Author Archives: Roderick Barnes

Sent Forth (Jonah 1:1-2)

1Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, 2“Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it; for their wickedness has come up before Me.” 3 But Jonah arose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa, and found a […]

Read More

Cleaning House

Cleaning House and Real Business Luke 19:45-48 The business of men was being carried in the stead of kingdom business. Corrupt priests, instead of serving the people and facilitating good relations between the people and the Lord, made profits from sacred activities. Rituals designed for God’s glory and the good of His people had been […]

Read More

In-Your-Face Preaching

In-Your-Face Preaching (Acts 8:4-8) The preaching of Philip was not unto emotional highs and lows. He declared with in-your-face preaching the truth of God. He came with in-your-face preaching and its purpose: conversion. In-your-face preaching is not unkind but is unhindered by undue concern for feelings and positions because it is godward and God-honoring and […]

Read More

The Character of Asking As Americans we are proud of our independence. Every year we celebrate it. And we applaud it when we see it in individuals. Really, who does not appreciate the account of someone who has risen above being shipwrecked or a castaway to become sea worthy again? Who does enjoy the true […]

Read More

When Life Gives You Limes

Life is full of sweet, sour, and bitter things. Who saw the virus or its decimations coming? Lives gone. Economies eviscerated. Who saw the knee, the cry for breath, and the ensuing riots right behind COVID-19? We have been handed some sour things in 2020. Where is the sweet? That’s up to you, my friend. […]

Read More

The Early Bird

The Early Bird

The Early Bird The early bird get the worm. But the early worm get the bird. More important than when you get there is who you are upon arrival. We will all meet God one day. Some of us will meet Him as family because of our relationship with the Son. Others, having rejected the […]

Read More