Daryl DeKlerkDaryl DeKlerk

Daryl DeKlerk

Daryl DeKlerk pastors a church in Jarvis, Ontario. He is thankful for a sabbatical that enabled him to study the theme of Grace-filled Christian Witness. Daryl and his wife have three young children who keep them on their toes and on their knees in prayer.


November 30, 2014

The Witness of Anticipation

Isaiah 64:1-9
Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains would tremble before you!
—Isaiah 64:1

November 29, 2014

The Witness of Good Deeds

Matthew 5:13-16
“Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
—Matthew 5:16

November 28, 2014

The Witness of a Faithful Spouse

1 Corinthians 7:12-16
God has called us to live in peace.
—1 Corinthians 7:15

November 27, 2014

The Witness of Being Thankful

1 Chronicles 16:1-36
Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done.
—1 Chronicles 16:8

November 26, 2014

The Witness of Wisdom

Proverbs 16:20-24
The wise in heart are called discerning, and gracious words promote instruction.
—Proverbs 16:21

November 25, 2014

Generous Invitations

Luke 14:15-24
“A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests.”
—Luke 14:16

November 24, 2014

Humor as Witness

Philemon 1-11
Formerly he was useless to you, but now he has become useful both to you and to me.
—Philemon 11

November 23, 2014

The Witness of the Church

Revelation 2:1-7
“These are the words of him who … walks among the seven golden lampstands: I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance.”
—Revelation 2:1-2

November 22, 2014

The Witness of Scripture

Acts 8:26-40
Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.
—Acts 8:35

November 21, 2014

The Witness of Parents and Children

Proverbs 31:10-31
Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.
—Proverbs 31:28

November 20, 2014

Your Faith Story

Psalm 136:1-9
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever.
—Psalm 136:1

November 19, 2014

Witnessing Grace

Jonah 3-4
“Should I not have concern for the great city of Nineveh, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left—and also many animals?”
—Jonah 4:11

November 18, 2014

Witness at Work

Matthew 6:25-34
“Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
—Matthew 6:33

November 17, 2014

The Witness of Questions

Matthew 22:34-46
“What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?”
—Matthew 22:42

November 16, 2014

Witness Through Doubt

John 3:1-21
“How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”
—John 3:4

November 15, 2014

The Witness of Christian Unity

John 17:20-26
“May [they] be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them …”
—John 17:23

November 14, 2014

You Are Invited!

Revelation 22:12-17
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!”
—Revelation 22:17

November 13, 2014

Witnessing Anytime, Anyplace

Luke 5:27-32
“It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”
—Luke 5:31-32

November 12, 2014

The Witness of Balance

1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1
Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
—1 Corinthians 10:31

November 11, 2014

The Witness of Christian Leaders

1 Timothy 3:1-13
[A leader] must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap.
—1 Timothy 3:7

November 10, 2014

Praying for Protection

2 Thessalonians 3:1-5
Pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil people, for not everyone has faith.
—2 Thessalonians 3:2

November 9, 2014

Rest as Witness

Exodus 20:8-11
“Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God.”
—Exodus 20:9-10

November 8, 2014

Witness in Work and Retirement

Colossians 3:22-24
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters …
—Colossians 3:23

November 7, 2014

Witnessing When We Don't Want To

Matthew 5:43-48
“Your Father in heaven … causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good …”
—Matthew 5:45

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