Sermons by Rev. Alex Barnes

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The Light of Inward Renewal


Picture – Magdalene at the Mirror, c. 1635-1640, Georges de La Tour, 1593-1652 Currently on display at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.   First Scripture Lesson – Psalm 116:12-16.  Read by Cindy Vaughn. Second Scripture Lesson – 2 Corinthians 4:6-18.  Read by Cindy Vaughn. Sermon – “The Light of Inward Renewal” by Rev. […]

Seeds, Soil, Water & Light: God’s Recipe for Growth


Picture is made up of photos taken from Wikipedia Articles on Sunrise, Watering Can, Seeds and Soil accessed on 10/21/2019 First Scripture Lesson – Isaiah 40:1-8 – Read by Mandii Kramer Second Scripture Lesson – Luke 8:1-18a – Read by Mandii Kramer Sermon – Seeds, Soil, Water & Light:  God’s Recipe for Growth – Rev. Alex […]

In Order to Show God’s Glory


Image: Christ Healing the Blind, ca.1570. El Greco. On Display at the Met Fifth Avenue, New York City   Scripture Lessons – Isaiah 29:13–19 & John 9:1–12 – Read by Cindy Vaughn   Sermon – In Order to Show God’s Glory – Rev. Alex Barnes

Desperate Faith


Image: Healing of the Blind Man, 1871. By Carl Bloch. On display at the Hillerod Museum, Denmark   Scripture Lessons – Isaiah 9:2 & Mark 10:46–52 – Read by Ken Mann   Sermon – Desperate Faith – Rev. Alex Barnes

Setting the Table


Picture – The Lord’s Table, 2019, Photo taken at the Milton Presbyterian Church, Rittman, Ohio Music Ministry – Get All Excited   Scripture Lessons – Isaiah 60:1-5 & Mark 1:1-11 – Read by Donna Robertson   Meditation – Setting the Table – Rev. Alex Barnes

A Shared Victory


Image: The Resurrection, c.1715 by Sebastiano Ricci. On display at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, South London UK Scripture Lesson – Isaiah 62:11–12 & 63:7–8 – Read by Justine Brandes   Sermon – A Shared Victory – Rev. Alex Barnes

Changing Our Dirty Clothes


Image: The Wash House, 1905, William Orpen, On display at the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin First Scripture Lesson – Psalm 11 Quartet “The Men of Milton” – “I’ll Fly Away”, “The Trees of the Field” Second Scripture Lesson – Colossians 3:2-15 Sermon – Changing Our Dirty Clothes  

Celebrating the Life of Thomas C. Ditch

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  “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”  Colossians 4:6 Prelude Music Welcome Prayer – Hymn Psalm 23 Reflection by Jim Ditch Reflection by Chuck Cooper Reflection from Tom’s Cousin Reflection from Friends 1 Reflection from Friends 2 Reflection from Friends 3 Reflection […]

Galatians Chapter 6 – Carrying Each Other’s Burdens


Introduction to Scripture Readings – Rev. Alex Barnes First Scripture Lesson – Galatians 6 – Read by Rev. Alex Barnes Second Scripture Lesson – Isaiah 9:2-6 – Read by Justine Brandes and Isaiah 40:28-31 – Read by Hal Leach   Third Scripture Lesson & Reflection Questions – Galatians 6 – Read by Cindy Vaughn Fourth […]

Galatians Chapter 4 – Inheriting Freedom


Introduction to Scripture Readings & Reflection Questions First Scripture Lesson – Galatians Chapter 4 – Read by Bill Timmons Second Scripture Lesson – Genesis 21:8-21 – Read by Rev. Alex Barnes Third Scripture Lesson with Reflection Questions – Read by Katherine Hart & Bill Timmons Fourth Scripture Lesson – Galatians Chapter 4 – Read by […]