Being Jotham in the Age of Abimelek — Worship Service, April 11, 2021
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Being Jotham in the Age of Abimelek — Worship Service, April 11, 2021

Please join us for worship and a message from Judges 9. Karl Marx compared religion to a drug that people take to evade reality, but he was wrong. Faith in Jesus Christ allows us to see the world with greater clarity not less, and to face whatever challenges come our way. Today’s message takes us...

Remembering a King, and a Christian Statesman
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Remembering a King, and a Christian Statesman

Americans are wrestling today with questions like: “What should we think of our country?” and “What should we think of God?” and “Should there be a relationship between our faith and national identity?”. If you wrestle with questions like that, or even if you don’t, then I invite you to spend 14 minutes of your...

If We Want This To Stop
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If We Want This To Stop

I apologize for the quality of this video because I am on vacation and away from my usual “studios”, but in the aftermath of Wednesday’s riots I want to offer some thoughts about how we can live in these divided times in hopes of being a part of the solution and not the problem. And...

A “Word” and a “Warning” about Unity
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A “Word” and a “Warning” about Unity

Normally, my Wednesday devotion for this week of Advent would be about “Joy”, but today I would like to share a message about not letting politics rob us of either our capacity to love or our Biblical perspective. Speaker: Pastor Robert Barnes

Why Give Thanks?
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Why Give Thanks?

Thanksgiving is said to be a uniquely American holiday because it commemorates the faith and trust of the religious pilgrims who helped found America. That said, many Americans wrestle today with questions like, “Is God truly worth giving thanks to?” and “Is America worth giving thanks for?” If you care about such questions then why...

The “Pregame Talk” (and prayer)
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The “Pregame Talk” (and prayer)

Americans everywhere are fearful and apprehensive about the direction of our country. This is true for both democrats and republicans (not to mention independents). If, at any time, all of the politics gets to be too much for you then take 7 minutes out of your life to put our fears into perspective and our...

Walking with Christ through “the valley of the shadow of anger”
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Walking with Christ through “the valley of the shadow of anger”

In just a few short weeks America will be choosing their next round of leaders, and as everyone knows our country is angry and divided. If you sometimes feel your blood pressure rising in ways that go beyond medical science’s ability to control, then why not invest 10 minutes of your life on this little...

“Before You Break Your TV”
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“Before You Break Your TV”

Tonight there is a big Presidential debate which will probably serve to remind us of just how angry and divided our nation has become. For those of you who are looking for signs of unity, consider investing 11 minutes of your life in this brief devotion. It won’t tell you who will “win” or who...