Posts by Tim Severance

Posts by Tim Severance

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“Believe!” – Not for the faint of heart

 I’ve chosen “The New Inductive Study Bible – Discovering the Truth for Yourself” (NASB) to do my daily Bible reading. It’s a unique way of studying the Bible because before every book, you are given a great deal of information to seek after and observe along with questions to answer. You make many markings in the margins as you read. For example, when you come across a location, you double-underline it with a green pen and then locate it on a map. How COVID has affected us
Community is just a Click Away

Community is Just a Click Away

If you have driven west on M-72 towards Traverse City recently, you may have seen a new billboard just after the Bill Marsh auto dealership. The billboard features a smiling family of 6 sitting at home on their couch with the words, “Community is just a click away.” The only other text on the board is a url, kccwired.com.  Pop-up on kccwired.com Those who visit the website, which is a local church, are greeted with the same photo on the home page How COVID has affected us
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Lessons Learned in 2020

Hope on the Horizon The year 2020 will forever be known for one thing – the pandemic of COVID-19. At the time of this writing, the Coronavirus has claimed over 300,000 American lives and over 1.64 million worldwide. While we are still in some of the deadliest days of the virus, there is hope on the horizon. The Pfizer vaccine has already been approved by the FDA and is rolling out worldwide. The Moderna vaccine is close to requesting emergency How COVID has affected us
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Unexpected Gratitude

 One of the first lessons a parent will teach their child is to say “Please” and “Thank you.” It’s a core cultural norm and good etiquette. “Thank you” acknowledges the action, thought, or gift. It also shows appreciation for the gift and the giver. Scripture speaks of saying “Thank you” in several verses: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 “I thank my God every time How COVID has affected us
Truth under Fire

Truth under Fire

The concept of truth has become under attach in recent years. It used to be entertaining when you would watch a sitcom where the whole premise was to spend the half hour covering up a lie. It was comical and harmless. How times have changed. We no longer endure dishonesty in sitcoms alone but we’ve come to accept lies in real life – from friends, family, and even from our leaders.  It’s a sad narrative that when a politician speaks, How COVID has affected us
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Lost In These Uncertain Times?

Do you ever feel lost? Do you ever feel undecided? Do things seem uncertain and the future unclear? You are not alone. This year has been unlike any other. The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, forest fires out West, hurricanes in the South, and political uncertainty have made us all feel we have lost control with no idea when it will come back.  On top of all the events affecting our nation and the world, many are dealing with family issues, employment uncertainty, How COVID has affected us

New Missionary Added

KCC will begin supporting Adrienne Stratton of Go Ministries in September. 2020.  Adrienne Stratton is originally from Vestaburg, Michigan. She attended Great Lakes Christian College. After serving on staff at GLCC in 2014, she went on a “GO Internship” with Go Ministries. It wasn’t long afterward that she moved to the island of Hispaniola (home of Dominican Republic and Haiti) in 2016. Adrienne now serves as Director of Community Development for Go Ministries. Follow Adrienne on her Facebook page. 
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Best Apps for Christian Living

Every year I like to share my list of favorite apps to assist your Christian walk. Our Christian life is one of growth and these apps help you do that. You will find everything here from prayer, preaching, giving, and connecting with your home church. Enjoy.  PRAYER LIFE – ECHO  Type your prayer requests into Echo and keep track of when you pray and when the prayer is answered. Create custom reminders for all or individual requests. Share your prayer requests How COVID has affected us
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The Lesson of the Sneeches

By Tim Severance, Associate Minister The Sneeches The Dr. Seuss story, “The Sneeches” has been one of my favorite stories since childhood.  The Sneeches were fine left to themselves. They enjoyed daily life eating, working, playing with one another. Until one day, this chap named, Sylvester McMonkey McBean, showed up with a machine that could put stars on their bellies thus differentiating one Sneech from another. That’s when the problems began. Pride, jealousy, and envy crept in as some Sneeches had stars How COVID has affected us