Rock Valley United Reformed Church

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"A Loving God for Us"

Romans 8 ~ Rev. Nathan Brummel (12/27/2015 am)

Professor from Divine Hope Reformed Bible Seminary

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"I Carried You on Eagle's Wings"

Exodus 18:1-12, Exodus 19:1-6, & Isaiah 40:27-31

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (12/27/2015 pm)

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"The Night the True Light Appeared"

Christmas Day Service 2015

John 1:1-18 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (12/25/2015 am)

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"Jesus - Worshipped by Wise Men"

Matthew 2:1-23 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (12/20/2015 am)

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"Thy Kingdom Come"

Hebrews 1:1-2:4 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 48

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (12/20/2015 pm)

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"Jesus - Announced by Angels to Shepherds"

Luke 2:8-20 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (12/13/2015 am)

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"Hallowed Be Thy Name"

Jeremiah 9:1-26 & Heidelberg CAtechism, Lord's Day 47

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (12/13/2015 pm)

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"Jesus - Sent to Save Sinners"

Luke 1:26-38 & Matt. 1:18-25 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (12/6/2015 am)

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"How to Properly Address a Prayer"

Isaiah 64:1-12, Matt. 7:7-11, & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 46

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (12/6/2015 pm)

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"Jesus - Eternal With the Father"

John 1:1-18 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (11/29/2015 am)

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"Are God's Greatest Gifts on Your List?"

Zech. 12:1-13:1, Heb. 5:1-10, & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 45

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (11/26/2015 pm)

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"Put "Thanks" Back into Your "Giving""

Thanksgiving Day Service 2015

I Chronicles 29:1-25 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (11/26/2015 am)

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"That in Everything Christ Might Be Preeminent"

Colossians 1:15-23 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (11/22/2015 am)

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"Freedom of Heart Found in Divine Contentment"

Luke 18:18-30 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 44

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (11/22/2015 pm)

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"Promises, Promises, Promises - YES & AMEN to That"

II Corinthians 1:1-2:4 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (11/15/2015 am)

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"The Right Reasoning of Rahab"

Joshua 2:1-24 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 43

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (11/15/2015 pm)

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"Chop Down the Tree"

Daniel 4:1-37 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (11/8/2015 am)

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"God Blesses Gratitude - God Curses Greed"

II Kings 5:15-27 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 42

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (11/8/2015 pm)

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"GRACE - Questioned, Disbelieved, Reiterated"

Genesis 3:1-24 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (11/1/2015 am)

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"Walk (Live) as Children of Light"

Ephesians 5:1-33 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 41

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (11/1/2015 pm)

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"The Pastoral Prayer of the Apostle Paul"

Colossians 1:9-14 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (10/25/2015 am)

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"A Tale of Two Brothers"

Genesis 4, I John 3:11-24 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 40

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (10/25/2015 pm)

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"True Faith Tried by Fire"

Daniel 3:1-30 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (10/18/2015 am)

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"Honor Your Father and Your Mother"

Ephesians 6:1-20 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 39

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (10/18/2015 pm)

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"The Savior's Amazing Words to the Samaritan Woman"

John 4:1-30 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (10/11/2015 am)

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"Remember the Sabbath Day, To Keep It Holy"

Hebrews 3:1-4:13 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 38

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (10/11/2015 pm)

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"The Divine Kingdom Established at Creation"

Genesis 1:26-2:25 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (10/4/2015 am)

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"Honoring God with Lip and Heart"

Matthew 5:1-20, 33-37 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 36

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (10/4/2015 pm)

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"Facing a Threatening Crisis with Thanksgiving"

Colossians 1:1-14 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (9/27/2015 am)

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"The Worship God Forbids"

II Kings 18:1-12 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 35

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (9/27/2015 pm)

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"The Importance of Analyzing Your Appetite"

Numbers 11:1-35 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (9/20/2015 am)

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"There Is Forgiveness With God"

Psalm 130 ~ Rev. Alan Camarigg (9/20/2016 pm)

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"A Divinely Inspired Building Project"

I Kings 5:1-18 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (9/13/2015 am)

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"You Shall Have No Other Gods Before Me"

Jeremiah 17:1-18 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 34

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (9/13/2015 pm)

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"Dangerous Times"

II Timothy 3:1-17 ~ Dr. Robert Grossmann (9/6/2015 am)

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"I Am the Bread of Life"

John 6:26-71 ~ Dr. Robert Grossmann (9/6/2015 pm)

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"An Amazing Revelation of Christ's Kingdom"

Daniel 2:31-49 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (8/30/2015 am)

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"Created in Christ for Good Works"

Ephesians 2:1-10 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 33

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (8/30/2015 pm)

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"The Kingdom Ruled by Wisdom"

I Kings 4 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (8/23/2015 am)

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"Serve the Lord with Gladness"

Psalm 100 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 32

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (8/23/2015 pm)

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"The High Calling of Marriage is Holiness"

Ephesians 5:15-33 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (8/16/2015 am)

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"I Have Made You a Watchman for Israel"

Ezekiel 33:1-20 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 31

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (8/16/2015 pm)

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"Rejoice in the God of Revelation"

Daniel 2:1-30 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (8/9/2015 am)

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"How Are You to Escape Being Sentenced to Hell?"

Matthew 23:1-39 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 30

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (8/9/2015 pm)

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"A Heavenly Land"

I Peter 1 & Hebrews 11:13-16 ~ Dr. Maynard Keorner (8/2/2015 am)

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"The Reality of Confessing Christ"

John 20:30-31 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 23

Dr. Maynard Koerner (8/2/2015 pm)

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"Behold What God Gave"

Daniel 1:1-21 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (7/26/2015 am)

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"The Difference Between the Lord's Supper and the Mass"

Hebrews 9:11-28 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 29 & 30

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (7/26/2015 pm)

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"Let Us Practice the Privilege of the Priesthood"

Exodus 29:1-46 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 28

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (7/19/2015 am)

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"My Eyes Have Seen the King, the Lord of Hosts"

Hebrews 12:14-29 & Isaiah 6:1-13

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (7/19/2015 pm)

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"The Eternal King of the Everlasting Kingdom"

Genesis 1:1-2:3 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (7/12/2015 am)

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"The Covenant Sign Given by the God of the Generations"

Genesis 17, Col. 2:8-15 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 26 & 27

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (7/12/2015 pm)

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"True Freedom Found in Serving Christ"

Romans 1:1-32 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (7/5/2015 am)

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"The Primacy of Preaching in Producing Saving Faith"

I Corinthians 2:1-16 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 25

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (7/5/2015 pm)

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"The Ministry of the Son of God on Planet Earth"

Matthew 4:12-25 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (6/28/2015 am)

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"The Fruits of Gratitude Produced by Grace"

Rom. 3:21-31, Matt. 25:31-46 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 24

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (6/28/2015 pm)

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"What God Expects of a Man"

Joshua 24:1-28 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (6/15/2015 am)

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"What Good Is the Christian Faith?"

Job 1 - 2 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 23

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (6/21/2015 pm)

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"Upholding Uplifted Hands in Prayer"

Exodus 17:1-16 & I Thess. 5:12-28 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (6/14/2015 am)

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"Whoever Has the Son Has Life"

I John 5:1-12 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 22

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (6/14/2015 pm)

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"Our Father Who Is In Heaven"

Matthew 6:1-21 ~ Dr. Robert Grossmann (6/7/2015 am)

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"Peacemakers"

Matthew 18:15-34 ~ Dr. Robert Grossmann (6/7/2015 pm)

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"How Can You Be Blessed?"

Ephesians 1:3-14 ~ Mr. Cody Schwichtenberg (5/31/2015 am)

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"The Promise Made"

Genesis 12:1-9 & Hebrews 11:8-12 ~ Dr. Maynard Koerner (5/31/2015 pm)

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"The Sure Signs of An Exalted Christ"

Acts 2:1-21 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (5/24/2015 am)

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"The Breath of the Spirit in the Valley of Dry Bones"

Ezekiel 37:1-14 & Belgic Confession, Art. 11

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (5/24/2015 pm)

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"Christ Proves His Love for His Church"

Genesis 29:13-30 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (5/17/2015 am)

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"The Mercy of the Lord Works Wonders in the Sinner's Heart"

I Timothy 1 ~ Rev. Simon Lievaart (5/17/2015 pm)

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"God Has Gone Up With A Shout!"

2015 Ascension Day Service

Psalm 47 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (5/14/2015 pm)

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"The Song of Deborah - A Mother in Israel"

Judges 5:1-31 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (5/10/2015 am)

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"You Are Sheep of My Pasture, Declares the Lord"

Ezekiel 34:1-31 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 21

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (5/10/2015 pm)

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"The Prayer For a Discerning Heart"

I Kings 3 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (5/3/2015 am)

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"Do Not Put Out the Spirit's Fire"

I Thessalonians 1:1-10; 5:12-28 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 20

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (5/3/2015 pm)

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"See How the Lord's Anointed Secures His Kingdom"

I Kings 2:1-46 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (4/26/2015 am)

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"Our Assurance in Christ's Ascension"

Psalm 68:1-35 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 19

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (4/26/2015 pm)

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"Christ Puts His Affairs in Order"

Luke 24:36-53 ~ Seminarian Peter Van't Hoff (4/19/2015 am)

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"So, What About the Law?"

Romans 12:9-21 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 34

Seminarian Mr. Peter Van't Hoff (4/19/2015 pm)

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"See How God Governs His Kingdom"

I Kings 1:1-53 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (4/12/2015 am)

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"The Benefits of Having An Ascended Savior"

Hebrews 7:1-28; 9:23-28 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 18

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (4/12/2015 pm)

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"Tremendous Signs, Terror and Tenderness"

Matthew 28:1-10 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (4/5/2015 am)

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"Spiritual Lessons from the Raising of Lazarus"

John 11:17-44 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 17

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (4/5/2015 pm)

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"It Is Finished!"

Good Friday Service 2015

John 19:1-42 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (4/3/2015 pm)

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"Behold Your King is Coming"

John 12:12-19 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (3/29/2015 am)

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"A Pint of Pure Nard Poured Out On Jesus"

John 12:1-11 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (3/29/2015 pm)

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"The Sickness and Death of Lazarus"

John 11:1-16 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (3/22/2015 am)

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"The Death and Burial of the Son of God"

Genesis 2:5-17; John 19:38-42; Hebrews 2:1-18 & Heidelberg Catechism,

Lord's Day 16 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (3/22/2015 pm)

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"To Stone Him or To Believe in Him"

John 10:31-42 ~ Rev. Joel Vande Kooi (3/15/2015 am)

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"The Significance of Salvation by Crucifixion"

Gal. 3:10-13, Deut. 27:1-28:6 & Heidelberg Catechism, L.D. 15

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (3/15/2015 pm)

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"If You Can?"

Prayer Day Service 2015

Mark 9:14-29 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (3/12/2015 pm)

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"The Truth Taught by Jesus' Transfiguration"

Matthew 17:1-13 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (3/8/2015 am)

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"He Suffered Under Pontius Pilate"

Luke 22:66-23:25 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 15

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (3/8/2015 pm)

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"God's Saving Purpose in Jesus' Crucifixion"

John 3:9-21 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (3/1/2015 am)

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"Jesus Drinks Gethsemane's Cup"

Matthew 26:36-46 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 15

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (3/1/2015 pm)

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"You Must Be Born Again"

John 3:1-8 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (2/22/2015 am)

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"The Virgin Will Be With Child"

Matthew 1:18-25 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 14

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (2/22/2015 pm)

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"Jesus Cleanses the Temple"

John 2:13-25 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (2/15/2015 am)

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"To Think That We Should Be Called Children of God"

I John 3:1-24 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 13

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (2/15/2015 pm)

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"Jesus' First Miracle Performed at a Marriage"

John 2:1-11 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (2/8/2015 am)

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"The Scroll, The Lion, and The Lamb"

Revelation 5:1-14 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 12

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (2/8/2015 pm)

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"A Boy Clothed With a Linen Ephod"

I Samuel 2:12-26 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (2/1/2015 am)

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"The Name "Jesus" Means "Jehovah Saves""

Isaiah 43:1-15, Matt. 1:18-25 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 11

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (2/1/2015 pm)

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"Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael"

John 1:43-51 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (1/25/2015 am)

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"The All Pervasive Providence of God"

Jonah 1:1-17 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 10

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (1/25/2015 pm)

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"Behold, The Lamb of God"

John 1:19-42 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (1/18/2015 am)

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"Wisdom Teaches Us the Sacredness of All Human Life"

Prov. 24:1-22; I Cor. 6:19-20 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 40

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (1/18/2015 pm)

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"We Are the Body of Christ"

I Corinthians 12 & 13 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (1/11/2015 am)

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"He Spoke and It Came to Be"

Psalm 33:1-22; John 2:1-11 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 9

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (1/11/2015 pm)

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"The Murder of Bethlehem's Boys"

Revelation 12:1-17 & Matthew 2:7-18

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (1/4/2015 am)

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"One God in Three Persons"

Genesis 18:1-21; John 6:35-71 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 8

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (1/4/2015 pm)

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"What Counts is a New Creation"

New Year's Day Service 2015

Galatians 6:11-18 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (1/1/2015 am)

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