Sermons

Dave Groenenboom
May 19, 2013

‘Us’ and ‘Them’ No More

'Us' and 'Them' No More

Not all ministry and mission comes from the best motives. Amazingly, God stills hit the target even when the stick is bent. So lose the competitive spirit, and ask for the Lord’s grace to flourish in everyone ministering in Jesus’ name

April 21, 2013

Together Forever

Together Forever

Christian fellowship is defined by a deep bond of unity ‘all of you share God’s grace with me’ and ‘I have you in my heart’. There is no dynamic of control or manipulation here, but sheer care for the people God has placed in Paul’s care. A profoundly Christlike image (see John 17). This affection […]

April 14, 2013

Gospel Partners

Gospel Partners

Paul’s rich prayer flows from how he sees the Gospel flourishing in people. The Philippian church is young, but it’s powering on: When God starts something he brings it to a flourishing finish. Pauls’ absolute confidence is not based in circumstance or people’s ability, but in the God who works in people. Paul’s concept of […]

April 7, 2013

A Flourishing Life – Intro

A Flourishing Life - Intro

God’s grace causes reality to change: people become holy, leaders become empowered, and the most palpable effect of God’s work in people is that they receive grace and peace in the Gospel. God’s work causes people, his church, and his mission to flourish. This is not success or prosperity as we understand it, but God’s […]

March 29, 2013

Why have you forsaken me?

Why have you forsaken me?

Good Friday Service We turn briefly form what other are saying to Jesus to listen to what he says to his father. The humiliation of Jesus descends to its most horrible and ugliest worst: the Father turns his back on his son. Why? Who is Jesus that this should happen? In this darkest moment we […]

March 10, 2013

If you are the Son of God…

If you are the Son of God...

The people of ancient Jerusalem were used to making fun of the crucified. As this crowd mocks Jesus there is something else going on: the evil one is making a last ditch effort to pry Jesus away from his mission. His insistent voice is that Jesus does not deserve the Cross, and that the son […]

March 3, 2013

To God Alone be the Glory (Solo Deo gloria)

To God Alone be the Glory (Solo Deo gloria)

Solo Deo Gloria calls us to live and work for the sort of world that God delights in. This is certainly a challenge, but it’s also a glorious privilege, providing for us the most stimulating life possible! What could be better that addressing the chaos and pain around us with the love, mercy and reconciliation […]

March 3, 2013

Scripture Alone (Sola Scriptura)

Scripture Alone (Sola Scriptura)

In reformation times, the ruling of the church (tradition) were given as much authority as Scripture. Church tradition can have as much pull today, and there are a myriad other voices seeking to dominate out lives (subjective interpretation: “I feel it’s saying…” and pseudo-spiritualising “God told me this is what it means…” or even a […]

February 17, 2013

Faith Alone (Sola Fide)

Faith Alone (Sola Fide)

God’s saving grace in Jesus is a free gift, but it needs to be received. Contrary to hyper Calvinist views, God calls on us to use our will (which he enables) and our mind (which he cleanses) to accept his grace in Jesus. Faith is the instrument we use to receive the glorious gift of […]

February 10, 2013

Grace Alone (Sola Gratia)

Grace Alone (Sola Gratia)

“It is by grace you have been saved…” There is only one motive in the heart of God to accepting people. There is only one ground of relationship with God, and that is grace. Philip Yancey’s famous line “There is nothing you can do to make God love you more, and there is nothing you […]

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