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Archive | February, 2017

The Price of Discipleship

Published February 27, 2017

Date: 2/25/2017 Title: The Price of Discipleship Speaker: Pastor Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: Matthew 10:34-39   Salvation costs us nothing, but discipleship costs us everything. Salvation does not cost us anything as it is predicated on faith alone; however, being his disciple and living for Him is costly. This is something that Jesus reminded his Apostles in Matthew 10, and also reminds us. The question remains, are we willing to pay the price?

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Faith in the Face of Persecution

Published February 27, 2017

  Date: 2/19/2017 Title: Faith in the Face of Persecution Speaker: Pastor Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: Matthew 10:26-33   Jesus promises that as we live and minster for Him we would face persecution. The question is how are we to respond in the face of persecution. In Matthew 10 Jesus exhorts us not to respond in fear, but in faith.

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The Opportunities of Persecution

Published February 13, 2017

Date: 2/12/2017 Title: The Opportunities of Persecution Speaker: Pastor Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: Matthew 10:16-25   Whether intentionally or unintentionally we can misrepresent or misunderstand the effects of the gospel on our life in this world. We tell people that once they come to Christ that He will make everything in this life easier or comfortable. We paint a picture that once you come to Christ, you will frolic through meadows, like the opening of “Little House on the Prairie” until Jesus comes. Liking the sound of this, people “come to Christ.” But, when trouble, suffering, hard times, and persecution […]

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God’s Mission Briefing

Published February 6, 2017

Date: 2/5/2017 Title: God’s Mission Briefing Speaker: Pastor Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: Matthew 10:5-15   When it comes to serving God we often feel as though we have been given a mission without a briefing. We believe that God has called us to go into all the world and preach the gospel, but we think it is up to ourselves to come up with the strategy, the objectives, the equipment, and the overall plan. So, we either start grasping for straws at what to do or, worse yet, we stay in the relative safety of our churches and do not […]

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