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.
In our rush toward Christmas, do we really reflect on the meaning of love? Michael Barrett brings Advent “love” to life in this Advent sermon
What’s up with Jesus’ talk about separating the sheep from goats, and blessing some people and condemning others? Michael Barrett explores Matthew 25:31-46, a passage that should bother and challenge all Christians.
Michael Barrett reflects on the meaning of re-formation of our person, society, and church. Considering the “Greatest Commandment” of Jesus, Michael explores the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
Michael Barrett gives powerful insights about Passover, YWHW’s overpowering of Pharoah and the Hebrew slaves’ safe crossing of the sea.
Michael Barrett continues our series on the Book of Exodus.
Michael Barrett begins our exploration of the book of Exodus.