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Pastor Claude T. Stauffer

Holy Anger

Holy Anger

“Be angry, and do not sin” – Ephesians 4:26a   I don’t know about you, but recent developments in our world have riled me up. Reading the news or watching it on TV or online in some form, has percolated an anger in me. Is that right? Is that wrong? Can a Christian be...

When All Else Fails

When All Else Fails

Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, and rely on horses, who trust in chariots because they are many, and in horsemen because they are very strong, but who do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek the Lord! – Isaiah 31:1 Have you ever come to the end of...

Give Ear O Shepherd, Shine Forth!

Give Ear O Shepherd, Shine Forth!

Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, You who lead Joseph like a flock; You who dwell between the cherubim, shine forth! – Psalms 80:1   June 26th, 2015 saw the legalizing of same sex marriage. Since that time the floodgates of sin seem to have been flung open. In four...

The Green-Eyed Monster

The Green-Eyed Monster

“And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird!” - Revelation 18:2  I used to like jello. When I was a...

His Own Love

His Own Love

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8 What is God’s love like? That’s an interesting question. It presupposes that God exists and that He loves. Some people would say that God does not...

Truth or Consequences

Truth or Consequences

Now when he was in affliction, he implored the Lord his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers, 13 and prayed to Him; and He received his entreaty, heard his supplication, and brought him back to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew...

Great Joy to the World

Great Joy to the World

Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people – Luke 2:10   Life can be pretty fearsome at times. The circumstances of life can bottle us up and paralyze us from doing anything. I imagine...

The Route of Christmas

The Route of Christmas

So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city – Luke 2:3   I’ve discovered a bit of a controversy this Christmas. I know, controversy is probably the last thing we need more of. But some things just can’t be left out of place. Sometimes, the route we take is...