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Pastor Claude T. Stauffer

Dealing with Deep Waters

Dealing with Deep Waters

“Save me, O God! For waters have come up to my neck.” – Psalm 69:1 Ever feel overwhelmed by life, like you’re drowning in a sea of problems? You don’t know what the future holds. You’ve lost hope. All you see is darkness. You got the bad report from the doctor. Your...

Satan’s Stingers

Satan’s Stingers

“And they were not given authority to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man.” – Revelation 9:5   There is a cloud of darkness moving upon the earth that threatens to engulf us. This cloud...

The Faithful Minister

The Faithful Minister

“For you yourselves know, brethren, that our coming to you was not in vain.”  – 1 Thessalonians 2:1   You can’t give what you don’t have. The effectiveness of a pastor, preacher, teacher, or minister of any kind in service to God is rooted in their personal...

Are You Called to Be A Pastor?

Are You Called to Be A Pastor?

“For I am already being poured out as a drink offering,” - 2 Timothy 4:6a   How does a person know if they are called to be a pastor? How does a person determine if they are called by God into some other area of ministry? How does a person know what God is calling...

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...