Paul Vroom's Blog

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

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