Sermon for June 20, 2021

“Deep In Debt”

Rev. R. Douglas Reinard
Matthew 18:23-35

Matthew 18:23-35

“Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. And since he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made. So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and forgave him the debt. But when that same servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii, and seizing him, he began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay what you owe.’ So his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt. When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their master all that had taken place. Then his master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’ And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers, until he should pay all his debt. So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.”

Sermon for May 9, 2021

“The Faith of a Prophet’s Mother”

1 Samuel 2:1-10, Philippians 4:4-7
Dr. Ted Whitaker

1 Samuel 2:1-10

Then Hannah prayed and said,

“My heart rejoices in the Lord; My horn is exalted in the Lord, My mouth speaks boldly against my enemies, Because I rejoice in Your salvation. There is no one holy like the Lord, Indeed, there is no one besides You, Nor is there any rock like our God. Do not go on boasting so very proudly, Do not let arrogance come out of your mouth; For the Lord is a God of knowledge, And with Him actions are weighed. The bows of the mighty are broken to pieces, But those who have stumbled strap on strength. Those who were full hire themselves out for bread, But those who were hungry cease to be hungry. Even the infertile woman gives birth to seven, But she who has many children languishes. The Lord puts to death and makes alive; He brings down to Sheol and brings up. The Lord makes poor and rich; He humbles, He also exalts. He raises the poor from the dust, He lifts the needy from the garbage heap To seat them with nobles, And He gives them a seat of honor as an inheritance; For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, And He set the world on them. He watches over the feet of His godly ones, But the wicked ones are silenced in darkness; For not by might shall a person prevail. Those who contend with the Lord will be terrified; Against them He will thunder in the heavens, The Lord will judge the ends of the earth;
And He will give strength to His king, And will exalt the horn of His anointed.”

Philippians 4:4-7

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all people. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and pleading with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

9th Live Nativity December 8, 2019

COME TO BETHLEHEM AND SEE!

Take  time out of your busy holiday schedule to reflect on the TRUE meaning of Christmas.  The Savior who is Christ The Lord.  All ages will be blessed by the experience which reminds us that Jesus came as a babe in a manger.  His name is called Emmanuel, which means God with us.  The Live Nativity is arranged to present the Good News to all.  It is a meaningful evangelism opportunity.  Your whole family and your friends will be moved by the real Christmas story.

Presentations repeat at:

5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00 & 7:30 P.M.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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