• Matthew Kratz

    Contributing sermons since Feb 26, 2007
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Safe Haven Worship Centre
Pickering, Ontario L1W4B6

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  • God's Plan For Growth

    Contributed on May 21, 2020

    The 1) Prayer (Eph. 1:15-16), 2) Person (Eph. 1:17), 3) Promise (Ephesians 1:18), 4) Power (Eph. 1:19-20) & 5) Position (Eph. 1:21-23) that believers have in Christ.

    Ephesians 1:15-23 [15]For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, [16]I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, [17]that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of more

  • Our Inheritance

    Contributed on May 15, 2020

    Foreshadowing the completion when we enter fully into the Father’s eternal heavenly kingdom, Ephesians 1:11-14 shows us 1) The Ground (Ephesians 1:11–13a), 2) The Guarantee (Ephesians 1:13b–14a), and 3) The Goal of our incomparable inheritance in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:14b).

    Ephesians 1:11-14 [11]In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, [12]so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. [13] In him you also, when you more

  • A Mother's Faith

    Contributed on May 7, 2020

    In celebrating “A Mother's Faith” we see 1) Faith in Perception (Exodus 2:1-2) , 2) Faith in Planning (Exodus 2:3-7) and finally, 3) Faith in Providence (Exodus 2:8-10).

    Exodus 2:1-10 [2:1] Now a man from the house of Levi went and took as his wife a Levite woman. [2] The woman conceived and bore a son, and when she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him three months. [3] When she could hide him no longer, she took for him a basket made of bulrushes and daubed more

  • The Road To Redemption

    Contributed on May 1, 2020

    1) The Redeemer (Eph. 1:6b), 2) The Redeemed (Eph. 1:7a) , 3) The Redemption Price (Eph. 1:7b), 4) The Results (Eph. 1:7c-9a), & 5) The Reason (Eph. 1:9b-10).

    Ephesians 1:6b-10 [6] (to the praise of his glorious grace, with which) he has blessed us in the Beloved [7] In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, , [8]which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight [9]making more

  • Why Were You Chosen?

    Contributed on Apr 24, 2020

    Paul reveals God plan for the redeemed, as he shows: 1) Why God Chooses (Ephesians 1:3), 2) When God Chooses (Ephesians 1:4), and 3) For What did God Choose (Ephesians 1:5-6a)

    Ephesians 1:3-6a [3] Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, [4] even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love [5]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