Based on Matthew 13:24-33, 36-43, Pastor Barton addresses the question of why the church is so defeated. Pastor Barton takes a look at the church globally focusing on reasons for giving thanks, followed by a look at the signs of defeat that could lead to despair. He then walks us through the question of what expectations we should have in light of these things. This is the fourth sermon in the "Ask Anything" series and is in direct response to questions from the congregation and community.
To make the most of the live stream consider the following:
1. Sacred Time | PAUSE. Though you’re not in the church building, this can still be a time to stop everything else, focus solely on God and momentarily set aside the day-to-day issues and concerns.
2. Distraction Free | Remove anything that may distract such as turning off other devices, turning off notifications, and not trying to accomplish other tasks like eating or household chores.
3. Follow Sermon Notes | You can find the sermon notes that are usually handed out Sunday morning under the Sermon Notes above. On Monday, we will also post the sermon video, manuscript, and follow-up questions.
4. Pray | Continually. Over the phone. In your families. Use FaceTime, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger or other social media platforms.
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