Bruce Laverman

Bruce is a retired pastor and former Director of Evangelism in the Reformed Church in America now living in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the RCA's representative to Evangelism Connections and serves as Managing Editor of this Web site.

Evangelectionary for Sunday, December 4, 2016

Texts: Isaiah 11:1-10, Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19; Romans 15:4-13, Matthew 3:1-12   Message:  “Don’t Leave Home Without It!” Remember those who left home, but not without hope: Abraham, Israel (exile), Joseph and Mary, Jesus, Apostle Paul, Jews of the dispersion, immigrants, including those who came to America and still are coming.  Remember the times in our […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday, November 20th, 2016

“Be Still and Know That I Am God” Psalm 46 Bruce Laverman Towerpoint Resort Chapel, Mesa, AZ Sunday, November 20, 2016 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble…Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth…The Lord Almighty […]

Small Church on a Big Mission

While we often hear stories about big companies, the reality is that the majority of businesses—99 percent, in fact—are small. The same is true for churches. Megachurches might get most of the press, but small churches can accomplish a lot. I am grateful to be called to serve as a pastor of a small church […]

When a Church Meets in a Factory

LifeQuest Church (RCA) meets in the Integrated Fabric Resource (IFR) factory in Zeeland, Michigan. And the unconventional location isn’t the only unusual thing about the church’s arrangement with IFR. When LifeQuest asked the company president about moving into his building, he came back to them with a request of his own. “His comment was that […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday, November 6, 2016

Texts: Haggai 1:15-2:9 and Psalm 145:1-5,17-21, (Psalm 98) or Job 19:23-27 and Psalm 17:1-9; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17;  Luke 20:27-38. Message:   This conversation of Jesus with a group of Sadducees who did not believe in the resurrection is enlightening to say the least. First, Jesus skillfully avoids a useless argument over transcendental issues of life […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday, October 30, 2016

Texts: Habakkuk 1:1-4 and Psalm 119:137-144 or Isaiah 1:10-18 and Psalm 32:1-7; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11’-12; Luke 19:1-10 Music: “Our Great Savior,” “In This Very Room,” “Jesus Calls Us,” “O For a Closer Walk With God,” “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say” Message “Mr. Z: the Man Who Wanted Everything” What happened in this […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday, October 16, 2016

Texts: Jeremiah 31:27-34 and Psalm 119:-97-104 or Genesis 32:22-31 and Psalm 121; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5; Luke 18:1-8. Message: “A Song for the Mission” Psalm 121 was a song the Jewish people loved to sing. It cheered their hearts. It brought encouragement to their souls, and affirmation to their faith. It equipped them for their mission. […]