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God’s Eternal Love Secures His Church Text: Romans 8:26-39Pastor Curt Stapleton We would do well to spend more time reflecting on God’s commitment toward us. We don’t merely slip into the Kingdom, rather we overwhelmingly conquer through the blood and …

September 27, 2020 Read More »

God’s Love and Fondness for You Text: Romans 8:31-34Pastor Curt Stapleton Do you realize that God not only loves you, but He likes you, too? Luther captured the idea that we are simultaneously sinners and saints, so we need to …

September 20, 2020 Read More »

God Causes … Text: Romans 8:28-30Pastor Curt Stapleton In the “golden chain of salvation” outlined in today’s text, it’s crucial to take God at His word even when it’s challenging to fully understand it. Wrestling with the concepts of God’s …

September 13, 2020 Read More »

Suffering and Glory Text: Romans 8:18-27Pastor Curt Stapleton In America, we don’t suffer that much as Christians compared to the church throughout history and around the globe today. We deal more with “first world problems”. Yet all lives are touched …

September 6, 2020 Read More »

To the Children of God Text: Romans 8:12-17Pastor Curt Stapleton The Christian has been adopted into the family of God, with access to our Father and the promise of an inheritance as fellow heirs with Christ. This leads us into …

August 30, 2020 Read More »

No Hell for Those in Christ Jesus Text: Romans 8:1-11Pastor Curt Stapleton Following Paul’s treatment of his brutal struggle with sin in chapter 7, we turn now to the free gift of the gospel in chapter 8. There is no …

August 23, 2020 Read More »

The Christian’s Fight Text: Romans 7Pastor Curt Stapleton The struggle that a believer faces is different than that of the unbeliever. As Luther reminds us, the Christian is simultaneously a sinner and saint along the road of sanctification. The Law …

August 16, 2020 Read More »

Proper Swearing Text: Exodus 20:1-21, Deuteronomy 10:20Pastor Curt Stapleton The epistle of James warns us our tongues can be used powerfully to cause damage, so it’s good to use caution in our speech. Nonetheless, there are appropriate settings for the …

August 9, 2020 Read More »

Slaves, We Are Text: Romans 6:15-23Pastor Curt Stapleton Bob Dylan famously sang “You gotta serve somebody….” Apart from Christ, we once were slaves to sin. In the freedom from sin that comes by grace through faith in Christ, we are …

August 2, 2020 Read More »

The Purpose of Grace Text: Romans 5:20-6:14Pastor Curt Stapleton As the Christian enjoys the grace of repentance, they will develop an increasing intolerance of and distaste for sin. The purpose of God’s grace is to transform us to look like …

July 26, 2020 Read More »