The Look Behind Edition

e Edition October 7

A Look Behind the Leader: Zack Ferrell of Christ Community Church

By Terry DeBoer

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Zack Ferrell took the road through Nashville en route to his new position as worship leader at Christ Community Church on Forest Hills Ave. SE.

“I was born in southern Michigan but we moved to Nashville where I spent the majority of my growing up years,” said Ferrell, 24, during a recent interview.

“It’s been an interesting journey with relocating and getting plugged in here,” he said.

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The Carlson Report: What About the Blood Moons?



jeff33There is a lot of talk today about Blood Moons occurring in 2014 and 2015.  There are many references in the scriptures about signs in the heavens, and there are some today that believe the Blood Moons are a sign from God that something is about to happen. But for all believers, whether the Blood Moons are a sign from God or not, one thing we know is that God is at work and has a plan for the world.

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Total lunar eclipse: Will Michigan's weather cooperate?

Step Up


By Dan Seaborn

kids3An estimated one-third of children will live in a stepparent home before the age 18 and 50% will have a stepparent at some point in their lifetime. Approximately one-third of all weddings in America today form stepfamilies. An estimated 40% of women will live in a married or cohabiting stepfamily home at some point. There’s plenty of research and statistics that add up to a lot of families trying to assimilate but probably not blending.

Although some families do a great job mixing together, other families really struggle trying to relate. Part of the problem may stem from people trying to grow their new family too fast. They want instantaneous results having grown up in a click-here kind of world.

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Upbeat Results for "Praise in the Park"


By Terry DeBoer

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Richard Moll is bringing a good report Oct. 13 to the Rockford City Council about last summer’s “Praise in the Park” series in downtown Rockford.

 “There were 18 Sunday evening events put on by 12 churches, two Christian bands, and two individuals,” said Moll in a recent newsletter.
    This was the third summer for the Sunday evening series, which features inspirational/praise music at no charge provided by a variety of area artists – most of them worship teams from northern Kent County churches.

Upcoming Prayer Gathering



EVENTS2If you want to get in on the joy of joining others in helping to bring healing to our city through your prayers, our next city wide gathering to pray for revival for Grand Rapids is 7:00-8:30 PM, Thursday, October 16 at Hope Reformed Church, 2010 Kalamazoo SE, in GR 49507.  (The Southwest corner of Burton and Kalamazoo Avenue). All are welcome!

Finance: Dave Says....



davernew2Dear Dave,

Do you recommend that people continue tithing and giving while getting out of debt?


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Etcetera: Strollers to Scooters

Join national author and speaker Dan Seaborn as he hosts this very special event for parents of young children. Dan will impart the wisdom he has gained after raising four children and speaking about marriage and family to numerous audiences around the world. Parents will also be entertained by special guest Blake Caldwell.

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Final Words:


"God doesn't move you to places, He moves you to people."

Nicole Orr

"You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water."

Psalm 63:1





The Gospel in Four Minutes


In case you missed it last week:

The Carlson Report: Are Selfies Really Something New?


Cinema owner supports education in Sierra Leone

Pastor's roots run deep in Hillsdale church

Following in the footsteps of Jesus

City's take on Dewey Hill debate



Farther Away:

'Left Behind' and 'The Good Lie' face off during Hollywood's year of faith-based films

Atheists tweet more often than Muslims, Jews, Christians, study shows

ISIS forces Iraqi Christians to choose faith or arrest, death

Hillsong pastor Brian Houston to testify about abuse allegations response

Supreme court prepares busy schedule of religious, women's and voters' rights

Spain’s Christian history challenged by discovery of 4th-century glass plate

Hobby Lobby billionaire Is making progress with 'Museum Of The Bible'

Toll booth worker not permitted to say, "God Bless You"

Ukraine: Christians threatened with firing squads, pastors held hostage

Is your church worship more pagan than Christian?

Franklin Graham: Praying for President Obama is not optional





Daddy rules - Dan Seaborn

Searching for a "Safe Dad" or "Safe Mother" 
- Clare De Graff

'Are we the baddies?' - Metaxas

The unseen pain behind 'gay marriage' - Stonestreet


Upcoming Events:

October 7,Kregel Parable Christian Stores / Cornerstone University Pastors Breakfast

October 9, Acting Up or Acting Out? Crossroad Bible

October 9, Guiding Light Mission Annual Banquet

October 10, Strollers to Scooters (and everything in between)

October 13, Jeff Dwarshuis, Classical Guitarist in free concert

October 13,India at a Crossroads: A Special Briefing for Pastors and Ministry Leaders

October 16, Passion: Take It All Tour

October 16, City Wide Prayer

October 17, Master Arts Annual Showcase Dinner

October 18, Muskegon Rescue Mission's Annual Fall Dinner

October 18, A Bible Conference with Todd Friel

October 24The Triumphant Quartet

October 24, Camp Ao-Wa-Kiya 60th Anniversary Banquet

October 26, Marty Miller in Concert

October 28, Jeff Dwarshuis, Classical Guitarist in free concert

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 18, CBI'S 30th Anniversary Thanksgiving Celebration

November 19, Greater Vision in Concert

November 21, Celebrate Degage

November 23, TobyMac "Worship, Sories and Songs"

December 3,
Jeff Dwarshuis, Classical Guitist in free concert

December 4, The Jubilee Christmas Tour

December 11, Collingsworth Family

December 12, Christmas with Selah

December 18, Point of Grace

December 23, Sandi Patty

December 25, Christmas

May 16,Foreshore Adventure Race


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