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The Word Alive delivers weekly Biblical messages by Pastor Mark Pluimer. With Biblical depth, practical relevance, and inspiring truth, the Word of God is presented. The author of Hebrews says that the Word of God is living and active. It is Pastor Mark's desire and passion to bring that living and active Word into the hearts and lives of those who listen. Pastor Mark serves the congregation of Covenant Church in Appleton, Wisconsin. For more information visit the church website at www.covenantcrc.org.

The Word Alive delivers weekly Biblical messages by Pastor Mark Pluimer. With Biblical depth, practical relevance, and inspiring truth, the Word of God is presented. The author of Hebrews says that the Word of God is living and active. It is Pastor Mark's desire and passion to bring that living and active Word into the hearts and lives of those who listen. Pastor Mark serves the congregation of Covenant Church in Appleton, Wisconsin. For more information visit the church website at www.covenantcrc.org.

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United States

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The Word Alive delivers weekly Biblical messages by Pastor Mark Pluimer. With Biblical depth, practical relevance, and inspiring truth, the Word of God is presented. The author of Hebrews says that the Word of God is living and active. It is Pastor Mark's desire and passion to bring that living and active Word into the hearts and lives of those who listen. Pastor Mark serves the congregation of Covenant Church in Appleton, Wisconsin. For more information visit the church website at www.covenantcrc.org.

Language:

English


Episodes

You Are Forgiven

5/15/2022
Today in our series of "You Are..." statements, Pastor Mark invites us to consider our state of being forgiven through studying this passage in Colossians. Consider with us that in forgiveness one is: brought from death to life; brought from debt to freedom; and brought from bondage to victory.

Duration:00:31:33

You Are Loved

5/8/2022
Today Pastor Mark continues both the new series of "You are..." and the consideration of this passage from Isaiah. Last week we considered the character of the love that God has as being undeserved. Today we consider three more characteristics of that love: it being elective; it being ever-present protective; and it being redemptive.

Duration:00:27:58

You Are Loved

5/1/2022
Today Pastor Mark begins a new sermon series. Whereas the previous series focused on the "I am..." statements of Jesus from the gospel of John, this series considers what the Bible has to say about believers: "You are..." statements. In today's first of two parts considering this text in Isaiah we consider God's love for his people.

Duration:00:32:53

I Am the Resurrection and the Life

4/17/2022
He is risen! He is risen indeed! Today, this Easter Sunday, Pastor Mark concludes his sermon series on the "I am the...." statements of Jesus in John. Today we consider that death is a bitter enemy that Christ has conquered.

Duration:00:25:16

I Am the Vine

4/10/2022
Today Pastor Mark continues to direct our attention to the "I am the vine" declaration, concentrating on remaining in the vine. Consider with us that the meaning of "remaining in the vine" is to love each other for the purpose of joy upon the basis of God's love for us in Jesus.

Duration:00:28:31

I Am the Vine

4/3/2022
In our continuing series of the "I am the..." statements Jesus made in John today we consider Jesus' self pronouncement of being the true vine. Consider with us Jesus' command to remain in him and what that implies, the word of grace behind the command, and the response to live in the tension between obedience to the command and grace.

Duration:00:33:08

I Am the Way and the Truth and the Life

3/27/2022
In our continuing series on the "I Am the..." statements that Jesus made today Pastor Mark brings us to a passage when the disciples had troubled hearts, were anxious. For the purpose of comforting them Jesus tells them that he will be leaving soon to return to the Father, but that they know the way to the Father. Consider with us that concepts we tend to consider in the abstract are stated as being a person, Jesus: the way, the truth, and the life.

Duration:00:31:37

I Am the Good Shepherd

3/20/2022
Today in our series on the "I am the..." statements Jesus made as recorded in John we continue from last week's "I am the door..." that leads directly into "I am the Good Shepherd." Consider with us how all we like sheep need this Shepherd who knows intimately his sheep, protectively cares for them, and has died for them.

Duration:00:38:53

I Am the Door

3/13/2022
Today in our Lenten series of the "I am the..." statements of Jesus, Pastor Mark leads us through the metaphor of "the door". We learn how shepherds would act as doors to sheep pens and consider how Jesus' acting as our shepherd being the door of our pen confers the benefits of salvation, freedom, and abundance.

Duration:00:30:26

I AM

3/6/2022
Today in our Lenten sermon series on the "I am the ..." statements that Jesus makes about himself in John we consider an encounter that Jesus had with a group of Pharisees in the Temple. In this encounter Jesus clearly to his audience made a claim of which C.S. Lewis reflects upon in Mere Christianity: "...let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to." We are each posed with deciding our response...

Duration:00:35:02

I Am the Light of the World

2/27/2022
Today in our series Pastor Mark uses the statement, "I am the light of the world..." as a springboard for considering light and darkness in the Bible. Consider with us the lofty claim that Jesus made, his profound promise, and the life-changing call.

Duration:00:37:56

I Am the Bread of Life

2/20/2022
Today Pastor Mark begins a new sermon series to run through the season of Lent. The series will focus on the "I am..." statements Jesus made as recorded in John. Today we consider that challenging statement that Jesus made as being "the Bread of Life".

Duration:00:36:21

The Grace of Giving

2/13/2022
Today Pastor Mark leads us in considering a message from the last verses of Philippians. Last week we reflected on what it means to be content in any circumstance. Today we consider generous giving as a form of gospel partnership; a means of spiritual investment; something that is pleasing to God; and is surpassed by God's supplying.

Duration:00:37:34

The Secret of Contentment

2/6/2022
Today in our study of Philippians, Pastor Mark directs our attention to the portion in chapter 4 wherein Paul discusses contentment. Consider with us that contentment: is not attained through earthly pursuits; is not tied to circumstances; but is found in knowing Christ as the only source of supreme satisfaction.

Duration:00:31:31

What Do You Think?

1/30/2022
It has been awhile, but today Pastor Mark returns to the Philippians series picking up in chapter 4 where we left off. Consider with us today thought and that with which we occupy our minds. Are your thoughts dominated by what is good? Do they spill over into action?

Duration:00:32:55

Praying through Pain

1/23/2022
Today Pastor Mark leads us through Psalm 13, one of the Psalms of Lament. Consider with us a model for prayer in times of distress that include lament, petition, and trust.

Duration:00:31:31

The Good Picture God is Painting

1/2/2022
For our first service in AD 2022 Pastor Mark directs our attention to a portion of Romans 8. Consider with us the promise of good held in these verses, what they mean and don't mean, and God's role in it.

Duration:00:31:52

When God Calls

12/26/2021
Today on the day after Christmas and the last sermon of AD 2021 Pastor Mark brings a message from Exodus around the calling of Moses in Egypt. Consider with us the 4 objections that Moses raised, God's responses to them, and how we often, too, bring the same manner of objections when God calls us.

Duration:00:29:29

The Gift of Love

12/19/2021
Today in our limited series for Advent Pastor Mark engages us with a portion of John's first letter. Consider with us how love (ἀγάπη, agape) originates in God, is demonstrated in the giving of the Son, and is made complete in believers loving one another.

Duration:00:31:13

The Gift of Joy

12/12/2021
Today in our limited series on Advent Pastor Mark brings our attention to this passage in Luke where the angel brought good news of great joy. Consider with us the joy given in Jesus: the Savior, Messiah, and Lord.

Duration:00:29:40