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Pastor Claude T. Stauffer

Right Words

Right Words

“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver” – Proverbs 25:11   Our nation is so divided. It seems every day there’s a new or renewed argument. Every issue is a war of words. It often begins by President Trump tweeting or speaking a direct...

What’s Your Purpose in Life?

What’s Your Purpose in Life?

 “You are the salt of the earth; . . . You are the light of the world.” – Matthew 5:13a and 14a    What’s your purpose in life? Do you know what your purpose is in life? Why are you alive? Why are you here? These are profound life questions every human asks at some...

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...

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...

Led by the Spirit

Led by the Spirit

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.” - Romans 8:14   Circumstances and plans in life do not always pan out as we expect. We in fact are very limited in perspective and therefore very limited in our capacity to make decisions. On our own...

Comforting Words

Comforting Words

“Therefore comfort one another with these words.” – 1 Thessalonians 4:18   This week we remember the seventy-fifth anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy. As the years go by there are fewer and fewer veterans of that heroic day still living. Truly the words of...

What’s the Difference?

What’s the Difference?

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. – Revelation 22:21   I recently took my ministry team to Washington DC to see the Museum of the Bible. We had just completed a Pastor’s Conference and we decided to take a little detour before returning home....

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