Michael Stark • Sermon • • 1,682 views
“What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?”  Our contemporaries, and likely we ourselves, esteem the rugged individual. We imagine that we are distinct from everyone else. We are taught in elementary school that there is no one…
Michael Stark • Sermon • • 394 views
“I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naïve.” Some…
1 Peter: A Living Hope for Holy Living in a Hostile World
Peter describes the core identity of the Church--who we are and what we do. We are God's chosen people by His mercy, and our clear purpose is to proclaim his excellencies.
Michael Stark • Sermon • • 12 views
“I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these things to you so that, if I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth.”  The letter to Timothy takes a decidedly personal turn at this point. Paul…