Sep 1, 2019
Field of Hope, Part 3: Finding Hope on the Threshing Floor
Posted by Chris Ruhlen
The Book of Ruth revolves around the Hebrew word hesed which can be called mercy. Awareness of God's unfailing hesed love for us gives us hope.
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  • Sep 1, 2019Field of Hope, Part 3: Finding Hope on the Threshing Floor
    Sep 1, 2019
    Field of Hope, Part 3: Finding Hope on the Threshing Floor
    Posted by Chris Ruhlen
    The Book of Ruth revolves around the Hebrew word hesed which can be called mercy. Awareness of God's unfailing hesed love for us gives us hope.
  • Aug 25, 2019Field of Hope, Part 2: Finding Hope in a Barley Field
    Aug 25, 2019
    Field of Hope, Part 2: Finding Hope in a Barley Field
    Posted by Brent Wood
    When we feel hopeless we tend to look for hope (or just give up), but hope can be elusive. Every little step can bring us closer to the truth as we pursue God.
  • Aug 18, 2019Field of Hope, Part 1: Finding Hope on the Road to Bethlehem
    Aug 18, 2019
    Field of Hope, Part 1: Finding Hope on the Road to Bethlehem
    Posted by Brent Wood
    We need community and friendship through hopelessness to avoid isolation and loneliness. Every step can help move us in a direction toward others.
  • Aug 11, 2019UpNorth with Jesus, Part 11: Retreat and Advance
    Aug 11, 2019
    UpNorth with Jesus, Part 11: Retreat and Advance
    Posted by Brent Wood
    Our final week in the UpNorth with Jesus series finds Jesus with His disciples in a retreat center where Jesus makes a bold promise about the foundations of the church.
  • Aug 4, 2019UpNorth with Jesus, Part 10: Crossing the Border
    Aug 4, 2019
    UpNorth with Jesus, Part 10: Crossing the Border
    Posted by Brent Wood
    The fact that Jesus isn't responding doesn't mean He's not listening.
  • Jul 21, 2019UpNorth with Jesus, Part 8: Finding a Little Peace
    Jul 21, 2019
    UpNorth with Jesus, Part 8: Finding a Little Peace
    Posted by Brent Wood
    After calming an outer storm on the Sea of Galilee, Jesus calms a man's inner storm by casting out his demons.
  • Jul 14, 2019UpNorth with Jesus, Part 7: How’s Your Heart?
    Jul 14, 2019
    UpNorth with Jesus, Part 7: How’s Your Heart?
    Posted by Mark Manzer
    Jesus taught in a parable about the hearts of listeners: hard, shallow, strangled, and open. So we ask: How's your heart?
  • Jul 7, 2019UpNorth with Jesus, Part 6: Kingdom Living
    Jul 7, 2019
    UpNorth with Jesus, Part 6: Kingdom Living
    Posted by Mark Manzer
    What would it look like for us to live as Kingdom-minded people? If we actively seek to live a Kingdom life with changed heart, our whole communities would be changed and others would start to pay attention.
  • Jun 30, 2019UpNorth with Jesus, Part 5: Nain’s Street
    Jun 30, 2019
    UpNorth with Jesus, Part 5: Nain’s Street
    Posted by Brent Wood
    In healing the widow's son at Nain, Jesus demonstrates our responsibility to reach out to others in compassion.
  • Jun 16, 2019UpNorth with Jesus, Part 3: The Wedding in Cana
    Jun 16, 2019
    UpNorth with Jesus, Part 3: The Wedding in Cana
    Posted by Brent Wood
    One of the first miracles of Jesus' ministry demonstrates He has come to be the source of everything we need.
  • Jun 9, 2019UpNorth with Jesus, Part 2: Follow Me
    Jun 9, 2019
    UpNorth with Jesus, Part 2: Follow Me
    Posted by Brent Wood
    Jesus called twelve to follow Him, a ragtag mix of average workers in society. It starts with a simple command, "Follow Me" and what happens next is world changing.
  • Jun 2, 2019UpNorth with Jesus, Part 1: Why Galilee
    Jun 2, 2019
    UpNorth with Jesus, Part 1: Why Galilee
    Posted by Brent Wood
    For both Jesus and many Michiganders, going 'up north' is a way of life. This summer will explore some of the greatest stories from Jesus' ministry, which just happen to take place up north in Galilee. 
  • May 19, 2019The Prayer, Part 6: Trials and Temptations
    May 19, 2019
    The Prayer, Part 6: Trials and Temptations
    Posted by Brent Wood
    Series: The Prayer
    Trials and temptations are a part of life. They will happen. The important thing is how we respond and what choices we make.
  • May 12, 2019The Prayer, Part 5: Forgive and Forgiven
    May 12, 2019
    The Prayer, Part 5: Forgive and Forgiven
    Posted by Brent Wood
    Series: The Prayer
    If you want one word that will make your relationships better, it's forgiveness. But if you want forgiveness, you'll have to learn, experience, and demonstrate grace.
  • May 5, 2019The Prayer, Part 4: Daily Bread
    May 5, 2019
    The Prayer, Part 4: Daily Bread
    Posted by Brent Wood
    Series: The Prayer
     God created the world in the context of days and so our lives are measured by them. We often look to our past (with either fondness or regret), or to the future (often with anxiety), but God wants us to live “in the day".
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