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When Christians Disagree


— Video part2: Acts 15:36-41.  As Christians we don’t always agree on things. That’s especially evident in this highly charged political season. In the book of Acts, we read about a sharp contention that arose between Paul and Barnabas. It’s a sparse account, but from it, Pastor Barry will be sharing some useful things […]

Things Which Make for Peace


Ephesians 4:3.  Our unity as believers was uppermost on Jesus’ mind during His last agonizing hours. Unity is the heart and soul of fellowship. It is the core of how God intends for us to experience life together. He wants it protected, especially from the devastating damage that is caused by division, conflict, and disharmony. […]

The Unsettling News of Christmas


The Good Unsettling News of Christmas. Luke 2:25-35. The angel announced good news to the shepherds, (Luke 2:10) but that’s not the whole story.  Our reading of the Nativity often ends with verse 20. In the following verses, however is our first hint that this baby would grow up and shake things up.  This quake is the beginning […]

Blessed Are The Peacemakers


5/29/11 (Video version edited for “O Worship the King” broadcast on KWHE TV) On Memorial Day weekend we are reminded that however heroic, and patriotic soldiers and sailors and pilots may be, war requires ghastly violence. This should compel us to engage in the hard work of peacekeeping, a message, reinforced in the Bible. In […]

Christians in Conflict


11/29/09.  (Video version is edited for the “O Worship the King” broadcast.) Acts 15:36-41.  The church is like a hospital where sick people are supposed to get well. The sad thing about sick people and hospitals is not that there are sick people in the hospital, it’s that some sick people refuse treatment hospitals could provide. In […]