Sermons by Robert Hoekstra

Sermons by Robert Hoekstra

Soli Deo Gloria – Glory to God Alone

This Sunday we commemorate the 500th Anniversary of The Reformation, dating back to October 31st, 1517 and we focus today on the fifth Sola: Soli Deo Gloria – Glory to God Alone. The sole purpose of man is to bring glory to God. This is what we were created for, that God is praised. When we look back over the last four weeks, we see what God has done for us. He has…

Sola Gratia – By Grace Alone

Today, Sunday October 1, 2017, we begin the sermon series on The Five Solas of The Reformation, the core of the Reformation. Throughout the month of October, we will address Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, Sola Scriptura, Solo Christo, and Soli Deo Gloria respectively. Sola Gratia translated from the Latin, By Grace Alone, sets the prisoner free from works salvation. Today, God,…

Is Your Name on the Captain’s Team List

Remember when you were in school wanting to be on the best team for field day? You were hoping to be on the best team with the best captain. Some got their wishes answered, while others didn’t. As Christians, we are on the best team with the best Captain. Those who feared and honored the Captain were the ones who had their names written in His list of notable…

What is the Will of God for Us Today

What is the will of God for you? God has made us into a royal priesthood, to be honoring and pleasing to Him. It was His will to do this and it is His will that we live holy lives. The apostle Paul urges us in view of God’s mercy to give ourselves to God. You may have wondered what the will of God is. These two verses, Romans 12:1-2 are the centre focus of His will…

One Lion One Lamb One Lord

God in Jesus Christ is revealed in all of His majesty. The Book of Revelation is completely about the unveiling of Jesus Christ is all of His fullness. John is afforded a very brief view of the glory of heaven. Today, John will show us what he witnessed, experienced and the reason for his joy. God the Father through Jesus Christ by the power and presence of the Holy…

Take Eat…Take Drink…

Paul writes about God’s children being a “new creation” for if anyone is in Christ the “new creation” has come. The old is gone, the new is here! Do we see ourselves as new creations? Or continue to our self view of the old? To do so is to take away the credit due God. More so, it is to discredit the sacrifice Christ offered to us. Own your…

Lord, Where Are You?

Thirteen Reasons Why – A Response The TV Series, Thirteen Reasons Why? has been watched by multiple teens, while their parents are completely unaware of what this TV Series is about. This TV Series is about a teenaged girl who commits suicide in such a way that attracts teens in a romanticizing sort of way. However, suicide is not confined to only our teenaged…

How Does the Trinity Impact You?

Today is Trinity Sunday, the day when the catholic church or church universal designates one Sunday of the year for the glory of our Triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. There is much about the Trinity that we do not understand. However, the Word of God reveals to us much about the relationship of and between the three Persons of the God-Head. What’s more, our…