Peter Hoytema

Peter Hoytema

Rev. Peter Hoytema is pastor of Westmount CRC in Strathroy, Ontario. He has also served other congregations in Ontario and New Jersey. He and his wife, Grace, have four children.

Devotionals by Peter Hoytema

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

Self-Control

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

Gentleness

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

Faithfulness

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

January 22, 2012

For Goodness' Sake

Ephesians 5:1-14
Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness …).
Ephesians 5:8-9

January 21, 2012

Goodness

2 Peter 1:1-4
[We have] everything we need … through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.
2 Peter 1:3

January 20, 2012

Clothed With Kindness

Colossians 3:12-14
As God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with … kindness …
Colossians 3:12

January 19, 2012

Kindness

Titus 3:1-8
When the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us …
Titus 3:4-5

January 18, 2012

Thank You for Waiting

James 5:7-11
Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming.
James 5:7

January 17, 2012

Patience, Forbearance

1 Timothy 1:12-17
I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience …
1 Timothy 1:16

January 16, 2012

Channels of Peace

Colossians 3:15-17
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.
Colossians 3:15

January 15, 2012

Peace

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

January 14, 2012

The Secret to Joyfulness

1 Thessalonians 5:16-22
Rejoice always.
1 Thessalonians 5:16

January 13, 2012

Joy

1 Thessalonians 1:1-6
You welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.
1 Thessalonians 1:6

January 12, 2012

The Legacy of Dirk Willems

Romans 12:9-21
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
Romans 12:9

January 11, 2012

Love

1 John 4:7-12
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
1 John 4:10

January 10, 2012

We Work Out What God Works In

Philippians 2:12-13
Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you …
Philippians 2:12-13

January 9, 2012

Not for Our Picking or Choosing

Galatians 5:22-25
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace …
Galatians 5:22

January 8, 2012

The Pain of Pruning

John 15:1-8
Every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.
John 15:2

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