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Archive | January, 2017

Being Used By God

Published January 30, 2017

Date: 1/29/2017 Title: Being Used By God Speaker: Pastor Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: Matthew 1-4     Many of us want to be used by God for building His kingdom, but often feel unqualified for the task. We look at the Apostles and perceive them as super saints, uniquely qualified in themselves to serve Christ. We elevate them and lift them onto pedestals so high that they cease to be people, but myths of legend. Doing so, we forget their beginnings. They too struggled with insignificant beginnings and mundane occupations. The often lacked spiritual understanding, humility, faith, commitment, an power. […]

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A Passion for Lost Souls

Published January 25, 2017

Date: 1/22/2017 Title: A Passion for Lost Souls Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Matthew 9:35-38   What do you see and how do you feel when you look around at the people around you? For Jesus the answer was simple: “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” Jesus saw people who were lost and in need of compassion. He saw a field ripe for a spiritual harvest, but few who would labor for it. In Matthew 9 Jesus calls his people to not only pray for […]

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Jesus Brings Our Salvation

Published January 17, 2017

Date: 1/15/2017 Title: Jesus Brings Our Salvation Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Matthew 9:27-34   In this passage two blind men cry out to Jesus, “Have mercy on us, Son of David.” As they come to Jesus in faith He responds by miraculously restoring their sight. Although we cannot merely spiritualize away this tremendous and marvelous miracle, this passage is a beautiful picture of what happens in salvation. We are born spiritually blind and cannot see God, but when we cry out to Jesus in faith, “Have mercy on us,” he brings us salvation and restores our sight.

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How is Your Faith?

Published January 9, 2017

Date: 1/8/2017 Title: How is Your Faith? Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Matthew 9:18-26   We all face moments of desperation in our lives that can challenge our faith. Such was the case of two individuals in Matthew chapter nine who faced immense personal pain, loss, and sickness. Yet, despite the striking differences between the two, they both reached out to Jesus in the time of need and Jesus met them there. So too does He meet us in our pain, often using these moments as a means of building our faith and declaring his glory.

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The Greatest Gift Ever Given

Published January 9, 2017

Date: 12/24/2016 Title: The Greatest Gift Ever Given Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Matthew 1:18-23   Christmas time is often referred to as the season of giving. It is with great joy and excitement that we wake up Christmas morning and see a bunch of wrapped gifts underneath a lit tree. No matter how great these gifts might be, they pale in comparison to the first Christmas, where God gave the greatest gift ever given: Jesus Christ.

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