Contributing sermons since Oct 17, 2002
Contributed on Feb 22, 2015
Since 2002 I have undergone a complete theological transformation and many of the sermons posted here from my earlier days in the ministry are; to put it nicely, “A little off.” This series is an attempt to remedy this situation.
21, March 2004 22 February, 2015 Dakota Community Church Satisfaction Guaranteed Sermon “Do-Over” Introduction: Jesus promised abundant life. This sermon heads off the rails even before we get out of the gate with a wrong foundational premise. What is Jesus talking about in ...read more
Contributed on Nov 23, 2014
The very people who are called to protect and feed the sheep have instead used their positions of authority to fleece the flock, exploiting them in order to make themselves rich and comfortable.
Dakota Community Church November 23, 2014 Sheep Without Shepherds The metaphorical connection between shepherds and kings was a common one in the Old Testament. Isaiah 44:24,28 Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, who formed you from the womb: … who says of Cyrus, ‘He is my ...read more
Contributed on Oct 18, 2014
The topic of Deborah’s leadership very obviously leads us to reflect on the topic of women and the roles they are allowed or not allowed to play in God’s kingdom. This one is about egalitarianism.
Dakota Community Church October 19, 2014 Deborah 3 The topic of Deborah’s leadership very obviously leads us to reflect on the topic of women and the roles they are allowed or not allowed to play in God’s kingdom. Two weeks ago we looked at Complementarianism; today we will ...read more
Contributed on Oct 12, 2014
Canadian Thanksgiving message 2014
Dakota Community Church October 12, 2014 Give Thanks Jeremiah 9:23-24 Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, 24 but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and ...read more
Contributed on Oct 6, 2014
The topic of Deborah’s leadership very obviously leads us to reflect on the topic of women and the roles they are allowed or not allowed to play in God’s kingdom.
Dakota Community Church October 5, 2014 Deborah 2 The topic of Deborah’s leadership very obviously leads us to reflect on the topic of women and the roles they are allowed or not allowed to play in God’s kingdom. Here I will attempt to present the two most common doctrinal ...read more
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Contributed on Jan 8, 2007
From the movie Rocky Balboa: Rocky’s son is frustrated from living his life in his dad’s big shadow after a heated rebuke from his son Rocky gives this little speech. "You ain’t gonna believe this, but you used to fit right here. I’d hold you up, to say to your mother, this kid is gonna be the ...read more
Contributed on Feb 28, 2005
While I was in Bible College I worked part time on the side for a construction company as a laborer. One day I was given the job of moving the 2 x12 planks the brick layers use on their scaffolding from one job site to another across town. This was supposed to be a two or three trip job as the ...read more
Contributed on Jan 2, 2005
From “Speaking My Mind” by Tony Campolo, page 109: “I do not want to leave this discussion of what goes on with Christ suffering and cleansing us from our sin in His eternal now without pointing out that all of this should provide a great impetus for living the holy life. Every time I sin, at ...read more
Contributed on Oct 24, 2003
On the wall beside my desk I have a 1996 poster size Tim Horton’s Coffee calendar, which I took and had dry mounted, so it would last forever. The picture above the months shows a father wearing a goalie stick and gloves guarding a hockey net that stands in front of the garage door of the family ...read more
Contributed on Oct 24, 2003
Illustration: I worked in a hog-slaughtering factory for a year when I first came to plant this church. The boss’s adult son used to walk around wearing a white hat and barking orders at everyone but none of the workers respected him the way they did his dad. They knew he was just a pretender. If ...read more