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Walking With the Giants: Esther – February 26, 2012

In chapter two, Esther is chosen to be in a pagan, sensual beauty contest.  In this message, Pastor J.D. Surbaugh warns us about becoming too judgmental on Esther and Mordecai for their participation in this event.  God was able to use it to protect His people from those who would try to destroy them.

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A Mighty Fortress Is Our God – February 26, 2012

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When Jesus healed a physically deformed lady on the sabbath, the ruler of the synagogue became upset.  Jesus shamed the ruler by pointing out that he had more compassion on his animals than on this child of promise who had been afflicted for eighteen years.

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A Mighty Fortress Is Our God – February 19, 2012

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When trials and difficulties come into our lives, it is easy to turn to the Lord for deliverance.  However, when the dark night ends, we often lose our dependence on God.  Pastor J.D. Surbaugh shows how that was case with Israel in this message from Hosea chapter six.

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Walking With the Giants: Esther – February 12, 2012

Pastor J.D. Surbaugh continues his series on the book of Esther.  This is the second sermon in the series.

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A Mighty Fortress Is Our God – February 12, 2012

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Each of us have defining moments in our lives.  These moments make many, and break many more.  Pastor J.D. Surbaugh uses the defining moment in Solomon’s life, as found in Ecclesiastes chapter six, to challenge us to look to God during these times.

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Esther – The Queen Who Dared to Refuse

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In the book of Esther, God’s face is hidden.  God’s name is not mentioned; no divine title or pronoun refers to Him.  There is no mention of prayer nor dependence upon God.

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Walking With the Giants: Esther – Introduction

Pastor J.D. Surbaugh begins his series on the life of Esther.  Esther is a part of an on-going series entitled, “Walking With the Giants.”  Other “Giants” include Noah and Joshua.

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A Mighty Fortress Is Our God – 02/05/2012

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When the trials of life come, it is easy to wonder if God really cares about us.  In this message, Pastor J.D. Surbaugh uses the words of Jesus to explain that if God cares for sparrows, He infinitely more cares for us.

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