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  • Matthew Kratz

    Contributing sermons since Feb 26, 2007
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Safe Haven Worship Centre
Pickering, Ontario L1W4B6
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  • Prepare His Coming

    Contributed on Dec 1, 2018
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    Although we do not know the precise day and hour of Christ's coming, in "Preparing for Christ's' Coming" we must be: 1) Alert (Matthew 24:37–42) and be 2) Ready (Matthew 24:43–44).

    As children prepare wish lists, and adults plan Christmas get-togethers, this is an exciting time of year. Although it means extra planning and work, there is something exciting in the anticipation of Christmas. "Ready or not", Christmas celebrations are coming soon. The familiar ...read more

  • Leave The Old

    Contributed on Nov 27, 2018
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    Just as fall turns to winter we can Leave the Old behind. But in order to do this we must: 1) Forsake our Former life (Galatians 4:8), 2) Understand our Present Life (Galatians 4:9) and 3) Live for our Future Life (Galatians 4:10-11)

    As we come to the final season of the year, it tends to be a time of extremes. We are called to more events, to buy more and decorate more than the rest of the year combined. People will also go to personal extremes. Those who have been able to control spending, drinking and personal habits, ...read more

  • The Coming Of The Messiah

    Contributed on Nov 17, 2018
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    From Galatians 4:4-7 we see 1) The Elements (Galatians 4:4a)., 2) Reason : (Galatians 4:5). and 3) Benefits of Christ’s Coming: (Galatians 4:6-7).

    If you have been to a department store since Thanksgiving, you most likely have been struck by all the Christmas displays. The timing of the displays can be a tricky issue. Wholesalers showcase Christmas options to retailers in the summer. For those who place their orders at that time and soon ...read more

  • Freedom Is Never Free

    Contributed on Nov 10, 2018
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    Galatians 3:23-4:3 shows how “Freedom is Never Free” with the sacrifice of Christ achieving liberation from sin and death, as seen through humanity’s :1) Collective Bondage (Galatians 3:23-24), 2) Individual Freedom Galatians 3:25-27), 3) Collective Freedom (Galatians 3:28-4:3)

    During the Second World War, Nazi forces occupied Czechoslovakia, Austria Poland, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, the Channel Islands, the Soviet Union, and Italy, (https://www.warhistoryonline.com/world-war-ii/11-countries-invaded-nazi-germany-invaded.html). In this occupation, ...read more

  • Why Then The Law?

    Contributed on Oct 27, 2018
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    Paul now shows the inferiority of the covenant of law-first in regard to 1) Its Purpose (Galatians 3:19a), then in regard to 2) Its Mediator (Galatians 3:19b-20), and finally in regard to 3) Its Accomplishment (Galatians 3:21-22)

    On October 31, 1517, a young Augustinian Monk, schooled in the law, named Martin Luther, posted 95 Theses of concern to the church door in Wittenberg Germany. This act triggered the Reformation, as they were immediately translated and distributed across Germany in a matter of weeks. The Protestant ...read more

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  • Security

    Contributed on Jun 28, 2009
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    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. ...read more

  • Your Grumbling Goes With You

    Contributed on Jun 15, 2009
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    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, ...read more

  • 1938 God Moves In Mysterious ...

    Contributed on Jun 15, 2009
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    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 ...read more

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

    Contributed on Jun 8, 2009
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    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 ...read more

  • Traders Vs. ...

    Contributed on Jun 8, 2009
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    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 ...read more