Sent Ones - Just One Step

If you’re like me, it’s really easy it come here, be encouraged, sing, pray, hear the Gospel, experience the fellowship and then go on to Sunday afternoons, Monday mornings and kids and work and meetings and practice and all of it. My friends, we cannot be faithful to Bible or to the call of Christ on our lives unless we take seriously the radical claim of discipleship to which Jesus calls us. Throughout His earthly life Jesus was telling people to do seemingly incomprehensible things. Leave your money and seek forgiveness?! Take up your cross and follow me?! Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you?! His divine words ring in our hearts and minds this morning. And they begin with just one step.

Sent Ones - A Difficult Pill To Swallow

Throughout the Scriptures, people are often times sent to speak a difficult word. From prophets to disciples and everyone in between, people are sent to speak words that will be met with radical resistance. Not sent to a foreign country and perhaps not even sent out to speak a word of evangelism. But there are times when we are sent into familiar situations with familiar people to speak the truth and speak it in love knowing that the words we are going to speak will not be received well. Join us on Sunday morning at 9:30am as we are sent to speak a difficult pill to swallow.

Sent Ones - Sharifa

They called her “Sharifa,” meaning “the noble one” in Arabic. That title was given to a daughter of this congregation, Cornelia Dalenberg, who took her nursing training to the Arabian Ministries for the Reformed Church in America. She served the RCA and represented this congregation faithfully and famously for many years, yet her highest praise came from the women and children, and their families in Iraq, Bahrain and Oman. She was a medical missionary. She sat right here. Listened to sermons by Pastor Adrian Zwemer. Was cousins with the Paarlberg clan. Grew up right here in little old South Holland, IL. And from her humble beginnings, she responded faithfully to a call of mission. Join us on Sunday morning at 9:30am as we learn from Cornelia and from Jonah who both were sent to difficult places.

Sent Ones - No Excuses

What if I told you the heavenly reality is that each of us has been sent? We all are apostles. Sent to work, sent to neighbors, sent to the waitress pouring our coffee, sent to the friend at the gym, sent even to the family member. If we claim Jesus as Lord and Savior, then we have been called to be sent, to be apostles, sent ones. Sent to share and sent to literally be the Good News of Jesus Christ to those around us. Join us on Sunday morning at 9:30am as we make no excuses for this convicting claim on our lives.

The Voice - A Loud Voice

Sometimes the voice of God comes to us as a whisper. Sometimes it comes to us through the words of a friend. Sometimes it comes to us in that internal "gut" feeling. Sometimes it comes to us in His Word. Join us on Sunday morning at 9:30am as the voice of God comes to us in a LOUD voice we can't miss!