All in for Jesus — Worship Service, September 18, 2022
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All in for Jesus — Worship Service, September 18, 2022

Right now, the Christian world in America is in disarray, and many Christians are not sure just how to practice their walk with Christ. Some people speak of “deconstructing” their faith, while many others are searching for a way to follow Christ that makes sense to them. This week, Pastor Barnes will share some things...

On Being a Church – Worship Service, October 31, 2021
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On Being a Church – Worship Service, October 31, 2021

America has spiritual amnesia. Our society is intentionally trying to forget about God and even many Christians have lost sight of what role God is supposed to play in their lives. To borrow from and adapt a phrase by C.S. Lewis; “In America today it is always Halloween and never Christmas.” This week’s message from...

Are You Going Back?
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Are You Going Back?

The Coronavirus has played havoc with our lives and on our schedules. One of the side effects of this unfortunate reality is that many people are questioning their commitment to God and their commitment to church. They are wondering, “if they will go back”. If you find yourself, or someone you know, in this situation,...

To Believe or not to Believe: Session 3 – What About Church?
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To Believe or not to Believe: Session 3 – What About Church?

It used to be that most people went to church even if they did not really believe that Christianity was true, and even if they had serious doubts about the existence of God. Today just the opposite is true. Increasingly, people are not joining churches EVEN IF they say they believe that Jesus is worth...

Rising Above the Hatred: Session 2 – “A Special Kind of Grace”
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Rising Above the Hatred: Session 2 – “A Special Kind of Grace”

This has been a tough week in America. The Derek Chauvin trial has put on display both the strengths of our justice system and the fragility of national unity. It has tested us all. As Christians we possess a strength and a hope that the rest of the world does not. In addition to that...

Coronavirus Update (October 8, 2020)
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Coronavirus Update (October 8, 2020)

2020 has been a year to forget; a year that has made us ill on many different levels. As we begin the final lap of this race that can’t end soon enough, Pastor Robert Barnes offers some honest thoughts about facing our challenges as human beings, as Christians and as a church.

God, Nation and Race: Session 7 – ‘Til We All Have Faces”
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God, Nation and Race: Session 7 – ‘Til We All Have Faces”

America is currently suffering through a time of much anger, pain and frustration. We insult one another, hurt one another, and sometimes even kill one another; all without seeing our common humanity. If your soul is aching over this reality, then you are invited to spend ten minutes, considering what is wrong with the world...

God, Nation and Race: Session 5 – Rising Up Above Politics
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God, Nation and Race: Session 5 – Rising Up Above Politics

If Christians are going to transcend the many problems that divide our nation and stunt our progress, we must find a way to do our duty as citizens without being absorbed into partisan politics. If this is something that is important to you, then you are invited to spend 19 minutes of your life, remembering...

God, Nation and Race: Session 4 – Being the Church Together
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God, Nation and Race: Session 4 – Being the Church Together

One of the perennial challenges, for both Christians and the church, is the need to find ways to relate to one another which cut through the prejudices and factions of this fallen world. If you are wrestling with how your Christian witness can better reflect the light of Christ or how your church can better...

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