• Matthew Kratz

    Contributing sermons since Feb 26, 2007
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Everton Community Church
Everton *Province/Other , N0B2K0

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  • Assembly Of The Faithful

    Contributed on Mar 19, 2018

    As a helpful model of Godly faithfulness we can learn from this congregation in considering 1) The Church, City, and Correspondent (Revelation 3:7), 2) The Commendation (Revelation 3:8-9), and finally 3) The Command & Counsel (Revelation 3:10-13)

    This weekend, people are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. As a 16-year-old Romanized Briton in 406/7AD, Patrick was sold to a cruel warrior chief whose opponents' heads sat atop sharp poles around his palisade in Northern Ireland. While Patrick minded his master's pigs in the nearby hills, he lived more

  • The Church Of The Living Dead

    Contributed on Mar 10, 2018

    Revelation 3:1-6 shows us the distinction between a faith devoid of works, and a daily, living, dynamic relationship with Christ,

    Once again, approximately 34 million Canadians have lost an hour of sleep in the service of the grand national experiment called Daylight saving time. First introduced to Canada 100 years ago as a way to save coal, the project is now an annual eight-month ritual tolerated purely due to the belief more

  • Turning From Sin

    Contributed on Mar 5, 2018

    Christ calls the Church in Thyatira and all those who bear His name to Turn from their Sin or face His judgment.

    The Presbyterian Church leadership of Canada set up a commission last year and named it the "Rainbow Communion," with the intent of researching the idea of having the church officially and publicly repent for what some called its sins against the LGBTQ community. To the average non-Christian the more

  • Your New Name

    Contributed on Feb 26, 2018

    1) Comment & Commendation about the Church (Rev. 2:12-13), 2) Complaint & Call to Repentance for the Church (Rev. 2:14-16), 3) The Command to hear and the Conquering of the Church. (Revelation 2:17).

    One of the motivations for many athletes currently competing in the Olympics in South Korea is to make a name for themselves. With public recognition the hope is to land a lucrative sponsorship. Making a name for yourself however is not always positive. One of the most famous cases was with the more

  • In The Midst Of Suffering

    Contributed on Feb 11, 2018

    When suffering for righteousness sake, Christ promises to be with us “In the Midst of Suffering”.

    Charles Spurgeon once said that true love is measured by the degree to which the one loving is willing to subject (themselves) to crosses and losses, to suffering and self-denials. With love comes responsibility, and that responsibility is grounded in truth. What disturbs and disillusions those on 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