Dying of Thirst

Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 95:1-5; John 4:1-14Reverend Dr. Louise Barger We can live without many things, including food, for a long time, but we cannot live without water. We must have fluids to hydrate our body. We have the sensation of thirst to serve as a reminder that it is time for fluids. It has always … More Dying of Thirst

Blessed by Giving

Nehemiah 10:34-39; Psalm 89:1-2; Matthew 6:1-4Reverend Dr. Louise Barger In this third Sunday of Lent we are looking at almsgiving. In the scripture that was read from Nehemiah this morning, we find that God’s plan for caring for the needs of people was to require that each person give a tithe (10%) of their possessions … More Blessed by Giving

Please Forgive Me

Nehemiah 9:16-21; Psalm 130:1-4; Matthew 6:9-15Reverend Dr. Louise Barger We have now entered the second week of the Season of Lent. Lent is a time of prayer, penitence, and almsgiving. Today we shall look at penitence. Penitence is a holy sorrow and the asking for forgiveness for sin and fundamentally changing our behavior. Unfortunately, none … More Please Forgive Me

When You Pray

1 Chronicles 17:20; Psalm 25:4-6; John 17:20-25Reverend Dr. Louise Barger As we journey through the Season of Lent we will focus on prayer, penitence, and almsgiving. Today we will focus on prayer. The sermon this morning includes some thoughts, some scriptural teachings, and hopefully some things that will stimulate your thinking during the following week. … More When You Pray