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Archive | November, 2016

Four Things to Know About Demons

Published November 20, 2016

Date: 11/20/2016 Title: Four Things to Know About Demons Speaker: Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: Matthew 8:28-34   When it comes to demons, people often fall into one of two extremes. One elevates the power of Satan and demons to a form of dualism (being equal with God), seeing them around every corner, behind every sin, and requiring a theatrical power encounter on par with Hollywood films. The other extreme is to dismiss the concept of Satan and demons completely as a primitive concept of mental disorders. Yet, the Bible and Jesus treat demons as real. Our text today suggests that […]

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What to Do When the Storms Come

Published November 13, 2016

Date: 11/13/2016 Title: What to Do When the Storms Come. Speaker: Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: Matthew 8:23-27     At one time or another we all find ourselves in a storm of life. In Matthew 8 the disciples find themselves in a literal storm that threatens their very lives. It is through this storm that the Lord teaches his disciples about faith and about who he is. Like to disciples, we too can find solace in the storms in Jesus Christ who is even Lord of the storm.

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Following Jesus

Published November 7, 2016

Date: 11/6/2016 Title: Following Jesus Speaker: Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: Matthew 8:18-22     Jesus calls us to follow him. Yet, for many of us we are not exactly sure what this means, or what it may cost. In Matthew 8, two people show an interest in following Jesus, but are unwilling to pay the cost. Like us, they wanted to follow Jesus, but on their own terms. Jesus challenges them and us to weigh the cost of following him. Although salvation is free, bought with the precious blood of Jesus, following him may and does cost us everything. But […]

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