Select sermons from the teaching ministry of Olympia Christian Reformed Church in Olympia, WA, USA, which reflects core vision and commitment: "We are a community transfixed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are captivated by the idea that his power and presence can be lived out in us. Seeking to love God and and to love others, we will be grace givers and truth tellers, seed planters and risk takers in Olympia and beyond, partnering will all who would advance the kingdom."
Good news for adopted kids - like us. Drawing on a trio of texts - I John 3:1-3, John 1:12, and Ephesians 1:3-6, a special Father's Day message explores our relationship as adopted children to God the Father and Jesus Christ, the Father's only true son and our brother.
Pastor Mark Van Haitsma continues our series in 1 Peter on Being Peculiar People by drawing a through line to 1 Corinthians 13:13 - "And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love ... and the greatest of these is love.
For our message this Sunday, we return to our series on 1 Peter. In our passage for this week, Peter tells us that the Christian life is a mixture of great joy but also of grief. "In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials." How can we keep our joy from being overwhelmed by our grief?
Clarence Presley of Word of Truth Ministries International of Tukwilla returned to Olympia CRC to deliver a message on God's sovereign grace. Drawing from the text in 2 Samuel 9, Presley calls his message Dropped into Destiny.
In the first message of a new series Pastor Mark Van Haistma reminds us that 1 Peter provides a source of confidence and comfort for those who feel out of place. We can rest assured that God will Keep the church peculiar because that's who we are.
Pastor Mark Van Haitsma preached on Luke 4:1-13:
"... 3 The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread. 4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone.’ ....” (NIV)
Recorded February 14, 2016
Pastor Mark Van Haitsma preached on Luke 13:31-35"
" ... 34 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing. 35 Look, your house is left to you desolate. I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’....” (NIV)
Recorded February 21, 2016