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Seeing the Goodness of God in an Unfair World

Published April 15, 2017

  Date: 4/9/2017 Title: Seeing the Goodness of God in an Unfair World Speaker: Pastor Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: Psalm 73 Living in an often unfair world it is often difficult to see the goodness of God. If this is something you have struggled with you are not alone. Many of the heroes of the Bible struggled with the same issue. Psalm 73 chronicles the psalmist Asaph’s struggle with reconciling a good God with an unfair world. As he truly sees who God is, Asaph’s perspective changes so that the goodness of God increases and the unfairness of the world […]

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Diagnosing the Ills of the World

Published April 15, 2017

Date: 4/2/2017 Title: Diagnosing the Ills of the World Speaker: Pastor Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: Romans 1:18-31     When most people look at the world they experience a sense that something is not quite right. We see all the evil around us and are unsure what to do about it. Sometimes we ignore it in hopes that it would just go away. Sometimes we notice what is happening, but do not speak up in fear of offending someone. If we do try to do something about we often address the symptoms of living in a wicked world rather than […]

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Detours

Published April 15, 2017

Date: 3/26/2017 Title: Detours Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Genesis 37 and others   Often in life it appears as though we are on detours. We set a course, something happens and before we know it we are on a completely different course. Sometimes detours are due to our own choices and actions. But as the life of Joseph in Genesis 37 and the lives of other heroes of Scripture attest, many times perceived detours are God’s way of directing the course of our life for a greater purpose.

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Honorably Living Part II

Published March 20, 2017

Date: 3/19/2017 Title: Honorably Living Part II Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Proverbs 3:9-10   Integral to honorable living and stewardship is the concept of First-fruits. In the Bible this is the idea of giving God the best and first of the harvest. Most of us do not raise crops, so this principle may seem foreign to us, but it still applies to us whether we are harvesting crops or money. More importantly, what we do with the principle of First-fruits reveals our own hearts.

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Honorably Living Part I

Published March 20, 2017

Date: 3/12/2017 Title: Honorably Living Part I Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Proverbs 3:9-10   The Bible makes it clear that we own nothing. We are merely stewards of what God has given us. This includes out time and talents. Honorable living includes spending out time and talents in a way that glorifies God.

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A Disciple’s Reward

Published March 20, 2017

Date: 3/5/2017 Title: A Disciple’s Reward Speaker: Pastor Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: Matthew 10:40-42   Salvation cost nothing, but true discipleship costs us everything. Making a stand for Christ will cost us everything: peace with the world, relationships with people we may love, comfort, and the treasures of this world. The question for us that remains is it worth it? in Matthew 10 Jesus answers with a resounding “Yes!”

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The Price of Discipleship

Published February 27, 2017

Date: 2/25/2017 Title: The Price of Discipleship Speaker: Pastor Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: Matthew 10:34-39   Salvation costs us nothing, but discipleship costs us everything. Salvation does not cost us anything as it is predicated on faith alone; however, being his disciple and living for Him is costly. This is something that Jesus reminded his Apostles in Matthew 10, and also reminds us. The question remains, are we willing to pay the price?

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Faith in the Face of Persecution

Published February 27, 2017

  Date: 2/19/2017 Title: Faith in the Face of Persecution Speaker: Pastor Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: Matthew 10:26-33   Jesus promises that as we live and minster for Him we would face persecution. The question is how are we to respond in the face of persecution. In Matthew 10 Jesus exhorts us not to respond in fear, but in faith.

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The Opportunities of Persecution

Published February 13, 2017

Date: 2/12/2017 Title: The Opportunities of Persecution Speaker: Pastor Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: Matthew 10:16-25   Whether intentionally or unintentionally we can misrepresent or misunderstand the effects of the gospel on our life in this world. We tell people that once they come to Christ that He will make everything in this life easier or comfortable. We paint a picture that once you come to Christ, you will frolic through meadows, like the opening of “Little House on the Prairie” until Jesus comes. Liking the sound of this, people “come to Christ.” But, when trouble, suffering, hard times, and persecution […]

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God’s Mission Briefing

Published February 6, 2017

Date: 2/5/2017 Title: God’s Mission Briefing Speaker: Pastor Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: Matthew 10:5-15   When it comes to serving God we often feel as though we have been given a mission without a briefing. We believe that God has called us to go into all the world and preach the gospel, but we think it is up to ourselves to come up with the strategy, the objectives, the equipment, and the overall plan. So, we either start grasping for straws at what to do or, worse yet, we stay in the relative safety of our churches and do not […]

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