Category Archives: Pastor Barry

Glory, Idols, and Caesar

Even today idols and governments of all kind beg us to “worship” them! “Worship” in the sense of devotion, following, and giving way too much attention to them! All this while the glory of God is nowhere to be seen. … Continue reading

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Always Messing With the Party?

Very few people start out to be anxious or disobedient in their relationship with God and the neighbor. But, stuff happens! Even with best of intentions we can find a way to spoil a party, a wedding, a trip, or … Continue reading

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You Know That Church Over There?

Sunday is World Communion Sunday. This day we are reminding ourselves we have brothers and sisters in Christ around the world! We know this in our “head” but often we tend to act as though our church family is just … Continue reading

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Little Easters in Autumn

Each Sunday worship is considered by Christians to be a “little Easter.” Of course, every Sunday’s sermon, hymns, and scriptures are not specifically about Death and Resurrection, even so, the unspoken awareness of most is that we are present together … Continue reading

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Homecoming

Our two churches have their respective Homecomings on September 17 (K) and October 8 (LM). As of now I have not been given the power to bi-locate I.e. be in two places at the same time. This capacity has been … Continue reading

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Shunning?

As Groucho Marx once said: “I wouldn’t want to be a member of any club that would have ME as a member!” Church belonging is another matter. Church takes all kinds. And only later does the church deal with matters … Continue reading

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Three Reasons Going To Worship Is Good For You

Parents are always trying to convince their kids that certain things like fruit and vegetables are good for them. Or that going to bed and getting a good night’s rest is better than staying up late and playing video games! … Continue reading

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Go Figure!

This week we will hear about civil disobedience. By midwives. In ancient Egypt. We will also get reassurance that “the gates of hell will not prevail against” the church. When Jesus spoke of gates the people would likely have images … Continue reading

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Solar or Lunar?

August, a month of changing light. Gradual but you begin to notice evening comes on and the house lights come on sooner. August 21, 2017 and many Tennesseans (and visitors) will catch the total or partial eclipse. What better time … Continue reading

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Rescue Me! (And the World)!

Rescue me! Save me! At some point, in a lifetime, these words will be said. An actual situation will arise both earthly and…spiritually. And maybe more than once! If you haven’t seen the current movie DUNKIRK, you might want to … Continue reading

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