Peter HoytemaPeter Hoytema

Peter Hoytema

Peter Hoytema has been a pastor for nearly 30 years and has served congregations in Ontario and New Jersey. He is currently the pastor of a congregation in Strathroy, Ontario. He is a graduate of Calvin Theological Seminary and San Francisco Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Grace, are the parents of four adult children.

September 15, 2018

The Peace of God

Philippians 4:4-7
The peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

September 14, 2018

When God Says No

2 Corinthians 12:1-10
Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you. . . .”

September 13, 2018


Matthew 7:7-11
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

September 12, 2018


Matthew 26:36-46
My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.

September 11, 2018


Psalm 79
How long, Lord? Will you be angry forever? . . . Help us, God our Savior, for the glory of your name. . . .

September 10, 2018

Thanksgiving, Gratitude

Psalm 66
Come and hear, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me.

September 9, 2018

Praise, Honor, Adoration

Psalm 103
Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.

September 8, 2018

The Prayer Life of Jesus

Luke 11:1-4
Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray.”

September 7, 2018

The Holy Spirit and Prayer

Romans 8:22-28
We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.

September 6, 2018

Within God's Will, in the Name of Jesus

1 John 5:13-15
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

September 5, 2018

Talking to Our Abba

Romans 8:12-17
Those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. . . . And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”

September 4, 2018

The Trinity and Prayer

Ephesians 3:14-21
I kneel before the Father. . . . I pray that . . . he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit . . . so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.

September 3, 2018

The Turn of the Heart

James 4:1-10
When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives. . . .

September 2, 2018

Preparing to Pray

Revelation 3:14-22
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in. . . .

September 1, 2018

What Is Prayer?

Psalm 84
Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.

January 31, 2012

Growth Is Guaranteed

Philippians 1:3-11
He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Philippians 1:6

January 30, 2012

Growth Is Gradual

Philippians 3:10-14
I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.
Philippians 3:12

January 29, 2012

Growth Is Gracious

John 15:9-17
“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last.”
John 15:16

January 28, 2012

The Supplement of Self-Control

2 Peter 1:5-11
Make every effort to add to your faith … self-control …
2 Peter 1:5-6

January 27, 2012


Romans 8:5-11
You … are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you.
Romans 8:9

January 26, 2012

Choosing Gentleness

Ephesians 4:1-6
Be completely humble and gentle …
Ephesians 4:2

January 25, 2012


Matthew 11:25-30
“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest …”
Matthew 11:29

January 24, 2012

An Audience of One

Colossians 1:1-8
You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ …
Colossians 1:7

January 23, 2012


2 Thessalonians 3:1-5
The Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.
2 Thessalonians 3:3

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