Reflections

Latest Reflections:

  • Lessons From Dr. Luke – Luke 13 (11/21/2020) - by Bill Spaans: Luke 13 may be one of the darker chapters written by Dr. Luke.  In it he tells us the story of the women who had been crippled…
  • Lessons From Dr. Luke – Chapter 12 (11/7/2020) - by Bill Spaans: In chapter 12 Dr. Luke presents us with some of the best loved sayings of Jesus.  Here are some of them: vs. 7 “– the very hairs…
  • Lessons From Dr. Luke – Chapter 11 (10/24/2020) - by Bill Spaans: Chapter 11 of the gospel by Dr. Luke is packed with important life-lessons for us.  In this chapter Jesus teaches His disciples how to pray; about the…
  • Living Our Faith Every Day (10/10/2020) - by Audrey Lee: Romans 12 Apostle Paul certainly provided plenty of food for thought in this Chapter about how we are to live as a redeemed people in a fallen…
  • Lesson From Dr. Luke – Chapter 10 (9/26/2020) - By Bill Spaans: In chapter 10 of his gospel Dr. Luke includes three well known stories – the sending of the seventy, the parable of the good Samaritan and the…
  • Lesson From Dr. Luke – Chapter 9 (9/12/2020) - By Bill Spaans: Chapter nine of Luke’s gospel includes the story of Jesus sending out the twelve disciples to proclaim the “good news of the kingdom”. In Luke 9:27 Jesus…
  • Lesson From Dr. Luke – Chapter 8 (8/29/2020) - By Bill Spaans: Chapter eight of Luke’s gospel is jam-packed with stories demonstrating Jesus’ sovereignty over nature (He calms the storm), the spiritual realm (He cures the demon possessed man),…
  • Lesson From Dr. Luke – Chapter 7 (8/15/2020) -  By Bill Spaans: Chapter seven of Luke’s gospel includes several stories of people who were in relationship with Jesus. There was the Centurion whose servant was ill; the woman who…
  • Lesson From Dr. Luke – Chapter 6 (8/8/2020) - By Bill Spaans: Luke 6 is one of the best loved portions of scriptures since it includes the introduction to Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.  But first Jesus had some…
  • Lesson From Dr. Luke – Chapter 5 (7/25/2020) - By Bill Spaans: Luke 5 starts with a recounting of how Jesus started His public ministry by gathering together an unlikely group of disciples.  For example, first comes Peter, a…
  • Lesson From Dr. Luke – Chapter 4 (7/18/2020) - By Bill Spaans: In chapter 4 of his gospel Luke tells the story of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness. It is notable that when Satan tempts Jesus, Jesus’ response is…
  • Lesson From Dr. Luke – Chapter 3 (7/11/2020) - by Bill Spaans: In Luke chapter three Dr. Luke recounts the ministry of John the Baptist.  On reading this chapter recently I was impressed with the fact that when God…
  • Lesson From Doctor Luke – Chapter 2 (7/4/2020) - by Bill Spaans: We know from history that Luke was probably a gentile, and a medical doctor, and that he committed to leaving behind a detailed summary of the life…
  • A Roadmap to Understanding – paved by God (6/27/2020) - by Cobus du Plessis: God’s roadmap to understanding has five main points: It starts with our realization that God is Great David expresses this so wonderfully in Psalm 145. What…
  • Kindness and Compassion (6/20/2020) - by Christo Rust: Life tests us constantly. I was reminded of this for the umpteenth time at the beginning of my work week, having to deal with what I call…
  • Lessons from Doctor Luke – Chapter 1 (6/13/2020) - by Bill Spaans: Chapter 1 of Luke’s gospel deals with the announcement of the birth of John the Baptist. As you may recall, central to this story are the couple…
  • In Uncertain Times (6/6/2020) - by Rob Lee: Read Matthew 6: 25-34Key Verse27: “Can anyone of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” Like most of you, I spend time worrying about…
  • Reflection – Six (5/30/2020) - by Pastor Pete Vander Beek: It has been challenging to narrow down what to say in my last meditation. I think I’ve succeeded, but still, it will be a little…
  • Day of Ascension (5/23/2020) - by Pastor Pete Vander Beek: Matthew 6:10  your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Hebrews 4:14-15 since we have a great high priest…
  • Reflection – Five (5/16/2020) - by Pastor Pete Vander Beek: Ephesians 2: 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. 2 Corinthians 6:16 What…
  • Reflection – Four (5/9/2020) - by Pastor Pete Vander Beek: Romans 4: 4, 5  Now to the one who works, wages are not credited as a gift but as an obligation. However, to the one…
  • Reflection – Three (5/2/2020) - by Pastor Pete Vander Beek: At the Pastor Search Team meeting Thursday we reflected a bit on “call” stories. One good question to ask prospective pastors about is their sense…
  • Stories & Scripture as Mirror (4/25/2020) - by Pastor Pete Vander Beek: As you read 2 Samuel 12:1-10 below, keep in mind the story that comes just before it: Bathsheba, pregnancy, and the elimination of Uriah. Nathan…
  • Reflection – Two (4/19/2020) - by Pastor Pete Vander Beek: We are in a time of wild and varying blame being cast about related to the pandemic, and conspiracy theories are popping up like we…
  • Reflection – One (4/12/2020) - by Pastor Pete Vander Beek: John 12:23-25   23 Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of…
  • Palm Sunday (4/4/2020) - by Pastor Pete Vander Beek: This coming Sunday is what we call Palm Sunday, the commemoration of the “Triumphal Entry.” I want to reflect on it with you via the…