• Matthew Kratz

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

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  • A Father & His Family

    Contributed on Jun 16, 2022

    In Psalm 128:1-6 we see the 3 blessings of a: 1) Blessing Announced (Psalm 128:1) the 2) Blessing Described (Psalm 128:2–4) and it concludes with the 3) Blessing Pronounced (Psalm 128:5–6).

    Psalm 128:1-6. Blessed is everyone who fears the LORD, who walks in his ways! [2] You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you. [3] Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around more

  • Manifestation Of Glory

    Contributed on Jun 9, 2022

    The rejection of God’s Manifestation of Glory is seen through 1) Humanity’s Rationalization (Romans 1:22), and 2) Humanity’s Religion (Romans 1:23).

    Romans 1:22–23. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things. (ESV) For over a century, Eerdmans has been an important institution within the broader evangelical movement, more

  • Truth: How Do You Know When You Hear It?

    Contributed on Jun 2, 2022

    1) The Gift of Revelation (Romans 1:19), 2) The Content of Revelation (Romans 1:20), 3) The Rejection of God’s Revelation (Romans 1:21).

    Romans 1:19-21. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are more

  • When The Truth Speaks

    Contributed on May 25, 2022

    In the brief scope of one verse of Rom. 1:18, the Apostle Paul presents six features that characterize God’s wrath: Here we see its: 1) Quality (Romans 1:18a), 2) Time (Romans 1:18b), 3) Source (Romans 1:18c), 4) Extent and Nature (Romans 1:18d), and finally its 5) Cause (Romans 1:18e).

    Romans 1:18 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. (ESV). In order to engage in useful dialogue and make meaningful choices, facts matter. There has been great concern as of late as to who more

  • The Gospel Of Jesus Christ

    Contributed on May 20, 2022

    The Gospel of Jesus Christ is a message of 1) Power (Romans 1:16b), 2) Salvation (Romans 1:16c), 3) Faith (Romans 1:16d), and 4) Righteousness (Romans 1:17).

    Romans 1:16–17. 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” 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