Sermons by Roger Kamstra

Sermons by Roger Kamstra

Missions: The Story of the Bible

“I will make you into a great nation,    and I will bless you;I will make your name great,    and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you,    and whoever curses you I will curse;and all peoples on earth    will be blessed through you.” Genesis 12:2-3 (NIV) They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to…

The Essentials: Christian Community

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.  Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles.  All the believers were together and had everything in common.  They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.  Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts,  praising God and enjoying the favor of all the…

The Table: Six Layers of Communion

In the following directives I have no praise for you, for your meetings do more harm than good. In the first place, I hear that when you come together as a church, there are divisions among you, and to some extent I believe it. No doubt there have to be differences among you to show which of you have God’s approval. So then, when you come together, it is not the Lord’s Supper you eat, for when you are eating, some of you go ahead with…

Passing on the Faith

My people, hear my teaching;    listen to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth with a parable;    I will utter hidden things, things from of old— things we have heard and known,    things our ancestors have told us. We will not hide them from their descendants;    we will tell the next generationthe praiseworthy deeds of the Lord,    his power, and the wonders he has done. He decreed statutes for Jacob    and established the law in Israel,which he commanded our ancestors    to teach their children, so the next generation would know them,    even the children…

Four Elements of Redemption

How do we know that God loves us? How do we know for sure that we are saved? Answer: because God’s grace guarantees our adoption as his children, and as his children we inherit the riches of God’s love and mercy which is bestows on us profusely. Come join us and learn from Paul’s message to the Ephesians. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us.…
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How Did Paul Stay Strong in Difficulty?

The apostle Paul was able to stay strong and joyful in the midst of difficulty through faith and hope in the reliable God, the prayers of others, and the power of the Holy Spirit. Like Paul, whose purpose for living was to honor Christ, let us respond to suffering by standing firm, sticking together, and staying confident.
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Share the Story

 He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God. 1 Peter 1:20-21 Pastor Roger explains and demonstrates an easy way to share the gospel with your friends.
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Sharing Your Story

1Peter 3:15 reminds us to always be ready to share the hope that is within us. One way to share our hope is to share our “before and after” story, focusing on the person we were before encountering Christ and how we are now different because of the transforming power of Christ. Even though our lives are not perfect and we each have many weaknesses we can share how we now lean on Christ’s strength and respond differently to temptation and difficult situations.
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Impacting Your Sphere of Influence

1Peter 2:9-12 and 3:15 encourage God’s people to display and declare the love and salvation of God. Doing good works flows out of who we are in Christ, forgiven by Him even when we were opposed to Him. We are to live in such a way that it demands a Gospel explanation. We should expect opportunities to happen and be prepared to tell about the hope that is in us, empowered by the Holy Spirit. Others need to know the how and the why we are able to live a godly life.