The Heartside Edition

e Edition May 12

Heartside Ministry: A Place for Homeless to Belong, to be Loved, Valued

By Paul R. Kopenkoskey

hm235Mention the word "community" and many people think of backyard barbecue get-togethers, white picket fences and manicured lawns. Say the same word to those who frequent Heartside Ministry at 54. S. Division Avenue in Grand Rapids, and the word takes on a different meaning.

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Major Concert Tours Scheduled for West Michigan



By Terry DeBoer

Tours by leading Christian music artists Chris Tomlin and Newsboys are coming to West Michigan in November.

Newsboys' "We Believe...God's Not Dead" stops Nov. 6 at Grand Rapids First, 2100 44th St. SW in Wyoming, a church which has one of the area's largest seating capacities.

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New Music Review: Fruit of the Spirit


by Terry DeBoer
Reynolds Ben and Barb  CD cove235jpgIt's possible that you may never have heard of Ben & Barb Reynolds, a couple from the Grand Rapids area.

It's more likely you have heard of their son Ken Reynolds, an associate pastor of worship at the huge Resurrection Life Church in Grandville. He's a songwriter, producer and recording artist as well as a worship leader. And he lovingly offered help to his parents in putting together this project.

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Insurmountable Debt


jeff25The national debt is something that is discussed at length in our country today. The numbers on the National Debt Clock are spinning at an alarming rate. When reading the scriptures, we find that debt is not something that started in our lifetime, but has been around since the beginning. In fact, the Lord talks about debt and lays out a plan for debt in the book of Leviticus. The Lord has a plan, and it involves forgiveness

Finance: Dave Says....


Dear Dave,

My wife and I go to a small church where we tithe. The church is continually asking for contributions to other charities and causes, and we don't have the money to give to them all while we're sticking to our budget and getting out of debt. The worst part is that we get pretty aggressive pushback when we say no. What can we do?


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Etcetera: Kamal Saleem


Kamal Saleem was born to a large Sunni Muslim family in the heart of the Middle East. Kamal was recruited by the Muslim Brotherhood at an early age and completed his first mission to Israel at the age of seven. Kamal was also recruited by the Palestinian Liberation Organization (The PLO) and other radical Muslim groups. Kamal will be speaking at Oakhill Church on May 13 at 7:00 p.m. Details 456-5626

Final Words:


"Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer."

John Bunyan

"If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over."

Matthew 18:15

Remember Ascension Day is Thursday





The Gospel in Four Minutes

Catching Up:

In case you missed it last week:

Band gets Tulip Time welcome

Financial infidelity

Nuclear fears


Damaged by tornado, Habitat for Humanity's ReStore re-opens in Wyoming

Class rallies to buy ring for classmate

After 40 years, city removes downtown crosses at ACLU's request



Farther Away:

Kentucky pizza driver stabbed — and still makes his delivery

Church refuses to baptize son of gay parents

Franklin Graham: We should not mock Islam

Dictionary publishers consider Mx. as transgender alternative to Mr./Mrs.

Amy Grant defends partnership with pro-choice Gates Foundation

Christian martyr sings praise song to God while he is murdered

Ancient pottery shards analyzed by Israeli scientists seem to support Biblical narrative

Academy award-winning actor gives college grads his number 1 piece of advice: 'Put. God. First!'




A lesson in character - Dan Seaborn

At least my sin is not as bad as his! - Clare De Graaf

The new totalitarians - Metaxas

Bruce Jenner, transgenderism and the church - Stonestreet


Upcoming Events:

May 8, Pine Rest Seminar Offered on Perinatal Substance Use & the Journey to Wellness

May 14, Things we couldn't say opens

May 15, Lansing Symphony MasterWorks 6: Firebird!

May 16, Laura Story ("Blessings")


May 16, Hope 2015 Conference

May 16, Foreshore Adventure Race

May 18, Pine Rest Foundation Golf Outing To Be Held At Exclusive Wuskowhan Players Club

May 30, "Things We Couldn't Say"

June 5, Southern Gospel Music Concert

June 5, Peter Pan

June 5, Comedy Improv with Contents Under Pressure

June 7, Praise in the Park

June 7 -12, Student Statesmanship Institute Summer Program

June 18, HONK! Encore

June 20, West Michigan MudVenture 5K

June 21 - 26, Student Statesmanship Institute Summer Program

June 25,Yatec #15

June 25-27, Big Ticket Festival

June 28, Worship On the Waterfront: Mark Shultz

July 5, Worship On the Waterfront: Jaci Velasquez & Nic Gonzales

July 12, Mikeschair

July 12 - 17, Student Statesmanship Institute Summer Program

July 17,  Sleeping Beauty

July 19, Worship On the Waterfront: JJ Heller

July 26,  Josh Wilson - Worship On the Waterfront

August 2, Plumb

August 5 - 8, Unity Christian Music Festival

August 9, Worship on the Waterfront: Down Home Horns

August 16, Jason Gray

August 17, Hudsonville Auto Body Xperts Open House

August 23, Worship on the Waterfront: Peder Eide

August 26, Hudsonville Auto Body Xperts Open House

August 30, Worship on the Waterfront: Finding Favour


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