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Covenant Signs

Ordinary Time is the longest season of the Christian year, lasting for more than half of the calendar year from Pentecost to Advent (i.e., from May to December). Traditionally, Ordinary Time is a time for spiritual growth and diving more deeply into biblical stories. While Advent to Pentecost follows the events of Christ’s life, Ordinary Time allows us to see how Christ is revealed throughout the Scriptures, and how Jesus is present in the ordinary rhythms and habits of our life together as the body of Christ. At Community CRC, we usually split Ordinary Time into two parts: summer and fall. In the summer, we take a slow walk through a particular book, story, or theme in the Bible. In the fall, as our Communities kick off, we take some time to ask the question: “What does it mean to be a Christian church?” This year, we’re going to be looking at our identity as God’s "covenant" people, proclaimed in the Gospel and sealed by the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. A "covenant" is a significant agreement between God and those who worship and follow Him. Significant agreements are usually remembered with signs and symbols and frequently celebrated with special events. "Sacraments" are signs and symbols in a class of their own and both Baptism and the Lord's Supper (sometimes called "Holy Communion" or the "Eucharist") are central to understanding and practicing Christianity. In other words, this sermon series would be a good time to join us, either as someone new to the Christian way or as someone who wants to reaffirm and more fully enjoy what you already believe.

September 16, 2018

Washed by the Blood and Spirit

Pastor: John Medendorp Series: Covenant Signs Topic: Creeds and Confessions Passage: 1 John 5:1–5:12

September 9, 2018

Gospel Signs

Pastor: Betsy DeVries Series: Covenant Signs Topic: Lord's Supper Passage: 1 Corinthians 15:1–15:11

July 1, 2018

Worshipping Trees

Pastor: John Medendorp Series: Trees Passage: Isaiah 44:12–44:23

June 24, 2018

Church Shopping: Who Do You See?

Pastor: John Medendorp Series: The Belgic Confession Topic: Creeds and Confessions Passage: Acts 14:21–14:30

June 24, 2018

Under the Fig Tree

Pastor: Betsy DeVries Series: Trees Passage: John 1:43–1:51

June 17, 2018

Church Shopping? What do you See?

Pastor: Carel Geleynse Series: The Belgic Confession Topic: Creeds and Confessions Passage: Amos 5:21–5:24, Galatians 5:16–6:5, Matthew 28:16–28:20

June 17, 2018

Like A Tree

Pastor: Betsy DeVries Series: Trees Passage: Psalm 1:1–1:6

June 10, 2018

Church Shopping? What Do You Hear?

Pastor: Carel Geleynse Series: The Belgic Confession Topic: Creeds and Confessions Passage: Jeremiah 23:16–23:32, Romans 10:12–10:15

June 10, 2018

The Curse of the Tree

Pastor: Carel Geleynse Series: Trees Passage: Galatians 3:1–3:14

June 3, 2018

Obligations of Church Membership?

Pastor: Carel Geleynse Series: The Belgic Confession Topic: The Body of Christ Passage: 1 Corinthians 12:12–12:31

June 3, 2018

Two Trees

Pastor: John Medendorp Series: Trees Passage: Genesis 2:4–2:17

May 27, 2018

One, Holy, Universal Church

Pastor: Carel Geleynse Series: The Belgic Confession Topic: Creeds and Confessions Passage: 1 Peter 2:4–2:12

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