Sermons by Brad Barrett (Page 2)
In our new sermon series through the books of Samuel, we will be challenged by the rise and fall of “heroes” and “villains”. The first story we read is that of a grieving woman named Hannah who, in the midst of severe trial was also humble and faith-filled. And God used her to raise up a godly servant of the Lord, Samuel, who influenced an entire nation. Hannah can inspire us to know and trust the Lord.
Like the Lord has rescued us through his Son, we are to go out into the world with that same spirit of love and serve others. We can begin by looking within our own city and campus for needs we can meet.
If you are a Christian, you have been born (again) into a glorious family called the church, Christ’s body. Not only are you a vital part of it, you are called to be devoted to it. And in this devotion to God’s family, together we are on glorious display.
Having a strong family seems elusive in our world today. But the call God is to grow up into the fullness of his Son in all facets of our lives, including the home. Strong families are founded upon a robust walk with Jesus.
Salvation is by faith alone, but it is not by faith that is alone. Genuine faith in Jesus Christ is always accompanied by action. It looks like something, in both godly character and deeds. So as we grasp the glory of our heavenly calling through the help of the Holy Spirit, we will imitate our heavenly Father, putting off the old and putting on the new.
A mother’s work is glorious, yet daunting. Who is equal to such a task? God and His grace is. He is enough.
SERMON SLIDES Stonebrook Pillars: Biblically Minded—Part II A Light to My Path My extended family lives in Loveland, Colorado. An hour north of Denver. One year after we visited the family, we jumped in our van early in the morning with our four daughters and headed east on Interstate 76. But within the first hour, we encountered a significant problem: Fog. At first it was sporadic and not too dense. But fairly quickly, the fog was so dense we could…
What is the number one thing we give our lives to? Is that thing or person worthy of such devotion? There is only one person who is worthy of our greatest affection and love: the Lord God and his Son, Jesus Christ. The Lord deserves the rightful place on the throne of our hearts, for he made us for himself and he saves us for himself.
That You May Know—The Epistles of John 1 John 4:7-21 – Love One Another I’ve been to many weddings over the years, and one of the more common Scriptures read is 1 Corinthians 13. It’s about love. The pre-eminence of love. And a description of love. A beautiful chapter, really. “If I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.”…
That You May Know—The Epistles of John 1 John 2:3-17 Walk as Jesus Walked I just finished reading a fascinating biography of a former U.S. President. The focus of the book is the President’s faith. What his spiritual and religious background is. What he says he believes. I’m reading this wondering, “Is this President a true believer in Jesus Christ?” Some of his statements say an emphatic “Yes.” Some of his statements say, “Hmm, not so sure.” Still others say,…