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dangutekunst

Associate Pastor Resident

Dan is originally from South Jersey before he attended Penn State, earning a marketing degree. During his time as a student and while serving in campus ministry Dan felt called to help people follow Jesus for a lifetime in the local church. So in 2015 Dan moved back to the Philadelphia area where he joined Citylight Center City and completed his Master of Divinity degree at Cairn University. Dan and his wife Allison live in Upper Darby. In their free time they enjoy being down the shore while Dan always finds time to avidly follow Philadelphia and Penn State sports.

Content

Obey God rather than men because God is more powerful, God is for you, and God gives joy. As Christians we must obey God's command to be bold with our gospel proclamation.

Resources:

Acts 5:17-42

Exalting Jesus in Acts by Tony Merida

Acts (Baker Exegetical Commentary) by Darrell Bock

Ajay Thomas, sermon at Seven Mile Road, Prison & Preaching.

Lasting joy cannot be found in the pursuit of pleasure without God, the pursuit of wisdom without God, or the pursuit of toil without God. True lasting joy is found only in living a God-centered life.

Resources:

Ecclesiastes 2

Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs (The NIV Application Commentary) – Iain Provan

We are called to remove the sin within us because our sin affects our relationship with God, our devotion belongs to God, and God's holiness demands us to do so.

Resources:

Joshua 7

Joshua (Word Biblical Commentary) by Trent C. Butler

Joshua: People of God’s Purpose (Preaching the Word) by David Jackman

The Lost World of Israelite Conquest by John H. Walton and J. Harvey Walton

When we lack control of our tempers we act foolishly. However we can act wisely and control our anger by humbling ourselves before Christ; the one that took on the wrath that we deserved.

Resources:

Proverbs

The Book of Proverbs (ch. 1-15), (ch. 16-31), Bruce Waltke

Civility in the Public Square, Timothy Keller

 

All of us have been gifted by God. Yet, we often miss use these gifts when we choose not to serve others because of the cost to us or because we do not think we have much to offer. In this sermon we explore the joy God's purpose for our Spiritual Gifts offers us.

Resources:

1 Corinthians 12:1-11

Discerning and Exercising Spiritual Gifts, Timothy Keller

1 Corinthians, David E. Garland

The First Epistle to the Corinthians, Gordon Fee