29 January The Great Divide January 29, 2018By Barry Clair Sermons 0 January 28, 2018 - Guest Speaker, Elder, & Teacher Dana Batten brings the message, "The Great Divide" Video Audio Your web browser is not able to read this audio file. Please update your browser to its most recent version. Related Posts Pray - Part 1 - "Why We Pray" January 7, 2018 - Pastor Barry Clair starts a new series simply called "PRAY" with the powerful inaugural message "Why We Pray" Over the next few weeks, we are going to learn the importance and practical spiritual discipline of prayer. The late Oswald Chambers in his best selling devotional "My Utmost for His Highest" says, "Prayer does not fit us for the greater works, prayer IS the greater work." There is nothing more important that you can do than to pray and read your bible. But it's not easy. I can tell you the reason why most Christians don't pray is because prayer is work - the greater work. And we should not run from prayer because it's hard work. It's one of the hardest things we as Christians are called to do, and yet it reaps a reward we cannot even calculate. 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 4 Sermon Title: Seeing Yourself With A Transformed Mind - Part 1 Have you ever noticed how much of the English vocabulary has the word “self” in it? Here are just a few “self-words”: self-abasement, self-absorption, self-abuse, self-acceptance, self-advancement, self-analysis, self-assurance, self-aware, self-confident, self-congratulation, self-conscious, self-control, self-indulgence, self-interest, etc. If our language is so absorbed with self, it is no surprise that our culture is. Pride is nothing more than self-obsession or self-focus. Did you know you can hate yourself and still have a problem with pride? Some people are obsessed with trying to feel good about themself. The late great theologian Rev. John Stott said, “Pride is your greatest enemy, humility is your greatest friend.” In a world that is self-obsessed, we’ve been trying to understand how God, through His Word wants us to see ourselves. Let’s look at our text, Romans 12:1-10, that is both a warning and an instruction. Video Audio Your web browser is not able to read this audio file. Please update your browser to its most recent version. IF - The Spirit Lives In You Today, in conjunction with our Small Group emphasis, we are beginning a series called IF. The Small Groups will follow the video curriculum supplied by Mark Batterson from His book, If: Trading Your If Only Regrets For God’s What If Possibilities. Mark’s book follows closely, Romans Chapter 8. This chapter has been called “The Greatest Chapter in the Bible”. The great 8. We will also look at this chapter for a couple of weeks but will go in a different direction and look at two places in “The Great Eight” where the word “If” is used. Video The Narrow Road Part 2 "The Arduous Journey" June 25, 2017 - Pastor Barry Clair - The Narrow Road Part 2, The Arduous Journey John Bunyan, the great English and Puritan preacher, in 1678. wrote one of Christianity's most popular and classic books. It has been translated into 200 languages and has never been out of print. The book is called The Pilgrim's Progress. The plot centers on the main character whose name is Christian. It chronicles his arduous journey from his hometown, the "City of Destruction" to the "Celestial City." It's a great book. In the story, when faced with a decision at the bottom of the Hill of Difficulty, Christian makes this poetic statement, "This hill, though high, I covet to ascend; the difficulty will not me offend. For I perceive the way to life lies here. Come, pluck up, heart; let's neither faint nor fear. Better, though difficult, the right way to go, than wrong, though easy, where the end is woe." Video Audio Your web browser is not able to read this audio file. Please update your browser to its most recent version. IF - The Spirit Lives In You Part 2 Last week, we began a short series on the subject of the The Small Groups are following the video curriculum supplied by Mark Batterson from His book, IF. Mark’s book follows closely, Romans Chapter 8. The great 8. John Piper has called Romans 8, “The greatest chapter in the Bible.” Let us read again the quote from Mark’s book that we read last week. “There are 1,784 ifs in the Bible. Most of those ifs function as conditional conjunctions on the front end of God’s promises. If we meet the condition, God delivers on the promise! So all that stands between your current circumstances and your wildest dreams is one little if.” Last week, we looked at one of those if/then conditional conjunctions. If the spirit lives in you, then what will happen? Today, we will look at another if/then conditional conjunctions from Romans 8:31-39. This text states unequivocally that if God is for you, then no one and nothing can take you out! Now that’s good news right? If God is for you, who can be against you? But the if/then principle leaves a big matzo ball out there, doesn’t it? How do you know that God is for you? How can you be sure? That’s what we're going to try to help you answer for yourself. Video Audio Your web browser is not able to read this audio file. Please update your browser to its most recent version. The Resurrection and Peter April 16, 2017 - Pastor Barry Clair brings the Easter Sunday message "The Resurrection and Peter". This is the personal story of Peter surrounding the resurrection of Jesus. It's a great story, filled with drama, betrayal, guilt, shame, bitter weeping, restoration and redemption. We begin with his discovery of the empty tomb. 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.