Sermons


Date

Morning Sermon

Evening Sermon

2016-05-01

God Works in our Personal Lives Too

Rev. Henry Bartsch

Genesis 35:1-15

God through many trials and difficulties changed Jacob personally. God as a loving Father worked in Jacob to make him more prayerful, trusting, and hopeful. This is why he confessed God to be his Shepherd. In his wise guidance God not only works in human history to accomplish his good purposes; he works in our personal lives too.

Rev. Tim Bergsma

Luke 19:1-10

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2016-04-24

Jacob Gets a New Family

Rev. Henry Bartsch

Genesis 29:31-30:24

At Bethel, God promised Jacob his blessing and protection. At Haran, God's promises began to be fulfilled for him. Though things were not always smooth Jacob learned that God is faithful to keep his promises.

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The Christian and Divorce

Rev. Henry Bartsch

Matthew 19:1-10

God's perfect design for marriage is one woman and one man together for life. Sin mars that perfect pattern and, left to his own devices, even Christians would permit divorce for any reason. However, God's Word gives clear limitations on such actions, and Christ's church must not go beyond the given limitations. Even though there is such allowance for legitimate divorce, brokenness and pain still ensue. We trust Christ and His ministry to bring grace in such trying times.

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2016-04-17

"Worshipping God Includes…”

Rev. Henry Bartsch

Genesis 28:10-22

Jacob did worship God at Bethel, but God first gave him grace. Before we can worship God, God must bless us. When God blesses us then we will come to serve him in worship and respond to his Word. What are those responses? Each response brings us delight because they are for God, our chief delight.

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“God’s Word on Marriage”

Rev. Henry Bartsch

Genesis 2:18-24; Matthew 19:1-10

Marriage must not be looked upon as a useful custom but as a divine institution. It is not man's idea but God's. The Westminster Confession of Faith says, "Marriage is to be between one man and one woman," and that "marriage was ordained for the mutual help of husband and wife." God has given every direction in his word to give his people a happy enriched marriage.

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2016-04-03

Two Great Certainties

Rev. Henry Bartsch

Genesis 27:41-28:9

Have you ever asked yourself if you will experience consequences for your wrong thoughts or actions? Or when you see so much wrong do you wonder if God's good will is being done? The life of Isaac's family gives us answers to these questions.

Play Audio

Christian Involvement in Government

Rev. Henry Bartsch

Psalm 2:10-12; Matthew 22:15-22; Colossians 3:16-17

Christianity says a lot about politics and it says a lot about Christians being involved in politics. Rendering to "Caesar that things that are Caesar's and to God the things that are God's" is part of the Christian life (Mt 22:21). Have you learned the balance between keeping the gospel first, and being involved in social issues at the same time?

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2016-03-27

Jesus Is Gloriously Alive

Rev. Henry Bartsch

Romans 1:1-7 & Heb 7:23-25

Were it not for the fact of Christ's resurrection, there would be no Christianity. (I Cor. 15:14) Though many assume that Christ did not, indeed rise, the assumption has no factual basis. Therefore, the reality of His resurrection has logical and biblical implications that must not be ignored. What are these implications... For us, and for Christ?

Play Audio

Human Government and the Christian

Rev. Henry Bartsch

Romans 13:1-7

A timeless question for the people of God is the issue of living in the Kingdom of God and, at the same time, living under God ordained civil governments. What is the Biblical function of civil government, and what is our response - particularly when the agenda's of God and man appear to be at cross purposes?

Play Audio

2016-03-20

Isaac's Family Troubles and God's Faithfulness

Rev. Henry Bartsch

Genesis 25:21-34; 26:34-35

Strife, favoritism, lying, and disrespect characterized Isaac’s family. With such a litany of sins, one is tempted to think a righteous God would abandon such a family. What happens to the promises of God, and to His sovereign election plans? Can and does God still work through man made distortions of a godly life? Today, we shall see...

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2016-03-13

Who Are We?

Rev. Brian Murray

Philippians 4:4-23

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Encouragements to Prayer

Rev. Brian Murray

Luke 11:1-13

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2016-03-06

The Sins of the Fathers and the Grace of God

Rev. Henry Bartsch

Genesis 26:1-33

The term 'generational sin' signifies a particular sin (or sins) that seem to remain within a family line. Is there an escape from that dilemma? Genesis 26 helps us find the grace of God, and the God of grace.

Play Audio

Good as Gold

Rev. Henry Bartsch

Matthew 5:33-37

Are you a person of your word? Is it easy to nuance your words and mean something other than what the other person hears? Do 'white lies' creep into your speech? Does it matter? Jesus seems to think so (Matt 5:37), and He offers the Gospel to free us from such sinful patterns.

Play Audio

2016-02-28

God, Worship, & the Lord’s Day Part 3

Rev. Henry Bartsch

Exodus 20:8-11and Deuteronomy 5:12-15

We are continuing our series on the Christian Sabbath...or the Lord's Day. This sermon deals with how to keep the Lord's Day. It's not about making a warehouse of minute regulations. We keep it by resting from work, worshiping God in God's church, and serving God.

Play Audio

Isaac, Rebekah and their Prayers to God

Rev. Henry Bartsch

Genesis 25:1-28

This sermon looks at faith and prayer of Isaac and Rebekah. Rebekah waited and waited for children but none came. Isaac full of faith prayed. Finally God answered prayer and Rebekah conceived; but it was a difficult pregnancy so she prayed to ask God about what was happening. In this whole account we see God's sovereignty and it's connection with our prayers. God uses our prayers to accomplish his will. This gives us hope to pray.

Play Audio

2016-02-21

God, Worship, and the Lord’s Day, Part 2

Rev. Henry Bartsch

Genesis 2:1-3; Mark 2:23-27; Hebrews 4:1-11

Christ calls us to come to him and find rest. He takes the heavy yoke of the Law of God upon himself so that our burden might be light in him. He has done the heavy lifting so that we may enter his rest and be saved from sin. Worshiping on the Lord's Day, the Christian Sabbath witnesses to Christ's work of the gospel. This sermon will show that even in the New Covenant we are called to the Lord's Day -- all in Christ our Lord.

Play Audio

The Will of God and Finding a Spouse

Rev. Henry Bartsch

2 Corinthians 6:14-18; Genesis 24:1-9; 57-67

Ultimately Genesis 24 is about God’s faithfulness to his promise to bring the gospel; but this account also has implications for parents and covenant children. It reminds parents of the importance of marrying in the Lord and of praying for the future spouses of our children. It reminds Christian young people to marry Christians. Finding a Christian spouse is, in fact, a matter of extreme importance for God’s people. This sermon challenges parents and young people alike to do God's will and marry in the Lord.

Play Audio


God Works in our Personal Lives Too

2016-05-01 (Morning) - Rev. Henry Bartsch

Genesis 35:1-15

God through many trials and difficulties changed Jacob personally. God as a loving Father worked in Jacob to make him more prayerful, trusting, and hopeful. This is why he confessed God to be his Shepherd. In his wise guidance God not only works in human history to accomplish his good purposes; he works in our personal lives too.


2016-05-01 (Evening) - Rev. Tim Bergsma

Luke 19:1-10

Play Audio


Jacob Gets a New Family

2016-04-24 (Morning) - Rev. Henry Bartsch

Genesis 29:31-30:24

At Bethel, God promised Jacob his blessing and protection. At Haran, God's promises began to be fulfilled for him. Though things were not always smooth Jacob learned that God is faithful to keep his promises.

Play Audio


The Christian and Divorce

2016-04-24 (Evening) - Rev. Henry Bartsch

Matthew 19:1-10

God's perfect design for marriage is one woman and one man together for life. Sin mars that perfect pattern and, left to his own devices, even Christians would permit divorce for any reason. However, God's Word gives clear limitations on such actions, and Christ's church must not go beyond the given limitations. Even though there is such allowance for legitimate divorce, brokenness and pain still ensue. We trust Christ and His ministry to bring grace in such trying times.

Play Audio


"Worshipping God Includes…”

2016-04-17 (Morning) - Rev. Henry Bartsch

Genesis 28:10-22

Jacob did worship God at Bethel, but God first gave him grace. Before we can worship God, God must bless us. When God blesses us then we will come to serve him in worship and respond to his Word. What are those responses? Each response brings us delight because they are for God, our chief delight.

Play Audio


“God’s Word on Marriage”

2016-04-17 (Evening) - Rev. Henry Bartsch

Genesis 2:18-24; Matthew 19:1-10

Marriage must not be looked upon as a useful custom but as a divine institution. It is not man's idea but God's. The Westminster Confession of Faith says, "Marriage is to be between one man and one woman," and that "marriage was ordained for the mutual help of husband and wife." God has given every direction in his word to give his people a happy enriched marriage.

Play Audio


Two Great Certainties

2016-04-03 (Morning) - Rev. Henry Bartsch

Genesis 27:41-28:9

Have you ever asked yourself if you will experience consequences for your wrong thoughts or actions? Or when you see so much wrong do you wonder if God's good will is being done? The life of Isaac's family gives us answers to these questions.

Play Audio


Christian Involvement in Government

2016-04-03 (Evening) - Rev. Henry Bartsch

Psalm 2:10-12; Matthew 22:15-22; Colossians 3:16-17

Christianity says a lot about politics and it says a lot about Christians being involved in politics. Rendering to "Caesar that things that are Caesar's and to God the things that are God's" is part of the Christian life (Mt 22:21). Have you learned the balance between keeping the gospel first, and being involved in social issues at the same time?

Play Audio


Jesus Is Gloriously Alive

2016-03-27 (Morning) - Rev. Henry Bartsch

Romans 1:1-7 & Heb 7:23-25

Were it not for the fact of Christ's resurrection, there would be no Christianity. (I Cor. 15:14) Though many assume that Christ did not, indeed rise, the assumption has no factual basis. Therefore, the reality of His resurrection has logical and biblical implications that must not be ignored. What are these implications... For us, and for Christ?

Play Audio


Human Government and the Christian

2016-03-27 (Evening) - Rev. Henry Bartsch

Romans 13:1-7

A timeless question for the people of God is the issue of living in the Kingdom of God and, at the same time, living under God ordained civil governments. What is the Biblical function of civil government, and what is our response - particularly when the agenda's of God and man appear to be at cross purposes?

Play Audio


Isaac's Family Troubles and God's Faithfulness

2016-03-20 (Morning) - Rev. Henry Bartsch

Genesis 25:21-34; 26:34-35

Strife, favoritism, lying, and disrespect characterized Isaac’s family. With such a litany of sins, one is tempted to think a righteous God would abandon such a family. What happens to the promises of God, and to His sovereign election plans? Can and does God still work through man made distortions of a godly life? Today, we shall see...

Play Audio


Who Are We?

2016-03-13 (Morning) - Rev. Brian Murray

Philippians 4:4-23

Play Audio


Encouragements to Prayer

2016-03-13 (Evening) - Rev. Brian Murray

Luke 11:1-13

Play Audio


The Sins of the Fathers and the Grace of God

2016-03-06 (Morning) - Rev. Henry Bartsch

Genesis 26:1-33

The term 'generational sin' signifies a particular sin (or sins) that seem to remain within a family line. Is there an escape from that dilemma? Genesis 26 helps us find the grace of God, and the God of grace.

Play Audio


Good as Gold

2016-03-06 (Evening) - Rev. Henry Bartsch

Matthew 5:33-37

Are you a person of your word? Is it easy to nuance your words and mean something other than what the other person hears? Do 'white lies' creep into your speech? Does it matter? Jesus seems to think so (Matt 5:37), and He offers the Gospel to free us from such sinful patterns.

Play Audio


God, Worship, & the Lord’s Day Part 3

2016-02-28 (Morning) - Rev. Henry Bartsch

Exodus 20:8-11and Deuteronomy 5:12-15

We are continuing our series on the Christian Sabbath...or the Lord's Day. This sermon deals with how to keep the Lord's Day. It's not about making a warehouse of minute regulations. We keep it by resting from work, worshiping God in God's church, and serving God.

Play Audio


Isaac, Rebekah and their Prayers to God

2016-02-28 (Evening) - Rev. Henry Bartsch

Genesis 25:1-28

This sermon looks at faith and prayer of Isaac and Rebekah. Rebekah waited and waited for children but none came. Isaac full of faith prayed. Finally God answered prayer and Rebekah conceived; but it was a difficult pregnancy so she prayed to ask God about what was happening. In this whole account we see God's sovereignty and it's connection with our prayers. God uses our prayers to accomplish his will. This gives us hope to pray.

Play Audio


God, Worship, and the Lord’s Day, Part 2

2016-02-21 (Morning) - Rev. Henry Bartsch

Genesis 2:1-3; Mark 2:23-27; Hebrews 4:1-11

Christ calls us to come to him and find rest. He takes the heavy yoke of the Law of God upon himself so that our burden might be light in him. He has done the heavy lifting so that we may enter his rest and be saved from sin. Worshiping on the Lord's Day, the Christian Sabbath witnesses to Christ's work of the gospel. This sermon will show that even in the New Covenant we are called to the Lord's Day -- all in Christ our Lord.

Play Audio


The Will of God and Finding a Spouse

2016-02-21 (Evening) - Rev. Henry Bartsch

2 Corinthians 6:14-18; Genesis 24:1-9; 57-67

Ultimately Genesis 24 is about God’s faithfulness to his promise to bring the gospel; but this account also has implications for parents and covenant children. It reminds parents of the importance of marrying in the Lord and of praying for the future spouses of our children. It reminds Christian young people to marry Christians. Finding a Christian spouse is, in fact, a matter of extreme importance for God’s people. This sermon challenges parents and young people alike to do God's will and marry in the Lord.

Play Audio