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We’ve Got History

Today’s sermon is the start of a new sermon series, “Sibling Rivalry.” In a world of broken and dysfunctional relationships, we look to Esau and Jacob for understanding how problems emerge and for what seeing God in the midst reconciliation can look like.

The Miracle of Transformation

Sermon preached by the Executive Minister of the American Baptist Churches of Michigan, Rev. Brian Johnson on Sunday, January 17, 2020. Rev. Johnson is preaching from John 2:1-11 with a sermon titled, “The Miracle of Transformation.”

I Didn’t Expect that Response

This Sunday we read from John 1:10-14 about how we too often respond negatively to God’s light in the world. As the Christmas season nears an end, let us choose to cultivate a habit of saying yes to God’s surprising work in our life.

Silent Night

The light of Christmas is not meant to be hidden inside church buildings. Enjoy our video of Silent Night, celebrating the light emerging in our city, Jackson.

I Didn’t Expect to Sing that Song

We too often read the Bible in a monotone manner, missing the dynamics of the story. We miss the painful low moments of grief. We miss the jubilant shouts of praise. This week, we are learning from the poetic and musical responses to the original Christmas story. People respond differently to Christmas, both in the past and today. What is it to embrace the unexpected movement of God with language that elevates into music?