The Men's Breakfast meets monthly on Saturday mornings in the Munich Room from 8:00-9:30 am. Join Erik Lindemann, Tom Groome, and Peter Mitchell for interesting discussion and delicious food. All men of the church and friends are welcome.
Walking With God in the Desert:
Experiencing Living Water When Life is Tough
- with Ray Vander Laan
Throughout the Bible, the desert functions as an image of discord, of loss of control, and of separation from the safety of society. Barren and deadly, the wasteland places of the text meant certain death without access to resources. Many times God led His people through the desert, where they learned that they would have depend on His provision for all of their needs. What are the difficult places in your life, the moments of loss and pain that can seem impossible to survive? Find God in your deserts as you travel through Sinai, Paran, Zin, the Negev, and the wilderness of Judea.
Our Next Meeting - June 1 | 8:00-9:30 am
Ears to Hear
Egypt was a culture for the eyes. Temples, palaces, histories, and statues of their gods were impressively created to dazzle the eyes of all who saw them. After delivering Israel from Egypt and "punishing" the gods of Egypt (Exodus 12), God didn't ask His people to begin building great monuments to His name. Instead, He led them into the desert, where they would learn to become a people of the ears, rather than the eyes. Israel's time in the desert was not time lost; God led them through the wilderness to teach them trust, obedience, and reverence for His words. In this lesson, join Israel as you, too, learn to listen for God's voice.
Since receiving his Master's of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary in 1976, Ray Vander Laan has been actively involved in studying and teaching Jewish culture using the methods of Jewish education. He has continued graduate studies in Jewish Studies in the United States, Israel, Turkey and Egypt. He has been a teacher for 35 years and is an ordained minister with the Christian Reformed Church. He has also authored a book entitled Echoes of His Presence, published by Focus on the Family. Vander Laan founded That the World May Know Ministries in 1998. Ray has taken over 10,000 people with him on his study tours of Israel, Turkey and Egypt.