12 June Stirred to Life June 12, 2017By Barry Clair Sermons Ezekiel 37, impossible, valley 0 June 11, 2017 - Dallas Elder - Stirred to Life From Ezekiel chapter 37, we are reminded that God is the God of the impossible, and even when we are in the valleys of life, God is always there and will always speak to us. Video Audio Your web browser is not able to read this audio file. Please update your browser to its most recent version. Related Posts Sanctity of Human Life Sunday Abortion is an issue affects everyone. It affects every father or mother who has ever encouraged or paid for a daughter’s abortion. It affects any man who has ever pressured a woman that he has impregnated to end the life in her womb. It affects every pastor and every church who has avoided or been silent on this difficult issue because of its complexity and explicitly. It affects every person who has ever voted for or affirmed a women’s sovereign right to choose her life over the unheard, and unrepresented life in a mother’s womb. But we want to express my concern and our love for those who are here this morning, or those watching or listening by video stream, who have experienced personally the pain of abortion. We are not here to judge you. We are here to extend to you God’s love, God’s grace, God’s forgiveness and God’s healing. Thank you for your courage to listen to this message. Video Audio Your web browser is not able to read this audio file. Please update your browser to its most recent version. Dry Bones Pt.3 - Prophecy To the Breath July 30, 2017 - Pastor Barry Clair - Dry Bones Part 3, Prophesy To the Breath Today I conclude the series Dry Bones. Thus far in this series, we first examined God's Question to Ezekiel, "Son of man, can these bones live?" Our examination concluded that, "In the 'Death Valley' of your life, God wants you to believe and trust in Him to bring you new life again!" Last week, we took some lessons from several observations within God's command that Ezekiel, "prophesy to these bones." We learned that, "In your 'Death Valley,' God not only wants you to believe and trust in Him for new life, He wants to partner with you to bring it to pass." Today, we will take a look at the last part of this very famous vision and prophecy that God, by His Spirit, gave Ezekiel in the valley of dry bones. Video Audio Your web browser is not able to read this audio file. Please update your browser to its most recent version. Six Seconds After... October 14, 2017 - Pastor Barry Clair - Six Seconds After... Before I left for my recent Gettysburg pilgrimage/vacation, my wife recommended I read or listen to the new book by Erwin McManus titled, "The Last Arrow: Save Nothing For the Next Life." Let me tell you, that book really rocked my world. Paul had a similar situation he writes about under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in our text today, which is Philippians 1:19-24. Let's contextualize this passage: Paul is in prison. He is awaiting trial. A conviction could mean his death! The power of this Scripture, and the application to us today is learning how we can live like Paul did. How to live life in the face of death. Video Audio Your web browser is not able to read this audio file. Please update your browser to its most recent version. SELF-IMAGE: How God Wants You to See Yourself Part 3 We are looking at this concept of a Biblical self-image. Last week, we looked at King Uzziah and how pride distorted his self-image. Today, we will look at King Saul and how insecurity affected his. We are going to see from our text and others that King Saul was destroyed by a poor self-image. He was plagued by insecurity. What is insecurity? Pastor James MacDonald says, “Insecurity...is defined as the awareness of the gap between who I want to be and who I am.” Jon Bloom, author and co-founder of the Desiring God website wrote this, “At the root of insecurity — the anxiety over how others think of us — is pride. This pride is an excessive desire for others to see us as impressive and admirable. Insecurity is the fear that they won’t, but instead they will see us as deficient.” Think about that! Let’s face it, we all struggle with insecurity. It’s human to see a gap between who we are and who we want to be. But the key is not to become preoccupied with the gap, to focus exclusively on the gap. When does normal, human insecurity become a problem? In his book The Tender Heart: Conquering Your Insecurity, renown Clinical Psychologist, Joseph Nowinski writes, “When insecurity becomes so intense and lasting that it seriously undermines our self-esteem and interferes with our ability to enjoy life, to build and to keep satisfying relationships, and to achieve our career potential, it is dysfunctional.” So there you have it. How do you know you have a problem with insecurity? When self-esteem is undermined, we can’t enjoy life, satisfying relationship or achieve career potential. How does God want you to see yourself?...as unaffected by insecurity. Audio Your web browser is not able to read this audio file. Please update your browser to its most recent version. Sun Stand Still February 11, 2018 - Administration Pastor Kendra Bryse brings the message, "Sun Stand Still" How cool is it that in August we had a solar eclipse that hadn't happened here in Kansas City in somewhere around 180 years! It was definitely a "once-in-a-lifetime" event. Do you remember that feeling, what it was like as darkness came over the earth? Pretty amazing! We're going to look at an event today, though, that is much more amazing than a solar eclipse. Video Audio Your web browser is not able to read this audio file. Please update your browser to its most recent version. Stand Firm Part 4 "...In Belief and Behavior" November 26, 2017 - Pastor Barry Clair continues with Part 4 of the Series "Stand Firm" with the message "... In Belief And Behavior". Let me start out with a rhetorical question today, Is it possible to believe something completely and yet act totally opposite of that belief? Now I believe the answer to that question is Yes. You can believe completely, for instance, that walking on very thin ice will result in breaking through, sinking to the bottom and result in your drowning, and do it anyway. It's possible. You can believe that rejecting Jesus your whole life will result in spending eternity in hell after you die, and do it anyway. It is possible. So, let me ask you a little bit of a different question, let's tune this up a little bit. What do we call someone who believes something completely and yet acts totally opposite of that belief? Isn't there something fundamentally wrong with that person? I certainly think so. And that's what we're going to talk about a little bit today. Video Audio Your web browser is not able to read this audio file. Please update your browser to its most recent version. Comments are closed.