South Harbor Church

One Church Family. Where you live.

1951 64th Street
Byron Center, Michigan 49315
616.531.3500
Sundays 9:00am & 11:00am

2014 October

  • Sticks and Stones (pt. 3): Forgive and Forget?

    October 29, 2014

    Finish this phrase: “Forgive and _________.”   How did you finish it? “Forgive and be free?” “Forgive and let it go?” “Forgive and find joy?”   That’s not how you finished it, is it? You said what I would say: “Forgive and forget.” This phrase is used so often in our world that it seems […]

  • Sticks and Stones (pt. 2): Revenge

    October 23, 2014

    There is this great line tucked in the middle of the Jacob and Esau story. If you’re like me, you’ve read the story and breezed right past it. This line comes in Genesis 27, directly after Esau realizes that his twin brother has betrayed him – not once, but twice. First, he’s stolen his inheritance, […]

  • Sticks and Stones and Middle School Flashbacks (pt. 1)

    October 11, 2014

    We get wounded. It’s universal. It’s inevitable. It’s a curse as old as the fruit on the tree in the garden. I had a professor in seminary who once said: “The only two universal human emotions are shame and loss.” If he’s right, that means that not everyone has felt joy … or peace … […]