Fair Trade, Pt. 3 - Vengeance for Favor

February 17, 2019 - Pastor Barry Clair concludes the series "Fair Trade" with message "Vengeance for Favor"

We're going to go Old Testament today.  We've been looking at some trade practices in the Bible.  The first week we looked at trading the Immediate for the Ultimate.  We decided that was a bad trade.  Then last Sunday, we looked at trading the Divine for Dirt.  Also, a bad trade.  I promised you last week that today's trade would be a good trade, and it is!



Fair Trade, Pt.2 - The Divine for Dirt

February 10, 2019 - Pastor Barry Clair continues in the series of messages "Fair Trade" with message "The Divine for Dirt"

Today I continue in the series Fair Trade, and in this series we are looking at Spiritual Trade Practices.  In the consumer world, we are always on the lookout for a bargain.  We want to get the best deal.  We don't want to overpay for anything.  In a spiritual sense, the same holds true.

In this series, I am proposing that we are all susceptible to spiritual offers that are too good to be true.



Fair Trade, Pt.1 - The Immediate for the Ultimate

February 3, 2019 - Pastor Barry Clair starts a new series of messages called "Fair Trade" with message "The Immediate for the Ultimate"

How many of you like to get a great deal?  I don't think anyone likes to pay more for a product or service than they should.

For centuries, the Western developed countries of the world have exploited underdeveloped, impoverished countries by taking their natural resources or products at pennies and selling them for dollars.  Often the developing countries have the superior product, such as coffee beans, [that] are grown in some of the most exotic places in the world.  Because these small farmers don't have access to major markets, they are forced to sell them at bargain basement prices.

The 'Fair Trade' movement has been trying to correct this inequity throughout the world.  These 'Fair Trade' companies are buying the product at an economically fair price.  A fair trade, then, is a bargain between two entities that allows both parties to profit.

Sometimes, however, we profit at the expense of another.  This series attempts to use this concept in a spiritual way.