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How the Church Exchanged Worshiping God For Cheap Emotional Thrills

Posted by on April 27, 2018 in Reformed Theology, Worship | 0 comments

Now that is a provocative title, but it isn’t original to me.  It is the perspective of someone who has led contemporary worship for nearly thirty years. What is the issue?  The evangelical church has made worship all about having a “religious experience.”  The lighting, the use of images on a screen, the use of smoke machines (or not), the songs themselves, and the way sermons are crafted are all about setting an appropriate mood so that God can be experienced in a real, emotional way. But is this what God sets forth in His...

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The Word-less “Church”

Posted by on April 25, 2018 in Doctrine, Reformed Theology | 0 comments

Related to my previous post is this one, based on an article written by Dr. Robert Godfrey, former president of Westminster Seminary in California.  Here is a snippet: “Many American churches are in a mess. Theologically they are indifferent, confused, or dangerously wrong. Liturgically they are the captives of superficial fads. Morally they live lives indistinguishable from the world. They often have a lot of people, money, and activities. But are they really churches, or have they degenerated into peculiar clubs? What has gone wrong?...

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Why Do Some Pastors Deliberately Avoid Teaching Doctrine?

Posted by on April 19, 2018 in Doctrine, Reformed Theology | 0 comments

The title of this post (which I modified slightly) comes from an article that I recently read.  I wanted to post it here because it asks a very profound question.  Here is the opening couple of paragraphs:   “I have been involved in leading churches for four decades, with an emphasis on church planting in the last few years. I’ve also visited and addressed hundreds of churches around the world and have had the privilege of meeting thousands of Christian leaders. Through this time I’ve watched an unintentional doctrinal imprecision on...

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Welcome to Our New Church Home!

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Latest News | 0 comments

We recently purchased our own building which is located at 2821 Ashman Street, Midland (right across from Kroger). Our worship services are at 9:30 AM and 6:00 PM.  Christian Education for all ages is at 11:00 AM. If you have any questions about our church please call our office at (989) 839-6563.  We would be honored should you decide to visit us some...

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