Entries by Carol Roskam

JOURNEY – “Worship – Luke 1:39-56

When Mary greets Elizabeth, the Holy Spirit prompts corporate Worship. John, the baby growing in Elizabeth’s womb, leaps with joy, Elizabeth honors Mary and recognizes her faith and Mary glorifies the Lord. Together they worship God and experience His presence. How do you experience God in Corporate Worship. Do you come prepared to meet God? […]

“Singleness – and the Church”

We conclude our three-week series on Marriage and Relationships this Sunday with a special message from guest speaker, Barbara Yandell.  Her message on “Singleness” (and the church) will help us refocus our understanding on what it means to be part of God’s family and how we should live and love and do ministry with everyone […]

“Intimate Marriage”

Drs. Matt and Marka Steensma will share from their hearts things they have learned in their own marriage along with biblical truths on how God designed marriage to be an intimate relationship.  It is within that relationship that we will experience much joy, happiness, and fulfillment.  As physicians they also have a unique perspective on […]

“A Great Mystery” – Ephesians 5:21-33

We are excited to welcome Steve Norman from “Winning at Home!”  Steve is a pastor, award-winning author, speaker, and coach who loves to communicate the truth of God’s Word.  Steve is a gifted speaker who has spent the last 25 years serving local churches in the Detroit and Grand Rapids areas as a church planter, […]

“Misrepresented” – Daniel 6:1-3

Join us for our final message in our Daniel Dare Series. This week we will learn how to stand up to the cultural tool of Misrepresentation. How is it that Daniel gets thrown in the Lion’s Den? Daniel 6:3 says, “Daniel so distinguished himself among the administrators” which led to them wanting to stand him […]

“Misguided Authority” – Daniel 4:1-37

Do you remember that old TV show, “Lost in Space”? Where that really bad prediction of a robot would warn, “Danger, Will Robinson, Danger!” That’s how I see Daniel Chapter 4, as a warning of Danger on the horizon for King Nebuchadnezzar and for us if we don’t change our ways. Chris Hodges says, “Virtually […]

“Misplaced Worship” – Daniel 1:1-2; 3:1-6; 6:1-10

“Misplaced Worship” – Daniel 1:1-2; 3:1-6; 6:1-10 Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Be careful what you worship, for what you are worshiping you are becoming.” We are created to worship. And so, we will worship someone or something. Our culture is constantly smothering us with alluring idols to worship. Often without us even recognizing them as […]

“Mistaken Identities” – Daniel 1:3-21

What’s in a name? Shakespeare posed this question in his play, “Romeo and Juliet” It turns out there can be a lot of meaning tied up in a name. But what’s more important is our identity. Where do you find your identity? Is it in your name, your title, your children, your accomplishments or do […]