Pastor Barry is the speaker unless otherwise noted. Schedule subject to change.
“…everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock” Matthew 7:24. As we celebrate the 90th anniversary of our Church we also look to the future. Our desire is to be effective, relevant and victorious. A victorious Church is the byproduct of its members living victorious lives. Building a strong healthy Church doesn’t just happen. Neither does spiritual maturity in the life of a Christian. Every well-built house must first have carefully designed blueprints, a strong foundation, and a competent builder. Even so, a strong Church can only be the product of the blueprint of God’s Word, the foundation of Jesus Christ, and the daily guiding hand of the Holy Spirit. In this sermon series Pastor Barry will seek to reignite and strengthen your passion for and commitment to God’s Word by sharing in very practical ways the significance of the Bible and what it means to be “doers” of the Word and not just “hearers” only.
TBD Why You Can Trust the Bible: The Bible is Prophetically Accurate. Ps.119:86 2 Tim. 3:16-17. The Bible is filled with literally hundreds of prophecies where God says, “This is going to happen at such and such a time, in such and such a way.” Hundreds of these prophecies have already been fulfilled, every one of them exactly as God said. Some of them are still yet to be fulfilled. Why can we trust the Bible? Because of its prophetic accuracy. And because the Bible is thematically unified. The Bible has the same theme through the entire book from cover to cover, from Genesis to Revelation. It is the theme of redemption and Jesus the central character.
TBD Why You Can Trust the Bible: It’s Transforming Power . Ps.119:86 2 Tim. 3:16-17. The Bible has been under attack century after century. It is the most despised denied, debated and destroyed book in history, yet it has endured. You can trust the Bible because of its enduring power but even more important is its transforming power. Nothing can change the lives of people like the Bible. Tens of thousands of lives have been changed by it and are still being changed today. Has it changed yours? In this sermon Pastor Barry shares how the Bible can eternally impact your life.
TBD The Strange Gift of Suffering. II Corinthians 1:3-7. Pain and suffering are heightened when they happen during the most joyous time of the year. Suffering is an integral part of the message of Christmas. There is much emphasis on giving gifts at Christmas but no one would think of suffering as a gift, no one except for the apostle Paul. We find his Christmas gift wish-list in the second letter he wrote to the church in Corinth, and on it is “the fellowship of His suffering.” It’s a strange gift but in this sermon Pastor Barry shares why it truly is a gift we each should be happy to receive.
TBD: Advent: God’s Wake-Up Call.