Marvin P. Hoogland
Contributing sermons since Aug 3, 2018
Thou Art The Christ
Contributed on Aug 9, 2021
The deity of Christ has been often challenged, but is at the foundation of the Christian's confession
God and man? Can that be true? The man, Jesus, is God? Yes! This is the confession of the Christian Church. Jesus Christ is truly God and truly man in one person. The Church confesses that “Our only comfort in life and death” is not found simply in God. God the Almighty, the Omnipotent, ...read more
An Eternal Priest In A Changing World
Contributed on Jul 7, 2019
The epistle to the Hebrews describes Jesus as "a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek."
Our world is changing. Not only is it changing, but it is changing at an accelerating pace. The difference between our times and earlier times is not that now the world is changing whereas in earlier ages it wasn't. The world has always been on the go. Customs, institutions, knowledge, have ...read more
Contributed on Jun 26, 2019
A sermon for a new pastor as he begins a new ministry, based on the apostle Paul's words to the church in Rome (Romans 1:1-17)
MUTUALLY ENCOURAGED So, here I am, your new preacher. What am I doing here? What am I supposed to be doing here? Do you really need someone like me to be standing up here talking about God? I'm probably not the only one asking such questions, or, at least, thinking such questions. It ...read more
What Are You Waiting For?
Contributed on Feb 28, 2019
Expectations are an essential part of life. The good news of Jesus' birth fills us with hopeful expectations.
We've been waiting for what seems like a long time now, at least for the children. The presents have been under the tree for days and maybe weeks. Will it ever come? “We can't wait!” We've heard children say that again and again, haven't we? But there is good news for you, ...read more
The Christian's Gain In Death
Contributed on Sep 18, 2018
Funeral sermon upon the death of an elderly believer
Philippians 1:21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. (RSV) The apostle Paul was a man who had no fear of death. He was able to speak freely about the reality of death. Death held no terror for him. He even looked forward to it. Not that Paul was disillusioned with life and simply ...read more