Daryl 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.

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Devotionals by Daryl DeKlerk

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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