Posted on November 21st by Barry Braun

It seems to me that anxiety is on the increase. If the graph of anxiety in our society was related to the stock market people would be making millions. As many articles on the topic would suggest, we are growing more anxious. Here’s a sample statement: If you’re feeling stressed, uncertain about what the future holds, […]

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The Theme of Hebrews

Posted on October 26th by Barry Braun

We are walking through the New Testament Book of Hebrews this school year. This Sunday we begin with chapter 4 but we already know what the theme is of the Book. Every school aged child in church might suggest the theme being “Jesus.” They would not be wrong. However, there is a more intriguing theme […]

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Posted on September 28th by Barry Braun

Did you know that “connection” is highly valued at New Harvest?! Why would that be? Because we believe it is what we all need most. What do I mean by “connection?” Obviously, I am pointing to relationships. One relationship soars above the rest. The wise man Solomon wrote these words: “A man of many companions […]

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Let the Fall Season Begin

Posted on August 24th by Barry Braun

My excitement is building as we are days away from September. This is my favorite time of the year. I like the weather, the routine, the return and the renewed desire to be more engaged in the life of the church. I am a pastor and I live for the Bride. Obviously, I mean that […]

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Training verses Trying

Posted on June 26th by Barry Braun

“Good news! We’re from the United States Olympic Committee. We have been looking for someone to run the marathon in the next Olympics. We have statistics on every person in the entire nation on computer. We have checked everybody’s record — their performance in the president’s physical fitness test in grade school, body type, bone […]

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A Mate for My Son

Posted on April 20th by Barry Braun

This past Sunday my youngest child got married. He committed himself to Devin to be her husband in good faith and so live according to the will of God as long as they both shall live. It was an exciting event that culminated years of prayer for my children. Wendy and I have four kids […]

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Elected By God’s Mercy

Posted on March 13th by Barry Braun

Because this sermon was not recorded for your listening experience, I am putting together a short summary of Roman’s 9. I think the Apostle Paul is trying to express God’s perspective, when we so often look at life from our perspective. His main concern is his fellow Jews, who have rejected the message of Christ, […]

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Pass It On

Posted on January 25th by Barry Braun

I am convinced that New Harvest is the most spiritually mature Church I have ever served. There is evidence of knowledge, love and service in many ways. Many in our Body have walked with God for decades rather than just years. I feel stronger in the presence of many witnesses. It is a privilege to […]

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Posted on October 3rd by Barry Braun

As I entered this world in 1956 there were a few traditions that governed my parents. Infant baptism, holidays with extended family and church attendance highlighted my life even before I had any personal recall. My parents have been and continue to be devote Lutherans. There was a time that I didn’t think much of […]

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Next Generation

Posted on September 22nd by Barry Braun

Have you had a verse in the Bible become so significant that you can’t get it out of your mind? That happened to me about a month ago. Here it is: “One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts.” (Psalm 145:4) This one verse has created an urgency in my […]

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