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Sunday Mornings by Tyler

Posted on February 15th by Barry Braun

A faith shift that I’ve been trying to emphasize in my life is my approach to Sunday morning. As a pastor my Sunday mornings are tied up with leading the church in worship, in prayer, and often in opening God’s Word to teach from it. I love the gathering of God’s church. It’s always a […]

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Story Line – 2019

Posted on December 31st by Barry Braun

I have been inspired by the compilation of a script that describes the story we want to repeat in the lives of people we meet as individuals and as a church. In summary, we desire to help people overcome fear and receive hope, similar to the heartbeat on David in Psalm 27: “The Lord is […]

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Anxious?

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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Connection

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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