Can America (and the world) achieve racial reconciliation? Can our multicolored, multi-tongued society find common ground for communication? For peace? For cooperation in meeting head-on the great needs of our fractured nation and our world? The answer is a resounding yes! “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ...
Author: Wellington Boone
I want to clarify niceness is not kindness. There’s a big difference. By kindness, I’m not talking about when you buy a stranger coffee or when you bring in your neighbor’s trash cans or when you tell someone they have food in their teeth. These are nice random acts. But kindness is not a random act. It’s a radical life. Kindness is not limited to grandmothers or Boy Scouts....
Author: Frank Viola
God loves us unconditionally and simply asks us to love Him intimately, humbly serve Him, and to walk with Him in submission and obedience.
Scripture: Philippians 2:3-11
If you are a Muslim, or have a muslim friend or relative, this post is for you. "The Father's Love: Islam's Missing Names of God." What do parents and God have in common? Could it be that parents can do something that the Quran teaches God cannot do? Did you read the news some years ago about the parents of American Taliban, John Walker? Did you ever see the TV interview...
Author: Tom Terry
Better Together is a two-part marriage series featuring pastor couples Glenn and Angie Barteau and Roger and Julie Barrier. They discuss key relational values expressed in the Song of Solomon. Each couple speaks to issues relevant to husbands and wives seeking to bring excitement and joy back into their marriages.
Scripture: Isaiah 62:5, Philippians 1:3-5, Proverbs 5:18-19, Song of Solomon 1:3, Song of Solomon 4:1-4
King Solomon teaches many valuable lessons about love and romance in the marriage relationship. We learn from him that love is pure, love protects and love is passionate. In the marriage relationship, God portrays the intimacy that He wants to have with us. The divine romance is Christ laying down His life for His bride, the church.
Speaker: Julie Barrier, Roger Barrier
Scripture: Song of Solomon 4:1-7, Song of Solomon 5:10-16, Song of Solomon 8:5-12, Ephesians 5:25-29, Ruth 3:10-12
We can listen to the voices of rage and anger in our lives. We can hear the shouts of the world around us, or we can listen to God's voice of love. David learned in his lessons with Saul and Nabal that God avenges, God lifts up and we need to trust Him for justice and peace. Preached at Casas Church. Used by permission. Sermon and video begin at 29:30.
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: 1 Samuel 25:1-42
I never learned much about racial discrimination. As a child raised in the South, I was unaware of the stigma of separate bathrooms, swimming pools, or back seats on the bus. I am profoundly sorry for such ignorance. But this is why I never noticed. The black women in my life were my deepest, most cherished friends and mentors. I want to take a moment and introduce you to...
Author: Julie Barrier
Hi Roger, I often find myself bouncing between believing and not. Growing up I was shown what it was like to put up a false front so to speak. At home often my parents fought and Dad would say horrific things. Then when we would go to Church or to someone's home we had to put on this face that everything was alright with the family. I am trying to be a positive example of...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
God is a "today" God. God is a "now" God. Don't get caught up in what happened yesterday or what will happen tomorrow. Enjoy God today. God is with you. God is for you, and God loves you. God never, ever wastes His love. He will always be enough for you. LifeChurch.tv provides free ministry resources to churches through http://open.church/ . Visit Open to download...
Speaker: Judah Smith
Scripture: Matthew 4:23-25, Romans 12:9-18, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Topic: Love of God, Love