Pastor Barry is the speaker unless otherwise noted. Schedule subject to change.
Living a God Pleasing Life Sermon Series
What makes God happy? The Bible says that, “God rewards those who diligently seek him.” Hebrews 11:6. What does it mean to “diligently seek Him” and are there ways that we can do that, that are more effective than others? What many Christians sadly misunderstand is that God isn’t into religious activities or performance-based Christianity. O.K., so what then does God really want from us? In this sermon series Pastor Barry will answer that question by looking at Biblical Characters whose lives were pleasing to God.
9/3 (Labor Day Weekend) Daniel (Part 2): Daniel 1:8a. As Christian parents, we can’t totally isolate our children from the culture, but we can prepare them so they can be a “Daniel” in their world. Daniel and his friends were spiritually grounded. The reason these teenage boys, even in Babylon’s wicked, immoral, sexual culture, could remain pure is that they had parents who introduced them to God, and taught them what is true and what is false. Because of that, they had a tremendous impact upon Babylon and three subsequent kingdoms that rose to power. The world’s game plan and God’s game plan, both involve our children. As believers, He wants to shoot us, like a projectile, through this culture in a way that penetrates and transforms it.
9/10 Daniel (Part 3):
9/17 Moses (Part 1):
9/24 Moses (Part 2):
10/1 Moses (Part 3)
10/8 Joseph (Part 1)
10/15 Joseph (Part 2)
10/22 David & Jonathan (Part 3):
10/29 Guest Speaker: Jon Rawlings.
Reviewing the God Pleasing Life:
11/12 (Veteran’s Sunday)
11/19 (Thanksgiving Sunday)
12/31 One Month to Live Sermon Series
1/7 One Month to Live Sermon Series
1/14 One Month to Live Sermon Series
1/21 One Month to Live Sermon Series
1/28 One Month to Live Sermon Series
TBD Living with Loneliness. Psalm 102. This Psalm is a paradox: It is a Psalm of desolation but it could also be described as one of consolation. There is the reality of suffering but also the reality of God’s presence. Somewhere in every Psalm we will find ourselves. This Psalm is no exception. The author of this Psalm is brutally honest. He feels abandoned. He feels as though he’s the only one who has any national pride or heartfelt concern for his homeland. His enemies are unrelenting in their ridicule because of his patriotism. When someone stands for the cause of Christ in the nation, there will be plenty of the devil’s people to attack and persecute. The Psalmist’s worst distress, though, comes from the feeling that God had exalted him and then thrown him down, but in the end he says though my weaknesses and problems have not all been resolved or removed, I have confidence in You, God.
TBD Protecting the Unity in Your Church (Part 1): Ephesians 4:3. Our unity, as his followers, was uppermost on Jesus’ mind during His last agonizing hours. Unity is the heart and soul of fellowship. It is the core of how God intends for us to experience life together in His church. He wants it protected, especially from the devastating damage that is caused by division, conflict, and disharmony. You are commissioned by Jesus to do everything possible to promote harmony in your church family and among all believers. How are we to do this? Pastor Barry shares the very practical advice found in God’s Word.
TBD Protecting the Unity in Your Church (Part 2): Ephesians 4:3. “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:3 NIV) How are we to do this? In this sermon Pastor Barry continues what he started in Part 1; sharing the practical ways God has given in His Word to keep the unity in the Church.