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Pastor Claude T. Stauffer

The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence

When He opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. - Revelation 8:1   In 1964 The Sound of Silence was released by Simon and Garfunkel. It was a song composed by Paul Simon the year before. Some speculate it was written in response to...

Don’t give up – PRAY!

Don’t give up – PRAY!

“Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church.” - Acts 12:5 The early disciples of Acts were people of prayer. Their prayers were often spurred on by persecution and imprisonment. In Acts 12 their leader James had...

Jesus’ Joy

Jesus’ Joy

“These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full” (John 15:11). Joy, that’s something you don’t see a lot of in our world today. And that’s understandable. Right about now the reality of failed New Year’s resolutions is...

Resurrection Revelations

Resurrection Revelations

I have hope in God, which they themselves also accept, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust. – Acts 24:15   What do you believe about the resurrection? It’s important to know what you believe about the resurrection of people...

The Power of the Resurrection

The Power of the Resurrection

  He is risen! He is not here. -Mark 16:6c   The resurrection embodies the power of God available to humanity. The resurrection is God’s imprimatur on the cross-work of His only Son Jesus. The resurrection is something unique to Christianity and something many fail to...

The Cross of Christ

The Cross of Christ

“For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” - 1 Corinthians 2:2   Why is the cross of Christ so important to the Christian? In the early 1900s a man by the name of Harry Emerson Fosdick spoke out against the cross of Christ...

“Wait and Be Raised” – John 11

“Wait and Be Raised” – John 11

    In our world today there is frequently a skepticism toward the supernatural on one hand and a gullibility to pseudo miraculous events on the other. God does intervene miraculously in the world today. But we should always view such events prayerfully, in the...

The Philistine Cart

The Philistine Cart

“So they set the ark of God on a new cart” - 2 Samuel 6:3 Why is it that Christians think that living like the world is acceptable to God? The church at large blatantly ministers in worldly ways. Throughout the Bible God repeatedly expressed His desire that His people...

Words of Comfort

Words of Comfort

 “Therefore comfort one another with these words.” – 1 Thessalonians 4:18   Every human being will one day die. The only exception are those people  alive at the Rapture of the church by Jesus. But the Bible says each person will die and then face judgment (Heb....

Keeping Politics in its Place

Keeping Politics in its Place

For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. – Romans 13:3a   Politics is a part of life. It seems politics has become an obsession in our day. Everybody has an opinion. Everybody has chosen a side. Everybody seems to have been tattooed with a label (some...