Sermons by Pastor Barry

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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 […]

The Tithe Belongs to the Lord

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Malachi 3:8-10. The people in Malachi’s day were treating God badly. Their worship had turned from relational to ritual. They offered blemished sacrifices; the priests had become unfaithful; divorce was commonplace and easy; their words wearied God; businessmen were defrauding their workers, cheating their customers and taking advantage of widows, orphans and immigrants. But the […]

The Uses of Adversity

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II Corinthians 1:9. There is nothing that causes more people to stumble in the matter of faith than the problem of suffering. “…man is born unto trouble (Job 5:7).” We may think that we would prefer a world without it. Heaven will be such a place, but on this side of glory you might want to […]

Antidote for Anxiety

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Psalm 37:1-3, 5, 7. Worry, fear, & anxiety are the emotions Satan uses to discourage and defeat us and, in some instances, kill us. The effects of anxiety we see in scripture are graphic. Worry can negatively affect us physically, emotionally, spiritually and psychologically. What’s the solution?  In this sermon Pastor Barry offers a very practical, […]