• Matthew Kratz

    Contributing sermons since Feb 16, 2007
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Ajax Alliance Church
Ajax, Ontario L1S7E8

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  • A Doctrine Of Time

    Contributed on Jan 2, 2024

    1) God as Lord over Time, 2) Humanity as Subject to Time, 3) Time as Redemptive History, 4) Time is meaningfully forward moving. 5) The Present as the Time of Salvation 6) The End-Times and finally: 7) Time and Eternity.

    As we come to the close of the first month of a new year, we’ve had to adjust. We’ve had a month to write 2024 instead of 2023. Most have taken down their Christmas trees, put away all the decorations and have got used to any new presents that you got. We’ve received the bills for all the Christmas more

  • Gender Identity

    Contributed on Nov 17, 2023

    1) Gender Binary, then 2) Gender Identity, and finally how to deal with 3) Gender Confusion.

    Thinking back even a decade ago, most of us would not have imagined how confused people have become over the issue of gender. In recent years we have seen athletes and media celebrities undertake and promote what is known as gender reassignment surgery. Corporations regularly include depictions of more

  • How God Uses Evil For Good

    Contributed on Nov 15, 2023

    Three progressive features show "How God uses Evil for Good", describing: 1) Persecution (Act 8:1–3), which stems from 2) Preaching (Acts 8:4-7), which results in 3) Productivity (Acts 8:8).

    Acts 8:1-8. [8:1] And Saul approved of his execution. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. [2] Devout men buried Stephen and made great lamentation over him. more

  • Courage To Rise Above

    Contributed on Nov 3, 2023

    1) Courage from God’s Commission (Joshua 1:1–2). 2) Courage from God’s Promises (Joshua 1:3–6), and 3) Courage from God’s Written Word (Joshua 1:7–9).

    Joshua 1:1-9. [1:1] After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, the LORD said to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' assistant, [2]"Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the people of Israel. more

  • Faith Through The Journey

    Contributed on Sep 7, 2023

    In Hebrews 10: 19-25, together, we are encouraged to 1) Draw Near in Faith (Hebrews 10:19-22), 2) Hold Fast in Hope (Hebrews 10:23) and 3) Encourage in Love (Hebrews 10:24–25).

    Hebrews 10:19-25. [19]Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, [20]by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, [21]and since we have a great priest over the house of God, [22]let us draw near 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