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Pastor Claude T. Stauffer

Do you Pass the Smell Test?

Do you Pass the Smell Test?

And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. – Ephesians 5:2   The Wiktionary defines “smell test” in part as “an informal method for determining whether something is authentic,...

Growth that Comes from God

Growth that Comes from God

  So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. - 1 Corinthians 3:7   “Growth” is the process of increasing. Growth can be good. Growth can be bad. When our muscles grow and we get in shape that’s “good.” When fat grows...

Good News for those Trapped in Sexual Sin

Good News for those Trapped in Sexual Sin

“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.” – Ephesians 5:11   “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes . . .. “ – Romans 1:16a   “And such were some of...

Resolutions or Regeneration?

Resolutions or Regeneration?

O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25 I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! - Romans 7:24-25a   Every year on New Years Eve people make New Year’s Resolutions promising to change themselves for the better. But New Year’s...

Jesus’ Joy to the World

Jesus’ Joy to the World

"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. The circumstances of life can be very confining. We walk around...