Joel's Weekly Heads Up


"With Us . . . In Scandal . . ."

December 22, 2017
Scandals are everywhere in the news these days. Witness the large amount of powerful men accused of sexual harassment and/or assault against females and/or males. If you haven’t been watching the news, here’s a snippet of the accused names drawn from movie, media, din...

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With Us . . . . . . In the Mission . . .

November 17, 2017
The Bible teaches that God is with us. Even one of Jesus’ nick names is “Immanuel” meaning God with us. But how? How is He with us? Over the next two Sundays and then the Christmas season we will explore what it means that God is with us. This comes at a pivotal...

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Fasting and Prayer . . .

November 10, 2017
Last Sunday I set you loose to fast and pray after only one 15 minute teaching on fasting. The rest of the teaching was building project information. So, let’s return one more time to the topic and hear more about the blessings of a fast. This teaching will be disconne...

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War . . .

October 27, 2017
Please join us Sunday as my sermon is titled "War" and is based on Ephesians 6:10-13. There are two extremes that are dangerous with the devil. One, consider him more powerful than he is. Two, pretend he doesn’t exist.On Sunday we will get an accurate fix on ...

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Hopeless Matthew . . .

October 13, 2017
On Sunday we continue in our current sermon series, "It's a Revolution." Our message is "Hopeless Matthew" and is based on Luke 5:27-32. It's a weakness for many, if not most, raised in a covenant environment, sharing our faith with those who've left the faith...

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When Fixing Is Not Enough . . .

October 06, 2017
IT'S THE WEEKEND! PLEASE DISPLAY YOUR PATHWAY SIGNS. TOMORROW, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, from 8:00 a.m. - noon is our Faith and Action Firewood Opportunity. Calling everyone 7th grade and up to assist with splitting, packaging and stacking of firewood at the Crete wood spli...

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The Leper . . .

September 29, 2017
On Sunday we continue in our current sermon series, "It's a Revolution." Our message is "The Leper" and is based on Luke 5:12-14. In Luke 4 we learned that Jesus came to usher in a time of the Lord's favor, a season of grace, mercy, and goodness. In Luke 5 and...

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The Leaders . . .

September 22, 2017
Last Sunday we began a new sermon series titled, "It's a Revolution." Our message on Sunday is "The Leaders," and is based on Luke 5:1-11 and Mark 1:16-20. Jesus came to bring a revolution. However, the revolution is rooted in what God already did. Luke makes sure to sh...

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It's A Revolution . . .

September 15, 2017
On Sunday, I will begin a new sermon series titled, "It's a Revolution." Our message Sunday is Home Town Announcement -- Then, a Riot with Intent to Kill." Our scripture passages are Luke 4:14-30. In this first message of the sermon series, a hick town guy announces to his ...

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Life in the Middle . . .

September 08, 2017
Sunday's message is titled "Life in the Middle" and is based on I Kings 20:23-30. Most of life is lived in the middle. Mountain top experiences are thrilling, but rare. When they occur, God often feels very close. Horrendous lows do come, but they are usually temporary. God often...

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Take This Job and . . . Love It -- For the Glory of God!

September 01, 2017
This Labor Day weekend is a perfect opportunity to learn about vocation. Our nation gives a holiday to her laborers, and the Word of God reminds us of the beauty of vocation. I will interview some Pathway folk about their vocations and how they do their jobs for God’s ...

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Sunrise, Sunset - Jonah's Sign . . .

August 25, 2017
Remember:  Outdoor Service Sunday. Bring a lawn chair. There will be a 20x40 tent for shade. There will be chairs available for those who don’t have lawn chairs. Also, there will be special seating available on the concrete pad for those with unsteady footing. Snacks w...

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Jonah, the Big Fish, and Science . . .

August 18, 2017
Sunday's message:  How does the modern scientific mind view the story of Jonah and the whale? We explore the sensational story of Jonah and discover not only how it could be true, but what God was up to. OUTDOOR SERVICE NEXT SUNDAY – Next Sunday, August 27, ...

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Plain To See . . .

August 11, 2017
So last week you encountered a dreary, overwhelmed pastor saddened that he had reached his limit of "science and faith go together because all truth is God’s truth." I am frustrated that so much scientific evidence points toward a gentle geological change that results ...

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A Flood . . .

August 04, 2017
Continuing in our current sermon series on Sunday, "The Harmony of Christian Faith and Scientific Pursuit," we will study the story of Noah and the flood in several passages of Genesis. This story is extremely problematic for moderns on two fronts.The first is theological. H...

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Singing Animals . . .

July 28, 2017
On Sunday we celebrate the animal creation in the “Harmony of Christian Faith and Scientific Pursuit” series. The animal pictures provided are either of family pets or wild animals taken by some of you. Enjoy, and give praise to God for the splendor of the animals. Is...

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God is Gracious, We are Valued . . .

July 07, 2017
On Sunday I will continue in my current sermon series, “The Harmony of Christian Faith and Scientific Pursuit,” with a message titled, "God is Gracious, We are Valued," based on Genesis 1:26-31. Last week we saw clearly as we gazed into the starry sky that God is grea...

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God is GREAT, We are Small . . .

June 30, 2017
On June 11 we began a series on the harmony of science and Christian faith. All truth is God’s truth so whether we are learning about creation through scientific pursuit or learning about God or His world through the study of scripture, all knowledge is His. The problem com...

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Fathers of Hope . . .

June 16, 2017
Happy Father's Day to all those that are dads! On Sunday I will teach a Father’s Day message. My message is based on Colossians 3:21 and is titled, "Fathers of Hope." I will return to “The Harmony of Christian Faith and Scientific Pursuit” series on July 2...

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Two Books: Both True? . . .

June 09, 2017
This Sunday we begin a new series:  "The Harmony of Christian Faith and Scientific Pursuit." Somehow there is a perception that Christian faith does not harmonize with science. In this series, I will show how science and Christian faith are two books with the same autho...

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Happy Birthday, Church! . . .

June 02, 2017
YOU ARE INVITED…. HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH will hold its second worship service THIS Sunday, June 4 at 4:00 p.m., using the facilities of the First Church of the Nazarene, 18210 Clark Rd, Lowell, Indiana. You are also invited to stay for the...

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Ascension Day -- Praying For Us! . . .

May 19, 2017
Sunday we celebrate Ascension Day. Jesus died, rose, and then ascended to heaven where He rules over creation from His throne above! We’ll look at what practical implications this has for Christians. If you are not a Christian, please consider this message as a peek into wh...

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Mom's Advice . . .

May 12, 2017
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND – Thank you to all the Mothers and Grandmothers of Pathway Church! We love you dearly and are grateful for all the many things you do for the children of this church. May God bless you during this special weekend! This Sunday we w...

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On Eagles' Wings . . .

May 05, 2017
The Bible often uses beautiful images to convey spiritual truth. One of those images is an eagle. This Sunday we’ll explore the various eagle Bible verses and learn about God’s protection and testing found in Deuteronomy 32:10-11, Exodus 19:3-4 and Isaiah 40:27-31. M...

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Be The Church . . .

April 28, 2017
This Sunday I will challenge Pathway and Hope Community’s Steering Team to the real mission of the Church as commanded in Matthew 28. I will also warn of “shadow missions” that can distract from God’s mission. I look forward to worshiping with you on Sunda...

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Go Home and Tell . . .

April 21, 2017
This coming Sunday will be a special day at Pathway as we have three young people taking their public stand for Jesus Christ! Join us afterward for a cake reception in the lobby. This week’s message will take us to the Decapolis area of northern Israel where Jesus hea...

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Resurrection Power . . .

April 14, 2017
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE & COMMUNION – A special service of remembrance and communion is planned for tonight at 7 PM at Crown Point Christian School. All who have saving faith, and have taken a public stand for Jesus Christ in a Christian church are encouraged...

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Image is Everything . . .

April 07, 2017
This Sunday we celebrate Palm Sunday. We shout "Hosanna" to the lowly figure riding a donkey into Jerusalem in the grandeur of humility. He will save, but not by military conquest; instead through the sacrifice of His life. Sunday’s final message in the Deadly Vices series ...

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Crimes of Passion . . .

March 24, 2017
This Sunday we will continue the series "Glittering Vices: Seven Misguided Pursuits of Happiness." This week we will discuss Lust with a sermon titled: “Crimes of Passion.” Lust is seeking sexual pleasure and gratification for ourselves at the cost of fully ...

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Feed the Face/Starve the Heart . . .

March 17, 2017
This Sunday we will continue the series "Glittering Vices: Seven Misguided Pursuits of Happiness." This week we will discuss gluttony with a sermon titled: “Feeding the Face, Starving the Heart.” We will focus on Philippians 3:18-20: “For, as I have of...

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Wrath: Holy Emotion or Hellish Passion? . . .

March 10, 2017
This Sunday we will continue the series "Glittering Vices: Seven Misguided Pursuits of Happiness." We will be looking into Wrath/Anger and whether it is a holy emotion or a hellish passion. Special Invite to Pathway Folks (From Molenaar Counseling) – I am pleased to ...

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I Want It All . . .

March 03, 2017
This Sunday we will continue the series "Glittering Vices: Seven Misguided Pursuits of Happiness." We will study our third “glittering vice” – Greed/Avarice. Greed/Avarice is wanting to be able to provide for our needs by ourselves without having to de...

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Lazy About Love . . .

February 24, 2017
This Sunday we will continue the series "Glittering Vices: Seven Misguided Pursuits of Happiness." We will study our second “glittering vice” - Sloth:  Being Lazy About Love. Sloth is being unwilling to be or do all God wants from us because that would take ...

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"The Green-Eyed Monster!"

February 17, 2017
This Sunday we will resume the series, "Glittering Vices: Seven Misguided Pursuits of Happiness." We will study our first “glittering vice” - envy. Envy is feeling bitter when others have it better. Envy resents others' gifts from God, because they appear better ...

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Shame

February 10, 2017
This Sunday we welcome Pastor Dan Kuiper. His message is "Overcoming Our Shame." Left unaddressed, shame will drain our passion, neutralize our faith, and steal our joy. But there are steps we can take toward overcoming shame and living life to the full as God intended. Next Sun...

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The Center of Sin and Pride is I . . .

February 03, 2017
This Sunday we begin a new series titled “Glittering Vices: 7 Misguided Pursuits of Happiness.” We are studying an ancient list put together by the early Christian church over 1300 years ago to help disciple new converts and help them grow up into adult Christian...

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Christians are the hands and feet of Jesus . . .

January 27, 2017
Sunday is the last message of our “Loving Our Neighbors” series. The title of my sermon is “Our Neighborhood as a Parish.” This message presents a model for understanding our neighborhoods under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, with Christians being the ...

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What Is The Greatest Commandment?

January 13, 2017
This Sunday we begin a “Loving Neighbors” series. We are a church filled with gifts in administration and hospitality, but yet struggle in the area of evangelism. However, we are seeking to not only help believers take their next step toward God, but those seeking to ...

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Living Large!

January 06, 2017
Sunday's message "Living Large" is a set up for a church-wide, 7-week small group series by Tim Keller called "Generosity:  How God's Radical Grace Makes Us Givers." Grace changes us. When we apprehend and receive the wonder of a God who comes to His earth and dies to ...

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An Infant Joins Pathway Church?

December 30, 2016
Wishing you all a Blessed New Year! This week’s message is titled “Baptism: Becoming Part of God’s People.” On Sunday, we will witness infant baptism. With baptism, this infant joins Pathway Church. How can this be? He’s a baby. He isn’t ...

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For Us?

December 16, 2016
This week I will continue our Christmas series titled “God With and For Us.” The heart of Christmas is that God is with us and for us. See http://www.pathwaycrc.org/ (or click on this link:  http://www.pathwaycrc.org/message.aspx?parentnavigationid...

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What Does Christmas Mean to You?

December 09, 2016
This week I will begin a new Christmas series titled “God With and For Us.” What does Christmas mean to you? We will unpack the meaning of Christmas from its very beginning. There is a deep longing on our part to be united to the presence of God. There is a deep ...

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Surprising Ways?

December 02, 2016
On Sunday Pastor Mark Morris will lead us in worship. His message is "God Shows Up in Surprising Ways . . .!" His Scripture passages are Luke 1: 39-45 and Luke 2: 8-18. Please join us for our 10:00 a.m. Worship Service! Next Sunday, December 11 I will begin a new sermon series, ...

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"STOP . . . Comparing"

November 23, 2016
This week Sunday I will conclude my current sermon series “Stop” and will focus on comparing. We have a way of identifying our worth and performance and value based on how we compare to others. Comparing itself is not a bad thing. In fact, it's an inevitable part of l...

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"STOP . . . Complaining"

November 18, 2016
This Sunday's message is “Stop . . . Complaining.” The Bible has two words for verbalizing the weight of life. The first is “groaning.” The second is “complaining.” We will study each in context and see how God interacts with Gro...

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"STOP . . . Hiding"

November 11, 2016
Hiding in the Bible didn't stop at the beginning with Adam and Eve. David hides his evil. Jonah avoids responsibility. Elijah hides in a cave. Zacchaeus hides in a tree. Nicodemus comes to Jesus in secret. The disciples hide in a room. Peter hides his identity. Ananias and Sapphi...

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"STOP . . . "

November 04, 2016
Does anyone else feel overcommitted, overburdened, overwhelmed? It’s only the start of November, but is anyone’s calendar already booked through December? Is life becoming just this activity blur, rather than something savored or experienced or remembered? For the mon...

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We WILL Take A Stand . . .

October 28, 2016
This week Pathway Church celebrates the Protestant Reformation. In 1517 Martin Luther posted his concerns officially on the door of the All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Germany launching an enormous reformation in the church of Jesus Christ. In those days rulers and govern...

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God's Beautiful Creation!

October 21, 2016
I have been taking advantage of God's beautiful creation this past week enjoying the fall colors and the weather. There is nothing like fishing for salmon on a beautiful lake and especially catching them! Please join me next Sunday, October 30 as my sermon will connect the Prote...

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Brokenness in the World . . .

October 14, 2016
We live in a broken world. While God is making all things new, brokenness still appears in all things. This week we consider how brokenness in the church makes its way into assumptions about marriage and singleness. There will be some surprises here. I believe we’...

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Standing on a Rock . . .

October 07, 2016
On Sunday I will continue my “Introducing Pathway” series with a message titled “Standing on a Rock.” The message reveals what is the source of authority, the rock of the Christian faith. Christians do not believe what we feel or simply want. We ...

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Anything IS Possible! . . .

September 30, 2016
Pathway Church helps people take their next step toward God. We believe that everyone is welcome. We believe that nobody’s perfect. And, we believe that anything is possible. Join us Sunday to hear how God is able to change lives and make things happen that are not humanly ...

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Nobody's Perfect -Don't Use That As An Excuse! . . .

September 23, 2016
On Sunday I will continue the series, "Introducing Pathway" with "Nobody's Perfect." We are considering the core values of Pathway Church. Sunday's value is that nobody's perfect. That's a pretty easy admission to make. But let's not say it like a brag or an excuse. And...

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"Next Step Celebration!" . . .

September 16, 2016
This weekend is Pathway’s Next Step Celebration! Pathway, we’ve been gearing up for 21 months.  We have new programming, a new look, new staff, new atmosphere, and new excitement. Please focus on your guests and welcome them to Pathway.  If you haven&...

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It's All About Our Guests! . . .

September 09, 2016
Pathway members and regular attendees, here’s some guidance for the next few Sundays as we welcome guests who are checking out Pathway. 1. It’s all about the guests! Please welcome and enjoy new people. Do not      engage in “holy huddles.&rdquo...

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When Mission Meets Preference . . .

September 02, 2016
This Sunday I will be preaching on various sections from the book of Jonah. Jonah wanted God to be a being who favored Jonah and his people, and destroyed all the “bad people.” However God is God. And He will be who He is. He is “gracious, compassionate, slow to...

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Holy God, Holy Us . . .

August 26, 2016
This Sunday I will be preaching on 1 Peter 1: 13-16. In this passage, Peter encourages us to “not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as He who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: Be holy, because I am holy....

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They Aren't The "Ten Suggestions" . . .

August 19, 2016
This Sunday concludes the series “Love God, Love All.” I hope God has taught you two things. One, the commands point us to our need for a Savior. We cannot keep them perfectly. Two, I hope the commands have reignited your desire to love God and love others b...

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The Truth, And Nothing But The Truth! . . .

August 12, 2016
This Sunday we continue with the series, “Love God Love All,” and we will be focusing on the Ninth Commandment – “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” Lying is a chummy sin. It usually chums up to whatever other sins are...

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Good Owning, Wrong Taking . . .

August 05, 2016
This Sunday we continue with the series, “Love God, Love All.” God has declared that humans are to love Him above all and our neighbors as ourselves. How do we do that? The Ten Commandments/Ten Words are the broad outline from God on what it means to love Hi...

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The "Ten Words" A Fence? . . .

July 29, 2016
Hi Pathway, I’m back. And we’ll return to the teaching on the Ten Commandments on Sunday. This week it’s # 7, “Do not commit adultery.” We’ll do some comparative analysis between what our culture thinks about sex, and the far greater inten...

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Waiting Eagerly . . .

July 22, 2016
On Sunday we welcome Dr. Juan Wagenveld back to Pathway. Pastor Wagenveld preached many times at Pathway Church during our vacancy, and he has been a great friend to this congregation. He appreciates our vision and sees a bright future for our church. We look forward to Juan&rsqu...

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Focus on the Finish . . .

July 15, 2016
On Sunday we welcome Jim Hollendoner, Pastor of Congregational Life at First CRC of Crown Point. Jim has pastored at First for a little over 2 years now. He and his wife, Kari, have two awesome little boys, with another boy coming in December! Jim writes, “I’m very ex...

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All on the Altar . . .

July 08, 2016
Sunday we welcome Pastor Siang Hup from the Knoxville Myanmar Christian Fellowship Church. He will be preaching from Genesis 22: 1-18 and his sermon is entitled, “All on the Altar.” Please welcome Pastor Hup to Pathway Church!   I will be preaching at Emmanuel ...

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Killing Beyond Murdering . . .

July 01, 2016
Sunday’s message is on Commandment/Word Number Six entitled, "Killing Beyond Murdering" as I continue my summer series on the Ten Commandments. These words are so big and so broad that they frame a comprehensive view of theistic worship and morality. This week's words, "Do ...

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Honor The Human Authority He's Set In Place . . .

June 24, 2016
Sunday’s message is on Commandment/Word Number Five as I continue my summer series on the Ten Commandments. God calls us to honor the human authority that He’s set in place when He commands, “Honor your father and your mother.”  What does it mean for ...

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Remember the Sabbath Day . . .

June 17, 2016
Pastor Joel attended the Christian Reformed Church synod in Grand Rapids, Michigan this week. He will not be preaching this Sunday. Mark Morris will be our guest pastor. Mark has 25 years of ministry experience as a Youth Pastor, Pastor, and Missionary.   Pastor...

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But I Didn't Mean Anything By That . . .

June 10, 2016
Pastor Joel is attending the Christian Reformed Church synod in Grand Rapids, MI. He will be gone for the next two Sundays. Mark Morris will be our guest pastor while Joel is gone. Mark has 25 years of ministry experience as a Youth Pastor, Pastor, and Missionary. As we continue...

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Are We Listening . . .?

June 03, 2016
This is week two of the Ten Commandments series. God tells His human creatures how to live. Are we listening? This week’s command is to not make images of God to use for worship. What is prohibited? What is positively expected? And what does this mean for us today? You ma...

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#1 in the Big "10!"

May 27, 2016
On Sunday I will begin a new series entitled:  “Love God, Love All.” It is a series based on the 10 commandments. The 10 commandments are God’s will for humans. God’s will for us is not, first of all, some individualized plan that yields a spouse, a m...

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Pathway Conceived!

May 20, 2016
Sunday is a very special day for Pathway. It’s our 10th birthday celebration. We look back, and we wonder forward. For the message, let’s zoom in on Pathway’s conception 2000 years ago. Pathway began when the Holy Spirit arrived to fill ...

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Upon This Rock I Will Build My Church . . .

May 13, 2016
In Sunday’s message, we will consider Jesus’ great challenge to His church when He took his disciples to a place they wouldn’t have dared tell their mother they went to, Caesarea Philippi. There He pronounced at the foot of Mt. Hermon and at the hellish city of ...

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Celebrate God's Goodness To Us Through Mothers!

May 06, 2016
Sunday is Mother's Day! At Pathway, we value mothers and celebrate God's goodness to us through them. One of Scripture's most beautiful images to represent the character of God is the image of a mother having compassion on her children, and "so I will have compassion on you," dec...

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Are You Ready To Tell?

April 29, 2016
On Sunday, we will wrap up "Puzzle Pieces:  God's Work in Brokenness." Many people think they don't have a testimony to tell because they don't have a big come-to-Jesus moment. However, you've witnessed the testimonies in this series and know God is powerfully at work in put...

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Round 3

April 22, 2016
The "Testimony" Series is on round 3. This series is entitled "Puzzle Pieces: God’s Work in Brokenness." Sunday’s testimony is about God’s goodness in the midst of health issues. God is good!-----all the time!  If you missed the first two wee...

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God Is Good ALL The Time and More . . .

April 15, 2016
The "Testimony" Series is on round 2. This series is entitled "Puzzle Pieces: God’s Work in Brokenness." Sunday’s testimony is about God’s goodness in the midst of death. Come hear of God’s work and His grace in the valleys of the shadow. Go...

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Pathway Update April 8, 2016

April 08, 2016
The Testimony Series begins this Sunday. It’s entitled “Puzzle Pieces: God’s Work in Brokenness.” Sunday’s testimony is about God’s goodness in the midst of mental illness. Come hear of God’s work and His grace in the valleys of life...

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Pathway Update April 1, 2016

April 01, 2016
Sunday’s message - We usually think of sin as a failure to do what we should (omission) or doing what we shouldn’t (commission).   We’ll consider the scariest definition of sin, as found in the Bible.   This definition and associated teaching...

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Pathway Update March 25, 2016

March 25, 2016
Our Good Friday/Tenebrae service is at 7:00 p.m. tonight at Crown Point Christian School. The word “Tenebrae” is Latin for shadows. The purpose of the Tenebrae service is to recreate the emotional aspects of the passion story. Hope to see you there. Th...

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Pathway Update March 18, 2016

March 18, 2016
Palm Sunday is when Christians celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. However, for the Jews, it was lamb selection day proceeding the Passover later in the week. It is no accident that the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world enters...

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Pathway Update March 11, 2016

March 11, 2016
This Sunday is Day 43 and Message 7 in the Transformed series. God is transforming us in our spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, relational, financial, and vocational health because every square inch of us belongs to Jesus Christ. Sunday’s message is “Fa...

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Pathway Update March 11, 2016

March 11, 2016
Not Mine, but Great Here’s a helpful blog post from Clare DeGraaf, a Christian businessman who does mentoring and blogging. You can follow Claire at http://www.claredegraff.com, and/or subscribe to his blog. His thoughts on “Ten Signs that You’re a Secular Beli...

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Pathway Update March 4, 2016

March 04, 2016
This Sunday is Day 36 and Message 6 in the Transformed series. God is transforming us in the areas of our spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, relational, financial, and vocational health because every square inch of us belongs to Jesus Christ. Sunday’s Me...

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Pathway Update February 26, 2016

February 26, 2016
This Sunday, I will continue with my "Fifty Days of Transformation" series. This week's message is Week 5, "Transformed In My Relational Health," and is based on Genesis 2: 20 through Genesis 3: 1-19, and I Peter 4: 8. Series' Memory Verse:  Romans 12: 2:  ...

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Pathway Update February 19, 2016

February 19, 2016
Sunday is Day 22 and Message 4 of "Fifty Days of Transformation," a Spiritual campaign that utilizes the best of Spiritual growth tools; preaching of God's Word, combined with small group, and personal devotions.  This week I will preach on “How to Deal with How You F...

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Pathway Update 2/12/2016

February 12, 2016
Sunday is Day 15 and Message 3 of 50 Days of Transformation, a spiritual campaign that utilizes the best of spiritual growth tools; preaching of God's Word, combined with small group, and personal devotions. This week I will preach "Change Your Mind; Change Your Life" from Romans...

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Pathway Update 02/05/2016

February 05, 2016
Welcome to 50 Days of Transformation. Pathway is studying the transforming power of God in our spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, relational, financial, and career lives. When Jesus takes us to Himself, He wants all of us. This week we study physical health. I...

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This Week's Message and Small Groups Info

January 29, 2016
From Pastor Joel Sunday is the first day of the 50 day campaign called “Transformed.”   I will preach on how Christ transforms 7 foundational areas of our lives; spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, relational, financial, and vocational. ...

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This Week's Message

January 15, 2016
This Sunday, I wrap up the “Choose Well: Making Great Decisions” series.  This week’s sermon is titled, "The Most Important Decision” and is based on Joel 1: 2-4; 3: 1-3; and 3: 9-16. We will travel with the Prophet Joel to the Valley o...

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This Week's Message

January 08, 2016
This Sunday, Pastor Joel continues his series called “Choose Well: Making Great Decisions.”  This week’s sermon is titled, "Do Over?” and is based on Luke 22: 54-62 and John 21: 1-19. On behalf of my family, thank you for the warm expressions of love...

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This Week's Message

January 01, 2016
On Sunday, I will begin a new series.  Start the New Year right as we focus on resolutions and plans.  The first message of “Choose Well: Making Great Decisions” focuses on principles for wise decision-making and what God is doing in us as we make decisions....

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This Week's Message

December 18, 2015
Series: Hometown Jesus Message this week: Why Bethlehem?  Scripture: Matthew 2:1-3, 13-18 I will finish up the series on "Hometown Jesus" this Sunday.  We'll learn about "Why Bethlehem?"  was chosen as the place of birth for the son of God.  Again, I...

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This Week's Message & More!

December 04, 2015
Sunday marks the start of three sermons on Jesus' hometowns.  It is no accident that Jesus was born during the time of the Roman empire.  God was up to something in that timing.  God was also up to something in the "home towns" of Jesus during his childho...

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This Week'sSermon

November 27, 2015
Series:  Prodigal God: Finding Your Place at the Table MessageThis Week:    Father’s Feast Scripture:   Luke 15:11-32 We had to celebrate Exile is a persistent feeling within the human condition because our sin has destroyed the intimacy...

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This Week's Sermon

November 20, 2015
From Pastor Joel – Series:  Prodigal God: Finding Your Place at the Table Message This Week:  Elder Brothers Jesus introduces us to a new category for what it means to be spiritually lost in the character of the elder brother.  The elder brother believ...

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Pathway Update 11/13

November 12, 2015
From Pastor Joel – Check out the new web site:  http://pathwaycrc.org In particular check out the stories section and see Pathway people share!    Meet Me at Pathway Is your sign out?   If not, the roaming Pathway sign policeman may catch yo...

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Pathway Update 11/6

November 06, 2015
Sermon Series:  The Prodigal God:  Finding Your Place at the Table This series is based on materials from Pastor Timothy Keller of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, NY.  Small groups are also meeting weekly to study this scripture. To Be Called "Son" ...

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Pathway Update 10/23

October 23, 2015
On Sunday, Pastor Joel will continue the "Prodigal God: Finding Your Place at the Table" series. This week’s sermon is titled, "Give Me Mine" and is based on Luke 15: 1-2 and Luke 15: 11-32. Remember to like Pathway’s Face Book page. Thi...

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Pathway Update 10/16

October 16, 2015
On Sunday, Pastor Joel will begin the "Prodigal God: Finding Your Place at the Table" series. This week’s sermon is titled, “He Welcomes Sinners,” and is based on Luke 15: 1-10, Ephesians 2: 1-10, and Ephesians 2: 19-22. Pathway no...

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Pathway Update 10/9

October 09, 2015
This week, we will learn about God's gift of power. I will preach from Genesis 1 and Philippians 2. Here’s why we will hear an unusual message on the gift of power: "Power corrupts"—as we’ve heard and seen time and time again. People too often abuse their power...

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Pathway Update 10/2

October 02, 2015
Are you afraid or anxious? Then this week's word from the Lord will be an invitation to find peace in God. I will preach from John 14 where Jesus commands the disciples just before His death, "Do not be afraid." Prodigal God Small Groups - Two groups are soliciting new members....

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Pathway Update 9/25

September 25, 2015
The Prodigal God series:  “Finding Your Place at the Table” This is a sermon/small group series that will immerse us in a God who is lavish with His grace! The sermon series begins October 18. Either form your own small group or join one that I will be...

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The Prodigal God series

September 18, 2015
The Prodigal God series:  “Finding Your Place at the Table” This is a sermon/small group series that will immerse us in a God who is lavish with His grace! The sermon series begins October 18. Either form your own small group or join one that I will be leading. ...

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PATHWAY CHURCH

 

Worshiping At

Crown Point Christian School
Sunday 10:00 AM
10550 Park Place
St. John, Indiana 46373

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Office Location
11101 W. 97th Lane
St. John, Indiana 46373
(219)558-0573

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 62
St. John, Indiana 46373


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