Sermons

“CRAVING TO UNDERSTAND”

By: Frank Tunstall The prophets:  “yearning to understand Messiah’s suffering and glory” (1 Peter 1:10-11 NIV). Spring is bursting out all around us. Grass, trees, bushes, flowers – they’re all experiencing a resurrection. Nature gives billions of witnesses to the resurrection. But nature is also limited. Only the story of the death and resurrection of […]

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A Fresh Look at Repentance: Part 2

 By: Frank Tunstall, D. Min. How important that we rethink our doctrine of repentance and rediscover sin is sin precisely because it violates God. “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love,” King David pled following his tryst with Bathsheba that ended in her pregnant and her husband murdered. “According to your […]

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“But if Not”

By: Frank Tunstall, D. Min. All children of God sooner or later will need a well thought out but if not doctrine. The ups and downs of life will see to that. The story of Shadrach, Meshack, and Abednego make the point. These three Hebrew young men lived during the Babylonian exile some 2500 years […]

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RE-DISCOVERING THE OLD TESTAMENT

By: Frank Tunstall, D. Min. The question is being asked in American culture, all too often even in the Lord’s church: since we have the New Testament is the Old Testament even needed today? As you think about the question, please consider: For the first almost twenty years after Jesus’ death and resurrection and the […]

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Why Did Jesus Have to Die by Crucifixion?

Why Did Jesus Have to Die by Crucifixion? By: Frank Tunstall Citizens of the Roman Empire who committed capital crimes were executed by beheading. Death for capital crimes as practiced by the Jews was by stoning. The penalty that awaited rebellious slaves, thieves, and common criminals was death by crucifixion, usually preceded by brutal floggings. […]

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THE CROSS IS OUR STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

 ChristianityToday.com/ct/2019/November/cross-is-our-stairway-to-heaven.html Our salvation comes not from someone on our level, but from someone infinitely above it. The Cross Is Our Stairway to Heaven By: Jen Wilkin One of the most common evangelistic tools is a simple drawing of two cliffs with a chasm between. On one cliff is a figure representing the sinner, and on […]

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