Helpful Resources (Part 2)

Dear Members and Friends of IBCZ, In our continuing preaching series on the Letters to the Seven Churches in Revelation, last week we looked at the church at Pergamum.  Pergamum was a city filled with many pagan cults, temples dedication to idols, and worship of the Roman Emperor.  It was

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The Most Important Thing

Dear Members and Friends of IBCZ, Last Sunday I began a new preaching series from Rev. 2-3, which records the messages the risen Christ gave to seven first-century churches in a vision to the Apostle John.  We will consider these seven messages week-by-week.  Last week we focused Jesus’s message to

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The Gift of Joy

Dear Members and Friends of IBCZ, Last Sunday in worship we considered God’s wonderful gift of joy.  As we saw, joy is much deeper than happiness, which is dependent on outer circumstances.  Joy is rooted in the character, faithfulness, and love of God.  Knowing this is how God always is,

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A Great Opportunity

Dear Members and Friends of IBCZ, First, I want to thank the Elders for writing the news articles for the past several months so I could spend more time focusing on my German studies. Second, I invite you to prayerfully consider attending our next church camp – Nov. 1-3 in

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Faith. Love. Hope.

As I started reading 1 Thessalonians this week, I had to stop and meditate already after the 3rd verse of the letter. Paul thanks God for his audience, specifically for their faith, love, and hope. The placement of these comments so early in the letter suggests these are essential marks

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Growing in faith

Dear  Members and friends of IBCZ, Looking back to Abraham’s life in the sermons of the last months, many points are still relevant today, more than 3000 years ago. Abraham is known for having faith, but even being one of the great figures in the bible it was quite amazing

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