Barton  Priebe
November 22, 2020
Barton Priebe
Lead Pastor (2015-2022)


Matthew 5:1-12

Watch Live Sunday 10:30 AM

Giving Opportunities


Based on Matthew 5:1-12, Pastor Barton addresses the idea of religion as a crutch for weak people who cannot think and act for themselves. Pastor Barton walks through how this is simply a statement, not a proof of anything, how Christianity doesn't necessarily make life easier, and finally explores the question, "who says it's bad to use a crutch?" This is the final sermon in the "Ask Anything" series and is in direct response to questions submitted by the congregation and the 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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