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Myths About Jesus & The Resurrection


April 21, 2019 - Pastor Barry Clair shares the Easter message "Myths About Jesus & The Resurrection"

One of the most unfortunate characters in the death and resurrection narrative of Jesus is the Roman Governor Pontius Pilate.  Here is a man caught in the middle.  He is in a Catch-22 place.  He's truly between a rock and a hard place.  Here's a guy who can't get it right.  He's in a lose-lose situation.  It's his job to
adjudicate in the matter of Jesus of Nazareth versus the Jewish Religious State.  And though often portrayed as a bad guy, I truly believe, from my reading of the Gospel accounts, that Pilate was a conscientous leader.  I believe Pontius Pilate was really trying to get it right.



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I Love My Church - I Will CELEBRATE


April 14, 2019 - Pastor Barry Clair concludes the series "I Love My Church" with the message "I Will CELEBRATE"

In this series, we have learned that in spite of ancient and recent bad press and misunderstanding, the church is lovable, and a place to grow, a place from which to go, to give, to worship, to serve, and today to celebrate.



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I Love My Church - I Will GIVE


March 24, 2019 - Pastor Barry Clair continues the series called "I Love My Church" with the message "I Will GIVE"

I have been in church leadership long enough to know that there are only two kinds of people in the church today; Consumers and Contributors.  The consumer is the Christian who attends a church based on what the church can provide for him or her, and his or her family.  They expect the church to provide them with religeous goods and services.  A consumer thinks the church exists for its members rather than its mission.  They think about how they are serviced by the church rather than think about how they can be a service to their church.

The contributor, on the other hand, is exactly the opposite.  They understand that they belong to the church.  They are given gifts by God that help them keep the church functioning, ministering, and fulfilling its God given mission at the highest level.  They don't consume Christianity, they contribute to Christianity.  They don't look to be serviced by the church, they seek to serve the church.  They're not takers, they're givers.  They don't value a church by what's in it for them, but rather what they can give to it.

So let me ask you a question right off the top of the message this morning; Are you a church Consumer or are you a church Contributor?



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