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Praying from the Inside Out

Published July 24, 2016

Date: 7/24/2016 Title: Praying from the Inside Out Speaker: Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: Matthew 6:5-15 Play Sermon It is too easy to turn prayer into a time of wish fulfillment or as an opportunity to exalt our own oratory skill. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus calls believers to a deeper level of prayer. He calls us to prayer that brings us into closer communion with God and transforms not just our circumstances, but our hearts as well.

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Giving from the Inside Out

Published July 17, 2016

Date: 7/17/2016 Title: Giving from the Inside Out Speaker: Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: Matthew 6:1-4 Play Sermon Throughout the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus has been emphasizing a transformed life that results from a transformed heart. This is also true when it comes to giving. Jesus tells us that the giving God honors is the giving that comes as the outflow of a heart that has been transformed into the image of our generous and giving God.

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Doing the Impossible

Published July 10, 2016

Date: 7/10/2016 Title: Doing the Impossible Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Matthew 5:38-48 Play Sermon We live in what is often described as a “dog eat dog world,” where from an early age we are taught that if we are hit to hit back harder. Jesus calls believers to something radically different. In fact, he calls us to do the impossible: to love and be a blessing to those who often hurt us.

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You and Your Word

Published July 3, 2016

Date: 7/3/2016 Title: You and Your Word Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Matthew 5:33-37 Play Sermon We live in a culture that often that not only encourages embellishment and little “white” lies, but also in which many do not believe that an absolute moral truth exists. Jesus calls us to a higher standard where not only absolute moral truth exists, but in which our speech is full of truth.

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Breaking Vows of Faithfulness

Published June 26, 2016

Date: 6/26/2016 Title: Breaking Vows of Faithfulness Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Matthew 5:27-32 Play Sermon We live in a culture that has been redefined by the sexual revolution of the 1960’s. This has resulted in a society not only inundated by hyper-sexuality, but also one that permits and approves of almost anything. Jesus calls us to a higher standard that elevates marriage and God’s design for sex within it.

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Are you a Murderer?

Published June 20, 2016

Date: 6/19/2016 Title: Are you a Murderer? Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Matthew 5:21-26 Play Sermon We can all agree that murder is wrong. Yet, in the Sermon on the Mount Jesus moves from the outward physical action to calling us to examine the hate and anger of the human heart. Although we may not have committed the physical act of murder, we all can struggle with murder in the heart. It is this heart attitude from which Jesus calls us away.

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Jesus’ Mission & Message

Published June 13, 2016

Date: 6/12/2016 Title: Jesus’ Mission & Message Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Matthew 5:17-20 Play Sermon His mission: Jesus says that He came to fulfill the Old Testament rather than destroy it. He not only fulfilled the prophecies of the Old Testament, but obeyed it perfectly where we could and can not. His message: entrance into the kingdom of heaven requires a righteousness greater than that of the Pharisees, who were “experts” at keeping the letter of the law. This righteousness can only come through Christ.

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Saltshakers and Flashlights

Published June 5, 2016

Date: 6/5/2016 Title: Saltshakers and Flashlights Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Matthew 5:13-16 Play Sermon The world around us can often seem to be decaying and dark. It is in such a world that Jesus calls believers to be the salt and light of the world in contrast to its decay and darkness.

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The World’s Reaction

Published May 29, 2016

Date: 5/29/2016 Title: The World’s Reaction Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Matthew 5:10-11 Play Sermon In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus calls us to live a life that is radically different than that of the rest of the world, resulting on one reaction: persecution. It is when we are persecuted for our faith that Jesus calls us blessed.

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A Heart in Action (Part 3)

Published May 22, 2016

Date: 5/22/2016 Title: A Heart in Action (Part 3) Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Matthew 5:9 Play Sermon We live in a world that often seeks to address conflict through peacekeeping; that is through avoiding conflict at all costs. Jesus calls us to be more. He calls us to be peacemakers; that is to be a person that seeks a resolution to conflict, both between God and man and among mankind itself, through a ministry of reconciliation.

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