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April 14, 2014 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Why Attend the Good Friday Gathering? (Especially if you have kids)

Since Missio Dei Church’s gathering is at 6:30 PM in the evening, there can be concerns about missed bedtimes and the resultant chaos the following day. Since it’s a Friday, many of us have a rhythm to our week that revolves around time out with friends and family. Those are good and important, but perhaps they need to be interrupted this year. Here are a few reasons why we should gather to remember Jesus’ death this Friday evening....Keep Reading

Posted in: Worship Tags: Good Friday, Lent, Church, worship, Cross, 1 Timothy, Jesus Christ, crucifixion

March 28, 2014 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Radical Implications for Loving God

If we fulfill the first commandment, it will have radical, radical implicaitons on how we love others....Keep Reading

Posted in: Worship Tags: worship, Jesus, Jesus Christ, love

March 18, 2014 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Seven years

Seven years. Yep. It’s been seven years. Seven years ago today. Missio Dei Church had her grand opening at Mokena Elementary School and I am amazed at God’s providential care throughout each and every year....Keep Reading

Posted in: Community

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