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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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TEN for TEN

Posted on January 3rd by Barry Braun

How’s that for an interesting title?! There are at least two tens that make us more complete as we begin the New Year. Ten is the number for completion so two tens is way more than 20. This January we will meet at 10AM as well as intentionally pray for our church 10 minutes a […]

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Can’t Keep It To Ourselves

Posted on October 25th by Barry Braun

Whether I have been deeply influenced by 2 Corinthians or just want to do more for Christ, I have been thinking about our mission. 2 Corinthians calls us Ambassadors for Christ (2 COR 5:20) which is an amazing title, to say the least. We have been studying this Letter as we began the new school […]

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Communion

Posted on September 30th by Barry Braun

I am excited about a new emphasis on communion in our church. We decided to have the elements of the Lord’s Supper available every Sunday. I have been a pastor for 32 years and never chose to move in this direction. But I have been so surprised by this new approach. As I have felt […]

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What I did on my summer vacation!

Posted on September 1st by Barry Braun

I am not sure this title will generate much interest but what is on my mind might. This summer has been like most summers lately as I cycle more often, visit my elderly parents in Minnesota, highlight a few big events through the church and finish a couple projects around the house. But something far […]

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Last Days

Posted on June 17th by Barry Braun

There’s no question these are turbulent days and many things point to Christ’s return. It seems that this topic has surfaced in a more prevalent way than we even normally think about it. That is saying something because Christ’s second coming is a very strong subject among believers. But it seems to be on the […]

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Last Blog

Posted on May 13th by Barry Braun

As you can see I have not been very consistent with my blogs. I had the goal of writing one a month but that hasn’t happened. So I decided this is my last blog. Actually that is the title Derek Miller used to say goodbye to everyone. A few years ago he realized that his […]

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Stronger

Posted on February 18th by Barry Braun

My previous blog highlights the word “better.” That describes 2015 at New Harvest so well. God made last year better. He gets the credit for sure! But this year’s word is different in several ways. Primarily “stronger” is connected to my effort. If I say I want to be stronger by December 31st, I will […]

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