The Privilege of Calling God our Father

As Children of our Father, we have the privilege of intimacy. “By him we cry, ‘Abba’” (Rom. 8:15b). In the original language, “Abba” was an Aramaic term which is best translated “Daddy”—a term of the greatest intimacy. Most children don’t always (or even often) address their father as “Father”;  likely, he/she has a different...

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The God Who Speaks Our Language

Acts 2:1-4   Steve Schantz     When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that...

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 Pentecost 2020

                                                              Steve Schantz             Great people quite often tend to be controversial people. During the Second World War in England, Winston Churchill was hailed and loved as the “man of the hour”.  His impassioned speeches encouraged the Brits to courageously resist the onslaught of the Nazi war machine.  England’s men,...

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The Good Shepherd  – John 10:7-15

                       Sermon transcript by Steve Schantz John 10:7 Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. 8 All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. 9 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved....

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Jesus Bypasses Troubled Hearts

John 14:1-14 NRSV    Here we are five Sundays into the Easter season and we find for our text today Jesus addressing his disciples, whose hearts are troubled. Although it’s a season of celebration, we too probably still need encouragement. It doesn’t take long to run into things that leave...

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Anxiously Anchored?

                                                   Steve Schantz- May 2nd, 2020                                                              ———————-                                        Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in Thee;                        Let the water and the blood, From Thy wounded side which flowed,                            Be of sin the double cure, Save from wrath and make me pure.      ...

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While We Wait…

                                         Steve Schantz – April 25th, 2020                                                                      Psalm 62 1 For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. 2 He alone...

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What’s Your Name?

Luke 8:26 They sailed to the region of the Gerasenes, which is across the lake from Galilee. 27 When Jesus stepped ashore, he was met by a demon-possessed man from the town. For a long time this man had not worn clothes or lived in a house, but had lived in the tombs. 28 When he...

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