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January 23, 2014 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Here I am. Send me.

Sometimes there are certain sermons that I preach that continue to “haunt” me. I am still reveling in the implications of last week’s sermon of the only logical response to our glorious God of grace is, “Here am I. Send me.”...Keep Reading

Posted in: Missional Life Tags: Gospel, Salvation, missio dei, Missio Dei Church, serving, worship, God, Scripture, Acts, Good News, Empowering, Evangelism, love, saving, Adventure, Grace Alone

January 18, 2014 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Hearing God

I had a great theological discussion with my children this morning on the way to school. The question that was asked is "What does God's voice sound like? I mean, how do we hear God's voice?" How would you answer this question?...Keep Reading

Posted in: Discipleship

October 29, 2013 by Paul Vroom 1 comments

Thank You Pastors

I love pastors. I am a pastor and some of my dearest friends and role models are pastors. October is Pastor Appreciation Month so I thought I would give a shout out to all the pastors who labor so lovingly and sacrificially for the Lord in service to His people....Keep Reading

Posted in: Community Tags: community, Thanksgiving, thanks, pastor, sheep, appreciation

August 2, 2013 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

The City iPhone app is now available for our church!

The City team has worked hard to build and deliver a delightful, native iPhone app experience, and they are excited to have our church use it and let them know what we think!...Keep Reading

Posted in: Community Tags: communication, community, The City, technology

May 17, 2013 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

And fourthly, a paedobaptist

It was also in that post where I respectively placed paedo-baptism and being Presbyterian in fourth and fifth place. Here me say this before you jump to any conclusions: I don’t consider Christian baptism insignificant, but I believe the debate between infant-baptists and believer-baptists has been elevated to a position of unhealthy prominence in the Christian community, a place of prominence which in my opinion should be reserved solely for the good news of Jesus Christ’s atoning work....Keep Reading

Posted in: We Believe...

May 16, 2013 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

John Duncan and me

My first priority is Jesus Christ; He has called me to be His disciple, so I am to pick up my cross, deny myself, follow Him, and encourage others to do the same....Keep Reading

Posted in: We Believe... Tags: baptism, Church, reformed, Calvinist, paedobaptist, Apostles Creed

April 30, 2013 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Am I becoming more generous?

God loves a cheerful giver. He delights in receiving the spontaneous offerings that flow from joyful hearts as expressions of trust and gratitude to God for what He has done and in who He is. Our giving is to be purposeful and according to our ability (Acts 11:27-30; 1 Peter 4:10, 11; 2 Corinthians 8:10-14). ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Stewardship Tags: generosity, Stewardship, Stewards

March 8, 2013 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

What is my modus operandi?

Our default modus operandi for interaction, particularly when we disagree, is mean-edged sarcasm and cynicism. It’s as if we don’t know how to make a point without it being at the end of an arrow aimed for someone’s heart. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Discipleship

February 24, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Sermon Questions: 2/24/2013

Pastor Paul Vroom had three great questions from Sunday mornings sermon "Monday: Turning the Tables" from Luke 19:45-48. We pray that you would use these questions in your personal relationship with God, with your family, or your Missional Community. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Missional Life

February 20, 2013 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Worship | A Zeal for Your House

This Sunday we are going to be walking through Luke 19:41-48 where Jesus clears the Court of the Gentiles. Jesus has a red hot zeal for worship. His zeal for worshiping God was to be extended to all the nations! We see Jesus halting the traffic of those who were using the Court of Gentiles as a shortcut - "he “would not allow anyone to carry anything through the temple.” So much for the one-sided “gentle Jesus, meek and mild.” ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Worship