WHAT IS LOVE? REFLECTIONS ON 1 CORINTHIANS 13 Michael Barrett Corinth A.D. 55 This morning Paul writes that he will show us a most perfect way, a most excellent way. He calls that way the gift of love. He then … Continue reading
Putting on the Cloth of Love Colossians 3:15-17 Reflections Michale Barrett In this morning’s reading, written just after St. Paul tells us that we are “neither Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free,” he … Continue reading →
Michael Barrett concludes our Advent series with a profound message about finding true joy, based on Mary’s song Magnifying the Joy: Reflections on Luke 1:39-55 December 23, 2018 Michael Barrett After Peace and Hope and Love, the final advent … Continue reading →
Michael Barrett presents the second of our series about our church’s Mission Statement: We Grow in Christ by personally maturing in faith and bringing new people to Christ. Among other things, he explores the meaning of Jesus’ statement about separating sheep from goats – … Continue reading →
Michael Barrett continues our series about “Caring Church” with a reflection on 1 Corinthians 12:1-11. Caring for Our Church Community Reflections on 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 by Michael Barrett How should we care for our Church Community? This morning Paul … Continue reading →
Michael Barrett explores whether there really is the deep divide that some have made between faith and works, between Paul and James. A Life of Integrity: Lessons from the Letter of James Part 2 – Active Faith, Consistent Love, … Continue reading →
Michael Barrett explores three important themes of Jesus that are taught in Mark 6:30-34; 53-56: renewal, compassion and actions that reflect the values of Jesus.
Both the Old and New Testaments refer our relationship with God as sheep and shepherd, but what did that mean to the original writers of those texts? Michael Barrett surprises us with some insights into those images and how understanding … Continue reading →
Reflecting on Ephesians 2:1-10, Michael Barrett explores how the resurrection power helps us overcome sin, satan, and self-centeredness. He concludes with the Serenity Prayer, composed by one of the leaders of our denomination.
We conclude our series on the UCC Statement of Faith with Michael Barrett passionately showing how worship is the heartbeat of the Christian life.