Ready or Not, Here I Come!

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Revelation 21:4. The Apostle John, while exiled to the Island of Patmos for standing up for his faith, receives a vision (revelation) from God about the future and what is playing out behind the scenes of the physical world… God and Satan are at war. Revelation is a description of Satan’s attacks and tricks, but […]

Weathering the Storms of Life

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Mark 6:45-52.  We are like sailors upon the sea. It’s not a question of if there will be storms, there will be storms. And there may be leaky boats. Sometimes it will seem there’s no way out. Our response often makes the difference on how we weather the storm. Unfortunately our natural tendencies tend to […]

So Heavenly Minded No Earthly Good

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Genesis 18:1-5 & Luke 24:28-31. Many of us take great care in ordering our lives, arranging the details, structuring the activities, strictly following our daily schedule and list of things to do. There’s security in that, but there can also be idolatry in that too.  Order, the familiar, control, security, minimize the need for faith. […]

Lead Us Not Into Temptation

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Matthew 6:9-13; Luke 11:1-4. The more we understand about the promises of God, the richer, and more meaningful our prayers will become. The first three petitions in the Lord’s Prayer relate to God and His glory.  The last three relate to man and his need. This petition is the cry of the heart that despises […]

Forgive Us Our Sins

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Matthew 6:9-13; Luke 11:1-4. This is the only part of the prayer upon which Jesus comments (Matthew 6:14-15). This gives focus on the importance of forgiveness. In this sermon Pastor Barry will share six reasons from scripture why we should forgive others. The life of many believers is short circuited in its power because of unresolved […]

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

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Matthew 6:9-13; Luke 11:1-4. Bread represents all physical provision. We can’t be a spiritual being unless we are first a physical one and so God begins with the physical. God cares that our physical needs are met and because of that we don’t need to be preoccupied with the physical.  As a matter of fact God […]

Thy Will Be Done

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Matthew 6:9-13; Luke 11:1-4. This phrase affirms that we have a right to refuse certain situations as inevitable.  We have a right to pray that God will intervene and do things the way they ought to be done. Praying this way is an act of defiance against Satan and all that is fallen in this world, […]