Sermons by Pastor Barry

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Accentuate the Positive

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10/11/09  (Video version is edited for Words of Life broadcast)“…if anything is excellent or praiseworthy think about such things.” Philippians 4:8b God wants us to be positive people but because of our sin natures we have a natural propensity toward being negative. Positive people attract. Negative people repel. Negative thinking manifests itself in three ways […]

HEROES; The Thankful Leper

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Luke 17:11-19. There are few things in the New Testament that surprise Jesus, but in this instance our Lord registers surprise. Jesus asks, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?” Of the ten lepers that were healed, the Samaritan would have been considered the most unlikely thanks-giver, yet it was he who […]

HEROES: Elijah

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I Kings18:24. The prophet Elijah was sent with a warning about idolatry to King Ahab. The first two of the Ten Commandments deal with idolatry. There are more than a thousand verses that speak to it. It’s one of only four commandments that has the death penalty attached to it. So, it’s obvious God takes […]

HEROES; Barnabas

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Acts 4:36. We all hunger and thirst for encouragement. When encouragement comes our way, we soak it up like a sponge. If you want to have people beating down the door to be your friend be an encourager. Barnabas, The Son of Encouragement, is a model encourager. In this sermon Pastor Barry examines the traits […]

HEROES; Nehemiah

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Nehemiah 9-10. When a delegation from Jerusalem arrives in Persia with a message for the Jewish community there, they look for Nehemiah. Nehemiah is the respected leader, probably because he’s deeply spiritual and has an important position in the government. The message is that Jerusalem is still in ruins, the walls are still broken down, […]

HEROES; Peter

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Mark 14:27-72. The pages of the Bible are strewn with the wreckage of men and women who have failed in their faith. There is none more familiar than Peter’s, recorded in Mark 14. The God who wrote the Bible is a God of grace who wants us to profit from the experience of failure in […]

HEROES: Job

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Job 19:23-25.  Although the book of Job deals with suffering it is more a presentation of the process Job goes through while dealing with his suffering.  He identifies the source of his suffering. He confronts his suffering.  Job’s triumph was not in the last chapter when God restores his wealth. Job’s triumph was the affirmation […]