Al Stoltzfus

Messages by Al Stoltzfus

05/26

Healthy Sexuality -and its impact on marriage, family & children

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: children, healing, Hope, Marriage, restoration

The restoring grace of God redeems every area of life, including the the most intimate of relationships in the home. This Scripture text (letter) invites us to consider how following Jesus shapes marriage, family life, and children.  Text: Ephesians 5:21-6:4

05/12

Celebrating God’s complete character manifest in womanhood and femininity

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: care, motherhood, nurture, tenderness

God honored us by making us in His own image, male and female. Both male and female reflect the image of God. God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are referred to in the Bible with the the male personal pronoun “He.” Jesus, in his human nature was male. However, God also has attributes which are uniquely female, like comforting, caring, fiercely protecting, nurturing, longing (to name a few).  Text: Genesis 1:27, 2:18, 23-24, Isaiah 66:13; Luke 13:34, 15:8-10

04/28

Why God’s Good News is so Exciting – 2nd Service

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: Baptism, Faith, good news, Obedience

The story of Jesus is God’s Good News. It is a story of restoration that becomes our story “by faith.” God’s good news in Jesus is good news for all people. It solves a problem we all have and gives us something we do not have but which we all need.  Text: Romans 1:1-17

04/28

Why God’s Good News is so Exciting-1st Service

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: Baptism, Faith, good news, Jesus, Obedience

The story of Jesus is God’s Good News. It is a story of restoration that becomes our story “by faith.” God’s good news in Jesus is good news for all people. It solves a problem we all have and gives us something we do not have but which we all need.  Text: Romans 1:1-17

03/10

Transformation and Discipleship is a noun

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: becoming, belonging, discipleship, transformation

Jesus commissioned his disciples to make disciples of all nations (Mt 28:19). This is no minor or insignificant task. It is the main thing. Measure 3 asks, ” Are “Sauls” becoming “Pauls”? The question requires that we sharpen our focus to be very deliberate and intentional about making disciples.  Text: Acts 9:18-19; John 1:43-51

02/10

Who Owns My Stuff? Living forward…in everything

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: economic discipleship, money, simplicity, stewardship, worry

Allegiance to Jesus and His Kingdom demands that we think clearly about money and who we are trusting for our daily needs. Rather than worry, Jesus invites us to trust in the good provisions of “our heavenly Father” and to live forward as stewards with deliberate generosity.  Text: Matthew 6:19-34

01/27

Faith…in Christ alone? A faith worth dying for

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: belief, discipleship, eternal life, transformation

How does a person connect with God? Spiritual cleansing and renewal is required. So, in a costly demonstration of unexpected love, God extends cleansing and new life to all through Jesus. This cleansing and new life is by faith alone. A transforming faith which responds in gratitude to God and shows itself in worship and discipleship.                  Text:  John 3:1-21

01/13

How do we read Scripture? A Christ-centered hermeneutic

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: Christ preeminent, Faith, fullness, Obedience

As followers of Jesus, we seek to interpret all of Scripture through the life, teaching, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and in faith follow Him as Savior and Lord. Only in following the preeminent Jesus do we discover the fullness of life as God intended.  Text: Colossians 1:15-23