Bill DeVries

Pastor of First Christian Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, MI

Articles by this author:

  • Advent Transformations

    Five Service Plans for Advent and Christmas

    Advent draws our attention to Christ. When our attention is focused on him, our attitudes are transformed from our human reactions to his life-giving way.

    The characters in the Advent story experiencedthe transformation of their questioning and fearfulhuman attitudes by encountering God. Through theseAdvent services, we encountered God, confronted ourhuman attitudes, and experienced and celebrated the transformingpower of Christ’s love on Christmas Day.