Tom GroelsemaTom Groelsema

Tom Groelsema

Tom Groelsema is the senior pastor of a church in Byron Center, Michigan. He has served there for seventeen years, having been the pastor of a church in Minnesota before that. Tom and his wife, Sheri, have one married son and three daughters.

March 31, 2016

The Way Home

John 14:1-6
I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

March 30, 2016

Were You There?

Galatians 2:15-21
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.

March 29, 2016

The Grace to Forgive

Colossians 3:1-17
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

March 28, 2016

If Anyone Sins

1 John 2:1-2
If anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.

March 27, 2016


Acts 2:22-24
God raised [Jesus] from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.

March 26, 2016

Standing in Front of the Cross

Mark 15:33-39
When the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, saw how he died, he said, “Surely this man was the Son of God!

March 25, 2016

Jesus in the Middle

John 19:16-24
There they crucified him, and with him two others—one on each side and Jesus in the middle.

March 24, 2016

The Cup

Matthew 26:36-46
My Father, if is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.

March 23, 2016

The Peace of Jesus

John 14:15-31
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

March 22, 2016

The Fullness of Love

John 13:1-17
Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.

March 21, 2016

Two Reactions to Jesus

Matthew 26:6-16
Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me.

March 20, 2016

Meekness and Majesty

Mark 11:1-11
Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom. . . .

March 19, 2016

The Path to Greatness

Mark 10:35-45
The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

March 18, 2016

The Cross of Discipleship

Luke 9:23-27
Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.

March 17, 2016

Keeping Your Eyes on the Cross

Mark 8:27-33
He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and . . . be killed and after three days rise again.

March 16, 2016

A Friend of Sinners

Mark 2:13-17
It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.

March 15, 2016

Baptized and Tempted

Mark 1:9-13
As Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw . . . the Spirit descending on him. . . . And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.

March 14, 2016

What’s in a Name?

Matthew 1:18-25
She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.

March 13, 2016

Worthy Is the Lamb, Who Was Slain

Revelation 5
Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!

March 12, 2016

Rescued at Sea

Jonah 2
You, Lord my God, brought my life up from the pit. . . . ‘Salvation comes from the Lord.’

March 11, 2016

In Our Place Condemned He Stood

Isaiah 53:4-9
He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.

March 10, 2016

Familiar With Suffering

Isaiah 53:1-4
He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.

March 9, 2016

Wash Me, and I Will Be Clean

Psalm 51
Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

March 8, 2016

The Curse of the Cross

Deuteronomy 21:22-23
Anyone who is hung on a pole is under God’s curse.

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