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e Edition July 15

Perspective: Is the Border Crisis and Act of God's Judgement?

By Kenneth L. Carozza


Jeff Jauch grew up with a paintbrush in his hand. As a child, Jauch was always painting and drawing, and his parents provided art tutors to encourage his skills. He continued his love for art in college by studying for a bachelor of fine arts degree with an emphasis in painting. A turning point in Jauch’s life occurred one year during college exams. Jauch worked as a picture framer and asked for exam week off work. The new manager refused the request, so Jauch quit. He immediately went to a friend’s house and asked if he could work for his painting business. The friend hired him on the spot. “I figured if I couldn’t frame art, I would at least still have a brush in my hand. It was just a bigger, different canvas,” he recalled. Jauch even began taking his two-and-a-half inch brushes from work to his canvases at school. “You can do a lot with a big brush. You can do fine things even with something that’s not so fine,” he said.

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A Godmercial: He Is



jeff39Godmercial: A short film clip that announces or describes an aspect of who God is or what He does.

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Making a Difference: Dr. Rex M. Rogers - Christian Attitudes Toward Government



Should the Bible be used as a political policy manual?  Does the Bible speak to every current political issue? Dr. Rex M. Rogers examines how a Christian should use God's Word in the realm of politics and government.

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Hillsong Worship Coming to Grand Rapids


By Terry DeBoer


Worship leader David Ware explains his hesitancy in referring to his Hillsong Worship musical events as “concerts.”   

“We just pretty much do exactly what we would do when we’re at church,” explained Ware, 28, of worship at the huge Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia.


Confused Christians: Jews Versus Arabs or Jews and Arabs



By Dr. Rex M. Rogers

Old Man Worship Band - Grace and Peace2I meet people who love the Jewish people, their heritage and history, culture, food, and religion. These people also tend to support, defend, and otherwise embrace Israel as a nation state.I meet people who love the Arab people, their heritage and history, culture, food, and possibly religion. These people also tend to support, defend, and otherwise embrace Arab world nation states.

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Finance: Dave Says....



davernew2Dear Dave,

What’s I have a 5-year-old daughter, and I want to start a 529 for her. However, I’m concerned that the government might seize the 529 assets in order to pay off debt and give people treasury bonds instead. Do you think this might happen?


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Etcetera: Ministry Employment

Dégagé Ministries is hiring! They are currently looking to fill their AmeriCorps position through the Michigan's Campaign to End Homelessness AmeriCorps Program. Visit their website for more information!

While you are there, you absolutely must hear Thomas sing Amazing Grace. (starts apprx. 1:31)

Alos save the date: September 14, The annual blessing of the students

Final Words:


 "God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars."

Martin Luther
"Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the day time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life."

Psalm 42:8





The Gospel in Four Minutes


In case you missed it last week:

Making a Difference with Dr. Rex M. Rogers: Patriotism

Making a Difference with Dr. Rex M. Rogers: Patriotism and the Bible

The Carlson Report: Is the 4th of July still worth celebrating?



Column: Calvin College among many colleges and universities choosing money over values

Southeast Side church to host annual youth celebration this weekend

World Renew responds to Grand Rapids, Michigan area tornado

If you are ever around on a Monday morning you may run into a small hymn sing. Feel free to join in

Megachurch to expand Grand Rapids building by 50 percent

Former Hope College player hired to coach the Flying Dutchmen men's basketball team



Farther Away:

World Report, Week #26

Pro-Life group calls out Presbyterian Church USA for its failure to condemn abortion industry

Should Christians take vacations?





What house rules should apply to children who are home from college? - Clare De Graff

Another great question every Christian should ask themselves - Clare De Graff

Light behind the darkness - Metaxas

Louis Zamperini, American hero - Stonestreet


Upcoming Events:

August 26, Persistent Generosity with Ron Blue

August 26, The Allen Family

August 30, Concert (Free): Marty Goetz

August 31, Hillsongs

September 6, Immanuel Church Car Show

September 6, Faithful Journey Quartet

September 9, GriefShare

September 12, Golf for Life 2014

September 12, Michigan Christian Hip-Hop Community Gathering

September 14,The Annual Blessing of the Students

September 15 - 18, Maranatha Christian Writer's Conference

September 20 - 27, Ride for Life

September 20, PRC Charity Ride

September 20, Switchfoot

September 20,The Martins in Concert

September 25, Rend Collective

September 25,Degage Open House

September 27, Everfound

October 3,Triumphant Quartet in Concert

October 4, Atlas Amazing Race

October 6, Right to Life Dinner with Dr. Ben Carson

October 6, Fall Banquet for Alpha Prison Ministries

October 9, Acting Up or Acting Out? Crossroad Bible

October 9, Guiding Light Mission Annual Banquet

October 16, Passion: Take It All Tour

October 17,Master Arts Annual Showcase Dinner

October 24The Triumphant Quartet

October 30Lecrae 

November 1, Kari Jobe

November 1,The Talleys in concert

November 4,Kaye Warren to speak at Pine Rest Dinner

November 6, PRC Gala

November 8, Michael W. Smith

November 8, Newboys

November 8,Craft and Home Business Show

November 19,Greater Vision in Concert

November 23, TobyMac "Worship, Sories and Songs"

December 4,The Jubilee Christmas Tour

December 11, Collingsworth Family

December 12, Christmas with Selah

December 18, Point of Grace

December 23, Sandi Patty


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