Sermons tagged with ‘Faithfulness’

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Introducing the God Pleasing Life: God’s Selfie

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I John 3:1. True spirituality begins with an accurate picture of God. If you start with the wrong picture of God, you will never have the kind of relationship that God desires. God sent the apostle John a selfie. We see it in I John 3:1. In that picture we see God has a dream for […]

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: Determination (Part 2)

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Genesis 24:1-58. Once God has placed a dream in your heart one of the hardest things is getting started, so, this sermon is about determination. Using a story in the old testament about one of Abraham’s servants Pastor Barry will pick up where he left off sharing the remaining steps to take to reach your […]

The Life that Excels

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Psalm 36. This Psalm contrasts human wickedness at its worst and divine goodness at its best – what people claim will make you happy and what God says will make you happy. Innumerable voices are clamoring to convey their message of what it takes to excel in life, but in this Psalm Pastor Barry shares three […]

The Distinguishing Characteristics of a Disciple

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Mark 8:34-35. Are you a disciple of Jesus Christ? The Lord showed us how important discipleship is by making the first thing He did in His public ministry gathering disciples, and the last thing He did in His public ministry sending those disciples into the world to make more disciples. In this sermon Pastor Barry […]

Pleasing God with Our Worship

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“The Heart of Worship”: #1 Pleasing God with Our Worship. Isaiah 1:11-15. How does God feel about our worship? We often evaluate worship on the basis of how we felt about it, but how does God feel about it? It’s obvious from Isaiah 1:11-15 God has an opinion and in that case it was not […]

Can Jesus Trust You?

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Matthew 25:19ff, John 19:26. On the cross Jesus asked John to do something He (Jesus) could not do for Himself… take care of His mother.  Jesus needed someone He could trust. In the years subsequent to Jesus’ death all the other disciples left Jerusalem, everyone except John. John stayed in Jerusalem until Mary died.  We […]