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Temple Encounter

Published August 3, 2018

Date: 6/3/2018 Title: Temple Encounter Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Matthew 21:12-17   The Temple was to be a place of healing and worship, a place where people would be able to come close to God. However, the Jews had turned it into a commercial venture. In Matthew 21 Jesus calls us to again make his Temple a place of healing, praise, and worship.

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The Triumphal Entry

Published August 2, 2018

Date: 5/27/2018 Title: The Triumphal Entry Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Matthew 21:1-11   Jesus came to Jerusalem riding on a donkey, fulfilling the Bible’s prophecy of the Messiah. Although the people of Jerusalem would initially praise him as such, one week latter they would reject him and demand his death because he did not come in a way they expected the Messiah to come. The Triumphal Entry reminds us that not only is Jesus Messiah, but also reminds us that we need to respond to that truth.

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Insatiable Appetite

Published August 2, 2018

Date: 5/20/2018 Title: Insatiable Appetite Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Joshua 1   We often find ourselves unsatisfied and unfulfilled. The reason is that we have an appetite for the wrong things, those things that will not satisfy our true hunger. We can only truly be fulfilled when having an insatiable appetite for God and his Word.

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Living a Life of True Greatness

Published August 1, 2018

Date: 5/13/2018 Title: Living a Life of True Greatness Speaker: Pastor Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: Matthew 20:17-34   A life of true greatness. This is something we all truly desire, but often seems to slip from our grasp. God’s desire is for us to live lives of greatness, but greatness as He defines it. In Matthew 20 Jesus challenges us to realign our idea of greatness to God’s ideal: greatness that is eternal rather than temporal.

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God’s Controversial Grace

Published August 1, 2018

Date: 5/6/2018 Title: God’s Controversial Grace Speaker: Pastor Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: Matthew 20:1-16   “That’s not fair.” This is a phrase we hear and use all the time. We see God apparently working in or blessing someone else and we feel it is unfair. As a result we often struggle to see the goodness and fairness of God. The main reason that we struggle is that we truly do not understand the controversial nature of grace. Grace is “the free and unmerited favor of God.’Because it is free and unmerited, it will be controversial because our performance does not […]

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Today’s Man

Published July 31, 2018

Date: 4/29/2018 Title: Today’s Man Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Matthew 19:16-30 We often view our relationship to God in terms of commands, a list of dos and don’ts. In Matthew 19 Jesus reminds a rich young ruler that it is more a matter of the heart. It is a heart that is willing to give up the comforts and riches of this life for a higher love and calling.

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Children Welcomed

Published July 31, 2018

Date: 4/22/2018 Title: Children Welcomed Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Matthew 19:13-15 We often wonder when it is appropriate to bring our children to Jesus. Jesus’ answer in Matthew 19 is to let the children come onto him and not to hinder them. We are called to bring our children to Jesus from birth and to not be a hindrance to them in doing so.

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Marriage and Divorce: God’s View

Published July 30, 2018

  Date: 4/15/2018 Title: Marriage and Divorce: God’s View Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Matthew 19:1-12   Divorce. It is an unfortunate reality in our world. There is much confusion concerning God’s view on the subject. In Matthew 19 Jesus clarifies God’s view on the matter.

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Freedom in Forgiveness

Published April 12, 2018

Date: 4/8/2018 Title: Freedom in Forgiveness Speaker: Pastor Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: Matthew 18:21-35 Forgiveness is supposed to be at the center of the Christian faith. Yet, even as believers we seem to struggle with granting forgiveness. As such, it is often difficult to see any difference in the Church when it comes to forgiveness. We should be the most joyous and forgiving and grace filled people in all the earth, yet we often project bitterness and hurt. We live in a fallen world, with fallen people. As such, we are all going to experience hurt and disappointment in our […]

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The Reality of the Resurrection

Published April 12, 2018

Date: 4/1/2018 Title: The Reality of the Resurrection Speaker: Pastor Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:1-28   In our world of naturalistic and materialistic preconceptions, it is often difficult to wrap our minds around the resurrection. Yet, in 1 Corinthians 15 the Bible makes it clear that the reality of the resurrection is central to the Christian faith and the foundation of the gospel message.  

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