Dave Carl

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The Blueprint of Christianity

“Jesus replied: ‘“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.’” Matthew 22:37–40 (NIV) Are you …

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God and Esther: Part 1

Gather your family to hear a powerful lesson from the story of Samson in the newest episode of Stories From The Workbench! And remember, you can watch past episodes of this series from Pastor Dave Carl any time on our YouTube channel: Stories From The Workbench

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God and Samson

Gather your family to hear a powerful lesson from the story of Samson in the newest episode of Stories From The Workbench! And remember, you can watch past episodes of this series from Pastor Dave Carl any time on our YouTube channel: Stories From The Workbench

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God, Daniel, and the Lions

Stories From The Workbench is back! Gather your family to watch as the story of Daniel and the lions comes to life in Pastor Dave Carl’s shop of wonders, and learn about some of Pastor Dave’s favorite tools. Stay tuned throughout November and December for more episodes, and watch past videos on our YouTube channel: Stories From The Workbench

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Modern Day Expectations of Christians: Part 2

Parenting Pathway

In Part 2 of our conversation with our resident thirty-something Sarah McFarland and our mom raising a teenage daughter Julie MacManus, Pastors Dave Carl and Nathan Kocurek, break down what this new generation hungers for on a deeper level. Through our discussion, we gain an understanding of how this generation desires a purpose more than anything else. Unfortunately, because God has been removed from society, they seek meaning by supporting various social causes. Young adults will donate time, money, and energy, giving them a superficial sense of purpose, and then ultimately, the cause becomes their idol.

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Modern Day Expectations of Christians: Part 1

Parenting Pathway

Parenting Pathway Podcast with Pastor Dave Carl invites regular guest Student Ministry Pastor, Nathan Kocurek to a conversation with two friends Julie MacManus and Sarah McFarland. We will dig into a discussion that examines what young adults believe about Christianity and following Christ. Sarah, a millennial, helps us understand that this generation looks at God and Church with distrust because this generation came of age in a time when institutions and leaders are perceived to have failed them. She also explains how millennials are fearful of offending people and not being accepted.

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Be the Church: Join the Adventure

Come, join the adventure as Stonebriar enters a refreshed season of serving! Hear from Pastor Dave Carl how you will make the difference at Stonebriar by serving and being an active participant, not just a spectator, as our programming reopens. Be the Church and volunteer as you love God and love others.

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To All the Dads

The righteous who walks in his integrity--blessed are his children after him!

Congratulations! If you are a dad by adoption, by foster care, by unofficial adoption, or by procreating, congratulations! You have now become a superhero. … You do not need to be a perfect dad. In fact, that would be a mistake. What does it look like to be a “pretty good dad”?

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