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Faith When Facing Unfulfilled Dreams

by Tim Terpstra

The story of Abraham remind us of the realities that this life is filled with disappointment and unfulfilled dreams.  Abraham and Sarah left home with only a promise and a pocketful of faith. Along the way to experiencing what God had promised them, they instead suffered through days, months, and years of an empty home […]

Living as if Christ is Supreme

by Tim Terpstra

This past Sunday morning we spent time examining what the author of Hebrews about the supremacy of Jesus Christ. Why exactly should Christ be the focus of our daily life and activities? Why should knowing Christ and regarding Christ as the highest treasure of life be catamount?  The author of Hebrews initially described Christ as the heir of all things. […]

Hope in Trouble

by Tim Terpstra

Often a new year provides opportunities to reflect on aspects of life we would want to change. Improved health, better relationships, and a hope for stronger finances might direct us to make resolutions and commitments.  For lasting change in these area to be realized, our daily habits and actions have to adjust as well. There are some parts […]

Divine Provision

by Tim Terpstra

One of the great statements in Scripture, comes from one of the great narratives in Genesis 22.  Abraham has just waited for 25 years for a promised son, an heir.  God then asks Abraham to take this promised heir, his only son Isaac, to the top of a mountain to be sacrificed to God. While there […]

Perfect Wisdom, Perfect Timing, Every Time

by Tim Terpstra
Why Attend Church?

Have you ever wondered why God isn’t doing what you think He should be doing when you think He should be doing it?  We can, when not in the moment of waiting, answer the question with a general vague acknowledgement that He indeed knows best.   The scripture offers more than vagaries on His Sovereignty, but […]

Soul Recalibration

by Tim Terpstra

Psalm 73:22-24 (NASB) 22  Then I was senseless and ignorant; I was like a beast before You. 23  Nevertheless I am continually with You; You have taken hold of my right hand. 24  With Your counsel You will guide me, And afterward receive me to glory. All of God’s men and women have great struggles […]

Trusting God and Not Riches

by Tim Terpstra

A couple of weeks ago we were challenged by the scripture not to set our hopes on uncertain riches, but to set our hope on God. (I Tim. 6:17) We all know riches are not hope-worthy. We know riches are a very uncertain anchor for hope. If riches were any anchor at all, we wouldn’t […]