Friday, 28 August 2015

Lust. Yes, you.

This brings us to the end of our sermon series on the 7 deadly sins.  We have held up the mirror, which is God’s law, and I expect that at least some where along the way, you felt convicted.  You.  Me.  Can't get no satisfaction?  We have looked for satisfaction in all the wrong places. Sunday, 10 a.m. Matthew 5:17-20, 27-30.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Vice #6: Gluttony

Gluttony.  Uh oh.  This could get personal… This is our sixth message in the series on the Seven Deadly Sins.

And yet, I think that deep down, you don't need me to tell me when you are using food to satisfy, to fill a void, to substitute for the real source of comfort.  

This Sunday, Aug 23, 10 a.m.  Philippians 3:10-4:1.

Lots of praying

That's my husband, Gerald, "smiling" as he's going into surgery.  On Wednesday he had by-pass surgery.  We discovered his heart blockages when we took some preemptive moves to have him checked out; Gerald's family has a terrible track record when it comes to heart issues.  Surgery day was a long day, but neither of us were particularly stressed or worried.  We believe that this was the case because so many people were praying for both of us.  We are blessed by a huge family - the family of God, who walk this journey with us.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Anger - vice or virtue?

Thomas Aquinas goes so far to say that the lack of anger can be a sin.  Jesus got angry when he threw the money changers out of the temple. So, virtue or vice?  Is it ok, even good, to get angry?  Or is anger dangerous, is it SINFUL? Anger is the 5th of the deadly sins.  We explore this tension this Sunday.  We will be sharing the communion meal during the service.  August 16, 2015.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Greg & Natalie

Such a joy, to officiate at the wedding of my nephew Greg Geerlinks and Natalie Renkema. The wedding took place on August 8, 2015. How beautiful, to see this couple begin their married life together. How beautiful to welcome God, their family, and their friends into this marriage.  Congratulations, Greg & Natalie!

Friday, 7 August 2015

Greed is good. Not.

“Greed is good.” That line was made famous in the movie, Wall Street.  But greed is not good.  It is one of the seven deadly sins, the seven capital vices. The vice of greed needs to be pried open a little bit at a time.  And once you've slipped from its jaws, you will know what it means to be free indeed.  Genesis 13.  Join us, on Sunday, August 9 at 10 a.m. as we continue our sermon series on the 7 deadly sins.