Sermon Dec.15, 2013 “If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee”

“If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee” Dec. 15, 2013 Maple Glen BFC Pastor Louis Prontnicki Introduction: Its ten days before Christmas, so why am I speaking about the matter of suffering and trials, by referring to this hymn, If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee (Georg Neumark, Trinity Hymnal # 670)? Two ...

Sermon Dec. 8, 2013 “Sinners Who Desperately Need a Savior” Numbers 25

Numbers 25:1-18 “Sinners Who Desperately Need a Savior” December 8, 2013 Maple Glen BFC Pastor Louis Prontnicki Introduction: Anyone here lead a perfectly sinless life this past week? (Show of hands, please!) Let’s look at that question from another perspective: If you haven’t been free of sin this week, what do you think your transgressions ...

Sermon Nov. 24, 2013 “Battling Your Temptations” Numbers 25:1-3

Numbers 25:1-3 “Battling Your Temptations” November 24, 2013 Maple Glen Church Pastor Louis Prontnicki “While Israel was staying in Shittim, the men began to indulge in sexual immorality with Moabite women, 2 who invited them to the sacrifices to their gods. The people ate and bowed down before these gods. 3 So Israel joined in ...

Sermon Nov. 10, 2013: “Fire in My Bones and a Sword in My Mouth” Numbers 24:15-19

Numbers 24:15-25 “Fire in My Bones and a Sword in my Mouth” November 10, 2013 Maple Glen BFC Pastor Louis Prontnicki Allow me to focus on vv. 15-19: 15 Then he uttered his oracle: “The oracle of Balaam son of Beor, the oracle of one whose eye sees clearly, 16 the oracle of one who ...

Sermon Nov. 3, 2013 “How Do You See Yourself?” Numbers 23:27-24:14

Numbers 23:27-24:14 Maple Glen Church November 3, 2013 “How Do You See Yourself?” Pastor Louis Prontnicki How do you see yourself… really? What do you see when you look into a mirror? Do you see blemishes, gray hair, and do you wonder where all those lines came from? What do you see when you look ...

Sermon Oct. 27, 2013 “Blessing and Curse” Numbers 23:1-26

Numbers 23:1-26 October 27, 2013 “Blessings and Curses” Pastor Louis Prontnicki Maple Glen BFC Introduction: Did you have a week where you felt that everyone was against you, and all the traffic lights were red? Did you feel, in the words of the song, that “if it wasn’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t have no ...

Sermon Oct. 20, 2013 Numbers 22 “Who’s In Charge Here?”

Numbers 22:1-41 October 20, 2013 Pastor Louis Prontnicki “Who’s in Charge Here?” Did you hear the one about the king, the wizard, and the donkey? Here’s a story that is both very funny and yet deadly serious. See if you can identify with any of the characters in the story. A. Who are the main ...

Testimony Before the Montgomery County Commissioners on Why Marriage Can Only Be Between One Man and One Woman Oct. 17, 2013

Why Marriage Can Only Be Between One Man and One Woman As we consider the issue of same-sex marriage, and as a growing number of politicians lend their support in favor of such an arrangement, it would be wise for us to think through the implications of what is being proposed. The most common arguments ...

Sermon Oct. 13, 2013 “God Gives, We Take, and We Worship” Numbers 21:10-35

Numbers 21:10-35 October 13, 2013 “God Gives, We Take, and We Worship” Pastor Louis Prontnicki Maple Glen BFC The background: In Num. 21:4-9, we saw the desperate situation of the people and how the Lord provided healing/ salvation for them, through the bronze serpent lifted high on a pole. 8 The LORD said to Moses, ...

Sermon Oct. 6, 2013 Responding to and Living out the Gospel” Acts 2:37-47

October 6, 2013 “Responding to and Living out the Gospel” Acts 2:37-37 It’s the Jewish Feast of Pentecost, and Jews from all over the known world are gathered in Jerusalem. But the Holy Spirit has come down upon the followers of Jesus Christ, and they have spoken in all different languages, certainly getting everyone’s attention. ...