• Matthew Kratz

    Contributing sermons since Feb 26, 2007
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Safe Haven Community Church
Ajax, Ontario L1S6B3

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  • Victory

    Contributed on Jun 11, 2021

    1) Victorious Sin-Bearing (1 Peter 3:18a), 2) Victorious Sermon (1 Peter 3:18b–20a), 3) Victorious Salvation (1 Peter 3:20b–21), and His 4) Victorious Supremacy (1 Peter 3:22).

    1 Peter 3:18-22. [18] For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, [18]For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, more

  • Faith Over Fear

    Contributed on Jun 5, 2021

    1) Faith does not succumb to Fear (1 Peter 3:13-14), 2) Faith has a Foundation (1 Peter 3:15) and 3) Faith has a Freedom (1 Peter 3:16-17).

    1 Peter 3:13-17. 13 Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? 14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, 15 but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a more

  • The Good Life

    Contributed on May 28, 2021
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    1) the right attitude (1 Peter 3:8), 2) The right response (1 Peter 3:9), 3) The right standard (1 Peter 3:10-11), and 4) the right incentive (1 Peter 3:12).

    1 Peter 3:8-12 8 Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. 9 Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. 10 For “Whoever desires to love life more

  • 1 Peter 3:1-6. "The Wife Of Noble Character”.

    Contributed on May 22, 2021

    In 1 Peter 3:1-6 we can see three qualities of a Wife of Noble Character. She is 1) Submissive, 2) Faithful (1 Peter 3:1-2) and 3) Modest (1 Peter 3:1-2).

    1 Peter 3:1-6. 3 Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, 2 when they see your respectful and pure conduct. 3 Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting more

  • Called To Suffer

    Contributed on May 15, 2021

    Jesus is 1) Believers’ perfect standard for suffering (1 Peter 2:21-23), 2) their perfect substitute in suffering (1 Peter 2:24), and 3) became their perfect shepherd through suffering (1 Peter 2:25).

    1 Peter 2:21-25 [21] For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. [22] He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. [23] When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he more

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  • Security

    Contributed on Jun 28, 2009

    SECURITY Consider this story in relying upon God: The 3-year-old felt secure in his father’s arms as Dad stood in the middle of the pool. But Dad, for fun, began walking slowly toward the deep end, gently chanting, “Deeper and deeper and deeper,” as the water rose higher and higher on the child. more

  • Your Grumbling Goes With You

    Contributed on Jun 15, 2009

    YOUR GRUMBLING GOES WITH YOU There was a boy named Grumble Tone who ran away to sea, "I’m sick of things on land," he said, "as sick as I can be; A life upon the bounding wave will suit a lad like me!" The seething ocean billows failed to stimulate his mirth, For he did not like the vessel, more

  • 1938 God Moves In Mysterious ...

    Contributed on Jun 15, 2009

    1938 God Moves In Mysterious Ways At age 32, William Cowper passed through a great crisis in his life. He tried to end his life by taking laudanum. Then he hired a horse-drawn cabbie, ordering the driver to take him to the Thames, intending to throw himself from the bridge. It was one of London’s more

  • The Foolishness Of Trying To Cover Up Our Sin Is ...

    Contributed on Jun 8, 2009

    The foolishness of trying to cover up our sin is well illustrated with the story of the drunk husband who snuck up the stairs quietly. He looked in the bathroom mirror and bandaged the bumps and bruises he’d received in a fight earlier that night. He then proceeded to climb into bed, smiling at the more

  • Traders Vs. ...

    Contributed on Jun 8, 2009

    Traders vs. Investors We all have seen the effect of those who have given up on the economy. In his newspaper column called “Market Report,” Bill Barnhart once explained the difference between investors and traders in the stock market. “A trader in a stock,” writes Barnhart, “is making more