Rising Above the Hatred: Session 3 – “For the Church to Be the Light”
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Rising Above the Hatred: Session 3 – “For the Church to Be the Light”

A few decades ago a question was famously asked “Why can’t we all just get along?” For many of us the answer to the question was obvious. We have trouble getting along because people are not perfect and we can be hard on one another. The same principle applies to the questions people sometimes ask...

Elephant’s Foot
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Elephant’s Foot

Elephants are conditioned when they are young to not move when they have something tied to their ankles. Even if they are only tied with a rope that they could break, they believe they can’t go. Pastor Keith Butler reminds us that sometimes we are the same way — held captive spiritually by something from...

Take Every Thought Captive
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Take Every Thought Captive

No matter how joyous the season is supposed to be, sometimes we battle with our own negative thoughts . Pastor Keith Butler reminds us to keep fighting those thoughts.

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...

God, Nation and Race: Session 8 – Overcoming our Fears
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God, Nation and Race: Session 8 – Overcoming our Fears

These are not confident times in America. Too many Americans are afraid of their neighbors, their government, and of people who “look different” and “think different”. If you hope and pray for a better way, then please invest a few minutes of your life in asking yourself, “how can we get beyond the place where...

God, Nation and Race: Session 7 – ‘Til We All Have Faces”
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God, Nation and Race: Session 7 – ‘Til We All Have Faces”

America is currently suffering through a time of much anger, pain and frustration. We insult one another, hurt one another, and sometimes even kill one another; all without seeing our common humanity. If your soul is aching over this reality, then you are invited to spend ten minutes, considering what is wrong with the world...

The Other America
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The Other America

For a devotion today Pastor Barnes would like to invite you to read something: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech “The Other America”. King is not popular with everyone. White racists and Marxists tend to oppose his ideas and approach to change. That is because King was a Christian minister, who believed in what America said...