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November 25, 2014 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

The Waiting | Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

Deep in the heart of every human being, there is a longing for freedom, rest, restoration, and ultimately, a longing for true and lasting joy. We all desire to be caught up in a greater story, one that is not whirling out of control, much like our lives, but is rooted in something, or Someone, that is unshakeable. Someone that understands our longings, our hopes, our desires, our need for wholeness, both now and for eternity. - See more at: http://www.mdchurch.us/blog/post/the-waiting-come-thou-long-expected-jesus#sthash.MvHeGT4v.dpuf...Keep Reading

Posted in: Worship Tags: Advent, Christmas, Christ, Jesus

November 5, 2014 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Getting the Most out of Gathering with Jesus’ People

Posted in: Church Life Tags: worship, Sunday, serving, Gospel

October 31, 2014 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Moving Forward with the PCA

We have been released from the Reformed Church in America to the Presbyterian Church in America! As we looked to the future, our vision and mission, convictions, and consciences drew us to our new denominational home, the Presbyterian Church in America. Knowing that there is no such thing as a perfect denomination, we believe we will find greater unity on issues that we consider to be of great importance....Keep Reading

Posted in: Church Life Tags: Gospel, Elders, ESV, PCA, RCA

October 2, 2014 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Thank You Friends

So, here is my confession: There is a group of men that I can honestly stay that I love. They are spread out across the globe. They have encouraged me, prayed for me, challenged me, and have consistently pointed me to Christ. Who are these men? They are a group of pastors. Through the ministry of friendship they have caused me to flourish....Keep Reading

Posted in: Leadership Tags: pastors, appreciation, friends, friendship

June 25, 2014 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

My church is definitely NOT the best!

For some reason, during the summer months (or around holidays or special functions) I have noticed in some Facebook posts that there is a kind of pride or hype in many Christians’ posts that say, “my church was better than yours” or “Pastor ____ is the best!” or “no one can do ___ like our church!”...Keep Reading

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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