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The Only Sign That Matters

Published July 29, 2017

Date: 6/25/2017 Title: The Only Sign That Matters Speaker: Pastor Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: Matthew 12:38-45   In our materialistic and naturalistic world, we demand God show us a sign. We demand a sign that He exists. We demand a sign that He loves us. We demand a sign that He is who He says He is. Although There are many signs that point to God, if we are not careful we will miss the only sign that really matters: The death, burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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A Man Used by God

Published July 29, 2017

Date: 6/18/2017 Title: A Man Used by God Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Ephesians 5:22-32 This Father’s Day we explore God’s Word to learn what it means to be a good father and husband: A man used by God.

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Words Matter

Published June 18, 2017

Date: 6/11/2017 Title: Words Matter Speaker: Pastor Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: Matthew 12:33-37 We are proverbially told that “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Yet, if we are honest with ourselves we know that this is not true. Words can hurt and do have consequences. In Matthew 12 Jesus reminds us that our words matter and can have eternal consequences.

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You Must Choose

Published June 18, 2017

  Date: 6/4/2017 Title: You Must Choose Speaker: Pastor Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: Matthew 12:22-32 When it comes to Jesus we often think that there is neutral ground, that we can put off making a decision concerning Him. The problem is that in Matthew 12 Jesus does not allow this. He declares, “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.” Therefore, you must choose.

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Jesus the Servant of God

Published June 18, 2017

  Date: 5/28/2017 Title: Jesus the Servant of God Speaker: Pastor Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: Matthew 12:15-21   In the first century many of the Jewish leaders misunderstood Jesus, and thus rejected him as Messiah. If we are not careful, we also can misunderstand Jesus. The result being that we worship a Jesus of our own creation, rather than as revealed in God’s Word. In Matthew 12 Jesus is revealed as God’s prophesied chosen Servant who is both humble and gentle, but also the saving King.

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Avoiding a Legalistic Heart

Published May 22, 2017

Date: 5/21/2017 Title: Avoiding a Legalistic Heart Speaker: Pastor Darryl J. Stalter Scripture: Matthew 12:1-14   In our relativistic world, we are often afraid that we will be viewed a legalistic. However, how God defines legalism is different than the way the world does. The world defines legalism as anyone who upholds a universal standard of truth and behavior, to include God’s Word. In Matthew 12 Jesus defines legalism more narrowly as bowing down to the letter of God’s Law to bolster one’s own self-righteousness often in violation of the very intent of that law and often at the expense […]

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A Woman Used by God

Published May 22, 2017

Date: 5/14/2017 Title: A Woman Used by God Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Luke 1:26-38   In a world with competing messages for what it means to be a woman, the Gospel of Luke brings some clarity. It is an ordinary woman who places her trust in God to do the extraordinary through her.

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Finding Rest

Published May 22, 2017

  Date: 5/7/2017 Title: Finding Rest Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Matthew 11:25-30   All of us face burdens in life and long for rest. In Matthew 11 Jesus calls us to Himself, to take up his yoke and to learn from him. The result is the rest for our souls for which we have been looking.

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They Saw the Light, But…

Published April 30, 2017

Date: 4/30/2017 Title: They Saw the Light, But… Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Matthew 11:20-24   The New Testament cities of Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum witnessed the miracles of Christ first hand. If anyone would repent and turn their hearts toward God it would be these cities. Yet, their hardness of heart prevented them from coming to Christ in faith even in the face of such divine power. As such, Jesus tells them that they will be under God’s judgment all the more. This serves as a warning for us that we too can fall under God’s judgment for rejecting […]

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The Question.

Published April 30, 2017

Date: 4/23/2017 Title: The Question. Speaker: Pastor George Gracie Scripture: Matthew 11:1-19   The ultimate question anyone can ask is who is Jesus. When struggling with doubt, John the Baptist sent messengers to Jesus asking, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?” Jesus’ answer to John is the same as it is to us: look at what He has done.

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