Archives for October 26, 2020

Weekly Sermon Quote – October 25, 2020

In the context of making this statement in my sermon yesterday, I quoted one of my favorite statements of Luther which I have taped to my computer so that I read it every day: “When I look at myself, I don’t see how I can be saved. But when I look at Jesus, I don’t see how I can be lost.”

P.S. By the way, these selected sermon quotes from my sermons that appear periodically are selected and then worked up by our church secretary (our daughter Esther!).

God’s Goodness to Us

Two special things took place for us yesterday.

Yesterday morning I had the joy of baptizing our sixth grandchild. Here we are with the grandparents on both sides of our precious children and grandchildren. We are humbled by God’s goodness and filled with gratitude. Please pray earnestly with us that little Hendrick may soon come to know the Lord in Spirit and truth through saving faith and repentance, and may be a stalwart son of Christ’s church all of his life.

Last evening I had the privilege of preaching again to the Heritage Reformed Congregation of Grand Rapids for the first time in seven weeks due to having been afflicted for some time with the coronavirus. The sermon was on Jesus healing the woman with the issue of blood (Mark 5:25-34). What a joy it is to serve this dear flock again—my favorite church on earth! I love them more than ever. Pray with me that I may increasingly experience, by God’s grace, my inaugural text for them many years ago: “For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake” (2 Cor. 4:5).