Sermons from May 2020

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The Uses of Adversity


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 […]

Rejoicing Even When There’s No Reason To


Satan has one false hope to offer… “God will make you sad, but I will make you glad.” In contrast Jesus says, “These things have I spoken to you that your joy may be full.” I John 1:4. Paul admonishes us to, “Rejoice in the Lord always.” Our lack of joy negatively impacts our testimony […]

Weathering the Storms of Life


Mark 6: 45-52. Storms are inevitable. Sometimes it seems there’s no way out. Our response often makes the difference on how we weather the storm. Unfortunately our natural tendencies tend to perpetuate our problems instead of easing them. Jesus’ disciples, when caught unexpectedly in a storm, illustrate five of these tendencies that we should avoid […]

Antidote for Anxiety


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 way to win […]