Pastor Barry is the speaker unless otherwise noted. Schedule subject to change.
Building Great Relationships: We all want to love & be loved; but what does a healthy relationship look like? With the speed of life today and the pressure of social media, do you find yourself disconnecting with the people who are important to you? Sometimes it’s easier to let relationships gather dust like photos on a mantel, rather than learn how to make them work. In this Sermon Series, based on the Love Chapter, I Corinthians 13, Pastor Barry will lead us in exploring ways to build stronger relationships. Learn how to improve communication, resolve conflict, and build stronger bonds with friends and family. Strengthening your relationships is one of the most important things you can do!
5/7 Building Great Relationships (3): Showing Kindness and Appreciation. When you are kind, you show love in a practical way. Kindness is so important that God gave us an example… Jesus. Jesus is “the Kindness of God.” Titus 3:4 In this sermon Pastor Barry shares four ways God has shown His kindness to us. Once we understand how Jesus is kind to us then we will know how to show kindness to others.
5/14 (Mother’s Day) Building Great Relationships (4): Getting Ego Out of the Way. I Corinthians 13:4. At the root of most relational problems are two things. Pride and selfishness. When I am being prideful and selfish I’m being unloving. This sermon will expose the four specific ways that pride destroys relationships and what we can do about it.
5/21 Building Great Relationships (5): Relinquishing Resentment: It’s a fact of life, you’re going to hurt people and they’re going to hurt you. How you handle those hurts, to a large degree, is going to determine your happiness in life. If you don’t respond correctly to hurt it turns into resentment, and resentment destroys relationships. Job was a man who had every reason to be filled with resentment, but he wasn’t, and God made the rest of Job’s life the best of Job’s life. Regardless of the pain you’ve had in your life, regardless of the failure you’ve experienced in your past, God can make the rest of your life the best of your life, if you’ll do what Job did.
5/28 (Memorial Day Weekend) Building Great Relationships (6): Reducing Rivalry. In this sermon, Pastor Barry begins by pointing out the negative impact of envy and the two most common, ineffective ways people try to overcome it; but then quickly moves to sharing how it can be eliminated. The key is in changing your perspective. Specifically, there are five steps that will transform the way you look at a situation enabling you to overcome envy in your relationships.
6/4 Building Great Relationships (7): Giving and Getting Respect. Rudeness is on the rise. Rudeness is simply a lack of respect for others. You can summarize rudeness in one word – selfishness. In this sermon we will learn why God wants us to treat everyone with respect and five specific way we can give and get respect.
11th Guest Speaker: Dr. Samuel Chetti. The Rev. Samuel S. Chetti is the Executive Minister of The Region of American Baptist Churches of Los Angeles, Southwest and Hawaii Baptist Churches. This association of American Baptist Churches is made up of more than 280 churches and missions whose members represent over 104 countries with preaching and worship services conducted in 45 different languages. Dr. Chetti is a frequent plenary speaker and workshop leader throughout the country. His passion in ministry is to dialogue and engage with university students and young adults with the wisdom and the claims of the Kingdom of God. He is the first Asian-American Regional Executive Minister of the American Baptist Churches. [MORE ABOUT DR. CHETTI]
18th Onwards! & Upwards! Philippians 3:12-20. Jesus has claimed you for an all-important purpose. There is always a next step to take. There are dangerous distractions to avoid. It’s not always easy, but it sure is worth it! In this message, Dr. Doug Meye will look at principles that will help you live out your purpose in Christ. About Guest Speaker: Doug Meye: Rev. Dr. Doug Meye serves part-time as the Developing Pastors Lead of Transformation Ministries. He attended Wheaton College and earned a B.A. in Biblical Studies. Later Doug enrolled as a student at Fuller Seminary where he met his wife, Pat, and together they graduated in 1980. In 1986, Doug and Pat planted Warm Springs Baptist Church as co-pastors. After three years of ministry together, Doug became the Lead Pastor, and served in this capacity for twenty years. After leaving Warm Springs, Doug served as the interim Pastor at First Baptist Church of Ventura and pursued his Doctor of Ministry at Fuller Seminary. In 2012, Doug planted Grace Church in Henderson, NV, and the church is steadily growing. Doug and Pat have two grown children.
25th Guest Speaker: Chaplain Lee Axtell: Lee Axtell is a native of San Pedro, California. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 1985, and earned a Masters of Divinity from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1989 and Masters of Sacred Theology in Pastoral Care from Andover Newton Theological School in Boston, Massachusetts in 2002. He is a Navy Chaplain and serves at the Naval Health Clinic Hawaii. Lee is an avid surfer and is a member of First Baptist Church of Honolulu, serving as President of the Executive Board, leading a small group and lending his tenor voice to the Chancel Choir. He is married to Paula and they have three daughters Kayleigh, Alexandra and Piper.
2nd Guest Speaker: Chaplain Dennis Yokota: Dennis Yokota is a Chaplain with the Good News Jail & Prison Ministry here in Hawaii and is the only chaplain on Oahu with a permanent office within the correctional facilities. As the region’s senior chaplain, Dennis is involved in offering Bible Studies, counseling, organizing and/or conducting in-facility worship services, and coordinating a wide spectrum of support services such as the video-visits for families with loved ones incarcerated in out-of-state facilities. Chaplain Dennis is a tireless champion for the Lord offering training, support, and guidance to a great many volunteers who provide the manpower to achieve the ministry’s significant results both in and out of correctional facilities. To learn more about Chaplain Yokota’s ministry visit www.goodnewshawaii.org.
Living a God Pleasing Life: 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.
7/16 Abraham (Part 1):
7/23 Abraham (Part 2):
7/30 Abraham (Part 3):
8/6 Daniel (Part 1):
8/13 Daniel (Part 2):
8/20 Daniel (Part 3):
8/27 Moses (Part 1):
9/11 Moses (Part 3):
9/18 Joseph (Part 1):
9/25 Joseph (Part 2):
10/1 Joseph (Part 3):
10/8 David & Jonathan (Part 1):
10/15 David & Jonathan (Part 2):
10/22 David & Jonathan (Part 3):
10/29 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.