Rob ToornstraRob Toornstra

Rob Toornstra

Pastor, Sunnyslope CRC

Rob Toornstra has served as pastor of Sunnyslope Christian Reformed Church in Salem, Oregon, since 2006. When not busy with pastoral duties, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Amy, and their three children.

February 29, 2016

God’s Finished Work

Revelation 21:22-27
The kings of the earth will bring their splendor into [the city].

February 28, 2016

The Holy City

Revelation 21:9-21
[The angel] showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.

February 27, 2016

The End of Work: Purifying Fire

2 Peter 3:8-13
The earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.

February 26, 2016

Work and Rest

Hebrews 4:7-11
Anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his.

February 25, 2016

God’s People at Work: Lydia

Acts 16:11-15
The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message.

February 24, 2016

God’s People at Work: Jesus

Matthew 13:53-57
Isn’t this the carpenter’s son?

February 23, 2016

God’s People at Work: Musicians

Psalm 150
Praise him with the strings and pipe, praise him with the clash of cymbals.

February 22, 2016

God’s People at Work: Esther

Esther 4
Who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?

February 21, 2016

God’s People at Work: Joseph

Genesis 45:1-11
He made me father to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household and ruler of all Egypt.

February 20, 2016

God’s Coworkers: Providing for Needs

Genesis 2:8-14
The Lord God made all kinds of trees . . . that were pleasing to the eye and good for food.

February 19, 2016

God’s Coworkers: Redemption Agents

Matthew 5:13-16
You are the salt of the earth.

February 18, 2016

God’s Coworkers: Cultivating Creation

Proverbs 31:10-31
She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

February 17, 2016

God’s Coworkers: Health and Healing

Matthew 10:1-8
Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons.

February 16, 2016


Deuteronomy 6:1-9
Impress [these commandments] on your children

February 15, 2016

God’s Coworkers: Governing Society

Romans 13:1-7
The authorities that exist have been established by God.

February 14, 2016

God’s Coworkers: Work That Beautifies

Psalm 19
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

February 13, 2016

A New Pattern of Work: Integrity

Daniel 1
Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine.

February 12, 2016

A New Pattern of Work: Humility

Philippians 2:1-11
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.

February 11, 2016

A New Pattern of Work: Who Is Boss?

Ephesians 6:1-9
He who is both their Master and yours is in heaven.

February 10, 2016

A New Pattern of Work: Your New Boss

Ephesians 6:5-8
Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people.

February 9, 2016

Redeemed for Work: Talented!

Matthew 25:14-30
You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things.

February 8, 2016

Redeemed for Work: Masterpieces

Ephesians 2:1-10
We are . . . created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

February 7, 2016

Because of Sin, Work Is Unjust

James 5:1-6
Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you.

February 6, 2016

When Work Becomes Our Identity

Philippians 3:1-11
I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ.

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