Everyone Means Everyone — Worship Service, October 2, 2022
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Everyone Means Everyone — Worship Service, October 2, 2022

We can all do better. All around the world people struggle to live together in harmony. We are divided by borders, by race, by politics, and by culture. We all know it, and we all wish there was a better way. The church is said to offer such a path, but do we? Join us...

Is There Someone Else? — Worship Service, June 26, 2022
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Is There Someone Else? — Worship Service, June 26, 2022

Of all the questions we come to in life, the biggest questions concern God and Christ, and at a certain point we simply want to know if our faith is based on truth. If you ever wrestle with questioning and doubt, this does not mean that you are not a real Christian; instead, it is...

Lenten Devotional – WORSHIP THE KING
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Lenten Devotional – WORSHIP THE KING

Sometimes, we are not certain of why it is important to worship God. After all, if God was hungry, he wouldn’t ask us for food (Psalm 50:12), so surely, he doesn’t need our praises. Perhaps, the reason why worshiping is important has more to do with us. Perhaps worshiping is the natural human response to...

Lenten Devotional – WHO IS HE? (Part I)
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Lenten Devotional – WHO IS HE? (Part I)

The season of Lent is a time for spiritual pilgrimages and growth. It is a time for reflecting on how we live our lives and what we need to change. Most of all, however, it is a time for seeking the author and finisher of our faith, Jesus Christ. Today and tomorrow, Pastor Barnes will...

Getting Along – Session 3 (Parents and Children)
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Getting Along – Session 3 (Parents and Children)

Television loves shows about families, but whether the name of the show is, “I Love Lucy”, “Roseanne”, “Everybody Loves Raymond”, or “Everybody Hates Chris”, there is a recurring theme in the stories they offer us: families have problems. That’s true on television and that’s true in real life, with the primary difference being, that in...

Thoughts on Knowing God — Worship Service, January 30, 2022
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Thoughts on Knowing God — Worship Service, January 30, 2022

Many Christians today are almost overwhelmed by a cacophony of “spiritual messages,” all making different claims. This week Pastor Barnes will help us to re-center our faith by speaking briefly on four different topics: 1) how we read our Bibles 2) keeping politics from co-opting our faith 3) what to expect when we pray, and...

Click Bait — Worship Service, January 16, 2022
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Click Bait — Worship Service, January 16, 2022

Emails and ads may offer something to grab our attention without alerting us to details or consequences. In the same way, the temptations we face may look good enough on the surface that we ignore signs of danger. An order of service with announcements may be found here. Text: Luke 4:1-13 Speaker: Pastor Keith Butler

The Virus and the Bible, Part I
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The Virus and the Bible, Part I

Today, there is no end of preachers and Christians making absurd claims about the virus. Self-appointed prophets make bold predictions that fall flat, lone rangers scoff, not at some, but at all, government directives, and the conspiracy-minded even claim that the “Mark of the Beast” is in the vaccine. In the meantime, people suffer and...