Paul Vroom's Blog

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

February 15, 2013 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

I don't know what that even means

Well, as a pastor whose life is found ruminating on theological chunck and tibits, I sometimes quickly forget that not everyone is traveling with me, reading the same books as I am (or understand the context of sentences that I may have pulled out of a paragraph, which is located in a chapter, which is embedded in a book) or even in the same place spiritually or theologically as I am....Keep Reading

Posted in: We Believe... Tags: language, Theology

February 12, 2013 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Property Ministry: Using Your Time and Talent

Are you a hands-on, action-oriented person? If yes, then your help is needed!...Keep Reading

Posted in: Stewardship

January 29, 2013 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Don't Waste Your Easter!

Many Christians get riled up about Satan’s attacks on Christmas. Santa, tinsel, and gifts get in the way of seeing the baby in the manger. I get that. However, I get more upset about what our enemy does with Easter. I’m not just talking about fuzzy bunnies and egg hunts, although those do turn our gaze away from the empty tomb. I’m talking about something more insidious....Keep Reading

Posted in: Missional Life

January 9, 2013 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Change the Story.

Missio Dei Church is here to change the story....Keep Reading

Posted in: Missional Life

January 9, 2013 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

This is Your Green Light

Every story of influence and impact has a "once upon a time." There has never been a world changing idea that was already happening, there has never been an epic story without a beginning, and there will never be a person of influence without a starting point to the journey. This is the story of creation. This is your story....Keep Reading

Posted in: Missional Life Tags: missional, missio dei, Missions, Ministry

January 9, 2013 by Paul Vroom 1 comments

The Heart of a Pastor | Prayerlessness

I have to confess something: all day yesterday there was a deep desire to just cancel Second Tuesday Prayer (our monthly elder-led prayer gathering for Missio Dei Church). I just didn't feel like praying. It has been very busy season of life for the Vroom family and honestly, I just wanted to take the night off, but I pushed forward....Keep Reading

Posted in: Prayer Tags: prayer, confession