Nosce te Ipsum (Know Thyself)

        “Who Am I?” This self-imposed question erupts from deep within every human soul.  While not every person may express the same degree of angst at every phase of his/her life, the way that we go about life casting ourselves in a certain role and presenting ourselves in a certain light reveals...

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The Beauty of the Lord

Steve Schantz – July 11th, 2020      If you could ask the Lord for just one thing, what would it be?  Solomon famously asked the Lord for wisdom.  But his father, King David, a man after God’s own heart, asked the Lord for one thing in Psalm 27:4.  It wasn’t for good...

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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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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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