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The Gift of Grace for Our Brokenness

Takeaway: Responding to God’s gift of love:

  1. Desensitized to God’s love: The religious leaders of Jesus’ day were so impressed with their devotion to God that they rejected the very Savior provided by God. Is that you?

  2. Letting God love us: God’s acceptance of moral failures should convince us that He wants to extend the same grace and love to us and include us in Jesus’ family tree as His spiritual descendants!

Speaker: Rich Schoenert

November 29, 2020

Matthew 1:1-17

Rich Schoenert

Interim Pastor

Family: Wife, Valerie. Three adult children (all married) and nine grandchildren. 

Education: Bachelor of Religious Education (B.R.E.), Northeastern Bible College, 1966. Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (GCTS), 1969. Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.), GCTS, 1989. 

Employed:  Associate Staff with VitalChurch Ministry. 

Experience: Senior Pastor at three churches (MI, MA, MN) for 43 years. Intentional Interim Pastor at four churches for 8 years. 

Other ministries: Extended Short-Term Missionary with One Challenge International (OCI), serving in Ukraine for 28 years. Past Adjunct Professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Bethel Theological Seminary. Current Adjunct Professor at Kremenchuk Evangelical Seminary, Ukraine. Chairman of the Board of Directors, READ Ministries. 

Free Time: Watching sports, travel, time with the family. 

Scripture: Psalm 73:25-26

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