Heros and Children in the Faith: Confession of Sin

Heros and Children in the Faith: Confession of Sin Trinity Presbyterian Church, Herndon, Virginia Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Also, El Shadai in DC, Manassas, Virginia, March 2, 2017. Welcome Welcome. My name is Stephen W. Hiemstra. I am a volunteer pastor and a Christian author. Introduction Today is Ash Wednesday which is the first day […]

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Living into the Image

Living into the Image By Stephen W. Hiemstra Service for Recommitment of Vows for Christine Nousheen Hiemstra and Douglas Warren Ferrer, Centreville, Virginia, September 4, 2016 A quiet little secret in this postmodern age is often overlooked by those of us who seldom read our Bibles: marriage is God’s idea, not ours. Marriage was not […]

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Blessed are Those that Hunger and Thirst

Blessed are Those that Hunger and Thirst By Stephen W. Hiemstra Luncheon for the Soul,Wednesday, August 10, 2016, Trinidad Presbyterian Church, Herndon, Virginia Welcome Good afternoon. Welcome to the Luncheon for the Soul. My name is Stephen Hiemstra. I am a volunteer pastor from Centreville Presbyterian Church and also a Christian author. In our sermon today, […]

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Blessed are the Meek

Blessed are the Meek By Stephen W. Hiemstra Luncheon for the Soul, Wednesday, July 13, 2016, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Herndon, Virginia Welcome Good afternoon. Welcome to Luncheon for the Soul. My name is Stephen Hiemstra. I am a volunteer pastor from Centreville Presbyterian Church and a Christian author. Today we continue our study of the Beatitudes. […]

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Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit

Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit By Stephen W. Hiemstra Luncheon for the Soul, Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Trinity Presbyterian Church, Herndon, Virginia Welcome Good afternoon. Welcome to the Luncheon for the Soul. My name is Stephen Hiemstra. I am a volunteer pastor from the Centreville Presbyterian Church and a Christian author. Today’s message focuses on […]

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Blessed are Those Who Mourn

By Stephen W. Hiemstra Trinity Presbyterian Church, Herndon, Virginia, May 20, 2015 (translated from Spanish) Welcome Welcome to Luncheon for the Soul this afternoon at Trinity Presbyterian Church. My name is Stephen.  I am a volunteer pastor from Centreville Presbyterian Church. Today’s message focuses on the need to take a new attitude about grief.  When we are […]

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Who is God to You?

By Stephen W. Hiemstra Trinity Presbyterian Church, Herndon, Virginia, February 18, 2015 (translated from Spanish) Introduction Good morning. Welcome to the Luncheon for the Soul here at Trinity Presbyterian Church. My name is Stephen Hiemstra.  I am a volunteer from Centreville Presbyterian Church. Today is Ash Wednesday, which is the first day of Lent.  Lent begins 40 days […]

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The Spiritual Discipline of Work

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.  (Colossians 3:23-24 ESV) Stephen W. Hiemstra, Luncheon for the Soul, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Herndon, Virginia, September 17, 2014 Prayer Merciful father. Beloved Son. […]

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Christian Paradox: Strength in Weakness

By Stephen W. Hiemstra Riverside Presbyterian Church, Sterling, VA, Sunday, August 10, 2014 Welcome Good morning!  Welcome to Riverside Presbyterian Church. This morning Maryam is here with me so I will be preaching in English with translation. Invocation Let’s pray. Oh dear Lord, thank you for bringing us together this morning.  Quiet our hearts so […]

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Whom Do You Seek?

By Stephen W. Hiemstra Narrative sermon given at Riverside Presbyterian Church (www.RiversideChurch.com), Sterling, VA on Sunday, April 6, 2014.  The narrative of Jesus’s arrest in John 18 is told from the perspective of the Apostle Peter who leans on a shepherd’s staff as he speaks. Introduction Good morning!  Welcome to Riverside Presbyterian Church.  This morning […]

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