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Sunday Worship  10:30am

 

  • Nursery and Children's Church provided during Sunday Morning 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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We are located at
3955 W. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, Michagan  48084

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Sermons

Sunday
May062018

The Command to Love - Sermon for Easter 6B 

This Sunday we hear another word about loving one another. In our reading for today, John talks about love, and he continually uses forms of the Greek word agapē. Tom Oord defines agapē as “acting intentionally, in response to God and others, to promote overall well-being, in response to that which produces ill-being” [Oord, Nature of Love, p. 56]. This agapē form of love is an expression of God’s very being, because God is love. Therefore, if we abide in God, not only will we love God, but God’s love will flow out from us so that this fragmented world of ours can experience wholeness.

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Sunday
Apr292018

Abiding in God's Love - A Sermon for Easter 5B

“What the world needs now is love, sweet love.” That may be true, but what is love and where does it come from? Do we need to just sing some silly love songs, because, as Paul McCartney put it, “some people wanna fill the world with silly love songs, and what’s wrong with that?” If what the world needs now is love, then we need to define our terms. Is love a feeling, an emotion, or something else? The love songs that fill the air usually speak of tender feelings between two people, because “when I fall in love, it will be forever, or I’ll never fall in love.” If we’re honest with ourselves, each of us has probably “fallen in love” a couple of times. It’s possible that we have found a love that “will be forever,” but perhaps not.

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Sunday
Apr152018

Children of God and the Problem of Sin - Sermon for Easter 3B

Who am I? What is my identity? We’ve all asked these kinds of questions of ourselves. In that spirit, let me introduce myself to you, as I know myself relationally. I am Bob, the son of Robert and Beverly, brother of Jim, husband of Cheryl, and father of Brett. If that doesn’t tell you enough about who I am, I could add that I am pastor of Central Woodward Christian Church in Troy, Michigan. If you need more, I can show you my resume, which gives details about my occupational and educational background, along with a lot of other details. Our reading this morning from 1 John adds another important element to my identity. In fact, it might be the most important factor of all, because it applies to all of us gathered here this morning. John invites us to “see what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God.”

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Sunday
Apr082018

Christ Our Advocate - A Sermon for Easter 2B

“Christ the Lord is Risen Today. Alleluia” This morning that declaration continues to ring out as we hear the invitation to walk in the light of God. As the author of 1 John points out, we meet the God who “is light and in him there is no darkness at all” in the person of the risen Christ.

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Sunday
Apr012018

The Power of the Resurrection -- Sermon for Easter Sunday 

Easter has a lot of traditions. Some are religious and others, like searching for Easter eggs, are not. What is of first importance, however, is the story of the resurrection of Jesus on the third day after he was nailed to a Roman cross. Easter is a bold declaration that death has lost its sting. God broke the bonds of death, when “up from the grave he arose, with a mighty triumph over his foes.”

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