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Pastor Claude T. Stauffer

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....

The River of Life

The River of Life

“And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb.” - Revelation 22:1   “No one drinks water like Stephen does.” When my kids and their friends were younger and would come in from playing on a hot...

Don’t Forget the Rest!

Don’t Forget the Rest!

“The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, but those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty” - Proverbs 21:5 America is working! President Trump has delivered on his promises of prosperity. Some initially guffawed at such promises mocking that even if he...

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? Why is it so important that the Apostle Paul wrote the Corinthians, “For I determined not to know...

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 loves. Some people would say that God is not a God of love. They look...

Passed Away

Passed Away

“Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea.” – Revelation 21:1   When a person dies, we sometimes use the colloquialism that they “passed away.” It’s a polite and delicate way of...

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