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  • Amazing Grace!

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Feb 12, 2007
    based on 35 ratings
     | 26,548 views

    Have you ever experienced grace in your life? Perhaps a policeman stoping you for speeding and just giving you a warning when you deserved a ticket. Perhaps a time when you said hurting words to a friend or spouse and they forgave you. Each one of us, at

    Introductory Consideration 1. I don’t know what came over me. I’m not a fighter - I’m not even built like one. But something he said or did just rubbed me the wrong way. Before I knew it I did something that I had never done before or have done since. It was not a very Christian thing to do, ...read more

  • Christmas Morning In Bethlehem

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Dec 16, 2003
    based on 28 ratings
     | 3,825 views

    1. One of our most treasured memories from my childhood is the memories of Christmas morning. Waking up early to see what was stuffed in the stockingwhich hung by my bedroom door. Usually there was candy and chocolate and some special little toys. And then to go downstairs to see what presents had ...read more

  • The Prayer For Healing

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Dec 16, 2003
    based on 235 ratings
     | 7,539 views

  • Freed From Anger

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Dec 16, 2003
    based on 105 ratings
     | 2,193 views

    Introductory Comments 1. Did you do homework assignment this week? Last week I asked you to prepare for today’s message. Are you prepared? I asked that you think of the name or names of the people that you are angry with. For some of you that may have been very easy, for others somewhat more ...read more

  • Anger - A Deadly Sin

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Dec 16, 2003
    based on 133 ratings
     | 7,703 views

    Introductory Comments 1. It must have been one of the saddest days in the life of Moses. He had been appointed by God to rescue the people of Israel out of Egypt and bring them to the promised land. He had spent a long 40 years leading them through the desert. He had gone up the holy mountain ...read more

  • The Church Takes A Stand

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Dec 16, 2003
    based on 95 ratings
     | 6,659 views

    Introduction 1. Today we consider at one of the most crucial decisions in the history of the church of Jesus Christ. Iit took place 1950 years ago - in the year 49AD. Today we are also facing what amounts to the same crucial decision. Within the RCA and within many denominations. As we consider ...read more

  • Planning Our Future

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Dec 14, 2003
    based on 216 ratings
     | 13,916 views

    Introductory Comments 1. It was my first year end as controller. The year had just ended and in two months the auditors would be in to check the books. Accounts had to be reconciled and analyzed. Costs had to be projected on unfinished projects. For two months I worked an average of 16-20 hours ...read more

  • Mercy

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Dec 12, 2003
    based on 22 ratings
     | 1,470 views

    Introductory Comments 1. Llast week we discussed how we are not to show favouritism. We saw how favouritism goes against the very basis of our faith. For we are to trust in God rather than wealth or earthly position. We saw some reasons why we should not show favouritism. 2. In passage today, ...read more

  • A Tale Of Two Sisters

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Dec 12, 2003
    based on 160 ratings
     | 3,465 views

    In Christian life, it is easy to be distracted. As we consider the story of Jesus at Mary and Martha's, we see the causes and cure for distraction.

    Introductory Considerations 1. Opening dialogue from person of Martha showing anticipation and excitement of Jesus coming to town, desire to give best, the work and the anger she felt - the story from her perspective. Teaching 1. I wonder if Martha were here to today, would this be how she ...read more

  • Mary Pondered These Things

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Dec 12, 2003
    based on 48 ratings
     | 4,022 views

    A short meditation at the end of or presentation "From Prophesy to Fulfilment".

  • Preparing The Way

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Dec 10, 2003
    based on 90 ratings
     | 1,324 views

    Introductory Considerations 1. A Dutch theologian, Johannes Halkendijk, tells this story that took place World War 2. During the Nazi occupation of Holland, the Nazis planned to deport Jewish children to concentration camps. A Dutch resistant group had been formed and one arm of this ...read more

  • Dressed For Christmas

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Dec 10, 2003
    based on 89 ratings
     | 1,549 views

    Introductory Comments 1. The Christmas season is an opportunity for the church to present Christ to the world. It is one time when people seem to be more open to listening to the good news of Jesus Christ. And so, as churches, we invite those beyond our walls to special services and concerts and ...read more

  • No Room At The Inn

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Dec 10, 2003
    based on 78 ratings
     | 2,640 views

    The inn was to full for Christ to come in. Throughout Scripture we see that there is no room for God. Is there room in your home, your life and your heart for Him?

    Introductory Considerations 1. It is a scene that is unmistakable. This scene is so identified with the birth of our Lord, that is has been banned from display in public places because it might offend those who do not believe it ever happened. 2. Scene is in a stable. Mary and Joseph and a ...read more

  • Run The Good Race Series

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Sep 12, 2001
    based on 20 ratings
     | 7,528 views

    Part of the Fit for Life PowerPak.

  • Your Body - Investing For The Future Series

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Sep 12, 2001
    based on 36 ratings
     | 3,007 views

    Part of the Fit for Life PowerPak.