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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! God's blessings to you and yours as we enter 2017 together! It's the start of a new year at Willow Creek Church! We love you and are exceedingly grateful that God led you to Willow Creek! Thank you for being a part of our church family! Please join me in earnest prayer for our ministry in 2017! Exciting opportunities abound - opportunities to invite all ...

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Week 1 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #1 Q. What is our only hope in life and death?A. That we are not our own but belong, body and soul, both in life and death, to ...

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The Failure of Adam, the Faithfulness of Jesus - Part 1

This winter, we’re offering an expanded version of DISCOVER, our guest welcome class. It’s been pure joy to welcome many more people to this gathering, some new to Willow Creek and others long time members and friends - some even from the early “storefront” days of our church. DISCOVER begins with an overview of the Christian faith and the good new...

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The Failure of Adam, the Faithfulness of Jesus - Part 2

The first part of this two part series described how Adam (and Eve with him) disobeyed the entire moral law of God by eating “forbidden fruit” from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. This sin brought the curse of God’s covenant upon them, ushering humanity into an estate of sin and misery. The writer of Genesis describes this act of disobedience ...

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Sermon Review | The Highest: Renewing Your Strength, Part I

If you were to ask many people today “What is Christianity?” they would probably say something along the lines of “getting right with God.” And by “getting right with God” they would mean some sort of moral performance - thinking the right things, saying the right things, and doing the right things. Christianity, to many people in our cu...

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Recommended | The Heidelcast

This week, I'd like to recommend one of my favorite theology podcasts: the Heidelcast.  Who is Dr. R. Scott Clark?* Dr. Clark was educated at the University of Nebraska (BA), Westminster Seminary California (MDiv), and St Anne’s College, Oxford University (DPhil). He was a minister in the Reformed Church in the United States (1988–1998) and has been a mi...

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This Sunday at Willow Creek! (12/18/2016)

Would you like to know what's scheduled for Sunday morning? Be sure to sign up for my weekly email! Click here to do so! So that you don't miss a thing, here is the email from this week!...

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Week 50 | Scripture and Catechism

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #49Q. What does Christ's resurrection mean for us?A. Christ triumphed over sin and death by being physically resurrected, so that all...

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Sermon Review | The Highest: Renewing Your Mind

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind,”Romans 12:2a My grandmother was a great cook. Every holiday, we looked forward to elaborate feasts. At Easter, we would celebrate the resurrection of Jesus with hot cross buns, ham with pineapple glaze, and other delectable traditions. At the center of our feast table sat anoth...

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Meet David McCulloch, Ministry Apprentice

We're so excited and grateful to welcome two new ministry apprentices to Willow Creek Church. Last week, we introduced you to Benjamin Schultz. This week, allow me to introduce my old friend from Pittsburgh, David McCulloch. David was part of my youth ministry years ago, and I could not be more thankful to God for leading him, his wife, and daughters to Willow Creek. ...

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