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The Bible offers infinite wisdom and encouragement for life’s challenges. Among friends in a Life Group, you can explore the indescribable depth of God’s Word.

Touched by an Angel Tree

Touched by an Angel Tree

First Free Rockford families have long taken part in the Angel Tree program. This Christmas season, Lisa Parrish got an unexpected glimpse of its impact. Run nationally by Prison Fellowship, Angel Tree is an opportunity to buy Christmas gifts for children on behalf of...
A servant, a car and a spiritual heritage

A servant, a car and a spiritual heritage

In its list of available scholarships, Moody Bible Institute includes a short biography of John Willis, for whom a foreign missions scholarship is named. From Willis’ early years serving at Chicago’s Bethel Baptist Church, this short item is noted: “Every Sunday he...
An evening to remember

An evening to remember

This was going to be about bears. Grizzlies, in fact. I was thinking about Pastor Luke’s message about the love of God. I thought of hiking in wild places, because it reminds me not only of God’s infinite grandeur, but also his infinite love. There’s a lot there to...

Katie’s Story

Katie Larsen’s faith looks different today, after going through two life-threatening health scares. Most of all, she says: “I had to learn how to be honest with God. And even angry. It turned my life around.” Credits: Video by Nate Carter; music by Acreage (Musicbed...

Robert Meyer: Thankful

A life-threatening health crisis. Faith, peace and hope. In this Rockford Rescue Mission video, Robert Meyer — who attends our Contemporary Service — talks about how God is walking him through the...