]

New book on interpreting the Bible through Christ

How to Read the Bible

Dr. Michael Williams, Old Testament professor here at Calvin Seminary, has written a new book, "How to Read the Bible through the Jesus Lens". From the back cover: "Discover how each book of the Bible points readers to Christ: If you sometimes feel as if the Bible teaching you receive comes as small puzzle pieces you do not know how to fit together, this book is for you." … [Read more...]

Growing a Church for Mission

Speaker: Paul Bergsma Chapel · February 3, 2012 … [Read more...]

Observational “No Worry” Living

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Matthew 6:25-34  Jesus said we were to consider the lilies of the field and the birds of the air. Jesus asked us to observe in order to live – in order that we might live by faith not in worry. I don’t know about you, but "worry-free" living is not always easy. Maybe we have to “consider” or “observe” the world around us to see how God is still at work in this … [Read more...]

Mission Accomplished

We will be posting a number of devotionals written by President Jul Medenblik for the Today series. This devotional originally appeared in the 2006 July – August volume for August 30. Passage: Genesis 45:1-18 “ 'It was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you.' ” Genesis 45:5 In many of the conversations we’ve heard in Genesis, we have seen people at odds with one … [Read more...]

The Source of Wisdom

We will be posting a number of devotionals written by President Jul Medenblik for the Today series. This devotional originally appeared in the 2006 July – August volume for August 29. Passage: Genesis 41:1-40 “Since God has made all this known to you, there is no one so discerning and wise as you.” Genesis 41:39 The journey from slavery to the Pharaoh’s palace was on a … [Read more...]

Getting Ready to Meet God

We will be posting a number of devotionals written by President Jul Medenblik for the Today series. This devotional originally appeared in the 2006 July – August volume for August 26. Passage: Genesis 35:1-15 “ 'Get rid of the foreign gods you have with you, and purify yourselves . . . .'” Genesis 35:2 Growing up on a family farm meant that after chores on Saturday, it … [Read more...]

God Brings Laughter

We will be posting a number of devotionals written by President Jul Medenblik for the Today series. This devotional originally appeared in the 2006 July – August volume for August 17. Passage: Genesis 21:1-7 “'God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.'” Genesis 21:6 When was the last time you really laughed? Did you see something … [Read more...]

Is Anything Too Hard For God?

We will be posting a number of devotionals written by President Jul Medenblik for the Today series. This devotional originally appeared in the 2006 July – August volume for August 14. Passage: Genesis 18:1-15 "'Is anything too hard for the Lord? . . . Sarah will have a son.'” Genesis 18:14 Why did it take so long? Why didn’t God give Abra­ham and Sarah a child as soon … [Read more...]