Sermons
PM - May 8, 2016
Elder Dave Penninga

Reading: Romans 3:1-26
Text: LD 23

The Justification of the Ungodly: A Real-life Courtroom Drama

1.The Judge
2.The Accused
3.The Defense
4.The Verdict
Added:
5/8/2016
AM - May 8, 2016
Elder Dan Barendregt

Reading: Acts 5:12-42
Text: Acts 5:12-42

The Spirit enables obedience in the face of opposition

1.The Power for Obedience
2.The Price for Obedience
2.The Prize for Obedience
Added:
5/8/2016
Ascension Day, May 5, 2016
Pastor J. Slaa

Reading: Acts 1:1-11; Eph 4:1-16
Text: Eph 4-7-10

The ascended Christ gives spiritual gifts to his church.

1. Christ ascended.
2. Christ descended.
3. Christ apportions.
Added:
5/8/2016
PM - May 1, 2016
Pastor J. Slaa

Reading: Ezekiel 37:15-28
Text: LD 22 QA58

Our confession of the life everlasting includes both present and future perspectives

1. The present and future unity of God's people
2. The present and future righteousness of God's people
3. The present and future praise of God's people
Added:
5/8/2016
PM - April 24, 2016
Pastor J. Slaa

Reading: John 15:1-17
Text: Philippians 2:12-13

Work out your salvation with fear and trembling

1. You are exhorted
2. You are empowered.
Added:
4/25/2016
AM - April 24, 2016
Pastor J Slaa

Reading: John 10:1-18
Text: John 10:11

Jesus Christ is the Good Shepherd

1.His shepherding is exceptional
2.His shepherding is exemplary.
Added:
4/25/2016
PM - April 17, 2016
Rev. S.C. VanDam

Reading: Exodus 30:10; 34-38
Text: LD 45

May our prayers go up to the Lord like incense!
1. The necessity of prayer
2. The seriousness of prayer
3. The acceptance of prayer
Added:
4/17/2016
AM - April 17, 2016
Rev. S.C. VanDam

Reading/Text: Psalm 139

The Lord searches and knows us completely.
1. The wonder of this knowledge
2. The implications of this knowledge
Added:
4/17/2016
PM - April 10, 2016
Pastor J. Slaa

Reading: Ezekiel 37:1-14
Text: LD 22 Q&A 57

We confess the resurrection of the body

1. The reality of death
2. The promise of life
Added:
4/17/2016
AM - April 10, 2016
Pastor J.Slaa

Reading: Matthew 5:21-26
Text: 1 Timothy 2:8

The character of prayer in the church.

1. Those who should offer prayer
2. In what spirit prayer should be offered.
Added:
4/17/2016
PM - April 03, 2016
Elder Paul VanRaalte

Reading: Isaiah 40
Text: LD 9

The gospel promises that the powerful Creator is my loving Father. We look at:

1.Christ, the basis of this promise
2.The content of this promise
3.The comfort of this promise
Added:
4/17/2016
AM - April 03, 2016
Elder Glen Vandevelde

Reading: 1 John 1:1-2:17
Text: 1 John 2:3-11

He who knows God keeps His commandments

1. That true knowledge of God is proven by obedience to His commandments
2. The oldness and the newness of God's law
3. That if you love God then you also love your brother.
Added:
4/17/2016
PM - March 27, 2016
Rev C. VanDam

Reading: Psalm 78:1-39
Text: LD 21 Q&A 56

We believe the forgiveness of sins.

1. the extent of our sins;
2. the extent of God's mercy.
Added:
4/17/2016
AM - March 27, 2016
Pastor J. Slaa

Reading: John 20
Text:John 20:1-9

Believe in the Risen Saviour Jesus Christ and you will have life in His name. Believe on account of:

1. The evidence of Christ's resurrection
2. The testimony of Christ's resurrection
Added:
4/17/2016
Good Friday - March 25, 2016
Reading: John 19:1-30

Text: John 19:31-37

Jesus Christ was mediator of His church also after His death.

After his death:
1. Christ fulfilled the Scriptures.
2. Christ was humiliated.
3. Christ gave rest.
Added:
4/17/2016
PM - March 20, 2016
Rev. Lou Slagter

Reading:Ecclesiastes 7:1-18

Text: Ecclesiastes 7:1-18

Trusting in God,Whatever My Lot
Added:
3/20/2016
AM - March 20, 2016
Rev. Lou Slagter

Reading: Mark 11:1-11

Text: Mark 11:1-11

Behold Your King, O Daughter of Zion
Added:
3/20/2016
PM - March 13, 2016
Pastor J. Slaa

Reading: Romans 12

Text: LD 21 q/a 55

The church is the fellowship of believers

1. The root of Christ in the formation of this fellowship.
2. The responsibility of believers in the application of this fellowship.
3. The role of deacons in the promotion of this fellowship.
Added:
3/13/2016
PM - March 6, 2016
Rev. J Folkerts

Reading: 1 Samuel 17

Text: 1 Samuel 17

God, Goliath & His Anointed's Faith in Action

1. His Voice of Truth vs. the Voice of Defiance
2. His Determination vs. Doubt
3. His Humble Conquest vs. a Proud Defeat
Added:
3/13/2016
AM - March 6, 2016
Pastor J. Slaa

Reading: Psalm 72
Reading: 1 Timothy 2:1-7

Pray for all people,in particular the governing authorities

1. Pray in an earnest manner
2. Pray for a peaceful growth
3. Pray to God's glory
Added:
3/13/2016
PM - February 28, 2016
Pastor J. Slaa

Reading: 1 John 3

Text: LD 21 Q&A 54

I believe that I am a living member of the holy catholic Christian church.

1. A living member of the church which Christ gathers
2. A living member of the church which Christ defends
3. A living member of the church which Christ preserves
Added:
2/28/2016
AM - February 28, 2016
Pastor J. Slaa

Reading: Ephesians 6:10-20

Text: 1 Timothy 1:18-20

Paul charges Timothy to defend the faith

1. The source of the charge
2. The substance of the charge
3. The seriousness of the charge.
Added:
2/28/2016
PM - February 21, 2016
Pastor J. Slaa

Reading: Ephesians 4:29-5:20

Text: LD 20

God the Holy Spirit has been given to the church. Therefore:

1. Be filled with the Spirit
2. Do not grieve the Spirit
3. Persevere to the end!
Added:
2/28/2016
AM - February 21, 2016
Pastor J. Slaa

Reading: John 4:14

Text: John 4:14

Jesus Christ gives living water! We will see that this water.

1. is a gift from Jesus
2. gives real satisfaction
3. lasts forever
Added:
2/28/2016
PM - February 14, 2016
Pastor J. Slaa

Reading: Ephesians 1

Text: LD 19

Our Saviour Jesus Christ is seated in heavenly glory.

1. The position of Christ's heavenly glory
2. The Benefits of Christ's heavenly glory
3. The Comfort of Christ's Heavenly glory
Added:
2/28/2016
AM - February 14, 2016
Pastor J. Slaa

Reading: Acts 9:1-19
1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Text: 1 Timothy 1:12-17

Give thanks to God for His mercy!

1. God saves sinners.
2. God shows compassion
3. God deserves praise.
Added:
2/28/2016
PM - February 7, 2016
Pastor J. Slaa

Reading: Luke 24:50-53
Hebrews 4:14-16

Text: LD 18

Christ's ascension into heaven is a double sure pledge for His church.

1. There is a pledge in heaven.
2. There is a pledge on earth.
Added:
2/27/2016
AM - February 7, 2016
Pastor J. Slaa

Reading: Romans 7

Text: 1 Timothy 1:8-11

The Law is good if it is preached properly

1. Then it will convict us
2. Then it will conform to the gospel of grace.
Added:
2/27/2016
PM - January 31, 2016
Pastor J. Slaa

Reading: Colossians 3:1-17

Text: LD 17

The benefits of Christ's resurrection from the dead.

1.Past pardon
2.Current change
3.Everlasting exaltation
Added:
2/27/2016
AM - January 31, 2016
Pastor J. Slaa

Reading: Acts 20:13-28

Text: 1 Timothy 1:3-7

Paul warns Timothy about false teachers in the church

1. The problem of false teaching
2. The consequences of false teaching
3. The response to false teaching
Added:
2/27/2016
PM - January 24, 2016
Rev. S.C. VanDam

Reading: John 2:12-24

Text: John 2:16-19

The Son cleanses his Fathers House.

1. The meaning of this cleansing;
2. The reaction to this cleansing.
Added:
2/27/2016
AM - January 24, 2016
Rev. S.C. VanDam

Reading: John 1:335-51

Text: John 2:1-11

The Lord Jesus reveals his glory at the marriage feast at Cana

1. The Manner of this revelation;
2. The purpose of this revelation.
Added:
2/27/2016
PM - January 17, 2016
Pastor J. Slaa

Text: LD 16

Jesus Christ died and was buried.

1.The reason for Christ's death and burial. (Q.A. 40, 41)
2. The purpose for our physical death and burial (Q.A. 42)
3. The need for the death and burial of our sinful nature (Q.A. 43)
Added:
1/17/2016
AM - January 17, 2016
Pastor J. Slaa

Text: 1 Timothy 1:1-2

The Apostle Paul writes to Timothy about how to conduct oneself in Christ's church

1. The recipient of this letter
2. The writer of this letter
3. The theme of this letter
4. The salutation of this letter
Added:
1/17/2016
PM - January 10, 2016
Rev. J. Slaa

Text: LD 15

We confess that Christ suffered.

1. The reason for His suffering
2. The duration of His suffering
3. The depth of His suffering
4. The injustice of His suffering
5. The effectiveness of His suffering
Added:
1/17/2016
PM - January 3, 2016
Rev B. J. Berends

Text: LD 13

Jesus Christ Is A Complete Saviour
for He is

1.God's one and only Son
2.The firstborn among many brothers
3.The LORD of His people
Added:
1/17/2016
AM - January 3, 2016
Rev. B.J.Berends

Text: Genesis 21:13

God's Provident Care Even For An Ishmael

1. for the sake of Abraham, and
2. to give account of on the day of Jesus Christ
Added:
1/17/2016
AM - December 27, 2015
Rev. S.C.VanDam

Text: Matt 2:1-12

The King of the Jews has been born in Bethlehem!

1. People from heathen nations seek him
2. The leaders of Israel ignore him
3. True believers worship him
Added:
1/17/2016
PM - December 27, 2015
Rev. S.C.VanDam

Text: LD 14

Jesus Christ was born of the virgin Mary.

1. the miracle of this birth
2. the necessity of this birth
3. the benefit of this birth
Added:
1/17/2016
Christmas Day, December 25, 2015
Rev Ben J. Berends

Text: John 1:4,5,9

In the Coming of God the Son, the True Light has risen upon us.

1. The nature and operation of this light
2. The people's response to this light
Added:
1/17/2016
PM - December 20, 2015
Rev. Steve Vandevelde

Text: 2 Samuel 23:3b

When one rules over men in righteousness, when he rules in the fear of God, he is like the light of
morning at sunrise.
Added:
1/17/2016
AM - December 20, 2015
Rev. Steve Vandevelde

Text: Matthew 1:17

The Lord God proclaims the genealogy of Christ the King.His genealogy:

1. proves his right
2. displays his reign
3. demands allegiance
Added:
1/17/2016
PM - December 13, 2015
Elder Dave Penninga

Text: LD 12

Put on the Fragrance of Christ. We do that;

1. As prophet
2. As priest
3. As King
Added:
1/17/2016
AM - December 13, 2015
Elder Jon Penninga

Text: Micah 5

The LORD promises His besieged people that a Shepherd-King will come from Bethlehem
This King will be;

1. The Great Ruler
2. The Good Shepherd
Added:
1/17/2016
PM - December 6, 2015
Br. David Winkel

Text: LD 24

"Good works" are not the root of our relationship with God, rather they are the fruit

1. The reason they are not the root.
2. The reason they are the fruit
Added:
1/17/2016
AM - December 6, 2015
Br. David Winkel

Text: Revelation 2:12-17

I, the one who has the sharp double edged sword have words for you who live in a place of great spiritual darkness

1. Approval
2. Warning
3. Promise
Added:
1/17/2016
PM - November 29, 2015
Br.David Winkel

Text : LD 48

In the Lord's Prayer, our Lord teaches us to pray "Your Kingdom Come." We pray for:

1. Kingdom submission
2. Kingdom maintenance and growth
3. Kingdom warfare
4. Kingdom completion
Added:
1/17/2016
AM - November 29, 2015
Br. David Winkel

Text: Revelation 2:8-11

The One who died brings comfort and encouragement to those who are hurting for his sake.

1. The comfort that he knows our pain
2. The assurance that he is in control of our suffering
3. The reward for enduring persecutio
Added:
1/17/2016
AM - November 22, 2015
Br. David Winkel

Text: Rev. 2:1-7

Be very concerned and encouraged in the fight with the enemy you find on both the outside and the inside of you. We see we are motivated by:

1. Two commendations
2. One rebuke
3. One promise
Added:
12/20/2015
PM - November 15, 2015
Rev. S.C.VanDam

Text: LD 11

God that Father named his Son Jesus because he saves us from all our sins,

1. Jesus is the only Saviour
2. Jesus is the complete Saviour
Added:
12/20/2015
AM - November 15,2015
Rev. S.C. VanDam

Text: Isaiah 9:6

To us a child is born! He will be called:

1. Wonderful Counselor;
2. Mighty God;
3. Everlasting Father;
4. Prince of Peace
Added:
12/20/2015
PM - November 8, 2015
Rev. C. VanSpronsen

Text: LD 10

God's Providential Care over You

1. His Power
2. His Care
3. His Faithfulness
Added:
11/8/2015
PM - November 1, 2015
Rev C. VanSpronsen

Text: LD 9

Why you may and must trust God completely

1.Who He is
2.What complete Trust is
Added:
11/8/2015
AM - November 1, 2015
Rev. C. VanSpronsen

Text: Psalm 73:2-3,16-17,23-25

In God's Light we see Light (Ps. 36:9)

1. The dark Power of Envy (2,3)
2. A liberating Eye-Opener (16,17)
3. The resulting blissful Contentment (25-27)
Added:
11/8/2015
PM - October 25, 2015
Rev. C.VanSpronsen

Text: LD 8

We believe in the Triune God

1.The Riches of our Faith
2.The Mystery of our Faith
3.The Foundation of our Faith
Added:
10/25/2015
AM - October 25, 2014
Rev C.VanSpronsen

Text: 1 John 2:15-17

Loving God excludes Loving the World

1. What it means to love the World
2. How it is One or the Other
3. The Future of both lives
Added:
10/25/2015
PM - October 18, 2015
Rev S.C. VanDam

Text: LD 7

God will credit righteousness to those who believe in Christ with a true faith

1. the necessity of this faith;
2. the character of this faith;
3. the content of this faith.
Added:
10/18/2015
AM - October 18, 2015
Rev S.C. VanDam

Text: Isaiah 5:18-20

Through pronouncing his woes, the Lord Almighty shows his people the right path. He impresses upon us:

1. the burden of sin;
2. the need to wait humbly for him:
3. the light of his law.
Added:
10/18/2015
PM - October 11, 2015
Elder Dan Barendregt

Text: LD 6

The Gospel Reveals God's Blueprint for the Great Exchange

1. Who Could Make this Exchange
2. What was Involved in this Exchange
Added:
10/11/2015
AM - October 11, 2015
Elder Ed Wierenga

Text: 1 Thessalonians 5: 18

Giving Thanks is God's Will for us.
Added:
10/11/2015
PM - October 4, 2015
Elder Bill VanAssen

Text: LD 5

God's Righteousness is Our Salvation
Added:
10/11/2015
PM - September 20, 2015
Dr. Cornelis Van Dam

Text: LD 3

From where does our sin and misery come? In answering this question we see something of the greatness of God for we must acknowledge to our shame and comfort.

1. The Creator's sovereignty and good work
2.The Father's just desire
3.God's holy love
Added:
10/1/2015
PM - September 27, 2015
Rev S.C.VanDam

Text: LD 4

God maintains his perfect justice in the face of our terrible sin.

1. God's justice
2. God's wrath
3. God's punishment
Added:
10/11/2015
AM - September 27, 2015
Rev S.C.VanDam

Text: Revelation 1:12-18

John saw the risen and glorious Jesus Christ among the lampstands.

1.who John saw;
2.how John responded;
3.Christ's comforting words
Added:
10/11/2015
PM - September 13, 2015
Elder Glen Vandevelde

Text: LD 2

It is Possible Only Through Christ to Know Your Sins and Misery.To know your sins and misery is:

1.A difficult process
2.A learning process
Added:
9/14/2015
AM - September 13, 2015
Elder Jon Penninga

Text: Deuteronomy 6:6-7

Live to leave a godly legacy. Diligently teach your children to:

1. Know the LORD
2. Obey the LORD
3. Love the LORD
Added:
9/14/2015
PM - September 6, 2015
Elder Dave Penninga

Text: LD 1

The Comfort Garden
Added:
9/14/2015
AM - September 6, 2015
Elder Gerry Devries

Text: Proverbs 9:13-18

Gods fallen creatures are tempted to follow Folly:

1.Folly's open invitation
2.Folly's false promise
3.Folly's deadly result
Added:
9/14/2015
PM - August 30, 2015
Rev. J. VanSpronsen

Text: LD 52

We pray that we will stand fast in the Lord

1.Our goal
2.Our enemy
3.Our strategy
Added:
9/14/2015
AM - August 30, 2015
Pastor James Slaa

Text:James 1:27b

Keep yourselves from being polluted by the world.

1.It is a hallmark of pure religion
2.It involves purity of the heart
Added:
9/14/2015
AM - August 23, 2015
Pastor James Slaa

Text: LD 51

We pray that God will forgive our sins.

1. Relying on the Father's love.
2. Resting upon the Son's work.
3. Referring to the Spirit's power.
Added:
9/13/2015
PM - August 16, 2015
Pastor James Slaa

Text: LD 50

Christ teaches us to pray for our daily bread.

1. God's promise that He will give this bread.
2. Our faith that we will receive this bread.
Added:
8/23/2015
AM - August 16, 2015
Pastor James Slaa

Text: Psalm 4:8

David's evening prayer points to the well-founded peace of the Church
Added:
8/23/2015
PM - August 9, 2015
Elder Bill VanAssen

Text: LD 49

Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven

1. How this prayer is realized
2. Where this prayer must be realized
Added:
8/9/2015
AM - August 9, 2015
Elder Dan Barendregt

Text: Genesis 1:1-2

God's Word Reveals the Truth about the Beginning

1.The Creator who was Before the Beginning
2.The Creation which was Brought forthin the Beginning
Added:
8/9/2015
PM - August 2, 2015
Elder Bill Devries (sermon by Rev. E Kampen)

Text: LD 48

Since our hope is the coming of our Father's kingdom our second petition is that our Father will bring this about by:

1. Effectively ruling us by His Word and Spirit
2. Preserving and increasing His Church
3. Destroying the works of the devil and all others who oppose God
Added:
8/9/2015
AM - August 2, 2015
Elder P. VanRaalte (sermon by Rev. C Bouwman)

Text: Numbers 22:35b

The Lord God is Master over the Spirits of the Air

1. Who really pulls the strings in the world?
2. What comfort follows for the church?
Added:
8/9/2015
PM - July 26, 2015
Elder Glen Vandevelde

Text :LD 47

May we live to hallow God's Name.

1. May His Name be hallowed in us
2. May His Name be hallowed through us.
Added:
8/9/2015
AM - July 26, 2015
Elder Ed Wierenga

Text: 1 Samuel 17:45-47

The LORD confirms David's anointing in his battle with Goliath

1.David's concern
2.David's confidence
3.David's conquest
Added:
8/9/2015
PM - July 19, 2015
Pastor James Slaa

Text: LD 46

Jesus Christ teaches us to address God in our prayers as Heavenly Father. This address reflects our understanding of:

1. God's greatness
2. God's grace
Added:
7/27/2015
AM - July 19, 2015
Pastor James Slaa

Text: Ephesians 6:10-11

Put on the full armour of God,so that you can stand against the devils schemes.

1. The strength of the armour
2. The ferocity of the conflict
3. The sweetness of the victory
Added:
7/27/2015
PM - July 12, 2015
Pastor James Slaa

Text: LD 45

God is pleased with our prayers when we pray with the knowledge of faith. We pray:

1. Knowing God
2. Knowing Self
3. Knowing Christ
Added:
7/27/2015
AM - July 12, 2015
Pastor James Slaa

Text: Acts 16:22-34

The Lord shows His grace in the conversion of the Philippian jailer. The Lord Shows:

1. His providence in confronting the jailer
2. His power by working faith in the jailer
3. His promises in the baptism of the jailer
Added:
7/27/2015
PM - July 5, 2015
Pastor James Slaa

Text: LD 44 Q&A 114,155

The preaching of the ten commandments helps us to press on in the race toward perfection. We consider:

1. Our mindset
2. Our effort
3. Our goal
Added:
7/19/2015
AM - July 5, 2015
Pastor James Slaa

Text: Hebrews 11:1-2

True Biblical Faith Described

1. Faith is substance
2. Faith is evidence
3. Faith is witness
Added:
7/19/2015
PM - June 28, 2015
Pastor James Slaa

Text: LD 44 Q&A 113

Do not covet, but let your desire be in all righteousness.

1. The content of this command
2. The extent of this command
3. The intent of this command
Added:
7/19/2015
PM - June 21, 2015
Rev J. Folkerts

Text: 2 Timothy 3:14-15

Continuing in what we have learned
Added:
6/21/2015
AM - June 21, 2015
Rev J. Folkerts

Text: Luke 5:17-26

Who is this who forgives sins?
Added:
6/21/2015
PM - June 14, 2015
Pastor James Slaa

Text: LD 43

We must speak the truth in love.

1. Speak the truth.
2. Speak what is edifying.
Added:
6/14/2015
AM - June 14, 2015
Pastor James Slaa

Text: Philippians 4:4-7

Christians are commanded to rejoice, in the Lord, always.

1. Rejoice, in the Lord.
2. Rejoice, all around.
Added:
6/14/2015
PM - June 7, 2015
Pastor James Slaa

Text: LD 42

God commands us not to steal, but to be content.

1. This command explained in the Catechism
2. This command taught in Scripture
3. This command applied in life
Added:
6/14/2015
AM - June 7, 2015
Pastor James Slaa

Text: Philippians 2:1-5

God desires an attitude which promotes unity in the congregation. This means we must be:

1. Of one mind
2. Humble
3. Like Christ
Added:
6/14/2015
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