Sermons by Pastor Barry

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Sermon Listening 101

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1/31/10. (Video version edited for “O’ Worship the King” broadcast) PART 1  “…when I came to you, I did not come preaching God’s secret with fancy words or a show of human wisdom…” I Corinthians 2:1 The function of preaching is often misunderstood. In this sermon Pastor Barry shares what preaching is, what preaching is […]

Building Great Relationships (2): The Power of Patience

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I Corinthians 13:4. The first building block is patience.  If you’re going to relate to people and build good relationships the first thing you’re going to need is patience. So why is patience so vital?  Of all the things God could have started with why patience? Two reasons. Because everybody’s different and because our differences […]

Building Great Relationships (1): Life’s Greatest Aim

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I Corinthians 14:1a. Everybody has a Dominant Life Principle. It’s what you revert to when you have multiple choices or decisions to make. The apostle Paul says that love should be our Dominant Life Principle… “Let love be your Greatest Aim” I Corinthians 14:1a (LB). In the preceding chapter, I Corinthians 13, the “Love Chapter” […]

(Easter) Proof of Jesus’ Resurrection

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Daniel 11:32b.  Pastor Barry has chosen a most unlikely passage for his Easter sermon.  It doesn’t speak of Jesus or His resurrection.  It’s not even in the New Testament.  This scripture may not only seem out of place as an Easter text but even in its own context it seems out of place.  Daniel is […]

(Palm Sunday) Telltale Tears

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John 11:33-44.  “In what way is Jesus relevant to my life today?” It’s a very legitimate question.   In our high tech, nuclear, jet age; of what relevance is a sandal-wearing peasant from an obscure village located on the other side of this planet?  Of what relevance is Jesus to our modern human predicament?  We […]

Keys to Persistent Faith: Abiding in Christ

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John 15:1-17.  Someone has said, “Prayer is the arm that moves the hand of God.”  That may be true, but you don’t move the hand of God unless you’ve held it for a while.  Holding God’s had for a while is abiding in Christ.  Pastor Barry shares three benefits that come into our lives when […]

Keys to Persistent Faith: Joy-Full Living

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I Thessalonians 5:15. One of the greatest challenges we face in the pursuit of our dreams is the temptation to live selfishly. Many people are blatantly and unashamedly living for themselves.  They have no interest in other people. As Christians, because we believe God wants the best for us, it’s easy to slip into the […]