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Weathering the Storms of Life

by Barry Lovett

When is your faith the most real to you?  Usually, it is in times of testing that we find out where our faith resides.  If it is in Jesus Christ, then your faith will be able to weather any storm. However, if your trust is confined to human ability and awareness, then when storm clouds gather, […]

Are You Prepared to Die?

by Barry Lovett

“My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.”  John 10:10 We’ve just concluded (Feb. 4th) our One Month to Live Sermon Series and… thank God you’re still alive! The purpose of this series was not so much to prepare you to die as it was to prepare you to live, but the recent Missile […]

Are We Living in the Last Days?

by Barry Lovett

Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up you heads, because your redemption draws near”  (Luke 21:28) Tsunamis.  Earthquakes.  Nuclear Threats.  Terrorism.  On-Going Conflicts in the Middle East.  Even skeptics are beginning to ask, “Are we living in the last days?” Are these the “signs of the times”  the Bible tells […]

Eight New Year Resolutions for First Baptist Church of Honolulu

by Barry Lovett

I recently came across the following list which expressed some of my hopes for First Baptist Church of Honolulu for the coming year.  I place the list before you as a challenge: In 2018 let us resolve to make First Baptist… A Grumble-Free Church:  A place where no one grumbles, complains, criticizes, or gripes.  A […]

Christ Our Message, Souls Our Mission!

by Barry Lovett

Go into all the world and preach the gospel  (Mark 16:15) Down through the centuries the challenge confronting God’s people has remained the same…YOU GO PREACH!  The great commission was not issued to a select few; it is unmistakably the responsibility of everyone who counts himself among those known as Christian. Every believer is a […]