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Facing Your Giants-Temptations

Published September 25, 2017

Date: 9/3/2017 Title: Facing Your Giants-Temptations Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Matthew 4; James 1 A giant we all face is temptations. It might surprise you to learn that this is something Jesus faced as well. We can overcome the giant of temptation the same way Jesus did.

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Facing Your Giants

Published August 29, 2017

Date: 8/27/2017 Title: Facing Your Giants Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: 1 Samuel 17 Often in life we come face to face with giants. When that happens we can adopt one of two perspectives. We can adopt a giant focused perspective or a God focused one. In 1 Samuel 17 David chooses the later and is able to conquer a literal giant. The same can be true of us as we face our giants.

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Parables by the Lakeside 5

Published August 29, 2017

  Date: 8/20/2017 Title: Parables by the Lakeside 5 Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Matthew 13:44-58   What is it that you value, that you treasure the most? This is what you spend your time and effort acquiring an showing to others. In Matthew 13 Jesus compares the kingdom of heaven to a valuable treasure and a priceless pearl to which we are called to spend all we have to experience. We are then called to take that treasure and share it with others.

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Parables by the Lakeside 4

Published August 29, 2017

Date: 8/13/2017 Title: Parables by the Lakeside 4 Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Matthew 13:31-35   Jesus compares the kingdom of heaven to a mustard seed and to leaven. Although both start out small, they exponentially grow in size. The same is true of the kingdom of God. Not only did the kingdom of God start with a few apostles and then spread out over the world, the rule of God often starts small in our hearts and then grows until it fills our lives.

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The Bible is Profitable

Published August 29, 2017

Date: 8/6/2017 Title: The Bible is Profitable Speaker: Pastor Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:1-17   A pew research poll published April 14, 2017 says that three-quarters of Christians say they believe the Bible is the word of God. Only 42% of Christians said that reading the Bible is an essential part of what being a Christian means to them personally. The question is if the Bible is the Word of God, why do more and more people, Christians included not read it or follow it? The fact is that deep down we either do not believe it to […]

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The Bible is God Breathed

Published August 3, 2017

  Date: 7/30/2017 Title: The Bible is God Breathed Speaker: Pastor Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:1-17   Skepticism in the Bible is on the rise, among both those who claim to be Christian and those who do not. This has resulted in increasing numbers of Christians who do not read their Bible, do not hold to a biblical world view, and look no different than the rest of the world. This skepticism stems from a concerted attack on the validity and truthfulness of the Scriptures. We are bombarded by all sides, from education institutions, political attacks, History Channel […]

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Parables by the Lakeside 3

Published July 29, 2017

Date: 7/23/17 Title: Parables by the Lakeside 3 Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Matthew 13:24-30   We often wonder why God’s people and the wicked must co-exist together. Jesus answers this in Matthew 13 in the Parable of the Weeds. It is so that God’s people can increase along side those who are not. The question is are you wheat or a weed?

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Parables by the Lakeside 2

Published July 29, 2017

Date: 7/16/2017 Title: Parables by the Lakeside 2 Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Matthew 13:1-23   Sometimes the gospel message is received eagerly. Sometimes it is not. According to Matthew 13 the difference is not due to the presentation, but due to the heart of the one hearing it. In the Parable of the Sower Jesus identifies four types of heart responses to hearing the message of the kingdom of God. What type of heart do you have?

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Parables by the Lakeside 1

Published July 29, 2017

Date: 7/9/2017 Title: Parables by the Lakeside 1 Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Matthew 13:1-17   Jesus often taught in parables. In Matthew 13 the disciples question Jesus on why he spoke in parables rather than directly. His response: so that those with faith can hear and understand.

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The Family of God

Published July 29, 2017

Date: 7/2/2017 Title: The Family of God Speaker: Pastor Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: Matthew 12:46-50   We are told that everyone is a child of God and that we all are part of God’s family. No matter what we believe or what we do. The problem is that this belief is not biblical and does not match what Jesus taught about the family of God. The true family of God are those who are adopted by Him through the transforming faith in Christ that results in his children looking more and more like Christ.

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