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Funeral Sermon \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ Diane Lane \ May 4th, 2015 \ Psalm 116

Funeral Sermon \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ Diane Lane \ May 4th, 2015 \ Psalm 116

My message this afternoon is based on these words from the 116th Psalm: I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.   The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came upon me. I was...


Sermon \ April 26, 2015 \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ Psalm 23 \ The Lord is My Shepherd

Sermon \ April 26, 2015 \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ Psalm 23 \ The Lord is My Shepherd

1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. (N.I.V.)  The 23rd Psalm is one of the best-known and best-loved parts of the entire Bible....


Sermon \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ April 19th, 2015 \ Acts 3:17-19 \ Times of Refreshing

Sermon \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ April 19th, 2015 \ Acts 3:17-19 \ Times of Refreshing

Posted in 2015 / Audio Sermons / Easter / Pastor Terry Defoe / ^Acts

17 “Now, fellow Israelites, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders. 18 But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Messiah would suffer. 19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times...


Sermon \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ April 12th, 2015 \ 1 John 2:1-2 \ The Best Defense

Sermon \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ April 12th, 2015 \ 1 John 2:1-2 \ The Best Defense

Posted in 2015 / Audio Sermons / Easter / Pastor Terry Defoe / ^1 John

1 My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father — Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. 2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. (N.I.V.) We...


Maundy Thursday \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ 1 Corinthians 11 \ Joyful Remembering

Maundy Thursday \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ 1 Corinthians 11 \ Joyful Remembering

23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way, after supper he took the...


Lenten Midweek Sermon \ Isaiah 48:17-22 \ Get Out! \ Pastor Terry Defoe

Lenten Midweek Sermon \ Isaiah 48:17-22 \ Get Out! \ Pastor Terry Defoe

Posted in 2015 / Audio Sermons / Lent / Pastor Terry Defoe / Sermons / ^Isaiah

17 This is what the Lord says— your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. 18 If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your well-being like...


Funeral Sermon \ Ruth Schick \ March 25th, 2015 \ Pastor Terry Defoe

Funeral Sermon \ Ruth Schick \ March 25th, 2015 \ Pastor Terry Defoe

The Bible text that I’ve chosen for this morning is found in the book of Second Timothy in the New Testament, chapter 4, beginning at verse 6. The Apostle Paul says: ...the time has come for my departure. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there...


Sermon \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ March 22, 2015 \ Mark 10 \ True Greatness

Sermon \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ March 22, 2015 \ Mark 10 \ True Greatness

Posted in 2015 / Audio Sermons / Pastor Terry Defoe / Sermons / ^Mark

42 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 43 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever wants to...


Sermon \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ March 8th, 2015 \ 1 Cor 1:31 \ Misplaced Loyalty

Sermon \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ March 8th, 2015 \ 1 Cor 1:31 \ Misplaced Loyalty

Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord. (N.I.V.) This morning, we turn to the book of First Corin­thians in the New Testament. You’ve probably heard people say – “The more things change, the more they remain the same.” As we will see in the next few minutes, when it comes to human...


Obituary for Elaine Louise Pollock (nee Defoe)

Obituary for Elaine Louise Pollock (nee Defoe)

Posted in 2015 / Pastor Terry Defoe

Elaine Louise POLLOCK POLLOCK, Elaine Louise (nee Defoe)August 16, 1953 – February 16, 2015Elaine was born in Barrie, Ontario and died peacefully at VGH after a hard fought battle with cancer. Predeceased by her parents Garth and Trudy Defoe, she is survived by her husband of 24 years,...


Ash Wednesday \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ Isaiah 41:14 \ God Has a Word for That

Ash Wednesday \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ Isaiah 41:14 \ God Has a Word for That

Our sermon text on this Ash Wednesday is found in the book of Isaiah in the Old Testament, chapter 41. I’m reading verse 14, where Isaiah says: 14 Do not be afraid, you worm Jacob, little Israel, do not fear, for I myself will help you,” declares the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of...


Sermon \ February 15th, 2013 \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ Mark 9 \ The High Point of Faith

Sermon \ February 15th, 2013 \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ Mark 9 \ The High Point of Faith

Posted in 2015 / Audio Sermons / Epiphany / Pastor Terry Defoe / Sermons / ^Mark

After six days, Jesus took Peter, James, and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them. His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. (N.I.V.) Along with many Christians around...


Sermon \ February 8th, 2015 \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ Psalm 147 \ Unfailing Love

How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him! The Lord builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel.  He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. The Lord sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground. The Lord delights in those...


Sermon \ February 1st, 2015 \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ Psalm 111 \ Glorious & Majestic

Sermon \ February 1st, 2015 \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ Psalm 111 \ Glorious & Majestic

1 Praise the LORD. I will extol the LORD with all my heart in the council of the upright and in the assembly. 2 Great are the works of the LORD; they are pondered by all who delight in them. 3 Glorious and majestic are his deeds, and his righteousness endures forever. (N.I.V. © 2010) Psalm...


Funeral Sermon \ John Wilde \ January 30th, 2015 \ Pastor Terry Defoe

Funeral Sermon \ John Wilde \ January 30th, 2015 \ Pastor Terry Defoe

The Bible text I’ve chosen for my message this afternoon is found in the book of Second Timothy in the New Testament, where the early Christian leader, the Apostle Paul says: "...the time has come for my departure. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith....


Sermon \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ January 25th, 2015 \ New Beginnings Lutheran Church \ Psalm 62 \ Calm in the Storm

Sermon \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ January 25th, 2015 \ New Beginnings Lutheran Church \ Psalm 62 \ Calm in the Storm

Posted in 2015 / Epiphany / Pastor Terry Defoe / Psalm Sermons / Sermons / ^Psalms

1 … my soul finds rest in God;  my salvation comes from him. 2 … he is my rock and my salvation;  he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. 5  … my hope comes from him. 7  … he is my mighty rock, my refuge. 8 Trust in him at all times, you people;  pour out your hearts to him… 11 One thing God...


Sermon / Pastor Terry Defoe / January 18, 2015 / Come & See / John 1:45-46

Sermon / Pastor Terry Defoe / January 18, 2015 / Come & See / John 1:45-46

Posted in 2015 / Audio Sermons / Pastor Terry Defoe / Sermons / ^John

45 Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote — Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” 46 “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked. “Come and see,” said Philip. (N.I.V.) The first...


Sermon / January 4th, 2015 / Pastor Terry Defoe / A Discerning Heart / 1 Kings 3:5,9

Sermon / January 4th, 2015 / Pastor Terry Defoe / A Discerning Heart / 1 Kings 3:5,9

5 At Gibeon, the Lord appeared to Solomon, during the night, in a dream. And God said, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.” [Solomon answered,] 9. ... give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people, and to distinguish between right and wrong. (N.I.V.) This morning,...


Christmas Eve 2014 / Pastor Terry Defoe / Luke 2:10-12 / "For You!"

Christmas Eve 2014 / Pastor Terry Defoe / Luke 2:10-12 / "For You!"

10 … the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in...


Sermon / Dec. 14th, 2014 / A Messiah's Job Description / Is. 61:1-2 / Pastor Terry Defoe

Sermon / Dec. 14th, 2014 / A Messiah's Job Description / Is. 61:1-2 / Pastor Terry Defoe

Posted in 2014 / Advent / Audio Sermons / Pastor Terry Defoe / Sermons / ^Isaiah

1 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, 2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day...