Sermon for June 28, 2020

“When God Doesn’t Answer”

Rev. Paul Danielson

Psalm 139:23-24
Romans 8:33-39

 

Psalm 139:23-24
Search me, O God, and know my heart!
Try me and know my thoughts!
And see if there be any grievous way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting!

Romans 8:33-39
Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

As it is written,

“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Message from Rev. Danielson – September 2016

 MESSAGE FROM THE PASTOR

My, how the year has past.  It was on the first Sunday of September, 2015 that I began my preaching at Starkdale.

You have been a very  responsive congregation wanting to hear the word of God Sunday by Sunday. You have made it a joy for me to be among you.

Furthermore, the two weekly Bible studies have kept me on my toes as we methodically worked together through the latter-part of Revelation and the book of Daniel.

Now it is time for new chapters to be written in the life of this church.  The search committee has been most diligent.  You as a congregation have been most patient and faithful in attendance.  Thank you for giving me the privilege of ministry among you.

May God bless you mightily until He comes to take us all home to be together with each other and with our Lord forevermore.

Rev. Paul Danielson

 

Message from Rev. Danielson – July 2016

This week, we will have crossed the boundary from Spring to Summer. One of the early great promises of God is found in Genesis 8:22:
“While the earth remains,
Seedtime and harvest,
And cold and heat,
And summer and winter,
And day and night
Shall not cease.”

Even though the world seems to be doing a lot of shaking these days, God is keeping His Word. Speaking of His Word, two Bible studies began this week on the book of Daniel. At Tuesday’s 10:00 A.M. class, 27 were present. At Wednesday’s 6:00 P.M. class, 21 were present. Your math is probably better than mine, but with a church of about 150 attendees, 48 or 1/3rd were in Bible Study. There is no reason that this could not grow to 1/2 in no time. You pick the study time that is best for you.

Come and make it happen!
Pastor Paul

Message from Rev. Danielson – May 2016

Dear Starkdale Family and Friends,

May has come, and June will soon follow.  My, how time flies!   I continue to be amazed at the unity of the saints gathered here at Starkdale, and that is the place where God dwells.  I can only encourage you to stay close to God and close to each other.

I am praying that our God will be pleased to pour out His Spirit upon us in new ways and beyond measure.

Lord, bless your people gathered here!

Rev. Paul Danielson

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight.

Message from Rev. Danielson – April 2016

Dear Starkdale Members and Friends,

Spring is sprung but our work is never done.  There is a healthy busyness to the happenings at Starkdale.  The various departments are humming along like busy bees, each doing their part to make our hive whole.

Easter-week events involved a lot of preparations which were done with joy and skill and were clearly received by our congregation through their participation.

Matters are already coming together for the summer Vacation Bible School. Not only has the material been carefully chosen but also our staff is stellar.  You will find detailed information in this month’s issue of the Chimes.

The Bible studies are continued both on Tuesdays at 10:00 am in Revelation and on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm in the Psalms.  It’s never too late to get started.

Again, I want to thank you for your evident desire to know the Word of God.  In these days of entertainment worship you are precious in the sight of the Lord!

Rev. Paul Danielson