Having the Right Focus

Dear Members and Friends of IBCZ, Have you quit yet?  Quit what?  A New Year’s Resolution – if you made one.  If you did, there is a good chance you have given up on it by now.  The most common Resolution has to do with physical fitness – exercising more

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When Famines Strike

This past Sunday we considered Abram’s response when he no sooner settled in the Land of Canaan, the land God promised him, when a severe famine occurred.  It was so severe Abram had to take his wife Sarai and his nephew Lot and journey down to Egypt in search of

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Blessed to Be a Blessing

One of the points I emphasized in last Sunday’s sermon was that as Abram (later to be called Abraham) journeyed through the land of Canaan, he built altars in several locations to the true God.  In addition to giving Abram a place to worship God, these altars also were a

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Seeking God’s Will for IBCZ in 2019

I’m sure you’re aware that the World Economic Forum is taking place this week nearby in Davos.  This annual convention, often known simply as “Davos,” declares that its overarching goal is to engage “the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.”  That

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Our New Year’s Journey

Dear Members and Friends of IBCZ, I trust you all had a wonderful Christmas season, and that 2019 will be a year in which you experience God’s goodness and faithfulness in wonderful ways.  Even as a few weeks ago we celebrated the coming of Jesus into this world, He is

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From Your Elders

Dear Members and Friends of IBCZ, I invite you to read the following Christmas/New Years greetings from your elders.  To what they have written, I simply want to add how grateful Daniela and I are to be here and serve the Lord with you through the ministry of IBCZ.  We

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God Intrudes

This week I would like to share a quote from a writer named Peter Larson.  I won’t make any comments on it; rather I invite you to take a few moments and ponder the depth of truth in this short statement. “Despite our efforts to keep him out, God intrudes.

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Freedom in Christ

Dear Members and Friends of IBCZ, During this season of Advent, we are invited to direct our attention to the coming of Jesus, the eternal Son of God, into this world as the baby born in the manger.  Jesus, of course, came into this world to reveal the true God

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Freedom in Christ

Dear Members and Friends of IBCZ, I want to begin by giving a BIG THANK YOU to all our children and young people for the terrific job they did last Sunday in portraying the Christmas Story for us during worship.  Thanks also to Lisa Wyssbrod and the other adults who

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