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Lasting Blessedness from the God Who Blesses Eternally – Psalm 1

Introduction There is one question that consumes the hearts and minds of most people in every culture and in every time period.  That question is: How can I be happy? This week, I typed, “How can I be happy?” into a Google search to see some of the suggestions that people are offering today.  [...]

The Church is Vital to You

Sr. Pastor Mark Stafford The Church is Vital to You We love to have things personalized.  Take a cell phone for example:  People personalize their phone cases, wallpaper, and ring tones.  They download apps to make the phone best suited for their personal needs.  A cell phone really [...]

The Gift of “God With Us”

The coming of the Messiah was greatly anticipated in the Old Testament.  For centuries, those who were faithful to the scriptures looked forward to a Messiah who would set men free from their sin and establish a new covenant with God’s people.  The prophet Jeremiah said it this way: 31 “Behold, the days are coming, [...]

God is Our Fortress 2017 | Psalm 46, Isaiah 36

Our God’s help is sure and near!  Often in the Bible, the Lord is spoken of as a shelter in the storm or a sanctuary for his people in the midst of their adversaries.  The Bible says that He is VERY PRESENT during our times of trouble.  Psalm 46:1 says, “God is our refuge and strength, [...]

The War Against Despondency | Psalm 43, Matthew 26:36-38

The Bible tells us to fight hard against downcast feelings and despondency.   There is a range of discouragement that begins at a feeling of momentary blues over a temporary setback – like Sonic ran out of your favorite ice cream flavor.  It extends through a vast array of more serious, long term issues ranging from bereavement, [...]

God as Shepherd | Psalm 23

Psalm 23 is often used at funeral services.  Many of you know that I am personally working part-time as a graphic designer to support the work of this church.  A while back, I was asked to create a program for a funeral.  An older lady had died and the family asked for a funeral program [...]

Taste and See that God is Good – Psalm 34

God is abundantly good.  The solid fact that God is good is either taught, expressed or implied in nearly every page of the Bible, but few passages in the scripture more clearly and dramatically describe God’s goodness than Psalm 34. In verse 8, David invites us to “Taste and see that the LORD is good.”  Have you ever [...]

By |2017-07-01T16:33:55+00:00July 1st, 2017|Old Testament, Psalms, Sermons|0 Comments

God’s Blessing on Confession | Psalm 32

Nobody likes admitting that they messed up.    Here is a picture of Natalie when she was a little kid. One night for dinner, Lara gave each one of the kids a little bit of cooked spinach to eat as their vegetable.  They were instructed that they were not going to be able to get up [...]

By |2017-07-01T15:52:43+00:00July 1st, 2017|Psalms, Sermons|0 Comments

God Saves and Changes | Psalm 15

Sr. Pastor Mark Stafford In Psalm 15, David seeks to answer the most important question of all.  He is asking, “What type of people go to heaven?”  David knew that a person didn’t go to heaven just because they were part of a certain people group.  Although the Israelites were God’s [...]

By |2017-07-01T14:01:57+00:00June 11th, 2017|Psalms, Sermons|0 Comments

Lasting Blessedness from the God Who Blesses Eternally | Psalm 1

Introduction There is one question that consumes the hearts and minds of most people in every culture and in every time period.  That question is: How can I be happy? This week, I typed, “How can I be happy?” into a Google search to see some of the suggestions that people are [...]

By |2017-06-18T08:07:11+00:00June 4th, 2017|Psalms, Sermons|0 Comments