Pastor Barry is the speaker unless otherwise noted. Schedule subject to change.
22 But the Spirit produces the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Galatians 5:22 & 23 These are characteristics that believers should naturally possess as the result of the Spirit of God being present. In fact the fruit of the Spirit is the evidence that God is at work in your life. This fruit is never out of season. When this fruit is present in our lives it makes us extremely attractive to other Christians and unbelievers alike. Therefore these nine traits are the key to healthy relationships
9/26 Fruit That is Never Out of Season: SELF-CONTROL. Galatians 5:22-23 & Proverbs 25:28 One of the areas where self-control is most needed is in the words we speak. The average American speaks enough words in one year to fill 66 books each 800 pages long. The odds are, at some point, your mouth is going to get you in trouble. Pastor Barry will share four keys to managing your mouth. Getting this area of your life under control will go a long way to helping you demonstrate self-control in other areas.
10/3 Guest Speaker: Crystal Bise
10/10 Guest Speaker: Carissa Onuma
10/17 Guest Speaker: Andy Quient
OUR CORE VALUES SERMON SERIES
Why do we exist as a Church? It is important that we, as members of FBCH have a common understanding to this question. That answer provides the foundation, motivation and direction for everything we do. It’s our “true north”. Vibrant healthy churches have a clear identity. In this series, “Our Core Values”, Pastor Barry will be sharing what we are all about as a Church… what we value most…what we believe is most important.
10/24 Our Core Values: BIBLICAL AUTHORITY. II Timothy 3:16 & 17; Luke 5:1-11. Our #1 core value is Biblical Authority. We believe The Word of God is the final authority for our lives as believers in Christ because all of it is inspired, it is useful, it is comprehensive, and it equips us. In today’s sermon Pastor Barry encourages us to follow Peter’s example when it comes to God’s Word. 1. He obeyed it even when it seemed illogical. 2. He believed God is right all the time, and 3. He discovered consistent obedience produces consistent results.
10/31 Our Core Values: REACHING THE LOST. Luke 15:1-32; Luke 19:10. Jesus cares about lost people. He desires that the lost be saved. In today’s sermon Pastor Barry shares some important things God wants us to know about lost people: 1. Jesus initiates the search. 2. Lost people are a top priority. 3. The “lost” being found is cause for celebration. 4. Jesus cares about quantity, and 5. God’s love is patient but expectant.
11/7 Our Core Values: LOVE FOR GOD. John 15:14 &15. It is one thing to know about God; it is an entirely different thing to know God. God desires to experience a deep personal relationship with us. He wants to be our friend. In today’s sermon Pastor Barry shares the “tests” of friendship that can be applied to both our friendship with God and with others.
11/14 Our Core Values: LOVE FOR PEOPLE. John 13:34b. Our relationship with Jesus is never just about our relationship with Jesus. It’s always about our relationship with other people. In today’s sermon Pastor Barry shares how we can love one another as Jesus loved us. When people look at us, may they know we are Christians by our love!
11/21 Our Core Values: SPIRITUAL REPRODUCTION. Matthew 29:18-20; John 7:17. In the Great Commission, Jesus said we are to make disciples. He didn’t say make converts. It’s not enough that people are saved. We are to reproduce ourselves in the lives of others. Discipleship is all about spiritual reproduction. There’s a great omission the way we read the Great Commission; the words “to obey”. “…teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you”. In today’s sermon Pastor Barry affirms our obligation doesn’t stop with our own spiritual development. Our obligation is to bring someone alongside us and pour ourselves into that person helping them to a mature faith.
11/28 Our Core Values: EVERY MEMBER A MINISTER. John 1:41-42. Andrew had a heart for ministry, his was a servant’s heart. He faithfully served the Lord but didn’t get a lot of credit for it. In today’s sermon Pastor Barry shares three things that Andrew seemed to understand that the other disciples didn’t seem to grasp as clearly. Andrew understood the value of people, invisible ministry, and every spiritual gift. God has given each of us a spiritual gift for the purpose of blessing others. If you are not involved in ministry, using the gifts God gave you, you are hurting the body of Christ and missing out on a blessing.
DECEMBER 5TH, 12TH AND 19TH
Christmas season is a good time to present a series on Angels because Angels played an important role in the birth of Christ. Who are these creatures called Angels? What do we really know about them. Do Angels have wings. What do they look like? These are just a few of the questions Pastor Barry will answer in this mini series on Angels.
12/5/21 Angels From the Realms of Glory (I)
12/12/21 Angels From the Realms of Glory (II)
12/19/21 Angels From the Realms of Glory (III)
12/26/21 Joy to the World.
01/02/22 Many Happy Returns
“…everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock” Matthew 7:24. As we celebrate the 90th anniversary of our Church we also look to the future. Our desire is to be effective, relevant and victorious. A victorious Church is the byproduct of its members living victorious lives. Building a strong healthy Church doesn’t just happen. Neither does spiritual maturity in the life of a Christian. Every well-built house must first have carefully designed blueprints, a strong foundation, and a competent builder. Even so, a strong Church can only be the product of the blueprint of God’s Word, the foundation of Jesus Christ, and the daily guiding hand of the Holy Spirit. In this sermon series Pastor Barry will seek to reignite and strengthen your passion for and commitment to God’s Word by sharing in very practical ways the significance of the Bible and what it means to be “doers” of the Word and not just “hearers” only.
TBD Why You Can Trust the Bible: The Bible is Prophetically Accurate. Ps.119:86 2 Tim. 3:16-17. The Bible is filled with literally hundreds of prophecies where God says, “This is going to happen at such and such a time, in such and such a way.” Hundreds of these prophecies have already been fulfilled, every one of them exactly as God said. Some of them are still yet to be fulfilled. Why can we trust the Bible? Because of its prophetic accuracy. And because the Bible is thematically unified. The Bible has the same theme through the entire book from cover to cover, from Genesis to Revelation. It is the theme of redemption and Jesus the central character.
TBD Why You Can Trust the Bible: It’s Transforming Power . Ps.119:86 2 Tim. 3:16-17. The Bible has been under attack century after century. It is the most despised denied, debated and destroyed book in history, yet it has endured. You can trust the Bible because of its enduring power but even more important is its transforming power. Nothing can change the lives of people like the Bible. Tens of thousands of lives have been changed by it and are still being changed today. Has it changed yours? In this sermon Pastor Barry shares how the Bible can eternally impact your life.
TBD Revive Us Again! Jeremiah 7:3; Acts 3:19. What would need to happen for revival to break out in America? As much as we would like to see that it’s the wrong question. The real question is what would need to happen for revival to break out in my life? In today’s sermon Pastor Barry shares the path one must follow for spiritual renewal to occur.
TBD Take This Job and Love It. Genesis 24:10-20. Rebekah was an ordinary person who did an ordinary thing in an extraordinary way. In this Sermon Pastor Barry shares the lessons we learn from her example about labor, your job and a godly work ethic.
TBD The Demonic and Devine. Mark 5:1-20; Ephesians 6:12. Satan and his demons are real and ultimately responsible for the condition of our world today. We are in a war. The battle is for the heart and soul of our nation, and all humankind. This battle is not fought with tanks and fighter jets for it is not a battle of flesh and blood but of “principalities and powers”. In Mark chapter five Jesus confronts the problem of demons and demon possession head on. It’s a case study of the power of evil in the life of one who has completely relinquished control to evil.
TBD Relentless Restlessness. Hebrews 11:8-10. Do you ever feel restless, but you can’t quite figure out what’s causing it? We often think it’s a physical problem but sometimes, maybe even most times it’s a spiritual problem. In today’s sermon Pastor Barry examines the life of one from scripture who was restless – Abraham. God put a desire in Abraham’s heart to live for something more than what this world has to offer. Abraham learned that people who live by faith are folks who have to settle down to NOT being settled down. “By faith he made his home in the promised land, like a stranger in a foreign country…” Are you restless because you know this world is not your home? Or are you restless because you don’t know this world is not your home? Either way that relentless restlessness is a longing for heaven. How do you get there? The same way Abraham did. Jesus said, “Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad.”