Entries by Anna Erickson

Advent Reading – December 12, 2016

David Bergen – Member of Forest Grove Community Church 1 Corinthians 15:22 The names given to Jesus are multiple and I have written on some before but never on Jesus as Everlasting Father. This meditation will use a sermon by Charles Spurgeon from December 1866 as a basis. I thus will not indicate quotations since […]

Advent Reading – December 11, 2016

Val Burron – Attridge Worship Design Team Psalm 65:5 All across our city there are billboards and posters advertising the Alpha Program with the face of adventurer and survivalist Bear Grylls. Our church is one of many who are hosting this program. I was not familiar with the man or of his reality series called […]

Advent Reading – December 10, 2016

Bruce Enns – FGCC Lead Pastor Psalm 33:6 How do you get a better understanding about the amazing God behind the Christmas story? Sometimes it means turning family traditions upside down! Last year our family celebrated Christmas in Panama – a combination of family vacation and short missions trip. We traded Western Canadian traditions and […]

Advent Reading – December 9, 2016

Spencer Meisner – Attridge Director of Young Adult Ministries Ephesians 3:19 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the […]

Advent Reading – December 8, 2016

Adam Van Rees – Attridge Worship Design Team Revelation 4:8 Have you ever been so impressed or amazed with something that all you can do is talk about it?  Maybe it’s your favorite restaurant, or a preferred vacation spot. Perhaps it’s a program on Netflix or a pair of jeans that are unbelievably comfortable. Whatever […]

Advent Reading – December 7, 2016

Gillian Walker – Attridge GroveYouth Team Hebrews 1-4 When I thought about Jesus as Almighty God, I could only think of times when “Almighty God” was referring to God the Father but then I remembered this verse, “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things […]

Advent Reading – December 6, 2016

Val Burron – Attridge Worship Design Team 2 Chronicles 20:15 I read a story on social media about a nine-year-old boy who was abducted from his yard. While sitting in the backseat of his kidnapper’s car he began to sing one of his favorite worship songs. For three hours he sang the same song over […]

Advent Reading – December 5, 2016

Clint McDonald – FGCC Council Moderator Psalm 136 When I reflect on the name “Almighty God” I must admit it is with conflicting emotions. As a child and youth who had the incredible privilege of growing up in a faith community, hearing a mature Christian pray aloud to Almighty God would often make me feel […]

Advent Reading – December 4, 2016

Kevin Wiens – Attridge Family Ministries & Integration Pastor Psalm 24 Years ago, while on a missions trip in Mexico one of our students had an anaphylactic reaction and needed immediate medical treatment. When we arrived at the medi-clinic, which seemed to be abandoned, she was unconscious. There were no other patients and only two […]

Advent Reading – December 3, 2016

Harry Strauss – Attridge Encore Pastor John 14:16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever- the Spirit of truth. The birth of Jesus ultimately gives way to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In preparation for his death, Jesus gave added attention to […]