Through these pages you will get to know us a little better and our vision to spread a passion for the glory of God in Christ Jesus from generation to generation. Whether you are new to Lynden, new to Christianity or just want to find out more about our church, we invite you to have a look around, feel free to contact us by phone or e-mail and visit us anytime. Our Sunday worship times are 10:30 AM and 6:00 PM. Childcare is provided at both services.
Our text in Hebrews was written sometime in the late first century. The Church has only a few decades old and already people were neglecting her. From the very beginning there have been those who have thought negatively about the church and about the necessity of being a part of a church. Today is no different. There is no lack of those who hold the church in distain, and feel free to criticize or attack her. And unfortunately there are many grounds for criticizing the church today. Scandals abound, money, sex, power, meddling in politics, strive and conflict. But it’s not just the stuff that makes the headlines. There are the petty complaints we all have heard. The church is too old, too irrelevant, too stuck in her ways, or out of touch. The church is too cold, too unfriendly, too cliquish. The pastor is too loud or too boring or too hard to understand. Or the classic, the church is too full of hypocrites. So the conclusion of many is that they don’t need the church, because they have a personal relationship with Jesus. They find God in nature, on the golf course or at the mall. All of this says that we come to the church with a list of expectations or demands; what it needs to measure up to our criteria. This is a byproduct of looking at the church as a human institution, of looking at the church with the eyes of sight and not the eyes of faith. As a human institution the church is filled with sinners and completely stained with sin. But that is not the only perspective or even the best perspective to have of the church. It’s not all about us. The Church of Jesus Christ is built entirely by Jesus Christ and on Jesus Christ. He is the foundation and the corner stone. The Reformers in the time of the Reformation were being accused of tearing down the church and encouraging people to leave the church. Article 28 of the Belgic Confession was written to state just the opposite.