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Acts 2:42-47

This section of scripture convicts, yet captivates; makes me tremble, yet stirs my soul. It makes my heart wonder, “Can we still live this way today?” How can church come back to this after it has been brainwashed and watered down by the ways of this world and the American dream?

This is a model of fear & awe (v. 43); an example of true fellowship together (v. 46); unity among all who believed (v. 44); true servanthood, selflessness & generosity (v. 46); worshipping daily together (v. 47). The result? “The Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.” (v. 47b)

It has nothing to do with church attendance on Sundays. It didn’t matter how many outreach events were planned. It wasn’t about rules/legalism.

They devoted themselves to 4 things:

  1. The apostles’ teaching

  2. Fellowship

  3. Breaking of bread

  4. Prayer

It can still look this way! Share life with others & break bread (eat a meal) together. Give, if you see a need. Believe, in faith, that hearts will be changed. Pray for your brothers & sisters. Pray for your enemies.

Can we allow the love we have for God to overflow, infiltrate, & consume our every moment? Seek Him. Read His word. Let your light shine. Are you with me church?


In Him,

Katie Karlson

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3228 Gatewood Ave, Indian River, MI 49749, USA

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Show a three-year-old a rainbow and his eyes pop open, he laughs and murmurs something that sounds semi close to English; that's wonder. Show a third grader how pleasing God connects to honoring her parents and she will most likely look at you funny and continue eating her pizza; that's discovery. As a teacher, church leader, or parent you want a curriculum that will help you connect the love and worship of God to good decision-making for your elementary school students. You want something that will help them see the value of respecting authority and treating their friends like they are human, not SpongeBob®. You need it to be simple. You would love it to be flexible. You want it to suit your individual needs. Time to go to the basics. What if by the time your child reaches 6th grade they will know these five core truths:

God is the Holy Creator.
I can trust God's Word (Bible).
I can trust Jesus with everything.
I should try to live like Jesus lived (make wise choices by His Word).
The world/culture does not usually agree with God's Word.

 

Most kids form their entire idea of who God is, and choose whether nor not they'll have a relationship with Him before leaving 5th grade!

Sunday at a Glance

The nursery and classrooms will open at 10:15 for check in. 

Worship

Each week the kids (ages 0-9) join us for worship in the sanctuary. After worship, the kids head to their respective classrooms to learn more about God and how to apply His word to our lives. 

Questions

We are happy to answer your questions in person at any of our locations or you can contact us by email