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The Unusual Encounter

Published January 18, 2018

Date: 1/14/2017 Title: The Unusual Encounter Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Matthew 15:21-28   In Matthew 15 we see Jesus in the midst of an unusual encounter. In this encounter, Jesus responds to a Canaanite woman’s request to heal her daughter in an unusual and unexpected way. Although Jesus’ response can at first glance seem overtly harsh, it provided an opportunity for the woman to demonstrate he persistent and humble faith.

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Truth vs. Tradition

Published January 18, 2018

Date: 1/7/2017 Title: Truth vs. Tradition Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Matthew 15:1-20   Traditions. We all have them. Even if our tradition is being untraditional. Traditions are not necessarily bad, but they can be if we elevate them above truth.

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A Clean Slate

Published January 2, 2018

Date: 12/31/2017 Title: A Clean Slate Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Psalm 51; Hosea 3   As we begin a new year, we often reflect on the past. For some of us, that past is marred by mistakes and sin. In Psalm 51 and Hosea 3 we learn that God offers us a clean slate in Jesus Christ and we can star over no matter what time of year it is.

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The Star: A Journey to Christmas

Published January 2, 2018

Date: 12/24/2017 Title: The Star: A Journey to Christmas Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Various   We have celebrated this Christmas season with a journey. It was a journey of hope, love, joy, and peace. Most of all, it has been a journey to a manger where lay the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ, in whom all hope, love, joy, and peace is found.

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The Star: A Journey to Peace

Published January 2, 2018

Date: 12/17/2017 Title: The Star: A Journey to Peace Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Luke 2:13-14   With the busyness of the season, and the chaos of our lives and in the world we often forget that which is promised in Christ. On the day of Christs birth the angelic host proclaimed, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” God promises us peace.

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The Star: A Journey of Joy

Published December 11, 2017

Date: 12/10/2017 Title: The Star: A Journey of Joy Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Luke 2:8-20   Often we think that the goal in life is happiness. The problem is that this happiness is often allusive, as it is dependent upon our circumstances. Rather than promising us fleeting happiness, God promises us joy. In Luke 2 a group of shepherds received a visit by an angel who brought them “good news of great joy that will be for all people” and were treated to an angelic praise and worship session in the process. The Christmas season we need to be […]

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The Star: A Journey of Love

Published December 4, 2017

Date: 12/3/2017 Title: The Star: A Journey of Love Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: 1 John 4:7-21   Christmas is the time of year in which we focus upon giving. We wake up on Christmas morning to a tree full of lights and presents underneath. We look with delight as our loved ones open up their gifts. Yet, it is too easy to get lost in all the gifts and giving that we forget the attitude that lies behind it all, the attitude of love.

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The Star: A Journey of Hope

Published December 4, 2017

Date: 11/26/2017 Title: The Star: A Journey of Hope Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Matthew 2:1-11   The Christmas season is upon us. Although for our culture it starts with Black Friday, for the Christian it starts with the celebration of Advent. This is the season we prepare our hearts to celebrate the first advent (coming) of Christ in his birth over 2,000 years ago and look forward to his second coming. This is a season in which we look to God with hope.

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Expressing Thanksgiving

Published December 4, 2017

Date: 11/19/2017 Title: Expressing Thanksgiving Speaker: Pastor Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18   In 1 Thessalonians 5 we are commanded to “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” We know God’s will for us is to give thanks in all circumstances, but what does that look like. We will examine five general ways of expressing thanksgiving to God found in the Scriptures.

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What is True Thanksgiving?

Published November 13, 2017

  Date: 11/12/2017 Title: What is True Thanksgiving? Speaker: Pastor Daryl J. Stalter Scripture: Luke 17:11-19 Thanksgiving is upon us. It is wonderful that we have a day set aside for thanksgiving to God. Yet, that thanksgiving is often cut short by Black Friday, a day dedicated to rushing to get what we do not have. We can find our selves with a similar struggle in our walk with God. We find ourselves thankful to God in one moment and then in the very next breath as the next trial or distraction comes we forget that thankful attitude. We fluctuate […]

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