Harvey BrinkHarvey Brink

Harvey Brink

Rev. Harvey Brink has retired from active ministry in the Christian Reformed Church, having served congregations in Michigan, California, Iowa, New Jersey, Illinois, and
Washington. He and his wife Maxine live near their children and grandchildren in western Washington.

November 30, 2008

War and Peace

Isaiah 2:1-5
Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.
Isaiah 2:4

November 29, 2008

Dancing and Mourning

Matthew 11:11-19
To what can I compare this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplaces …
Matthew 11:16

November 28, 2008

Keeping and Throwing Away

Ecclesiastes 3:1-14
There is … a time to keep and a time to throw away.
Ecclesiastes 3:1,6

November 27, 2008

Searching and Giving Up

Luke 15:1-10
“Does he not … go after the lost sheep until he finds it?”
Luke 15:4

November 26, 2008

Scattering and Gathering

Matthew 13:1-9
Some [seed] fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil.
Matthew 13:5

November 25, 2008

Tearing Down and Building Up

Ephesians 2:13-22
You are … God’s household, built on the foundation … with … Jesus himself as the … cornerstone.
Ephesians 2:19-20

November 24, 2008

Silence and Speaking

Isaiah 53:7-12
As a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.
Isaiah 53:7

November 23, 2008

Tearing and Mending

Luke 5:36-39
“No one tears a patch from a new garment and sews it on an old one.”
Luke 5:36

November 22, 2008

God and Money

Matthew 6:19-24
No one can serve two masters. … You cannot serve both God and Money.
Matthew 6:24

November 21, 2008

Night and Day

Psalm 139:7-12
The night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.
Psalm 139:12

November 20, 2008

Unity and Diversity

Ephesians 4:1-6
Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
Ephesians 4:3

November 19, 2008

Strength and Weakness

2 Corinthians 12:1-10
When I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:10

November 18, 2008

Love and Fear

1 John 4
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear …
1 John 4:18

November 17, 2008

Trials and Temptations

James 1:2-4, 13-15
When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.”
James 1:13

November 16, 2008

Believing and Acting

James 2:14-17, 26
As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.
James 2:26

November 15, 2008

Wise and Foolish

James 1:2-8
If any of you lacks wisdom … ask God … and it will be given …
James 1:5

November 14, 2008

Dead and Alive

Romans 6:8-14
Count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Romans 6:11

November 13, 2008

Then and Now

Ephesians 2:1-10
God … made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions.
Ephesians 2:4-5

November 12, 2008

Learning and Teaching

Proverbs 8:1-11
You who are simple, gain prudence; you who are foolish, gain understanding.
Proverbs 8:5

November 11, 2008

Knowledge and Hope

Hebrews 11:1-2
May [you] be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which [you are] called.
Ephesians 1:18

November 10, 2008

Working and Waiting

1 Thessalonians 1
We … remember … your work produced by faith … and [how you] wait for his Son.
1 Thessalonians 1:3,10

November 9, 2008

Trusting and Obeying

Deuteronomy 9:23-24
You did not trust him or obey him.
Deuteronomy 9:23

November 8, 2008

Being and Belonging

Romans 14:1-12
So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.
Romans 14:8

November 7, 2008

Joy and Sorrow

Isaiah 60:15-22
I will make you … the joy of all generations. … and your days of sorrow will end.
Isaiah 60:15,20

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