Joel SheeresJoel Sheeres

Joel Sheeres

Rev. Joel Sheeres is the pastor at First Christian Reformed Church in Crown Point, Indiana. He and his wife, Christine, have three children. Pastor Sheeres has previously served at Faith Christian Reformed Church in Elmhurst, Illinois.

December 31, 2006


Colossians 4:2-6
Be wise in the way you act ... ; make the most of every opportunity. Colossians 4:5

December 30, 2006

When Mountains Crumble and Fall

Psalm 46
We will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea ... Psalm 46:2

December 29, 2006

Our Thoughts and God's Thoughts

Isaiah 55:6-13
"My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD.

December 28, 2006

Still Wrecking

Matthew 6:25-34
"Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?" Matthew 6:27

December 27, 2006

Why and How He Healed

Luke 8:40-48
She told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. Luke 8:47

December 26, 2006

Remembering Christmas Joy

Numbers 15:37-41
"You will have these tassels to look at and so you will remember ..." Numbers 15:39

December 25, 2006

Love and Giving

1 John 4:7-12
If we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 1 John 4:12

December 24, 2006


Matthew 28:16-20
"Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them ... and teaching them ..." Matthew 28:19-20

December 23, 2006

A Season of Travel

Luke 2:15-20
"Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened." Luke 2:15

December 22, 2006

Light and Truth

John 3:19-21
"Light has come ... but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil." John 3:19

December 21, 2006

Trees From Every Nation

John 3:13-17
"Everyone who believes in him may have eternal life." John 3:15

December 20, 2006

GRACE, PEACE, and Goodwill

Ephesians 2:11-18
He himself is our peace, who has ... destroyed the ... dividing wall of hostility. Ephesians 2:14

December 19, 2006

Do Not Be Afraid

Genesis 3:1-10
[Adam] answered, "I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid ..." Genesis 3:10

December 18, 2006

Ministering Spirits

Luke 2:8-15
An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them. Luke 2:9

December 17, 2006

Jesus Wept

John 11:32-45
Jesus wept. Then the Jews said, "See how he loved him!" John 11:35-36

December 16, 2006

No Room

John 1:10-14
He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. John 1:11

December 15, 2006

Where Are They Now?

John 18:28-37
Jesus said, "My kingdom is not of this world." John 18:36

December 14, 2006

A Story of Hope

Luke 2:1-7
She gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger.

December 13, 2006

Zechariah the Prophet

Luke 1:57-75
Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied ... Luke 1:67

December 12, 2006

Silent Guilt

Luke 1:5-20
"You will be silent and not able to speak ... because you did not believe my words." Luke 1:20

December 11, 2006

The Silence of Anger

John 1:1-14
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. John 1:14

December 10, 2006

The Assurance of Immanuel

Matthew 1:18-25
"They will call him Immanuel"--which means "God with us." Matthew 1:23

December 9, 2006

Separation and Healing

Malachi 4:1-6
"The sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings." Malachi 4:2

December 8, 2006

Silent Nights

Isaiah 53:1-7
He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth. Isaiah 53:7

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