Ethics and Morality

Religion: Rules Or Relationships?

Is religion primarily about rules, traditions and doctrines, or more about relationships? Do we have to choose?  It all depends: whose rules, which traditions, and what sort of doctrines.  At one point, Jesus confronts the religious leaders of his day.  “Your teachings are ...

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A Godly Relationship

How do I build a godly relationship?  There’s a Scripture passage that I personally need to hear all the time:  “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”  (James 4:6)  Pride will poison any relationship, and especially your ...

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The Life of A Christian

You're alive. You must be, because you are reading this. Why are you alive? What are you doing with your life? Find out what the life of a Christian is about.

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Imprisoned, but Free

“As a prisoner for the Lord, I urge you. . .  .” (Ephesians 4:1) In 2014 the Institute for Economics and Peace released the Global Peace Index. It shows that the world is becoming less peaceful. Safety and security are ...

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How then should we live?

The sermon is based on Colossians 3: 1 – 14, delivered by Rev. Matthew VanLuik, Pastor at Grace Canadian Reformed Church, Brampton ON., Word and Spirit Ministries. How then should we live? 1. As one raised in Jesus Christ. 2. ...

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Jesus Makes Us Clean

Jesus and prayer

Jesus Makes Us Clean. Sermon is based on Luke 5: 12 – 16. Student Theo Wierenga and now Pastor at Maranatha, Canadian Reformed Church, Fergus, ON. Word and Spirit Ministries. Jesus willingly touches the untouchable! 1. Our untouchable condition. 2. ...

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Hate the Lie and Love the Truth

Love the Truth

Sermon is based on God’s Word as summarized in Lord’s Day 43, Heidelberg Catechism by Rev. Matthew VanLuik, Pastor at Grace Canadian Reformed Church, Brampton ON. Word and Spirit Ministries. Theme: The LORD teaches us to hate the lie and ...

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Your Labour Prompted by Love

 “… your labour prompted by love…” 1 Thessalonians 1:3 Writing first about work produced by faith, Paul now turns to labour prompted by love.  Labour is a much more intense word than work.  It involves putting greater effort into that ...

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Work Produced by Faith

“… your work produced by faith…” 1 Thessalonians 1:3 Paul gives thanks to God for the work done by the believers in Thessalonica that is produced by faith.  He also thanks God for the great change in the lives of ...

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