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Sunday Worship  10:30am

Nursery and Children's Church provided during worship. 

We are located at the Southeast corner of Big Beaver and Adams.

3955 W. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, Michagan  48084
(248) 644-0512  

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10:30am

Sunday Morning Bible Study
9:00am

We are located at
3955 W. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, Michagan  48084

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Sermons

Sunday
Jan312010

The Power of Love

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 With a sermon title like this, you’d think it was Valentine’s Day! But that’s still a couple of weeks off. Or, maybe you think I’m going to talk about an old “Huey Lewis and the News” song from the 1980s. But, again you’d be wrong – in part because I probably wouldn’t have thought of the song, except Chris Cartwright asked last Sunday if I was going to talk about it in my sermon! So, even if it’s not Valentine’s Day, and I’m not talking about an old pop song from a movie about time travel in a Delorean car, the questions remain: what is love and what is its power? I think you will agree with me that the word love can have a lot of different meanings. It can speak of romance, but not always. So, when I say “I love you” to Cheryl, hopefully that means something different from saying “I love the San Francisco Giants” or “I love pizza.” Love has to do with feelings and emotions, but feelings and emotions can be fickle and fleeting. You can fall desperately in love one day, thinking it’s the real thing, and the next day move on to someone else, especially when you’re young.

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Sunday
Jan242010

Hearing the Word of God

Nehemiah 8:1-10 Legend has it that when I was a very young child I would stand up in my crib and preach. I'd shake my finger and prattle away, speaking to no one in particular. I can't say that I was a great preacher in those days, but I did make an impression on my grandmother. She told my mother: “Someday Bob will be a preacher.” Now, I can't confirm this story since my memory doesn't go back that far, but if it’s true, I hope the quality of my preaching has improved!

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Saturday
Jan092010

Because of Love

I don’t know if you heard the story about Jake Olson a couple weeks ago on either television or the internet. Jake is twelve years old and has been fighting a rare form of cancer, retinoblastoma, since he was an infant. After losing sight in his left eye to the cancer when he was two, doctors had been working diligently to keep his right eye through the use of chemo and radiation therapy. Finally, this year, the cancer had progressed to the point where his remaining eye had to be removed. Asked if there was something special he wanted to see one last time before the surgery that would take his sight completely, Jake replied that what he really wanted to see was another USC Trojans football game.

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Monday
Dec282009

The Family Business

Luke 2:41-52 Oh, how they do grow up! They start out as cute little babies, but before you know it, they’re twelve, and that original cuteness has begun to wear off. 12-year-old kids are liable to speak their minds – even to their parents. So, would it surprise you to learn that Jesus is no different? When last we gathered on Thursday Evening, we found Jesus lying in a manger, surrounded by proud parents and some rather dirty shepherds. We filled the night with carols, such as O Come all Ye Faithful, the First Noel, and Silent Night. We sang songs of joy and thanksgiving to the one lying in that manger, all wrapped up in swaddling clothes. Yes, along with the angels and the shepherds, we sang: “Infant Holy, Infant Lowly, for his bed a cattle stall; Oxen lowing, little knowing, Christ the babe is Lord of all.” These much beloved songs project an image of a gentle glowing baby, and we all seem to like babies. Little children like them, as do the oldest among us. But, like I said, babies do grow up, taking on their own identity, and breaking free of their parent’s grasp. In most societies this begins to happen around age twelve, and while we have a long period of preparation called adolescence, ancient societies lacked this intermediate period of life. You went from childhood to adulthood almost over night.

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Sunday
Oct252009

Bearing Witness to the Good News - Core Values #5

Number 5 in a 6 sermon series on Central Woodward Christian Church"s congregational core values.
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Acts 1:6-14
There’s a little old song that we’ve all probably sung, and it goes like this:
    This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine
    This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine
    This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine,
    Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine. 
When we sing this song, we know that it’s not talking about lighting candles or turning on flashlights when the electricity goes out. This little light that we’re supposed to let shine is our own life that serves as a sign of God’s presence in the world. It reminds us that what we do and what we say bears witness to the grace and love of God. And as Jesus said, don’t hide your light under a bushel or in a cellar – instead, put it on a lamp stand where it can be seen (Luke 11:33; Mk 14:21; Mt. 5:15).

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