To the Church in Hazlet…

Good morning…

While it has only been a few days since we decided to cancel our church gatherings for this week, our local and world context has continued to change quickly. No doubt, our job and income situations have already been affected. Hourly-wage workers have been losing work time and income by now. It has already impacted my family as well.

It is natural that fear is among the things that capture our imagination and emotions. It is also natural that we wonder if there are bigger issues at play since this kind of global reaction to a disease is so rare, if not historic.

So, here are a couple of things to remember over the next couple of days:

  • God has placed the civil authorities over us.

We don’t have to agree with how they are handling things to be respectful, compliant, and encourage others to do the same. As a study guide, here is a snapshot of what we learned from Romans back in September.

God’s Purpose for Christian Citizens – Romans 13

  • Pray for all our authorities & the welfare of the city, state, nation
  • Submit to all authorities – unless asked to violate Scripture
  • Do what is “right” – Do good
  • Pay Taxes – do not default on what is owed
  • Give Honor & Respect to those in power
  • Live Free – but without hypocrisy
  • Live Holy & Peacefully as honorable citizens

I have been in touch with each member of the Hazlet Township Committee and the Chief of Police to offer my help or help from our church members if they think we can serve our neighbors in some way we have not yet considered.

A second thing to keep remembering is…

  • God knew this would happen.

While you may not agree with the decisions which are bringing such dramatic changes to our way of life (or perhaps you celebrate the wisdom of our leaders) – such men and women are not our Saviors. Our Heavenly Father was not caught by surprise when this came about – only we were.

So, consider this a time to develop empathy for the millions of our Christian siblings who live without income or even food or permanent homes for months and years. Not because of a potential virus but simply because they belong to Christ.

And use this time to thank God for the luxuries, good things, and flexibility we have enjoyed – especially when you begin to get a bit stir crazy!

You are in my prayers,

Barry M.

(March 17, 2020)

This page contains information and links for messages/sermons presented at Hazlet Bible Church during our Sunday Worship Service.

NOTE: Sermons from October to December of 2019 are being converted into video format and cannot be uploaded at this time. They will be uploaded when they are in a finished format.

February 16, 2020 – Gospel of God (Part 29) – Warning & Blessing   – Barry Mulligan

Romans 16:17-27 – Believers will preserve unity by remaining alert for division and false teaching so that the Church remains rooted in the faith to give glory to God. – (Message length – 40:12)

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February 9, 2020 – Gospel of God (Part 28) – Name Dropping   – Barry Mulligan

Romans 16:1-24 – Believers will gain an insight into Paul’s personal affection for believers and his challenge to employ that same affection as a unifying foundation for the Church. – (Message length – 40:32)

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February 2, 2020 – Gospel of God (Part 27) – Looking Back, Looking Forward   – Barry Mulligan

Romans 15:14-33 – Believers will understand Paul’s ministry philosophy and plans for sharing the Gospel. – (Message length – 41:57)

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January 26, 2020 – Gospel of God (Part 26) – Weak and Strong   – Barry Mulligan

Romans 14-15:13 – Believers will promote acceptance, unity & love by avoiding quarrels over differing opinions & expressions of Christian freedom. – (Message length – 39:13)

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January 19, 2020 – Gospel of God (Part 25) – Food, Drink, & Holidays
AKA: Non-essential Matters
  – Barry Mulligan

Romans 14-15:13 – Believers will promote acceptance, unity, & love by avoiding quarrels over differing opinions & expressions of Christian freedom. – (Message length – 42:02)

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January 12, 2020 – Gospel of God (Part 24) – Do You Know What Time it is?
  – Barry Mulligan

Romans 13:8-14 – Believers will recommit to pursuing love and holiness in their relationships since we live at a critical time in salvation history. – (Message length – 42:42)

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January 5, 2020   – Mark McGinniss

(Message length – 38:09)

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September 29, 2019 – Cold Case Christianity (Part 1) – Giving A Reason  – Barry Mulligan

Assorted texts – Believers will embrace the fact that Christianity is not blind but rational and founded in history. – (Message length – 43:28)

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September 22, 2019 – Guest Speaker – no recording available

September 8, 2019 – DVD sermon – no recording available

September 1, 2019 – Gospel of God (Part 23) – Servant-Avengers  – Barry Mulligan

Romans 13:1-7 – Believers will understand God’s design for government and embrace their civil responsibilities as representatives of Christ. – (Message length – 41:03)

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August 25, 2019 – Gospel of God (Part 22) – The Good Life  – Barry Mulligan

Romans 12:9-16 – Believers will live out Christ’s love both inside and outside the Family of God. – (Message length – 42:15)

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August 18, 2019 – Gospel of God (Part 21) – Body Image  – Barry Mulligan

Romans 12:3-8 – Believers will commit to exercising their grace gifts with humility and enthusiasm for the benefit of the Church. – (Message length – 42:06)

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August 11, 2019 – Gospel of God (Part 20) – Body and Mind  – Barry Mulligan

Romans 12:1-2 – Believers will commit their lives and minds – given in service to God in response to His saving mercy. – (Message length – 41:45)

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August 4, 2019 – Gospel of God (Part 19) – Not Finished Yet  – Barry Mulligan

Romans 11:1-36 – Believers will recognize that God’s rejection of Israel is neither total nor final – God has a future plan for ethnic Israel. – (Message length – 38:28)

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July 28, 2019 – Mark Mandarano – Ministry in Ireland update 

Mark Manndarano shares an update on their ministry in Ireland – (Message length – 42:31)

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July 21, 2019 – Gospel of God (Part 18) – Who’s to Blame?  – Barry Mulligan

Romans 9:30-10:21 – Believers will recognize that individual Israelites are responsible for rejecting the gospel because it is available to anyone by simple faith. – (Message length – 41:15)

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July 14, 2019 – Ecclesiastes 1 – Where to Find Purpose, Satisfaction, and Joy  – Mark Mandarano

Ecclesiastes 1 – (Message length – 46:18) – Please note: due to technical difficulties, you may need to adjust the volume higher or lower at various times throughout the message.

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July 7, 2019 – Gospel of God (Part 17) – Sovereign Mercy  – Barry Mulligan

Romans 9:1-29 – Believers will recognize that Israel’s rejection of Messiah does not invalidate God’s Word: God is free to choose who will receive His mercy. – (Message length – 43:19)

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June 30, 2019 – Gospel of God (Part 16) – All Things  – Barry Mulligan

Romans 8:28-39 – Believers will find assurance that they are always the object of God’s loving care and nothing in creation can change that. – (Message length – 40:50)

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June 23, 2019 – Faithfulness and Love of God (Psalm 136)  – Mark McGinniss
(Message length – 35:47)

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June 16, 2019 – Gospel of God (Part 15) – Hope of Glory  – Barry Mulligan

Romans 8:18-27 – Individuals will find assurance that their hope for a glorious future is not misplaced – even when facing suffering. – (Message length- 43:59)

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June 9, 2019 – Gospel of God (Part 14) – Spirit & Heir  – Barry Mulligan

Romans 8:1-17 – Individuals will find assurance in their status as, “God’s adopted child” – knowing that the Holy Spirit is given to empower them to live lives that please God. – (Message length- 41:01)

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June 2, 2019 – Gospel of God (Part 13) – Fighting with Myself  – Barry Mulligan

Romans 7:1-25 – Individuals will understand they are free from the bondage of the “law” – a “law” that has no power to overcome sin, yet is often used as a tool for fallen humanity to disobey God further. – (Message length- 42:12)

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May 26, 2019 – Gospel of God (Part 12) – No Middle Ground  – Barry Mulligan

Romans 6:15-23 – Individuals will recognize that once “in Christ” they are now slaves to a new Master and that master is no longer sin. – (Message length- 38:23)

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May 19, 2019 – Gospel of God (Part 11) – Dead and Alive  – Barry Mulligan

Romans 6:1-14 – Individuals will recognize their responsibility to live up to the new life they have been given through Christ’s death and resurrection. – (Message length- 41:35)

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May 12, 2019 – Gospel of God (Part 10) – Through One to All  – Barry Mulligan

Romans 5:12-21 – Individuals will appreciate how the death of Christ has reversed Adam’s introduction of sin and death into the world. – (Message length- 39:28)

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May 5, 2019 – Do I Love You?  – Dr. Mark McGinniss – (Message length- 39:18)

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April 28, 2019 – Life and Liberty (Value of Human Life)  – Barry Mulligan

Individuals will understand the value of life from God’s perspective. – (Message length- 47:14)

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April 21, 2019 – Do You See? (Easter Sunday)  – Barry Mulligan

Individuals will recognize that the “word” and “signs” are complementary to faith. – (Message length- 35:41)

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April 14, 2019 – I Need More Light (Palm Sunday)  – Barry Mulligan

Individuals will want to employ the “light” they already have by living by it now. – (Message length- 44:26)

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The Treasure Principle 2019 – Study of Stewardship

It has been calculated that 15% of the recorded words of Christ relate to the subject of our possessions & finances. How we manage our time, talent, and treasure is a measure of our stewardship and it is critical to our service to Christ.   Where we invest ourselves is also an indicator of where our hearts truly lie.  For the four weeks leading up to Easter, we will examine our attitudes and use of the valuables we possess – finding ways to invest what God has given us for His purposes & our joy.


April 7, 2019 – The Treasure Principle (Part 4)  Training Wheels – Barry Mulligan

2 Corinthians 9:6-12 – Individuals will begin giving as a percentage of their income, trusting God for their needs – (Message length- 44:16)

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March 31, 2019 – The Treasure Principle (Part 3)  Treasure Traps – Barry Mulligan

Philippians 3:20; Hebrews 11:13-16; I Timothy 6:17-19 – Individuals will recognize their own worldview and submit it to God’s. – (Message length- 42:21)

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March 24, 2019 – The Treasure Principle (Part 2)  Managing a Heart’s Desire – Barry Mulligan

2 Corinthians 8:1-12; Matthew 6:21 – Individuals will accept and embrace God as the owner of all we have. (Message length- 37:28)

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March 17, 2019 – The Treasure Principle (Part 1)  Buried Treasure – Barry Mulligan

Matthew 6:19-20 – Individuals will understand God’s will concerning our possessions: they belong to Him; we are His managers. (Message length- 39:26)

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Gospel of God – The Book of Romans Sermon Series – #1- 9

Before a Holy God, no one is righteous – neither Jew, nor Gentile. Yet God had promised to bless all nations through Abraham and form “one people of God.” How can the gap be bridged between a Holy God and sinful people; between culture and race? The book of Romans reveals that through Jesus Christ, a righteousness been brought to light and offered to us – it provides the only entrance into God’s family. What is that? The righteous will live by faith in the Gospel of God: Jesus died for our sin and rose again.

March 10, 2019 – Gospel of God (Part 9)  How Much More – Barry Mulligan

Romans 5:1-11 – Individuals will rejoice in the additional benefits that God’s justification has provided to the believer: peace, hope, & reconciliation. (Message length- 43:32

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March 3, 2019 – Gospel of God (Part 8)  The Reckoning – Barry Mulligan

Romans 4:1-25 – Individuals will see Abraham as the model of the kind of faith that God credits to us as “righteousness.” (Message length- 38:01)

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February 24, 2019 – Gospel of God (Part 7) But Now . . . – Barry Mulligan

Romans 3:21-31  –  Individuals will see that God took the initiative to provide salvation, so only through faith in Christ alone will a sinner be “justified” in God’s eyes. (Message length – 40:28)

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February 17, 2019 – Gospel of God (Part 6) Not One – Barry Mulligan

Romans 3:1-20  –  Individuals will recognize that regardless of having a limited or rich religious heritage, the Scriptures confirm that no one is righteous. (Message length – 40:08)

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February 10, 2019 – Gospel of God (Part 5) Checklist Faith – Barry Mulligan

Romans 2:17-3:8  –  Individuals will recognize that even those who know certain truths about God cannot count on their religious affiliation or practices to earn salvation. (Message length – 36:25)

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February 3, 2019 – Gospel of God (Part 4) No Excuse; No Escape – Who Do You Think You Are? – Barry Mulligan

Romans 2:1-16 – Individuals will see that God’s judgment is right & just – He does not play favorites.  (Message length – 39:46)

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January 27, 2019 – Gospel of God (Part 3) Dark Exchange – Barry Mulligan

Romans 1:18-32 – Individuals will recognize that all humans are responsible for the truth they have been given, so God never condemns without just cause.  (Message length – 42:43)

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January 20, 2019 – Gospel of God (Part 2) To You Who are in Rome – Barry Mulligan

Romans 1:8-17 – Individuals will gain an overview of Paul’s plans and desires to meet the Romans believers. (Message length – 39:05)

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January 13, 2019 – Gospel of God (Part 1) God’s Glad Tidings – Barry Mulligan

Romans 1:1-7 – Individuals will gain an overview of Romans and its central theme of the Gospel – which offers God’s righteousness to sinners and makes them one “people of God.”   (Message length – 39:04)

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