[ Sermon Archive ]     [ Listen Live ]     

2022-01-09Rev. James Roosma
Passage: John1: 19-28

Heidelberg Catechism: Lord’s Day 6
TITLE: Proclaiming the Christ
THEME: John’s testimony encourages us to repent and believe upon the Lord Jesus.
1. Who is John?
2. What is John doing?
3. Repent and Believe


2022-01-09Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Rev. 20-21: 8

Belgic Confession: Article 37
TITLE: The End and the Beginning
THEME: When Christ comes again we have a great comfort that He will judge the world.
1. What will happen?
2. The judgment of Christ
3. Judgment as comfort


2022-01-02Mr. John Moesker

TEXT: Philemon 12-14
TITLE: A Hard Test of forgiveness


2022-01-02Mr. John Moesker

TEXT: Proverbs 14: 26-27
TITLE: The fear of the LORD is the sure way to a blessed new year


2021-12-26Rev. Iwan Borst

TEXT: Luke 1: 67-80
THEME: Praise be to the Lord


2021-12-26Rev. Iwan Borst

TEXT: Luke 2: 21-40
THEME: Now dismiss your servant


2021-12-25Rev. James Roosma
Passage: John 1: 14-18

Heidelberg Catechism: Q & A 1
TITLE: The Word became Flesh
THEME: Comfort and joy is found in the truth and grace of Jesus.
1. The Word became Flesh
2. Truth and Grace
3. The glory of Christ


2021-12-19Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Exodus 5

TITLE: It’s Darkest before the Dawn
THEME: Doubt and frustration fill the people of God and yet He is faithful.
1. Pharaoh’s wrath
2. Israel’s suffering
3. Moses’ cry


2021-12-19Rev. James Roosma
Passage: John 1: 6-13

Heidelberg Catechism: Lord’s Day 12, 13
TITLE: Salvation in a Nutshell
THEME: By the preaching of the Word salvation is worked into the hearts of those who are born again.
1. Testimony of John the Baptist
2. Rejection of the world
3. Born again and believing


2021-12-12Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Leviticus 7: 1-10

Belgic Confession: Article 35
TITLE: Only the Best
THEME: Christ’s sacrifice upon the cross is most holy because it was pure, of the very best quality, and able under the fiery wrath of God to be a pleasing aroma to Him.
1. The best quality
2. The most holy
3. A pleasing aroma


2021-12-12Rev. James Roosma
Passage: John 1: 1-5

Heidelberg Catechism: Q & A 25; Lord’s Day 13
TITLE: Jesus is God and is the Light of the World
THEME: Jesus is the only-begotten Son of God who is the truth, love and glory of God
1. In the Beginning
2. All things made through Him
3. Light in the darkness


2021-12-05Rev. Iwan Borst
Passage: Isaiah 6; 1 Peter 1: 13-25

TEXT: Belgic confession: Article 1
THEME: The Holiness of God


2021-12-05Rev. Iwan Borst
Passage: 1 Samuel 2: 1-10

TEXT: Luke 1: 39-56
THEME: Magnify the Lord


2021-11-28Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Romans 13; 1 Peter 2: 13-17

Belgic confession: Article 36
TITLE: The Role of the Government
THEME: Christ is King over all the spheres of life.

1.Understanding Peter and Paul
2.Understanding sphere sovereignty
3.Understanding Biblical Application


2021-11-28Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Exodus 4: 18-31

TITLE: A Husband of Blood
THEME: The covenant blood of Christ is necessary for us to escape God’s wrath.
1. Moses’ obedience
2. Moses’ disobedience and God’s wrath
3. Israel’s joyful reception


2021-11-21Rev. James Roosma
Passage: 1 Thessalonians 5: 1-11

TITLE: Christ is Coming
THEME: Christ coming again is something for us to be ready for but also comforted by.
1. Birth pains
2. Always ready
3. Comfort one another


2021-11-14Rev. James Roosma
Passage: John 3: 1-8

TITLE: New Life and Cleansed
THEME: Baptism symbolizes the Holy Spirit applying the work of Christ to us.

1.Born again


2021-11-14Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Exodus 4: 1-17

TITLE: Signs of Deliverance
THEME: The Lord assures His people of the deliverance He Provides.
1. Moses’ doubt
2. The assurances
3. The heart of our Savior


2021-11-07Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Romans 1: 16,17

TITLE: The Just shall live by Faith
THEME: We are saved by Christ alone through faith alone.
1. Not ashamed
2. Power of God
3. The just shall live by faith


2021-11-07Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Exodus 3: 10-22

TITLE: Moses’ call to the Ministry
THEME: Jesus calls Moses to be His ambassador in the deliverance of His people.
1. Jesus calls
2. Moses’ hesitation
3. “I AM” has sent you


2021-10-31Rev. Iwan Borst
Passage: Luke 1: 46-55

TEXT: Esther 6

THEME: Hidden but present: Oh, the irony and why God loves it.


2021-10-31Rev. Iwan Borst
Passage: Romans 4: 16-5: 11


THEME: You are righteous and heir to eternal life by faith in
Jesus Christ.
1. Righteous because of Jesus Christ alone
2. Righteous by faith alone


2021-10-24Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Leviticus 6: 24-30

TITLE: The Holiness of the Sin Offering
THEME: The sacrifice of Christ for our sins is most holy.

1. The holiness of the sin offering
2. The holiness of Christ’s sacrifice


2021-10-24Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Exodus 3: 1-9

TITLE: The Burning Bush
THEME: By the grace of God in Christ the bush is not burned.
1. Who is in the bush?
2. Why is the bush not consumed?
3. Take your shoes off!


2021-10-17Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Colossians 2: 11-15

Belgic Confession: Article 33
TITLE: The Sacraments point us to Christ
THEME: The Sacraments are visible signs and seals of what Christ has done to us and for us.

1. What are sacraments?
2. What sacraments are given to the New Testament church?
3. Seeing Christ in the sacraments


2021-10-10Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Colossians 2: 6,7

TITLE: Abounding with Thanksgiving
THEME: We are to abound in thanksgiving to Christ
for the faith we have been given by Him.
1. Walk with Christ
2. Rooted in Christ
3. Abounding in faith with thanksgiving

2021-10-03Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Matthew 23: 1-36

Belgic Confession: Article 32
TITLE: Staying Pure and on Course
THEME: Being obedient to Christ means not requiring no more and no less than what He has commanded.

1. Freedom in organization
2. Guarding against legalism and antinomianism
3. Persevering in Purity


2021-10-03Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Exodus 2: 11-22

A Shepherd’s Heart mixed with Wrath
THEME: Moses displays the heart of Christ and yet lacks the wisdom and righteousness of Christ.
1. Moses’ shepherd heart
2. Moses’ wrath
3. The Lord continues to provide


2021-09-26Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Acts 1: 15-26; 1 Timothy 5: 17-22; Hebrews 13

Belgic Confession: Article 31
TITLE: Active Encouragement
THEME: Building up one another in Christ.

1. Encouragement from the congregation in elections
2. Encouragement from God by His call
3. The mutually encouraging relationship between the church at her leaders


2021-09-26Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Exodus 1: 22 - 2: 10

TITLE: God rescues Moses
THEME: God through ordinary means saves Moses.
1. The problem
2. The solution
3. The foreshadowing


2021-09-19Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Leviticus 6: 14-23

The Body of Christ
Theme: We give thanks for the fellowship and blessings that are ours because of the broken body of Christ.
1. The grain offering
2. The fellowship and blessings

2021-09-19Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Exodus 1: 15-21

The Midwives' Righteous Lie
Theme: God delivers and blesses His people through ordinary means.
1. The midwives tough decision
2. The Lord gives deliverance through a lie
3. The Lord blesses the midwives

2021-09-12Rev. James Roosma
Passage: 1 Corinthians 14: 40; 1 Timothy 3: 1-13

TITLE: Church Government
THEME: Doing things God’s way for God’s glory.
1. Christ as the only head of the church
2. The three offices of the church
3. The role and relationship of the 3 offices to each other and with the congregation


2021-09-12Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Exodus 1: 1-14

TITLE: Israel in Bondage
THEME: Israel is in bondage to a tyrant with no hope of
saving themselves.
1. Setting and background
2. The problem
3. Anticipating the solution


2021-09-05Deacon John Reaves
Passage: John 20: 19-31

TITLE: Believing without Seeing
THEME: Blessed are those who haven’t seen the risen Christ, yet believe!
1. The faith of someone who saw
2. The faith of those who have not


2021-09-05Elder Mark Mack
Passage: Philippians 2: 1-11

TEXT: Philippians 2: 1-5
TITLE: Church Unity
Sermon written by: Rev. Steven Swets


2021-08-29Mr. John Moesker
Passage: John 10: 1-10

THEME: Jesus is the Door.
1. Enter for salvation.
2. Go out for pasture.


2021-08-29Mr. John Moesker
Passage: John 15: 1-17; Galatians 5: 15-26

THEME: Live the Joyful Life of a Sanctified Christian.
1. Experience the joy of earthly life;
2. Experience the joy of eternal life.


2021-08-22Deacon Wes Zandberg
Passage: 2 Chronicles 32: 1-23

TEXT: Psalm 46
TITLE: God is our Refuge at all times
Sermon written by Rev. Slomp (Immanuel Canadian
Reformed Church, Edmonton)

2021-08-22Elder Peter Aarsen
Passage: John 3: 16-36

CONFESSION: Lord’s Day 7 Q&A 20,21,22
TITLE: True Faith is the Only Means
THEME: The confession that true faith is the only
means to be saved by Christ, the perfect Mediator.
1. The necessity of true faith
2. The activity of true faith
3. The contents of true faith
Sermon written by Rev. Clarence Stam

2021-08-15Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Mark 1: 14, 15

CONFESSION: Belgic Confession Article 29
TITLE: Repent and Believe in the Gospel
THEME: The Christian will live a life of repentance and faith in Jesus Christ alone.
1. Repent
2. Believe
3. Gratitude


2021-08-15Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Genesis 50

TITLE: Real Forgiveness
THEME: Joseph models the pure and full forgiveness that is given us in Christ.
1. The nature of the forgiveness given
2. Temptation and doubt
3. How are we able to forgive


2021-08-01Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Matthew 11: 28-30; Ephesians 4: 11-16

CONFESSION: Belgic Confession Article 27
TITLE: Being a Church Member
THEME: Being a church member means serving like Christ.
1. The necessity of joining a true church
2. Submitting to the yoke of Christ
3. Serving like Christ


2021-07-25Rev. Iwan Borst
Passage: Ephesians 1: 13-23 & HC Lord's Day 47

Theme: Jesus teaches us to start our prayers with God's glory

2021-07-25Rev. Iwan Borst
Passage: Psalm 2

Text: Esther 1
Theme: Hidden but present: the emperor has no queen

2021-07-18Mr. Scottie Wright
Passage: Matthew 5: 1-16

TITLE: Salt & Light
THEME: Christians are different so that God is glorified

2021-07-18Mr. Scottie Wright
Passage: Exodus 17: 1-7

TITLE: Christ Our Rock
THEME: Remember that God is present with his quarrelsome people providing and
protecting them in Jesus, our rock of salvation.
1. The Complaint
2. The People’s Solution (Put God to the test)
3. God’s Solution (God reveals himself as the provider, protector, and ever-present
Is God with you?

2021-07-11Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Ruth 4: 1-23

Blessed be the God who took notice of us
Theme: The Lord seeks to have an intimate relationship with us and in doing so displays His saving strength and faithful love.
1. In Him is strength
2. In Him is Faithful love

2021-07-11Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Genesis 47

Jacob Blesses because he is Blessed
Theme: Jacob blesses Pharaoh because he has more than the most powerful man in the world.
1. Jacob blesses Pharaoh
2. Joseph's wise governance
3. Jacob's resting in the promise

2021-07-04Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Ruth 4: 1-12

The Kinsman-Redeemer
Theme: Christ as our Kinsman-Redeemer redeems us for Himself in covenantal love.

2021-07-04Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Genesis 46

Israel Goes Down Egypt
Theme: The Lord continues to sanctify and providentially care for His people.
1. Jacob's sanctification
2. God's providential care and keeping His Word
3. God's providential care in reuniting father and son

2020-11-08Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Genesis 33

TITLE: Israel acting like Jacob
THEME: God gives Israel grace even as he still acts like a Jacob.
1. What about the name change?
2. Reconciliation
3. Worship


2020-11-01Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Romans 1: 16, 17

TITLE: The Just Shall Live by Faith
THEME: We are saved by Christ alone through faith alone.
1. Not ashamed
2. Power of God
3. The just shall live by faith


2020-10-25Rev. Iwan Borst
Passage: Hebrews 4: 12-5: 10

TEXT: Hebrews 4: 14-16

THEME: Jesus is our great high priest so
1. Hold on to Him
2. Draw near to God


2020-10-18Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Genesis 32: 22-32

TITLE: Jacob wrestles with Christ
THEME: It is Christ’s good pleasure to wrestle with us and bless us.
1. Jacob wrestles with God
2. What does it mean to wrestle with God?
3. The twofold blessing of God


2020-10-11Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Colossians 3: 12-17

TITLE: Being Thankful and Living Thankfully
THEME: We are called as those in Christ to be thankful and live thankful lives.
1. Being thankful
2. Living Thankfully


2020-10-04Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Genesis 32:1-21

TITLE: Jacob’s Prayer
THEME: Jacob places his faith in the Lord to be his
covenant faithful God and Deliverer.
1. Between a rock and a hard place
2. A prayer of faith
3. Acting in faith


2020-09-27Rev. Iwan Borst
Passage: Daniel 5

THEME: God weighs the evil king and finds him too light.
1. The writing on the wall
2. The riddle of the weights


2020-09-20Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Genesis 31

TITLE: The Lord’s Faithfulness Continued
THEME: The Lord protects and preserves Jacob from Laban.
1. Jacob’s obedience
2. Laban’s wickedness
3. God’s protection

2020-09-13Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Genesis 30: 25-43

TITLE: Nothing Can Stop God’s Blessing
THEME: As hard as Laban tries, he cannot stop God from richly blessing Jacob.
1. Laban’s deception
2. God’s blessing


2020-09-06Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Genesis 29: 31-30: 24

TITLE: Family Problems
THEME: The seeds of discord are sown and blossom but God sanctifies through it all.
1. God’s compassion
2. Family discord
3. God sanctifies


2020-08-30Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Acts 16: 25-34

TITLE: The Jailer and his Family are Saved
THEME: Baptism is a reminder that our life is only ever found in Christ.
1. Self-evaluation
2. Desperation
3. Salvation


2020-08-23Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Leviticus 5: 1- 6: 7

TITLE: The Trespass Offering
THEME: Christ is our complete propitiation before God.
1. Unintentional sins
2. Christ our all sufficient Savior


2020-08-16Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Acts 6: 1-15

The Office of Deacon Instituted
THEME: Serving with the Word and deeds to manifest the Gospel.
1. The need for deacons
2. The role of deacons
3. The Gospel manifested by deacons


2020-08-09Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Acts 2: 37-47

THEME: God includes our children in the covenant promises of grace.
1. Who is the promise for?
2. Who is to receive the sign?
3. How do we live out our Baptism?


2020-08-02Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Genesis 29: 1-30

You Reap what you Sow
THEME: God blesses Jacob even in discipline.
1. Love at first sight
2. The deceiver deceived
3. God’s continued grace


2020-07-26Rev. Iwan Borst
Passage: 1 Peter 1: 18- 2: 3 & 3: 8-12

Text: Psalm 34
Theme: Taste and see that the Lord is good.
1. Getting a taste of his goodness
2/ Craving his goodness

2020-07-19Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Genesis 28: 1-22

God's Tower to Heaven
Theme: The only way to heaven is God's way.
1. The promise of Abraham
2. The tower to heaven

2020-07-12Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Genesis 27: 1- 28: 5

Jacob Steals the Blessing
Theme: God continues to work through the sin of Isaac and Jacob for His good purposes.
1. Sin
2. Providence
3. Blessings

2020-07-05Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Genesis 26

Isaac's sin, God's Care
Theme: Despite Isaac's sin, the Lord continues to bless him only because of His gracious promises.
1. Isaac's sin
2. God's faithfulness

2020-06-28Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Genesis 25: 27-34

Two Sinful Brothers
THEME: God uses sin to bring about His good purposes.
1. Two totally different brothers
2. Two sins
3. The Lord is working through it all


2020-06-21Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Ephesians 6: 4

THEME: We are called to instruct our children in likeness to our Heavenly Father, leading them to Jesus
1. Three warnings
2. Two instructions
3. One example


2020-06-14Rev. Iwan Borst
Passage: Numbers 12; Hebrews 3: 1-6

Fix your thoughts on Jesus, who is faithful
1. Jesus' faithfulness
2. Moses' faithfulness
3. Our faithfulness

2020-06-07Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Genesis 25: 19-26

A Tale of Two Sons
Theme: God answers Isaac's prayer and elects the line of promise.
1. Isaac's prayer
2. Sovereign Election

2020-05-31Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Acts 2: 1-21

Fulfillment of Pentecost Prophecy
Theme: Pentecost is the day the Spirit is poured out, tribulations continue and salvation is spread.
1. The Spirit is poured out
2. Tribulations on the earth continue
3. Salvation is spread among the nations

2020-05-24Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Acts 1: 1-11

Title: Hallelujah! Christ reigns!
Theme: Christ’s ascension into heaven is of great comfort to us.
1.Christ’s ascension
2.Christ reigning
3.Christ’s Return

2020-03-15Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Psalm 46

Though the Earth Gives Way
Theme: We have nothing to fear for the God of Jacob is our refuge.
1. God has, is and will be our help
2. God is our constant supply of all good
3. God is covenantally faithful

2020-03-15Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Genesis 22: 1-19

The Ultimate Test
Theme: Abraham was asked to give up everything, but instead received infinitely more.
1. The test
2. The Gospel

2020-03-08Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Psalm 143 Lord's Day 48

May God rule in all our hearts along
Theme: We are to pray that the Lord would lead us in righteousness and destroy all the works of the devil.
1. Deliver me from my enemies
2. Teach me to do your will

2020-03-08Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Genesis 21: 8-34

Grace even in consequences
Theme: The Lord gives us grace even when we must face the consequences of our sin.
1. Consequences
2. Grace
3. Providence

2020-03-01Rev. Iwan Borst
Passage: Luke 15: 11-32 Lord's Day 33

Looking at the heart of repentance
1. Heartfelt sorrow
2. Heartfelt joy

2020-03-01Rev. Iwan Borst
Passage: Isaiah 42: 1-9; Matthew 3: 13-17

God the Father prepares his Son for ministry
1. The need for Jesus' baptism
2. The meaning of Jesus' baptism

2020-02-23Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Psalm 96 Lord's Day 47

The Chief Petition
Theme: We are to pray that we would know the Lord in His holiness and worship Him with all that e are in all of life.
1. Knowing the Lord
2. Glorifying the Lord

2020-02-23Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Genesis 21: 1-7

A Joyous Birth
Theme: In the miraculous birth of Isaac we see a foreshadowing of the birth of Christ.
1. Fulfillment of the promise
2. Foreshadowing of the ultimate fulfillment

2020-02-16Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Genesis 20

Deja vu
Theme: Abraham commits the same sin again, but the Lord remains faithful.
1. Abraham's sin
2. The Lord's protective providence

2020-02-09Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Leviticus 4: 1-35 Q&A 75 & 81

Christ the complete Sacrifice
Theme: The sacrifice of Christ atones even for the sins we do unintentionally and unknowingly.
1. Foreshadowing
2. Sufficiency

2020-02-09Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Genesis 19: 27-38

Christ in this?
Theme: The amazing grace of God is seen most clearly in the most depraved situations.
1. Sin
2. Grace
3. Providence

2020-02-02Rev. James Roosma
Passage: John 17: 1-26 Lord's Day 46

Our Father
Theme: Since we are adopted in Christ we get to call God the Father, or Father.
1. Our privilege because of Christ
2. We get to pray like Christ

2020-02-02Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Genesis 19: 15-26

Run away and never look back!
Theme: We are called to run away from sin and run to Christ.
1. Flee from sin
2. Flee to Christ
3. Pursue righteousness

2020-01-26Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Psalm 145

Talking with the Almighty
Theme: It is a great privilege that we have to speak to our God and know He hears us.
1. To Whom are we praying?
2. What confidence should we have?
3. Why is it so good for us?

2020-01-26Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Genesis 19: 1-25

The Justice of God
Theme: God is that holy, and sin is that evil.
1. The evil of sin
2. The wrath of God

2020-01-19Rev. James Roosma
Passage: James 4: 1-10 Lord's Day 44

Why do you do what you do?
Theme: The motivations of our hearts are supposed to be selfless love for God.
1.Hating all evil
2. Drawing near to God

2020-01-19Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Genesis 18: 16-33

The Righteousness and Justice of God
Theme: Our God is righteous and just in all that He does in giving mercy and punishment.
1. Friendship
2. Intercession
3. Justice

2020-01-12Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Romans 1: 7-12 Lord's Day 43

Mutual Encouragement
Theme: It should be out desire to encourage one another in and with Christ.
1. Put away all gossip
2. Put on Christ exalting encouragement

2020-01-12Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Genesis 18: 1-15

The Lord Visits
Theme: The Lord visits Abraham and Sarah to encourage them in the truth of His promises.
1. Jesus comes
2. Sarah laughs

2020-01-05Rev. James Roosma
Passage: 1 Thessalonians 4: 1-12 Lord's Day 42

Abounding in Love toward One Another
Theme: The will of God is our sanctification, part of which is loving one another with what we have.
!. The will of God
2. Abounding in love

2020-01-05Rev. James Roosma
Passage: Psalm 27

Seeking the Lord's Face
Theme: The Lord call us to seek His face and so let us do just that.
1. The Lord's call to seek His face
2. The response we must have

Comments ? jason@okanagan.net