September 30, 2019

Over the past 12 years as a pastor, and over 5 years as a chaplain for Emergency Services, I have heard this statement numerous times: “I don’t know how I am going to make it.” I’ve heard it while doing a death notification, standing beside someone as their loved one t...

September 23, 2019

There’s no doubt that each of us, who are saved, desires to fulfill the will of God in our lives. There are times when doing God’s will requires us to get out of our comfort zone. 

Years ago there was a man who fell off the edge of a cliff. On the way down he grabbed a...

September 16, 2019

The story is told of a man who fell into a very deep pit. Although he made every effort to jump or climb out, he could find no way of escape. He realized that without a rope or a ladder to use there was no way he would be able to get himself out of the pit without some...

September 9, 2019

I have been a preacher for 23 years and full-time in the ministry for almost 20 years. One thing that blows my mind is that there’s no longer a balance. The preachers and churches today seem either in the left field of legalism or in the right field of liberalism. So w...

April 16, 2018

“One of the most devastating symptoms of pride is the

unwillingness to forgive.”

When faced with the need to forgive and forget, many times this is the excuse you hear -- “you don’t know what that person did to me!”  That may be true, but do you understand what failure...

March 26, 2018

How much of our time do we spend focusing on what went wrong instead of what we can do next?  Personally, I will have to admit that if I’m not careful, I will spend more time focusing on the past instead of focusing on present and future opportunities.  Have we all mad...

March 19, 2018

I recently read a story about a young boy who was out for a walk. He noticed a vicious looking dog coming across the street toward him. The dog was showing his teeth and foaming at the mouth. Realizing the dog was mad and possibly infected with rabies, he started to re...

March 13, 2018

Give a man a soccer ball and tell him to kick it and his response will probably be, “at what?” When there is no goal, there is no purpose for kicking. He could kick the ball anywhere and wherever it landed would be the result. Not much to it.

On the other hand, if you s...

February 26, 2018

My Mom’s always told me, “How long you gonna play the victim?” I can say I’m mad and I hate everything, but nothing really changes until I change myself. --Kendrick Lamar

In 1803, the British created a civil service position that required a man to stand on the Cliffs of...

February 19, 2018

A woman was flying from Melbourne to Brisbane when the plane was unexpectedly diverted to Sydney.  The flight attendant explained that there would be a delay, and if the passengers wanted to get off the aircraft, the plane would rebound in fifty minutes.  Everybody got...

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Pastor Dr. Jonathan Barker

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1053 Blevins Store Rd, Mt Airy, NC 27030, USA

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