Category Archives: Sermon on the Mount

The Real | Matthew 7:15-23

So, I have in my possession today, a bill worth one million dollars. That’s right. One million dollars. I found it the other day while walking down the street. You might say that it was my lucky day. I thought … Continue reading

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The Narrow Way | Matthew 7:13-14

This past Wednesday, a barn swallow flew into our sanctuary. It happened during high school chapel. It caused quite a commotion as it swooped through the rafters. It even let out a little poop, which was popular among the high … Continue reading

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Discerning, But Not Critical | Matthew 7:1-6

Jesus seems to like using animal illustrations. Dogs and pigs make it into this passage. But elsewhere Jesus uses other furry examples. At one point he calls Herod Antipas a fox. On another occasion he calls the Pharisees a brood … Continue reading

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Do Not Worry | Matthew 6:19-34

Dear friends of Jesus Christ, Jesus’s main point is not hard to find in this passage. He says it a number of times in a number of different ways. “Do not worry about your life?” “Do not worry about tomorrow.” … Continue reading

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When You Pray | Matthew 6:5-15

Dear Friends of Jesus Christ, Everyone likes a good show. Theatre. Movies. Television. A good story line draws us in.  And a good actor has a way of commanding our attention. Brittney and I are currently re-watching “the Office” on … Continue reading

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Being Seen | Matthew 6:1-4;16-18

This past week, Elder Terry Huberts and I attended a classis meeting on the mainland. (For those that don’t know, our Church is connected with other CRC churches in B.C.. And twice a year, representatives from each church gather for … Continue reading

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Love Your Enemies | Matthew 5:43-48

Dear friends of Jesus Christ, Here at VCRC, we understand ourselves to be a family. “Blessed by heritage and grace,” we say, “we are a family of inspired believers.” Understanding the Church as family, is a metaphor that runs deep … Continue reading

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