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God's Wrath in Context


October 14, 2018 - Pastor Barry Clair - God's Wrath in Context

Today, I begin a two-week series intended to ramp us up to Global Impact Sunday.

I am often asked this question: If sin makes God angry, then why has He not destroyed all the evil sinners in the world?  Why does He not bring the hammer down?  Why does He tolerate sin and sinful people?  What is He going to do about it?

This is going to sound weird given we are ramping up to Global Impact Sunday with our strong emphasis on missions, but today, I'd like to talk about the wrath of God.  What is it?  When is it coming?  Who is it coming for?  And how can we stop or delay it?  Just how mad is God at sin and sinfulness?



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Life Worthy of the Gospel


October 7, 2018 - Pastor Barry Clair shares the message "Life Worthy of the Gospel"

This last week and a half, I was able to spend some vacation time at my 3rd favorite place in the world - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  I've spent time in Gettysburg for the last 20 years, 20 years in a row.  I try to focus in that time on hearing God's voice and making plans on changes in my own life, to be a better disciple of Jesus, a better husband to my wife, a better father and grandfather, and a better Pastor to you all.

Usually during that time, God gives me a message for the Sunday I return.  This time, however, He didn't.  Friday morning...I'm still a little concerned kind of in the back of my mind because Friday and Saturday [are] my study days and I was concerned because usually I'm well into prep by then.

As I was reading the Friday, October 5th New Testament passage for the day, suddenly the Scripture text for my message today leapt off the page.  I instantly knew what the Lord wanted me to talk about this morning.



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enigma - Message 9 - No Longer Slaves

enigma - Message 9 - No Longer Slaves


September 23, 2018 - Senior Pastor Barry Clair concludes the series "enigma" with the message "No Longer Slaves"

Let me take you back to the beginning.  According to the dicationary, and enigma is something that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand.  There are many passages in the Bible that fit this definition.  I call them the enigmatic statements of Scripture.

Over the last several weeks, we have taken a look at some of these verses in an attempt to explain and understand them.

Today, we conclude this series with another puzzler...



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enigma - Message 8 - The God Who is Far and Near

enigma - Message 8 - The God Who is Far and Near


September 16, 2018 - Senior Pastor Barry Clair explains the hard-to-grasp concept "The God Who is Far and Near" in message 8 of the "enigma" series

Today in our series enigma, we're going to ponder another mystery.  Since we are human beings and understand things from a human perspective, it's hard to sometimes comprehend a God who at times seems to contradict Himself.  Now some of us have more trouble with this than others.

We know that God declares in the Bible that He is One, and yet the Bible clearly teaches that God is three persons.  Scripture teaches that God is Spirit, that means He's immaterial, and yet Jesus was human (material, flesh and blood).  And while we are talking about Jesus, how can He be completely God and completely man both at the same time?

Doesn't it seem a little inconsistent?  Doesn't it seem a little bit contradictory?



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