Deepening Faith

Dear Members and Friends of IBCZ, I want to begin by thanking everyone who helped with our Church Family BBQ last Sunday.  It was such a wonderful time of simply being together and enjoying our relationships with each other.  I am so grateful that almost everyone stayed after church for

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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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