Sermons by Philip van’t Spyker

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Treasure in Jars of Clay – 2 Corinthians 4

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There are many ways to get someone’s attention and to manipulate someone.  This is especially important, if we don’t have a powerful argument.  God’s word is powerful and is more than able to do what God wants.  When we teach the Bible, we don’t need to manipulate it, we just need to present the truth […]

Hope – Daniel 8&9

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God’s people will face hard times in the future. Jesus warned that wars and rumours of war will come. But through it all, God remains in complete control. Nothing takes him by surprise. This confidence ought to drive us to prayer.

What Happens When We Die?

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Throughout this term, we’ve been looking at the death and Resurrection of Jesus. Last week we saw Jesus’ death on the cross, next week we continue the series with his resurrection. But for today, we’re pausing to ask the questions – where did Jesus go between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Did he go to […]

Love’s Distress Mark 14:32-42

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It’s great to know that our God knows our pain. Even as a church family we’ve experienced the grief of two funerals this week. But we can be assured that Jesus knows and Jesus understands. Today we find Jesus is in the Garden of Gethsemane where his heart was heavy. And there’s much we can […]

The Habit of Study – Psalm 19

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Not many people love to study, especially outside of a class or course. Part of the Christian life is to daily study, to read the Bible. For some this is a joy, for many if feels like a burden that we want to do. Today, we’re going to be reminded of the importance of studying […]

Total Devastation – Joel 1:1-4, 2:1-17

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Today, we begin a look at the book of Joel in the Old Testament. In this book, God’s people have seen total devastation in their land, an enemy army is ready to attack them. How will God’s people face this devastation? What is the right response?