Does God hear our prayers?
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Does God hear our prayers?

Life can be hard and these are not easy days to live in. Sometimes it seems as if all we have left is prayer. If you sometimes wonder if God actually does hear your prayers, then here are a few personal words from Pastor Barnes about why he believes God hears us. Hopefully, they can...

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,...

Because He Lives
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Because He Lives

Children’s Director Shirletta Butler offers today’s devotion: Direct our paths, Lord, this day and the days to come!!! Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV) Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. In today’s continued times of uncertainty and at this...

The Weakness of Man (and Woman)
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The Weakness of Man (and Woman)

Today, much of America is angry, frustrated, or hurt, for one reason or another. We have no end of problems or people to blame, but all too little honesty. This week, Pastor Barnes will offer some painfully honest thoughts about one of the fundamental problems of the human race: we are too morally and spiritually...

You Still Matter!
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You Still Matter!

Life is hard and the Coronavirus has not made it any easier. During the past year and a half Americans have had to struggle not only with illness and untimely death, but unemployment and the disorientation that comes from having our normal routines upended. If you find yourself wrestling with the question of what your...

Corona-Sane? (Why Anger Can Be Worse than the Virus)
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Corona-Sane? (Why Anger Can Be Worse than the Virus)

he COVID-19 virus is very real, but so is sin, and giving in to excessive anger can be a deadly sin. In this follow-up to last week’s talk on staying sane during the pandemic, Pastor Barnes deals with the particular sin of anger and how we need to control our anger so that it doesn’t...

New Name Written Down In Glory / Jesus Is Mine
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New Name Written Down In Glory / Jesus Is Mine

Sometimes we get so stuck on remembering all we’ve done that we forget who we are becoming.  We see the weight of our sin — which is important to do – but we forget to move on to who the Lord says we are.  If the great I AM says we are a new creation,...

Corona-Sane?
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Corona-Sane?

The virus is surging again and with this unwelcome development comes mask mandates, arguments over vaccines, and more anger at public officials. How can we deal with all of this again? If you find your blood pressure rising and your spiritual health and/or sanity declining, then take a few minutes to listen to this week’s...

Awake My Soul
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Awake My Soul

Some days it’s easy to praise the Lord.  Other days we get distracted by the busyness of life or by pain or sorrow.  On those days, we may need to remind ourselves to praise Him whatever the circumstances. Like the composer of this song, we may need to say, “Awake my soul and sing, sing...