What Does the Bible Say About That?
Tom VanderPloeg • Sermon • • 23 views • 32:17
This has been a bitter and divisive election season that has left many Christians bewildered about what role—if any—that faith bares upon politics. Does the Bible have anything helpful to tell us about how Christians should engage with politics today???
Tom VanderPloeg • Sermon • • 27 views • 26:11
Habakkuk ends his letter with a prayer acknowledging God’s sovereign ways. We may desire to align our will with God’s will, yet often it ends up with an attempt to bend God’s will to line up with my will. Habakkuk shows us how to get it right.
Tom VanderPloeg • Sermon • • 117 views • 29:03
As the reign of Saul was ending, and the time as king was beginning for David, the people of Israel were faced with a moment of changing priority and focus. Sometimes in our lives, following God requires a vision that recognizes a changing of priority and focus.
Tom VanderPloeg • Sermon • • 32 views • 27:46
As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of…
Tom VanderPloeg • Sermon • • 11 views • 31:30
We return to the parable of the lost son and focus a little deeper on the reaction of the older brother. What happens to our spiritual lives when we allow ourselves to be consumed by bitterness?
Tom VanderPloeg • Sermon • • 13 views • 34:17
Jesus displays his heart for lost people in a story that sings like a country-western ballad. The parable of the tenants shows God’s overflowing blessing, but this parable also shows God’s righteous call for repentance.
Do the Math
Tom VanderPloeg • Sermon • • 7 views • 41:31
Disciples make disciples. One of the most basic characteristics of our faith-walk with God is that it should always be reproducible with other people. And one of the most misunderstood characteristics of our faith-walk with God is how the Holy Spirit calls out a community of people who need each other.