Messages by Dan Vellinga (Page 4)

Messages by Dan Vellinga (Page 4)

Newness of life – Easter Sunday

Newness of Life Sunday, April 12, 2020  Resurrection Sunday at The First Congregational Church of Marshalltown, Iowa Romans 6:4 “Therefore we are buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.”   Introduction Today is the anniversary of the Resurrection of Jesus, celebrated by Christians around the world.  Some theologians have interpreted the story of the Resurrection…

A Face Like Flint – Palm Sunday

A Face Like Flint Isaiah 50:4-9; Luke 9:51 April 5, 2020  Palm Sunday at the First Congregational Church of Marshalltown, Iowa   Introduction First, a little joke about being stubborn.  It goes like this; Little Josh was brought to Dr Gill cause he hadn’t eaten anything for days. Dr Gill offered him all the goodies he could think of. No luck. He tried a little scolding. It didn’t work. A little pleading, to no avail.  Finally he sat down, faced…

The Works of God

The Works of GodSunday, March 22, 2020 at The First Congregational Church of Marshalltown, IowaScripture: John 9:3 “Jesus answered, ‘Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.’” Introduction: The parrot that quoted Scripture There is a story of an elderly widow who had three hardworking, fairly wealthy sons. For her 90th birthday her sons tried to outdo each other with the impressive gifts they gave her. One gave her a…