Author Archives: carsci.holmes

Being Gracious in Our Judgments

Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and ...

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Through Christ we have Bright Hope for Tomorrow

faith and hope in Jesus

Rachel weeping for her children after the massacre of the infants at Bethlehem. 1. The background of this quotation 2. The fulfilment of this quotation. Sermon is based on Matthew 2: 17, 18 by Rev. Clarence VanderVelde ofCanadian Reformed Church, ...

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God has Called us from our Spiritual Egypt

spiritual Egypt and deliverance

In the flight to Egypt, Christ is manifested as the One who would deliver God’s people from the slavery of sin and death. Sermon is based on Matthew 2: 15b by Rev. Clarence VanderVelde of Canadian Reformed Church, Elora, ON. ...

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Gideon’s Faith Lesson: Called!

faith and Gideon's call

Sermon is based on Judges 6: 14 by Rev. Dr. Eric Penning, missionary serving under the supervision of Covenant Reformed Church, Toronto, URCNA. Word and Spirit Ministries Theme: God provides what we need as He calls us to do battle ...

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Teaching Sound Doctrine

Teaching Sound Doctrine as Redeemed Servants This is the abridged version of a speech that was given at the Convocation evening of the Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary, September 10, 2010. The following is a true story. Back on December 29, ...

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A Servant Prays

A Servant Prays “Bring joy to your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.” Psalm 86:4 Prayer is an important part of your life as a Christian. Through prayer, you can thank and praise God and ...

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Jesus Christ has Won the Victory!

Jesus Christ our victory

The Mighty Warrior of Israel fights for his people. Sermon is based on Joshua 10 by Rev. Matthew VanLuik and Pastor of Grace Canadian Reformed Church, Brampton, ON. Word and Spirit Ministries. 1. The kings of the earth band together ...

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An Easter Earthquake

“There was a violent earthquake.”                 Matthew 28:2a It wasn’t the first one. On Good Friday too, “the earth shook and the rocks split” (Matt 27:51). On Easter Sunday, it happened again: “There was a violent earthquake.” Why is this important ...

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A Stricken Shepherd and a Scattered Flock

“I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.” Matthew 26:31 In our mind we can see the Lord and his disciples, coming down the steps from the Upper Room where they had celebrated the ...

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