roger sparks

During the recent season of Lent and Good Friday, many of us would have meditated on one or more of the Savior’s seven sayings which he uttered while on the cross. His words offer hope even to the chief of sinners, such as his prayer for those who drove the nails through his hands and feet: “Father...
In some congregations candles are lit on each of the four Sundays leading up to Christmas. We call those four Sundays the season of advent because we prepare to celebrate anew the advent (coming) of the Son of God when He was born to live among us and to do a great work of salvation. The birth of...
Lately I’ve been preaching on the Old Testament book of Amos. I find in it a strong, sustained call to repentance. I doubt Amos was popular, since most people want affirmation, not confrontation. Most people want to hear that they’re okay, that God knows they’re doing their best, and that in the...
  Roger Sparks, Pastor Luverne Christian Reformed Church Summer is past. Fall is upon us. Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner. Before we know it, we will discard our 2015 calendars. Most people I talk to say that they’re busy, busy, busy. So am I. Should we take time out of our busy...
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