The Forgotten Tree of Christmas

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Acts 10:39-43. The Christmas Tree has become an important part of the celebration of Christmas. The popularity of the Christmas tree is interesting since these kinds of trees are not native to the Holy Land. There is a tree however that is part of Christ’s story. The cross that Jesus died upon is referred to […]

Are You Rich?

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Psalm 104:33. The little girl with a dirty, tattered dress and runny nose asked, “Are you rich?” Abandoned by her mother, she and her sisters lived with her grandmother down the street in a rickety old house with dirt floors. In her mind she had already determined the answer to her question. My immediate thought, […]

Jesus’ Selfie

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John 10:1-10. You never really know a person until you know how that person perceives himself or herself. That kind of knowing is really only experienced on those deeper levels of friendship. That is precisely what is happening throughout the gospel of John, where Jesus shares His great “I am” passages. I am…The Bread of […]

Effective Communication with God

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Mark 14:32-36. There is no prayer more poignant or passionate in all of scripture than the one recorded in Mark 14. Jesus’ prayer in a time of personal crisis gives us insight into what powerful and effective prayer really looks like. From this simple, short prayer Pastor Barry identifies four keys to effective communication with […]

Guest Speaker: Patrick Pang

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Dr. Patrick Pang is the Executive Director of Great Commission International Partnerships. The mission of GCIP is to accelerate Bible translation for people without God’s Word through partnerships with individuals and churches for the purpose of evangelism, discipleship and church planting in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. As the Founder and President of 10 Keys Ministries, […]

Guest Speaker: Andy Quient

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[ First 4 minutes of recording blank ] Rev. Andy Quient is the Acting Executive Minister for the American Baptist Churches of Los Angeles, the Southwest and Hawaii (ABCOFLASH). Andy left a highly successful career in international sales and management for a life in ministry and hasn’t looked back. His philosophy of ministry centers around […]