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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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Romans

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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The Eclipse

Posted on August 18th by Barry Braun

As Monday, August 21st approaches we all wonder what our city will be like. I think there is a mixture of excitement and anxiety. But I will not try to push you in either direction. I would like to make a spiritual analogy about the eclipse. First of all, what is an eclipse? Quite simple, […]

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Psalms: In the End, Praise!

Posted on June 9th by Barry Braun

It is surprising to me after 20 years of preaching most Sundays I have never tackled a series on Psalms. But that will end this summer. We have twelve Sundays marked out for Psalms! I wonder what your thoughts are about studying Psalms for the summer? Some of you might think we are headed into […]

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10 Minutes a Day

Posted on April 28th by Barry Braun

My son Tyler suggested I write an EBook for our guests on Easter. It was easy to decide what to write on since there is a new practice in my life that highlights every day. Since the beginning of 2017 I have carved out 10 minutes everyday to devote myself to prayer. I wondered if […]

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Sevening

Posted on March 1st by Barry Braun

I am a “numbers” guy so the idea of seven is very interesting to me. It is most often viewed as the number of completion. The creation was completed in seven days according to the Bible. The rainbow is significant to God’s promises and it has seven colors. The Israelite’s marched around Jericho seven times […]

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