Holy Week Devotional

Hello Church family,     This week the entire Christian world directs its’ attention to the events of Jesus’ last week of life on earth.  By the end of this week in history, our savior will pour out his life in one final act of self-sacrifice on the cross, and then...

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Should Christians Participate in Christmas / Easter?

Should Christians Participate in Christmas and Easter? Many have questioned what relationship ancient and present ways of worship engaged in by pagans have to do with Christian practice and liturgy today. For a long time in my life I believed (and taught as a Church Pastor) that any celebration of...

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A Resolution of Hope

A Resolution of Hope By Pastor Steve Schantz “Give hope, give life, give blood.” That’s the slogan of the Southern California blood bank where I volunteer as an Appreciation Ambassador, or canteen lady as my mom calls those who help blood donors have a pleasant experience. (I guess she would...

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The Milk of Human Kindness

The Milk of Human Kindness “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Luke 6:38 NIV)   by Pastor Steve Schantz Someone...

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Wash Before Using

Wash Before Using by Pastor Steve Schantz Rom 6:1  What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2 By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus...

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Laughing With Church Lady

Laughing With Church Lady by Pastor Steve Schantz Sarah said, “God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.” And she added, “Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age.”...

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“What Happens in Vegas..”

“What Happens in Vegas..” by Pastor Steve Schantz Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live! 10 Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought...

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Spiritual Footprints

Spiritual Footprints by Pastor Steve Schantz Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. 6 I will say to the north, ‘Give them up! and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’ Bring my sons...

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