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Pastor Claude T. Stauffer

Mina, Mina, Mina

Mina, Mina, Mina

“It is more blessed to give than to receive” - Acts 20:35   One of the earliest life lessons learned by children is sharing. When a child learns how to share, it’s a sign they are maturing. The same is true spiritually. When a Christian learns how to share, how to...

War or Peace?

War or Peace?

“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,” – Romans 5:1   In Romans chapter 5 Paul is inspired by God to begin speaking of the benefits and blessings of justification by grace through faith in Jesus. To be...

The Salvation Machine

The Salvation Machine

“Faith” in the Bible is defined as, “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” “Hoped for,” points us to the future. “Not seen,” points to mystery. Both of these phrases convey the idea of the unknown. Unknown things make us uncomfortable...

Believing is Seeing

Believing is Seeing

“Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." – John 20:29b   Are you a skeptic, a doubter, just closed and disinterested in the things of God? Maybe you won’t read beyond this first sentence. I encourage you to reconsider. Doesn’t just a little part of...

Is This Your Day?

Is This Your Day?

“If you had known, even you, especially in this your day. . .  - Luke 19:42   The last week of Jesus ministry began with a triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Jesus was met with shouts of rejoicing, “Hosanna to the Son of David! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the...

Tested Faith

Tested Faith

“And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.” – Genesis 15:6   A faith tested is a faith that can be trusted. An untested faith cannot be trusted. Unless our faith is tested true, we will never be able to truly trust it. Without testing,...

Just Shut Up!

Just Shut Up!

“. . . that every mouth may be stopped. . .” – Romans 3:19   People like to talk, especially when the conversation is about themselves. The average person speaks sixteen thousand words per day.[1] Some would argue women speak more words than men per day but there are...

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