Monthly Archives: November 2016


Restoring Relationships

A peacemaker uses the Bible as a foundation to bring about harmony in relationships with other believers. Believers agree on the most important things.  They agree that Jesus is Lord and the Bible is truth.  On that foundation, we should be able to make peace with one another.  Once we have a foundation of [...]

By |2018-09-04T09:20:57+00:00November 24th, 2016|Articles, Blog Posts|0 Comments

The Trouble with Peacemaking

A Biblical peacemaker lovingly restores harmony in relationships on the foundation of truth, righteousness, and Biblical principles I’ve arrived at this description of peace based on scriptures like Colossians 3:14-16.  It says, “14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.  15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which [...]

By |2016-11-21T15:04:42+00:00November 22nd, 2016|Blog Posts, Matthew, New Testament|0 Comments

Mankind’s Biggest Need – Peace with God

Jesus came to establish a foundation of grace and truth so that we could have peace with God Jesus provides a way to have peace with God. Romans 5:1 says, “ Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” The Book of Romans begins with [...]

By |2016-11-20T08:13:38+00:00November 20th, 2016|Blog Posts, Matthew, New Testament|0 Comments

Persecution and the Pursuit of God

  Persecution and the Pursuit of God | Matthew 5:11-12, Luke 13:31-35, Romans 8:37, Psalm 23 God’s purposes will continue regardless of who makes threats and regardless of who is in office.  This morning, as we are all trying to make sense of an unusual political season in [...]

What Does it Mean to be “Pure in Heart?”

A Pure Heart has a Single Desire The Greek word katharos is translated “pure” has two basic meanings: “clean” and “unmixed.”  Our English word cathartic come from this Greek word.  In the medical field, a cathartic agent is something a doctor uses to clean out the physical system.  In other words, it’s a powerful laxative, something that cleans out [...]

By |2016-11-08T08:59:54+00:00November 15th, 2016|Blog Posts, Matthew, New Testament|0 Comments

Jesus Sees My Heart (How Come You Only See My Hair)

  Long ago, I played in a Christian alternative rock band named Everybodyduck.  I was the "long haired" guy in the band.  One of our more popular songs contained a lyrical hook in the chorus that said, "If Jesus sees my heart, how come you only see my hair."  (Here's a link to the [...]

By |2016-11-12T16:43:31+00:00November 13th, 2016|Blog Posts, Matthew, New Testament|0 Comments

New Hearts Lead to New Lives

Romans 10:9 says, “if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”  Those who receive this offer of total forgiveness in the midst of their total depravity experience a thrill they have never experienced before: They begin to see God. Their [...]

By |2016-11-07T20:10:34+00:00November 11th, 2016|Blog Posts, Matthew, New Testament|0 Comments

Encouragement for Stressed-Out Voters:  God’s Purposes will Continue

When Jesus was on the earth, government leaders often stood in opposition to him.  In Luke 13:31, it says, “At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.”  The leader of that local government, Herod, was a wicked and selfish man who was known [...]

By |2016-11-08T09:26:55+00:00November 8th, 2016|Blog Posts|0 Comments

Lasting Peace in a Troubled World | Matthew 5:9, Romans 5:1

Senior  Pastor Mark Stafford   Lasting Peace in a Troubled World – Matthew 5:9, Romans 5:1   In the next seven weeks, there will be a lot of talk about peace on earth.  The reality is that peace in this fallen world does not seem to last very long.  In the secular [...]

Free Election Prayer Guide Download

Monday night, November 7th (6pm), a group will be gathering at Pastor Mark's office for a special time of intercessory prayer for our country.  You are invited to join us!  The Bible says in 2 Chronicles 7:14, "If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and [...]

By |2016-11-07T20:10:35+00:00November 5th, 2016|Blog Posts, Doctrine, Events, Marriage, Missions, Persecution, Prayer|0 Comments