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Coping with Betrayal
Rev. Deb Koster

Coping with Betrayal

April 11, 2021 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are you struggling with betrayal? Consider what scripture says about navigating abusive relationships and moving forward to find healing for your heart.

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Say Yes to Being the Bride of Christ
Beth Fellinger

Say Yes to Being the Bride of Christ

April 7, 2021 • Beth Fellinger

How can ancient wedding traditions help us to experience the Lord's Supper? Discover how the imagery can help us to say yes to being the bride of Christ.

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Help for Nurturing Spiritual Growth
Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Help for Nurturing Spiritual Growth

April 4, 2021 • Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Are you wanting to grow spiritually? Explore the tools that God provides us to grow deeper in our faith and invest in a ongoing relationship with Jesus.

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What does Submission in Marriage Look Like?
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

What does Submission in Marriage Look Like?

March 31, 2021 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

What should a healthy marriage relationship look like? Mutual submission in marriage is a Spirit-filled way that we can honor God and serve our spouse.

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Easter Grace: Seize the Teaching Opportunity
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Easter Grace: Seize the Teaching Opportunity

March 28, 2021 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Easter is a time to share the joy of the resurrection by talking about what Christ has accomplished. Seize the teachable moments to celebrate God's love.

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Battling a Negative Body Image
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Battling a Negative Body Image

March 24, 2021 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Do you know someone who struggles with a negative body image? The standards of the world will discourage us but God is the source of our true beauty.

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Building God's Diverse Kingdom: Talking About Race
Rev. Shannon Jammal-Hollemans

Building God's Diverse Kingdom: Talking About Race

March 21, 2021 • Rev. Shannon Jammal-Hollemans

Are you wondering about how to talk with your children about racial privilege? Consider how you can be an advocate for building God's diverse kingdom.

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Jesus Promises Our Forgiveness
Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Jesus Promises Our Forgiveness

March 17, 2021 • Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Do you struggle with forgiving others or wonder if God can forgive you? Discover what the Bible has to say about forgiveness and find healing from God.

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How Do I Raise My Child to Embrace Faith?
Rev. Deb Koster

How Do I Raise My Child to Embrace Faith?

March 14, 2021 • Rev. Deb Koster

Every Christian parent wants their kids to have a strong and authentic faith, but how do we help them get there? From kids to teens, here's how to help.

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Helping Your Teen Gain Self-Worth
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Helping Your Teen Gain Self-Worth

March 10, 2021 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Does your child struggle with self- worth? Parents can encourage their teens to build their identity in Christ rather than upon their own achievements.

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Finding Belonging
Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Finding Belonging

March 7, 2021 • Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Where do you feel a sense of belonging? Consider God's promises in scripture to discover your identity as a beloved child of God enfolded into his family.

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Guiding Our Kids to Pray
Rev. Dr. Steven Koster

Guiding Our Kids to Pray

March 3, 2021 • Rev. Dr. Steven Koster

Are you wondering how to guide your children into a relationship with God. Seize the everyday moments to guide your children into a life of prayer.

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Recent Devotions

Rule the Words of My Mouth
Rev. Deb Koster

Rule the Words of My Mouth

August 13, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster

Psalm 19:12-14

Do you ever say words you regret? Consider what scripture says about our speech and learn to use words with care so that God is glorified in our speech.

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How We Communicate Has Consequences
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

How We Communicate Has Consequences

July 30, 2015 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Proverbs 15:1-4

Struggling to communicate with your family? Consider this Biblical wisdom for establishing healthy boundaries to create loving communication in your home.

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Seeking God First in Courtship
Rev. Deb Koster

Seeking God First in Courtship

June 11, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster

Matthew 6: 25-34

Has your dating relationship become more important than God? Consider Biblical wisdom for keeping your priorities aligned so that God is sought first.

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Who Can Tame the Tongue?
Rev. Jason Ruis

Who Can Tame the Tongue?

June 1, 2015 • Rev. Jason Ruis

James 3:1-12

Do you struggle with holding your tongue? Discover Biblical wisdom to give God control of your speech and find the blessing of God's power in your life.

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Waiting on God: Cultivating the Fruit of Patience
Rev. Deb Koster

Waiting on God: Cultivating the Fruit of Patience

May 11, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster

Psalm 25:1-5

Do you struggle with being patient? Discover Biblical wisdom for cultivating patience in your life and find the blessings that come through waiting on God.

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Putting Aside Idolatry
Rev. Deb Koster

Putting Aside Idolatry

April 27, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster

Jonah 2:1-9

Do you struggle with sinfulness in your life? Discover wisdom from the Bible for dealing with the sinful habits in your life to find repentance and hope.

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