Has God custom made an eternal torture chamber to punish for an eternity? What is the difference between shame and guilt? Pastor Roger Barkley explores what grace is in the midst of a world of shame.
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 →
Many of us want to follow God’s lead but we don’t know how to hear God’s voice. Pastor Roger Barkley explores ways to find peace of mind by finding and following God’s guidance.
The Good News of Jesus didn’t end with the Easter Resurrection. God is good on Easter Sunday, and also on Monday and Tuesday … Today, Pastor Roger Barkley explores God’s goodness through the gift of rest and renewal. Today’s culture … Continue reading →
Maundy Thursday celebrates the last supper of Jesus with his disciples. Pastor Roger makes some brief comments as the church prepares for Easter.
Easter celebrates Christ’s resurrection, but Pastor Roger Barkley then asks, “Now what?”
“Preparing the way of the Lord” often means faithfully fulfilling mundane tasks, as Pastor Roger Barkley shares in this Palm Sunday message. At the Congregational Church of Northridge, the annual congregational meeting is integrated into the worship service. Music, prayer, … Continue reading →
What can we do with the fears that hold us back in life? Pastor Roger Barkley shares how Jesus is our partner as we face fears to expand our faith.
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.
Pastor Roger Barkley continues his serious on “Living Prayer,” this one addressing how to pray when your life feels out of control. The week of this sermon had been tough at church, with the furnaces not working and the roof … Continue reading →