Archives for June 27, 2022

A Full and Blessed Lord’s Day

Yesterday was a full day, preaching in our own church in Grand Rapids in the morning and for Immanuel Fellowship in Kalamazoo in the evening. After the morning worship, we had a family from Texas—Diego and Nedelka with their five children (photo 1)—over to our home for a few hours over our noon meal and great fellowship. Nedelka has recently translated the Queen’s new book on teaching children how to work into Spanish. It was a very special time, packed with stimulating and godly conversation—including having a great time with their son Caleb who sat next to me imparting his knowledge and asking questions that sounded like twice his age (photo 2)! After the evening service in Kalamazoo, we had a blessed time of fellowship for another few hours with the pastor of Immanuel Fellowship, Rev. Bill Boekestein (photo 3), a Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary graduate and good friend, who was commemorating his 43rd birthday yesterday, together with his family and a number of friends from the church (photo 4—by the way, the brother on the far left will soon be teaching his first course in our new Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary Biblical Counseling degree that commences this fall, D.V., and his wife on his right is expecting a 5th child today!). Christian worship and Christian fellowship and Christian family—what a blessing they all are!

Weekly Sermon Quote–June 19, 2022

From the Lord’s Day sermon on Mark 7:24-30 titled “The Trial and Triumph of Faith in Christ”.

Listen to the whole sermon here.