“Salvation is by works, but whose?”

by Pastor Travis Lauderbach Is a person saved by good works? Absolutely! I know that comes as a shock to a lot of people, but it's true. A person is absolutely saved by good works. The Lord says, "You shall therefore keep my statutes and my … [Read more...]

Rooted and Built Up

“As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith.” (Colossians 2:6-7a) In the desert we are used to tumbleweeds. They grow fast and get really big, but when the heat of t … [Read more...]

What’s That Law About, Anyway?

By Pastor Travis Lauterbach Confusion regarding God’s Law arises not only in discussions between Christians and non-Christians, but also among Christians. Many Christians throughout the ages have recognized three types of law given in the Old T … [Read more...]

Let’s Stop the Division

There should never exist with the body of Christ, the church, an “us verses them” attitude or mentality. This is the root cause of division within the church. After they took possession of the Promise land there was already a conflict brewing und … [Read more...]

“Christians Remember Jesus’ Ascension”

By Pastor Travis Lauterbach   Jesus rose victoriously from the dead early Easter morning. Then He began a series of appearances as He continued teaching His followers  St. Paul lists many of these appearances in 1 Corinthians 15. Among those … [Read more...]

When Hope Seems Lost

By Pastor Travis Lauterbach Prince of Peace Lutheran Church In the book of Exodus, God appeared to Moses in a burning bush and promised deliverance to the Israelites enslaved in Egypt. When Moses and Aaron told them all that the Lord had said, … [Read more...]

Words of wisdom

The Bible tells us to restore, and not criticize, condemn, or complain about those who are overtaken in sin. “Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself … [Read more...]

No Spin Zone

We must be careful not to use the Scriptures to help promote a certain philosophy or doctrinal position. In trying to trip up Jesus, the Sadducees, quoted the law that states that if a man dies and has no son to carry on his name and inheritance … [Read more...]

No Knockoffs, Only The Original

When I went over to a Far East country to share the gospel, our group went to an outside shopping market with vendors of all kinds selling Rolex watches to top of the line products.  The only problem is that they weren’t originals. They were kn … [Read more...]

The Greatest Comeback Of All Time

The Resurrection proved true, Jesus didn’t remain dead; rather He came back in a very big way. He rose from the dead. He is risen. But what does that mean to you and me? Peter sums it up best saying, “Everyone who believes in him receives for … [Read more...]