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Denying Jesus: The Path to Restoration

Published March 19, 2019

Date: 3/17/2019 Title: Denying Jesus: The Path to Restoration Speaker: Pastor Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: John 21:1-19   When you deny Jesus, when you fail your Lord, you may wonder if you can get back up again. Your denial has resulted in sorrow and grief, and you may deep down wonder if God still loves you. The good news is that you are not alone. Peter denied Christ the night he was betrayed and arrested, resulting in sorrow, grief, and a general wondering if his calling was lost. In John 21 Jesus restores Peter not with condemnation, but with a […]

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Denying Jesus: The Path to Denial

Published March 11, 2019

Date: 3/10/19 Title: Denying Jesus: The Path to Denial Speaker: Pastor Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: Matthew 26:69-75   Matthew 26 chronicles Peter’s denial of Jesus Christ. How is it that this disciple who was called “the rock” suddenly denies the Lord he swore he would never abandon. If it can happen to Peter it can happen to any one of us. A close examination of the account and the events that led up to it will reveal that it was a process of small choices and inattention that led Peter to this denial, and could also lead to our own. […]

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Jesus on Trial

Published March 4, 2019

Date: 3/3/2019 Title: Jesus on Trial Speaker: Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: Matthew 26:47-68   In our social media driven culture people are often judged in the court of public opinion rather than in a court room. Judgments are passed without a review of the evidence, but are based upon conjectures, preconceptions, and feelings. This was also applied to Jesus in Matthew 26. Jesus was already condemned prior to any trial. Unfortunately, this is also done to him today. Christ on Trial (Slides)

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Christ When Pressed

Published February 25, 2019

Date:2/24/19 Title: Christ When Pressed Speaker: Pastor Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: Matthew 26:30-56   Often in life we face burdens and trials that press down on us like a heavy weight; like a heavy mill stone. At time like these we are tempted to draw within ourselves. We think that we are alone. The good news is that we are not. In Matthew 26 Jesus faces the press of his own mission, his coming agony, and the betrayal of those he holds most dear. We have a Savior who can truly empathize with the pressures we experience in life because […]

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Jesus the Passover Lamb

Published February 19, 2019

Date: 2/17/2019 Title: Jesus the Passover Lamb Speaker: Pastor Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: Matthew 26:17-30   It is to easy when it comes to the Lord’s Supper to forget what it is all about. We go through the motions of eating the bread and drinking the cup as a ritual or routine rather than as an act of remembrance and worship. In Matthew 26 Jesus institutes the Lord’s Supper as a time self examination and a remembrance that He is our Passover Lamb. Jesus the Passover Lamb (Slides)

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Our Two Natures

Published February 19, 2019

  Date: 2/10/2019 Title: Our Two Natures Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Romans 7 Often times in the Christian life you may struggle to do what is right. You are not alone. In Romans 7 followers of Christ are reminded that there are two natures warring inside of us. Yet in Christ we can have victory.

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Responding to the Crucified Christ

Published February 4, 2019

Date: 2/3/2019 Title: Responding to the Crucified Christ Speaker: Pastor Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: Matthew 26:1-16   Sometimes we expect something to be one way, and then we discover that they are another. Unfortunately, this can be true of the gospel. We come to Christ with a certain set of preconceptions, and then he often spends the rest of our lives course correcting them. This is true of us, and the apostles and the people who lived in the first century. Everyone seemed to have their own preconceptions of the Messiah, of the Christ. So, when confronted with the true […]

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The Judgment of Christ

Published January 28, 2019

Date: 1/27/2019 Title: The Judgment of Christ Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Matthew 25:31-46   The awesome promise of the Bible is that we are saved by faith through the work of Jesus Christ on Calvary’s cross. That being said, true saving faith results in actions in our lives. In Matthew 25 Jesus reminds us that He is king and judge and when He returns how we served Him will be shown.

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Stay Diligent

Published January 28, 2019

Date: 1/20/2019 Title: Stay Diligent Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Matthew 25:14-30   As we are awaiting our Lord’s return, He does not want us to sit idle. In Matthew 25 Jesus calls us off the pew to diligent labor for his Kingdom.

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Wise or Foolish?

Published January 28, 2019

Date: 1/6/2019 Title: Wise or Foolish? Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Matthew 25:1-13   Jesus said his return can happen at anytime. In Matthew 25 Jesus calls us to live wisely with the Holy Spirit in preparation for his imminent return.

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