Pastor Roger Barkley illustrates the blunders of living without checking-in with God and explains the “direct line” we have to God’s guidance. This sermon is based on James 1:4-8; 3:13-18. The Book of James Week 3 Seeking Wisdom James 1:4-8; … Continue reading
Today’s message comes from Rev. Janie Ito, who is the lead chaplain at Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles. Janie shares some of her experiences in chaplaincy as she reflects on Romans 12:9-21 Romans 12:21 concludes, “Do not be overcome by evil, … 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 →
What if we could strip away years of church dogma and hear from someone who grew up with Jesus? Someone who shared daily chores, roughhoused, listened to him practice preaching – what would he say about Jesus? That is what … Continue reading →
Pastor Roger Barkley begins an exploration of the biblical wisdom tradition with this look at Lady Wisdom, the feminine presence who was with God from the moment of creation. This message focuses on Proverbs 8 and 9. Wisdom: … Continue reading →
We are experiencing a national epidemic of rudeness, a symptom of our social polarization that is rooted in our fractured soul. Pastor Roger Barkley explores the extent of this issue, including some interesting studies that reveal the amount of emotional … Continue reading →
Pastor Roger Barkley introduces the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper in a strikingly new way. Exploring the “Bread of Life” chapter in the Gospel of John, Roger shows how looking at the meaning of few Greek words changes the meaning … 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.
Nearly everyone wants to be compassionate, but what does that really look like in our everyday life? Pastor Roger Barkley explores Jesus’ encounter with the two blind men in Jericho and discovers four concrete steps we can all take to … Continue reading →
What do the stories of Jairus’ daughter and the hemorrhaging woman teach us about how to live as a Christian? Pastor Roger Barkley gives context and fresh insights to these traditional accounts of Jesus’ healings.