Jul 25, 2021
Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that
by it you may grow up into salvation—if indeed you have
that the Lord is good. —1 Peter 2:2-3
All through the month of July we’ve been singing a new setting of Psalm 34 (BETHESDA), and I hope the experience has been a blessing. This psalm, written...
Jul 18, 2021
Reverend Michael Fennema grew up in Chicago, IL in a faithful Christian home. He is a graduate of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. A few years following graduation from college, Mike married his wife Stephanie in 2006. He pursued his Master of Divinity at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL. After seminary...
Jul 11, 2021
Here at the beginning of 1 Corinthians
15, Paul returns to the theme of the bodily resurrection of Jesus:
physically died and rose again. You’ll probably notice that many of the hymns we sing this morning are associated with
the Lenten or Easter seasons. While we typically encounter Christ The Lord Is...
Jul 4, 2021
In the second half of 1 Corinthians 14, Paul makes a strong case that God is deeply concerned not merely that we worship Him, but also how we worship Him. As our confession states, “…the acceptable way of worshipping the true God is instituted by Him, and so limited by His own revealed will, that He may not be...
Jun 28, 2021
The language of hymnody is filled with imagery related to speech and communication (“speak,” “sing,” “voice,” “tongue,” “mouth,” as well as related concepts like “listen,” “hear,” etc.). In the psalms, we are commanded to sing cheerfully with our voices (All People That On Earth Do...