Rock Valley United Reformed Church

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"Seeing God's Salvation"

Luke 2:21-40 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (12/28/2014 am)

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"Gaining a God Conscious Perspective on Life"

Old Year's Service 2014

Genesis 48:8-22; 50:15-21 & Canons of Dort, Art. 1-8

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (12/28/2014 pm)

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"The Song of the Angels Concerning the Christ"

Christmas Day Service 2014

Luke 2:1-14 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (12/25/2014 am)

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"Christmas Requires the Exercise of True Faith"

Luke 1:5-56 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 7

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (12/21/2014 am)

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"God's Salvation Turns Our Silence Into Singing"

Luke 1:57-80 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (12/21/2014 pm)

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"Heir of Righteousness"

Genesis 6:1-7:10 & Hebrews 11:7 ~ Dr. Maynard Koerner (12/14/2014 am)

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"Praise to God"

Luke 1:57-80 ~ Dr. Maynard Koerner (12/14/2014 pm)

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"Suffering Now, Comfort Later"

Revelation 21:1-8 ~ Mr. Cody Schwichtenberg (12/7/2014 am)

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"Jesus... Our Great High Priest"

Hebrews 7:1-28 ~ Rev. Scott Henry (12/7/2014 pm)

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"The Devil Raises His Ugly Head"

Ezra 4:1-6 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (11/30/2014 am)

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"A Man to Fulfill God's Purpose"

Isaiah 46:1-13 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 6

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (11/30/2014 pm)

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"The Lord Your God Has Dealt Wonderously With You!"

Thanksgiving Day Service 2014

Joel 2:1-27 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (11/27/2014 am)

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"The Foundation of the Lord's House Laid"

Ezra 3:6-13 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (11/23/2014 am)

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"Enter / Escape Through the Narrow Door"

Luke 13:1-5, 22-35 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 5

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (11/23/2014 pm)

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"The Priority of Atonement and Gratitude"

Ezra 3:1-7 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (11/16/2014 am)

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"Why Even the Wrath of God Comforts Us in Christ"

Nahum 1:1-15 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 4

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (11/16/2014 pm)

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"The Service of Christ - Our Highest Privilege"

Ezra 2:59-70 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (11/9/2014 am)

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"Be Renewed After the Image of Your Creator"

Colossians 3:1-17 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 3

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (11/9/2014 pm)

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"The Divine Reason for the Decree of Cyrus"

Ezra 1; 2:1-58 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (11/2/2014 am)

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"Man's Sordid Misery and God's Saving Grace"

Genesis 25:19-34 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 2

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (11/2/2014 pm)

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"Only the Word of God Brings Reformation"

II Chronicles 17:1-13 & Acts 17:11-12

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (10/26/2014 am)

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"The Seed of the New Life"

I Peter 1:13-2:3 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 7

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (10/26/2014 pm)

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"What Shall I Give You?"

I Kings 3:1-15 ~ Rev. Herman Van Stedum (10/19/2014 am)

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"Prayer of a Believer in a Time of Sorrow"

Psalm 13 ~ Cody Schwichtenberg (10/19/2014 pm)

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"Do You Love Jesus?"

John 21 ~ Rev. Herman Van Stedum (10/12/2014 am)

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"Resurrection Instruction"

John 11:17-37 ~ Rev. Travis Grassmid (10/12/2014 pm)

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"Why Am I Here?"

Psalm 139; Colossians 3:1-7 & Psalm 100:1-5

Rev. Herman Van Stedum (10/5/2014 am)

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"Church Discipline"

I Corinthians 5 ~ Dr. Robert Grossmann (10/5/2014 pm)

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"From Now On You Will Be Catching Men"

Luke 5:1-11 & John 21:1-14 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (9/28/2014 am)

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"The Christian's Only Comfort - Belonging to Christ"

Deuteronomy 15:12-18, Psalm 40 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 1

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (9/28/2014 pm)
 

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"A Time for Eating and Drinking"

Luke 5:27-39 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (9/21/2014 am)

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"A Trinitarian Greeting"

Revelation 1 ~ Rev. Dan Donovan (9/21/2014 pm)

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"The Great Wedding Banquet of Our God"

Luke 14:1-24 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (9/14/2014 am)

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"Oh, Taste and See That the Lord is Good"

Psalm 34; Belgic Confession, Art. 33 & L.D. 25

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (9/14/2014 pm)

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"The Calling of a Faithful Prophet"

Jeremiah 1:1-12 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (9/7/2014 am)

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"The Order and Discipline of the Church"

I Corinthians 5:1-6:11 & Belgic Confession, Art. 32

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (9/7/2014 pm)

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"The Sight Given to Blind Bartimaeus"

Mark 10:46-52 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (8/31/2014 am)

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"Love for the Church's Leadership Makes for Joy"

Hebrews 13:1-25 & Belgic Confession, Art. 31

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (8/31/2014 pm)

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"Jesus Prepares His Own for Life in a Hostile World"

John 15:18-16:15 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (8/24/2014 am)

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"Elijah Finds a Servant of Ahab the Troubler"

I Kings 18:1-19 ~ Rev. James Sinke (8/24/2014 pm)

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"Cleansing the Temple"

II Chronicles 6:18-21 & John 2:1-25

Rev. Herman Van Stedum (8/17/2014 am)
 

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"The Gift of Life"

Hebrews 11:1-16 ~ Rev. Maynard Koerner (8/17/2014 pm)

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"Three Questions Brought On By Storm"

Mark 4:35-41 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (8/10/2014 am)

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"The Government of the True Church"

I Timothy 3:1-16 & Belgic Confession, Art. 30

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (8/10/2014 pm)

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"God Prizes Obedience Above Creativity"

Leviticus 10:1-11 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (8/3/2014 am)

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"How the True Church Differs from the False Church"

Romans 7:7-25 & Belgic Confession, Art. 29

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (8/3/2014 pm)

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"The Church as Gatherer"

Luke 11:14-23 ~ Rev. Bill Green (7/27/2014 pm)

Missionary from Costa Rica

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"Get Involved in Promoting Christ's Kingdom"

Luke 8:1-15 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (7/27/2014 pm)

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"Unlean Donkeys Redeemed with a Spotless Lamb"

Exodus 34:1-35 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (7/20/2014 am)

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"Everyone is Duty Bound to Join the True Church"

I John 3:11 - 4:6 & Belgic Confession, Art. 28

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (7/20/2014 pm)

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"Zealous for the Lord with The Sword of Truth"

Matthew 10:24-39 & Exodus 32:1-35

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (7/13/2014 am)

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"The Catholic (Universal) Christian Church"

I Kings 19:1-18 & Belgic Confession, Art. 27

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (7/13/2014 pm)

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"The Lessons of the Waters of Marah and Elim"

John 4:1-26 & Exodus 15:22-27

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (7/6/2014 am)

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"Christ, Our Only Mediator & Advocate with God"

John 17:1-26 & Belgic Confession, Art. 26

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (7/6/2014 pm)

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"Wonders That Work the Will of God"

Exodus 7:14-8:19 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (6/29/2014 am)

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"All Symbols & Shadows Accomplished in Christ"

Hebrews 8:1-13 & Belgic Confession, Art. 25

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (6/29/2014 pm)

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"God's Peace in Perilous Times"

II Chronicles 32:7-23 & Psalm 46:1-11

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (6/22/2014 am)

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"Divine Pruning for Even More Production"

John 15:1-17 & Belgic Confession, Art. 24

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (6/22/2014 pm)

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"What Godly Dads Do Differently'

Ephesians 5:15-6:9 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (6/15/2014 am)

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"The Blessed Connection Between Penitence and Praise"

Psalm 32 & Belgic Confession, Art. 23

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (6/15/2014 pm)

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"Hospitality Hope"

I Peter 4:7-11 ~ Rev. Spencer Aalsburg (6/8/2014 am)

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"Jesus Sends the Father's Promise to His Church"

Acts 2:1-13 ~ Rev. Alan Camarigg (6/8/2014 pm)

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"I AM is Sending You"

Exodus 3:1-17 & John 8:48-59 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (6/1/2014 am)

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"Free From Accusation in Christ"

Colossians 1:1-23 & Belgic Confession, Art. 22

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (6/1/2014 pm)

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"The Only High Priest Who Sat Down"

2014 Ascension Day Service

Hebrews 10:1-25 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (5/29/2014 pm)

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"Someday Every Knee Will Bow to Jesus"

Genesis 37:1-36 & Romans 14:9-12

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (5/25/2014 am)

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"God Himself Will Provide the Lamb"

Genesis 22:1-19 & Belgic Confession, Art. 20 & 21

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (5/25/2014 pm)

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"Communion With Christ in the Conflicts of Life"

Genesis 14:1-24 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (5/18/2014 am)

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"Two Natures in the One Person of the Christ"

Luke 1:30-35; 4:38-41; 8:22-25; 22:39-46; 24:36-53

Belgic Confession, Art. 19 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (5/18/2014 pm)

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"The Door That Divides"

Genesis 6:9-7:24 & L.D. 26 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (5/11/2014 am)

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"The Implications of the Incarnation of Christ Jesus"

Philippians 2:1-18 & Belgic Confession, Art. 18

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (5/11/2014 pm)

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"In the Beginning God Created the Heavens and the Earth"

Genesis 1:1-2:3 & L.D. 9 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (5/4/2014 am)

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"The Recovery of Fallen Man"

Genesis 3:1-24 & Belgic Confession, Art. 17

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (5/4/2014 pm)

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"Did Not Our Hearts Burn Within Us?"

Luke 24:13-35 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (4/27/2014 am)

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"The Doctrine of Eternal Election"

Ephesians 1:1-23 & Belgic Confession, Art. 16

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (4/27/2014 pm)

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The Redemptive Significance of the Stone Rolled Away"

Matthew 28:1-10 & Mark 16:1-20 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (4/20/2014 am)

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"Resurrection Proof of God's Anointed"

Numbers 16:41-17:13 & Philippians 3:7-11 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (4/20/2014 pm)

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"The Curtain of the Temple Torn in Two"

2014 Good Friday Service

Matthew 27:27-61 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (4/18/2014 pm)

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"Hosanna to the King of Hearts"

Luke 19:11-48 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (4/13/2014 am)

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"Why Jesus Suffered Under Pontius Pilate"

John 18:28 - 19:22 & L.D. 15

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (4/13/2014 pm)

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"The Fallen Incapacity of God's Grand Image Bearer"

Genesis 1:26-37; 3:1-7 & Belgic Confession, Art. 14

Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (4/6/2014 am)

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"Jesus' Betrayal by One of His Own"

Matthew 26:47-56 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (4/6/2014 pm)

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"Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God"

 
Psalm 51 & Belgic Confession, Art. 15
Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (3/30/2014 am)

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"The Great Anguish of Christ in Gethsemane"

 
Matt. 26:36-46; Luke 22:39-46 & L.D. 15 & 16
Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (3/30/2014 pm)
 

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"This Man Receives Sinners and Eats with Them"

Luke 15:1-24 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (3/23/2014 am)

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"God Intended It For Good"

 
Genesis 45:1-28; 50:15-21 & Belgic Confession, Art. 13
Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (3/23/2014 pm)
 

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"Our Savior's Redemption in Samson's Riddle"

Judges 14:1-20; 16:23-31 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (3/16/2014 am)

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"The Great Cresendo of Praise"

 
I Chronicles 9:1-3, 14-34 & Psalm 134
Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (3/16/2014 pm)
 

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"Pray in the Holy Spirit - Lead Me to the Rock That Is Higher Than I"

2014 Annual Day of Prayer Service

Psalm 61 & Jude 17-23 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (3/13/2014 pm)

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"How Good and Pleasant When Brothers Dwell in Unity"

 
Psalm 133 & Belgic Confession, Art. 27 & 28
Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (3/9/2014 am)

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"Fallen!"

 
Genesis 3:1-17 ~ Rev. Alan Camarigg (3/9/2014 pm)
Pastor, Hills United Reformed Church, Hills, MN
 

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"The Blessedness of Those Who Believe"

 
Luke 1:26-56 & Belgic Confession, Art. 10 & 11
Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (3/2/2014 am)

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"Called to an Obedience That is Not Boring"

II Samuel 6:1-23 & Psalm 132 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (3/2/2014 pm)

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"Holy Trinity: One in Essence, Three in Person"

 
Proverbs 8:1-36 & Belgic Confession, Art. 8 & 9
Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (2/23/2014 am)

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"The Secrets of a Humble Heart"

I Samuel 17 & Psalm 131 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (2/23/2014 pm)

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"A Fiery Letter to Fickle Churches"

 
Galatians 1:1-24 & Belgic Confession, Art. 6 & 7
Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (2/16/2014 am)

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"Put Your Hope in the Lord"

Acts 16:16-40 & Psalm 130 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (2/16/2014 pm)

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"God Himself Made the Great Introduction"

Genesis 2:1-25 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (2/9/2014 am)

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"Divine Sovereignty Triumphs Over Devilish Schemes"

Isaiah 53 & Psalm 129 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (2/9/2014 pm)

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"The Origin, Canon, and Authority of the Written Word of God"

II Peter 1:1-21 & Belgic Confession, Art. 3, 4, 5
Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (2/2/2014 am)

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"You Will Eat the Fruit of Your Labor"

II Thessalonians 3:1-18 & Psalm 128 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (2/2/2014 pm)

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"The Means by Which God Makes Himself Known"

Psalm 19:1-14, John 1:1-5, 14-17 & Belgic Confession, Art. 2
Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (1/26/2014 am)

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"The House the Lord Builds is Blest"

Genesis 11:1-9 & Psalm 127 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (1/26/2014 pm)

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"The Confession of Those Who Have Faith in God"

Romans 10:1-17 & Belgic Confession, Art.1
Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (1/19/2014 am)

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"Children of Their Father"

I Peter 1:1-25 ~ Rev. Steven Poelman (1/19/2014 pm)

Teacher at Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Dehra Dun, India

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"Run the Race of Faith with Endurance"

Hebrews 11:1-12:17 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (1/12/2014 am)

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"Life in the Lord is Laughter and Joy"

Ezra 6:1-22 & Psalm 126 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (1/12/2014 pm)

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"By Faith Enoch Walked With God - Do You?"

Genesis 5:1-32 & Hebrews 11:5-6 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (1/5/2014 am)

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"The Security of Those the Lord Surrounds"

II Kings 6:8-23 & Psalm 125:1-5 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (1/5/2014 pm)

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"The Comfort of a God Guided Life"

New Year's Day 2014

Job 23:1-17 ~ Rev. Joel Vander Kooi (1/1/2014)

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