Online Sermons Page 

(Topically Ordered)


Marriage and Family

  1. Genesis 2:15-25, Mark 10:6-9 Matchmaker, Matchmaker. (Meditation #4 on the 7th Commandment)

  2. Genesis 2:15-18 What God has put together - Honor! (An exhortation to honor marriage)

  3. Genesis 2:15-25, Mark 10:6-9, Romans 8:28-30 The Matchmaker's (God's) Purpose for Marriage     Audio Version

  4. Genesis 2:18-25 Marriage: A Showcase of Covenant Keeping (beginning of the 2008 series on Marriage).   Audio Version

  5. Genesis 2:20-25 Marriage: A Safe Gospel Radiant Place (Second in 2008 series on Marriage)   Audio Version

  6. Genesis 22:1-19 The Unreasonable Actions of a Faithful Father
  7. Colossians 3:12-19 Marriage: The Art of Grace Bending (3rd in 2008 series on Marriage)   Audio Version

  8. Ephesians 5:15-32 Marriage: Aiming to Emulate Christ and the Church - Introduction   Audio Version

  9. Ephesians 5:21-32 Marriage: Aiming to Emulate Christ and the Church: Husbands Audio Version

  10. Exodus 20:14 An Invitation to Imagine Marital Faithfulness (The Obedience of Faith - You Shall not Commit Adultery)Listen to Audio
  11. Exodus 20:14, Matthew 5:27-30 An Invitation to Imagine Marital Faithfulness: The Power of Imagination (The Obedience of Faith - You Shall not Commit Adultery #2)Listen to Audio
  12. 1 Peter 3:1-6 Marriage: Aiming to Emulate Christ and the Church: Wives called Daughters of Sarah  Audio Version

  13. Isaiah 56:1-8 Single in Christ  
  14. Genesis 32, 33 How are Attitudes Changed:  The Story of Jacob and Esau

  15. Exodus 20:14, Hebrews 13:1-4 Lord's Day 41, The Root Reason for Marital Fidelity. (First in a Series of Sermons on the 7th Commandment)

  16. Matthew 19:1-6, Genesis 2:18-25, Picket Fences. (Meditation #3 on the 7th Commandment)

  17. Matthew 19:1-6, Hebrews 13:1-5, Picket Fences #2. (Meditation #4 on the 7th Commandment)

  18. Exodus 20:12, Ephesians 6:1-4, Lord's Day 39, Honourable Parents.(First in a Series of Sermons on the 5th Commandment) 

  19. Exodus 20:12, Lord's Day 39, Where Respect Begins. (Meditation #2 on the 5th Commandment)

  20. Exodus 20:12, Hebrews 12:15, Matthew 7:1 Lord's Day 39 Bitter Roots (Meditation #3 on the 5th Commandment)

  21. Exodus 20:12, Hebrews 12:15-17 Lord's Day 39, Returning to Honour. (Meditation #4 on the 5th Commandment)

  22. Proverbs 5,6,7 Proverbial Wisdom on Sex outside the boundaries of Marriage

  23. John 19:26-27 The Family Redefined (Because of Christ, the Church is our family)

  24. 2 Timothy 1:3-14 Church Youth Education: Is it Worth it? (Is it important to teach our children the doctrines of the faith?)

Spiritual Dynamics, Gifts and Battle

  1. Genesis 1:27, Image, Community, Glory and Women in Office (A discussion started around the theme of Women in Office)

  2. 2 Kings 2: 1-18 The Mantle #1 (Ascension Sunday Sermon)   Audio Version

  3. Luke 24:45-49 The Mantle #2 (Pentecost Sunday Sermon)  Audio Version 

  4. Ezekiel 22 Living Stones Theology: The Gift of Intercession (An introduction to the Ministry of Intercessory Prayer)

  5. Ephesians 1:15-23 Dare to Imagine (The revealing work of the Spirit)

  6. Psalm 73 Two Weeks till Pentecost

  7. John 14:16 Jesus promised Another Counselor: One Week till Pentecost

  8. Acts 1:1-8 Baptized in the Holy Spirit - Its Necessity

  9. Acts 2 Baptized by the Holy Spirit - Its Consequence

  10. Ephesians 3:14-21 The Full Blessing of Pentecost: The One Thing Needful by Andrew Murray (Book and Audio Version)

  11. Ephesians 3:14-21 That We May be filled to the measure of the Fullness of God

  12. Joshua 5:13 - 6:27, 2 Corinthains 10:1-6 Tearing Down Spiritual Strongholds 1: The Jericho Model (Introduction to a series on Spiritual Warfare)

  13. 2 Corinthians 10:3 - 6, Tearing Down Spiritual Strongholds II: Recognizing Demonstrations of Fear (Seond in Series on Spiritual Warfare)

  14. Galatians 3:1-14 Living Stones Theology: Receiving the Spirit (God's formula is Faith)

  15. Galatians 3 1-14 By Faith we Receive the Blessing of Abraham

  16. Colossians 2:9-15, Ephesians 6:11,12, 2 Corinthians 10:5 Tearing Down Spiritual Strongholds III:  Christ's Cosmic Conquest (Third in a series on Spiritual Warfare)

  17. Ephesians 6:13-14,17-18 Tearing Down Spiritual Strongholds IV: The Power of the Word Preached and Prayed (Fourth in a Series on Spiritual Warfare)

  18. 1 Corinthians 1:17 - 2:8, Ephesians 3:8-10, Tearing Down Spiritual Strongholds V: The Wisdom of God.  (Fifth in a series on Spiritual Warfare)

  19. 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 In the Middle of Discouragement Remember the Resurrection

  20. Psalm 2, Acts 4:23-31, Ephesians 6:10-14 Spiritual Battle: Taking God's Sovereignty Seriously (Spiritual Warfare)

  21. Joshua 7 Defeat at Ai (The consequence of Secret Sin)

  22. Joshua 8 After Defeat: Victory or A Sacrifice on the Mountain of Curses (Entering into God's Promises)

  23. Joshua 9 After the Walls Came Down (Spiritual Warfare and Entering God's Promises)

  24. Joshua 10:1-29 They Answered the Cry for Help (Entering into God's Promises)

  25. Matthew 6:1-18 The Power of a Positive Secret (Message on Passionate Spirituality)

  26. Romans 12: 3-13, 2 Corinthians 1: 3-7 Living Stones Theology: The Spiritual Gift of Encouragement / Exhortation

  27. Romans 12:10b-11 Living Stones Theology Sermon #5: God Given Passions.

  28. Jeremiah 20:9 Living Stones Theology #7: When Our Passion become Painful.

  29. Isaiah 40:26-31 Living Stones Theology #6:  Maintaining our Spiritual Passion.

  30. Exodus 4:1-4 The Staff of God (Reflection on the Power of Prayer)
  31. 1Corinthians 14:1-5, 24,25, Living Stones Theology Sermon #12: The Gift of Prophecy #1.

  32. 1Corinthians 14:1-5, 24,25, Living Stones Theology Sermon #13: The Gift of Prophecy #2.
  33. 2 Corinthians 3:7 - 18, Exodus 34:29 - 35 The Lord is The Spirit
  34. 1 Peter 4:7-11 Living Stones Theology Sermon #10: The Gift of Hospitality
  35. Romans 11:33-36 "The Shack" - Not Worth a Visit
  36. Philippians 4:6 A Christian Kind of Worry?  Discerning the Call to Prayer
  37. Revelation 2:1-7 The Lamps - Trimmed and Maintained - The Importance of our First Love
  38. Revelation 2:8-11 Keeping the Flame Faithful - The Letter to the Church at Smyrna and the Martyrdom of  its Pastor, Polycarp
  39. Revelation 2:12-17 The Letter to the Church at Pergamum and our Problem with Pornography
  40. Revelation 2:18-29 The Letter to the Church at Thyatira: Some Partnerships are not worth it.

The Covenant Character and Love of God

  1. Genesis 4:1-16 Cain and Abel: Two Brothers - A World of Difference (Meditation around the theme of worship and the favour of God)

  2. Genesis 9:8-16, 1 Peter 3:21 Sprinkled Under the Rainbow  (A sermon about the Sacrament of Baptism)

  3. Genesis 37 The God who is With Us (New Years Eve Sermon)

  4. Joshua 1 Be Courageous

  5. Joshua 2 The Scarlet Cord (1st in Series of Sermons on the Book of Joshua)

  6. Joshua 2 Covenant and Family (2nd in Joshua Series)

  7. 2 Samuel 18:1-19:4 Absalom, My Son, My Son (David's grief was God's grief for a son)

  8. Psalm 24:1,2 The Necklace (A Children's Story written for GEMS)

  9. Psalm 46 The God of Jacob is our Refuge. (New Years Eve)

  10. Isaiah 49:13-18 Engraved on the Palm of His Hand. (Christian Education Emphasis)

  11. Jeremiah 1 Formed, Set Apart, Appointed

  12. Jeremiah 18:1-12 A Trip to the Potters House

  13. Luke 10:25-37 My Neighbour (A Message for Communion)

  14. Luke 15: 11-32 My Foolish Father. (A Dramatic Reflection Around Communion)

  15. John 13:31-38, 18:1-27 Recoil

  16. Hebrews 12:1-3 Since we are Surrounded (Cloud of Witnesses Sunday)

  17. Matthew 6:19-34 What Would Jesus Say to his Stock Market Shocked Children?

Work and Rest

  1. Luke 8:22-26 The Work and the Rest of Faith (Summer Rest Series)

  2. Genesis 1:1-2:3, Psalm 121 And There was Evening and There was Morning the First Day. (A message for type "A" personalities like me)

  3. Exodus 20:8 - 10 The Obedience of Faith: Keeping the Sabbath

  4. Hebrews 4:1-11, Genesis 2:2, Matthew 6:33, Entering God's Rest (Second in a Study of the theme of Rest in Scripture)

  5. Isaiah 28 Ephraim's Syndrom and the Leisure of Faith (A Holiday Sermon)

  6. Luke 10:38-42 The Martha Syndrom (A call to return to our first love)

  7. 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12 Motivated to Work (Labour Day Weekend message)

Christian Disciplines

  1. Deuteronomy 8 Credits (Lest We Forget). ( Thanksgiving)

  2. John 2:1-11 Even the Small Things

  3. Malachi 3, Exodus 3:15 Robbing God (Message #2 on the 8th Commandment)

  4. Matthew 25:31-46 If Only We Had Known (Refugee Sunday Message)

  5. Exodus 20:15, Matthew 16:24-28 Lord's Day 42, The Heart that Takes, The Heart that Gives (First in a Series of sermons on the 8th Commandment)

  6. Luke 19: 1-10 Living Stones Theology Sermon #9: Where Giving Starts .

  7. Romans 12: 1-9 Living Stones Theology Sermon #8: The Spiritual Gift of Giving.

  8. Mark 12:41-44 God Watches (Sacrificial Giving on World Hunger Sunday)

  9. Luke 12:13-32 Money Matters and Core Beliefs (Our giving reflects our view of God)

  10. Luke 20:27-40 The Resurrection and the Powers (Impact of the Resurrection Series)

  11. John 12:1-8 Intentional Acts of True Devotion .

  12. 1 Corinthians 2:1-16, John 10:1-5, 14-16, Isaiah 30:18-21 Hearing God's Voice

  13. 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 Planning for the Future - Planning to Live for Christ 
  14. Matthew 18: 20, 21 Forgiveness is... (A Dialogue with a person in the process of forgiving)

  15. Ecclesiastes 3:16,17, Ephesians 5:15-17, Qoheleth's Perspective: Make the Most of Every Opportunity 
  16. Matthew 6:13, James 1:13, Lead us not into Temptation, Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 52, Question and Answer #127 
  17. Exodus 16:1-30,  Matthew 18:15-17, Luke 21:1-4, Luke 12:13-20, Luke 21:12-15, The Risks of Faith, Especially the Risk of Rest 

On Prayer

  1. 1 Chronicles 4:9,10  Jabez - From Shame to Honour: A Meditation

  2. Philippians 4: 1-3 Prayerful Labour (Encouragement to communal Intercession)

  3. Ezekiel 22 Living Stones Theology: The Gift of Intercession (An introduction to the Ministry of Intercessory Prayer)

  4. An Introduction to the Ministry of Intercession

  5. Philippians 4:6 A Christian Kind of Worry?  Discerning the Call to Prayer

  6. Philippians 4:5c-7 Sarah's Worry Warts and Grandma's Worthy Worries (Gems Story 2010)

Outreach

  1. Ezekiel 33:7-11, Romans 13:8-14 Caring Enough to Confront. (Outreach Emphasis)

  2. Jonah 4 Values:  God's and Our's (Focus on Witness Series)

  3. Acts 2, Genesis 1, Pentecost and Missions (Mission Emphasis Message)

  4. Acts 7:51 - 8:8 A Success Busting God Thing (Outreach Emphasis)

  5. Romans 15:1-13, Romans 15:7 Welcome One Another as Christ Welcomed You A communion meditation.

  6. John 7:37-39 Rivers of Living Water (Outreach Focus) 

The Power of Sin

  1. Numbers 32:23 Kenny and the Watermelon Seeds (The Power of a Negative Secret - a Children's Story)
  2. Romans 1:16-17 No Shame (First in Series on the Letter to the Romans)
  3. Romans 1:18-20 The Urge to Spin (We suppress the Truth)
  4. Romans 1:21-23 The Glory Exchange (We become like the thing/God we worship)
  5. Romans 1:24-25 The Descent into Distortion #1(Without God, we lose the qualities that make us human)
  6. Matthew 18: 1-10 The Seriousness of Power Sins (Focus on Abuse issues)
  7. Matthew 25:14-30 Dialogue With a One Armed Bandit Opperator. (Drama)

Church Seasons

  1. 1 Kings 18:16 - 46 Verdict by Fire, Elijah's Ministry to Israel's Post Modern Culture (A sermon on the theme of Pentecost)

  2. 1 Kings 17:1-24 Raising the Widow's Son - An Easter Celebration

  3. Psalm 85 How is Love Measured: By a Kiss (Easter Morning Message)

  4. Isaiah 11:1-10,  Matthew 3:1-12 One Persistent Tree (An Advent Sermon)

  5. Isaiah 40:31, Psalm 25, Numbers 15 Waiting and Being (Advent Sermon)

  6. Isaiah 60:1-7, Matthew 2:1-12 Epiphany Sunday: Off by 15 Kilometres

  7. John 16:17-28, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 Grief Around the Table: Remembering Christ (A Communion Meditation)

  8. Hosea 2 How is Love Measured: By Commitment (A Lent Sermon)s

  9. Matthew 26:36-46 How is Love Measured:  By the Cup (Palm Sunday Sermon)

  10. Acts 4:23-37, Psalm 2, Oh Sovereign Lord (Ascension Day Theme)

  11. 2 Peter 3:8-14 He Comes by the Back Door.(Advent)

  12. Mark 14:66 - Mark 15:15, 34 By His Wounds We are Healed: Broken Back - Broken Promises (Lent 2005)

  13. Matthew 2:1-12, Isaiah 60:1-7, Epiphany Sunday: Off by 15 Kilometres

  14. Matthew 17:1-13 Only Jesus (The Transfiguration)

  15. Matthew 21:1-17, John 2:12-24, Luke 19:41-46 Lessons Not Learned: The Triumphal Entry (An Inductive Sermon)

  16. Matthew 21:1-17, Matthew 28:1-10 Harold's Easter (An Easter Story for Children)

  17. Matthew 26:17-30 Sour Grapes and Upset Stomachs (Lent Sermon #1- 2004)

  18. Matthew 26:31-35 Discovering our Weakness (Lent Sermon #2 - 2004)

  19. Matthew 26:36-56 The Distortion of Sin (Lent Sermon #3 - 2004)

  20. Matthew 26:57-67 God on Trial (Lent Sermon #4 - 2004)

  21. Matthew 27:27-43, John 12:12-19 By His Wounds we are Healed: He Was Crowned with Many Crowns (including thorns) - Wounded Head (Lent - Palm Sunday 2005)

  22. Matthew 27:45-50 By His Wounds we are Healed: He Died of a Broken Heart.  (A Good Friday Meditation)

  23. Luke 1:1-25, Genesis 18:1-15, 21:1-7 Advent Hospitality: The Life Changing Power of Welcoming a Guest (Hospitality theme)

  24. Luke 20:40 By His Scars We are Healed: An Easter Morning Meditation (Impact of the Resurrection Series)

  25. Luke 23:26-43 "Father, forgive them for they do not know what they are doing... Today you will be with me in Paradise."  Lent #1, 2008 Audio only

  26. Luke 23:39-43 Promises Mixed with Love  (Lent/Good Friday - a Story about one of the thieves on the cross)

  27. Matthew 27:62-28:15 The Graveyard Shift  (Easter Message - A Story about the experience of the Guards at the tomb)

  28. Acts 20:6-12 Eutychus  (1st Sunday After Easter Story)

  29. Acts 1:1-11, Acts 2:1-46 God's Resurrected People (A Pentecost Sermon)

  30. Acts 2:42-47, Acts 4:32-37, The Resurrection and Consumerism (Impact of the Resurrection series)

  31. Acts 2:42-47 The Resurrection and Hospitality (Impact of the Resurrection Series)

  32. Acts 2:42-47 The Resurrection and Community (Impact of the Resurrection series)

  33. John 19:17-30 It is Finished! (Good Friday Meditation)

  34. John 19:28-37, Leviticus 26:9-13 By His Wounds we are Healed:
    Wounded Side - Wounded Relationships
    (Lent series 2005)

  35. John 20:10-18 I am Returning to My Father and Your Father (A sermon after Easter)

  36. Colossians 2:6-7 Thankfulness - Especially in the Small Things (Thanksgiving Sermon 2004)

  37. Revelation 7 (Text Verse 14) The Key to Heaven (Lent - by Dr. Hans Boersma) Audio Version

  38. Ephesians 3:1-13 World Communion Sunday Reflections by Rev. Silas Nefefe
  39. Luke 19:28-40 The Rocks would Cry Out (Another Palm Sunday Sermon with Children's Message) 
  40. John 13:1-21 Jesus Welcomes: He Washes our Feet (Series on Hospitality Palm Sunday Sermon) 
  41. John 1:29 - 31 Jesus Welcomes - Like a Lamb (A Good Friday Reflection) 
  42. Psalm 100 A Thanksgiving Worship Service with Meditations Prescripted by Psalm 100 

Miscellaneous

  1. Genesis 3:14, 15 Revelation 12  Adultery Conspiracy Theory. (Meditation #2 on the 7th Commandment)

  2. Numbers 6:22-27 The Future of the Church Hangs on the Blessing of God (Second in Series on the Future of the Church)

  3. 1 Samuel 21:10-15, Psalm 34 Insane or Profoundly Rational

  4. 2 Samuel 4:4, 2 Samuel 9, 2 Samuel 16:1-4, 2 Samuel 19:24-30, 2 Samuel 21:7 A Curse turned into a blessing: Mephibosheth's Story  (A Story for Children: God can turn the painful things into our lives into blessings)

  5. Psalm 8 Hebrews 2:5-9 God's Aweful Majesty.

  6. Psalm 23:4 Though I Walk Through (A study in a scriptural perspective of grief)

  7. Psalm 40:1-6 The Slimy Pit - a Most Spiritual Place

  8. Psalm 139 There is a Reason for the Ratio (Leadership Meditation)

  9. Psalm 139 Sarah and the Sock Monkey (Gems Sunday Story)

  10. Isaiah 40:1-10 (Focus 6-8) The Withering Work of God's Spirit (Meditation)

  11. Nahum 1, John 3:36, Isaiah 53 The Qualifications of a Savior - Divinity (Third in a series on Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 5)

  12. Luke 11:14-36 Signs and How We See Them (After seeing the movie "Signs")

  13. John 1:14-18, 29, 35-52 Life Changing Sights (An Inductive Sermon)
  14. John 5:1-18 Jesus Stirred More than the Waters  (The Healing at Bethesda)
  15. John 9:1-41 Blindness and Sight: A Story for Children based on John 9
  16. John 12:20-32 Crisis Questions (An Inductive Sermon)
  17. John 15:1-7 Branch Purpose (Sermon #1 of the Fruit Bearing Series)
  18. Acts 3:1-16 What I Have I Give to You (Inaugural Message, Langley, B.C.)
  19. 1 Corinthians 11:17-24 Dinner at Grandma's House (A children's story demonstrating Respect at the Lord's Supper)
  20. Ephesians 1:1-23 The Prevalence of Purpose in Scripture (Series on Personal Purpose)
  21. 1 Timothy 1:3-7, 4:1-5, 6:3-5 Demonic Doctrines (a historical analysis showing the errors of the Da Vinci Code and the Gospel of Judas)
  22. Revelation 22:16-21, 1 Corinthians 16:21-24 The Significance of the Presence of God (First in the Series on the Future of the Church)

The Footsteps of Faith

  1. Genesis 12:8 - 13:4 Famine Where Blessing Should Be (Footsteps of Faith series)
  2. 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Words, Mystery, Baptism and Community (A meditation on Sovereign mystery)
  3. Hebrews 11:1-16 (Text 13-16) Faith Welcomes (Introduction to a study of faith)
  4. Hebrews 12:1-3 Since we are Surrounded (Cloud of Witnesses Sunday)

On Hospitality

  1. Ephesians 2:11-22 Hostipitality: A World Communion Sunday Sermon by Dr. Hans Boersma

On Christian Education

  1. Zechariah 2:8 Intentional Future Shaping - the reason for and Necessity of Christian Education in Canada
  2. Romans 10:5-13 The Word is Near You - The Problem of Biblical Illiteracy in the Chruch 
  3. Ephesians 5:15-20 The Word is Neaar You: The Problem of Musical Illiteracy in the Church 

From the Garden to the City - Trees Along the Way
Immanuel CRC's Theme for 2006-2007

  1. Acts 10:34-48, text vs. 39 FROM THE GARDEN TO THE CITY:
    TREES ALONG THE WAY: Introduction

  2. Genesis 2:4-9, 15-17, 3:1-24 There was more than one Tree in the Garden

  3. Genesis 12:1-9 The Great Tree of Moreh

  4. Genesis 13:14-18, 18:1-5 The Evolution of the Presence of God

  5. Isaiah 6:1-13 Jesse's Stump (Advent #1)

  6. Isaiah 55 The Pine and the Myrtle

  7. Isaiah 11:1-5 Jesse's Shoot (Advent #4)

  8. Galatians 3:1-14 Those who Hang on Trees (Lent)

  9. Luke 19:28-40 The Trees Bowed Before Him! (Palm Sunday)

  10. Genesis 22, Mark 15:33-37 The Ram Caught in the Thicket (Good Friday)

  11. John 20:10-18 They Met Under the Trees in the Garden (Easter Morning)

  12. Acts 2:1-4, 42-47 Pentecost - the City has Arrived

  13. Matthew 6:13 (footnote)  “For Thine is the Kingdom, Power and Glory - the New Jerusalem - Focus of Desire”

  14. Revelation 17, 18 The Great Babylon

  15. Revelation 21 The Bride has Made herself Ready

  16. Revelation 22 The Tree Stands in the City

    1. Acts 7:44-53, The Temple, An Introduction (First in the Temple Series)
    2. Exodus 33:14-21, Why worry about the Temple?  Can't We live without God? (Second of the Temple Series)
    3. Psalm 42:1-6, Psalm 43, Psalm 24, In Pursuit of the Presence of God. (Temple Series #3)Audio Version
    4. Psalm 100 A Thanksgiving Worship Service with Meditations Prescripted by Psalm 100 (Temple Series #4)
    5. Exodus 27:1-7, Leviticus 1:1-10 The Bronz Altar (Temple Series #5)
    6. Exodus 30::17-21 The Bronze Wash Basin (Temple Series #6)






     

 

 


 


 

 

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