Grant Barnes, aka Grantimus Maximus, aka The Nerdcore Theologian. He is a graduate of Perkins School of Theology with a Masters Degree in Divinity. He is also a commissioned elder in the United Methodist Church, and Senior Pastor at Hemphill First United Methodist Church and Pineland United Methodist Church. He graduated from Texas State University Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in English, minor in History. He watches way too many movies, reads too many books, listens to too much music, and plays too many video games to ever join the mundane reality people claim is the "Real World." He rejects your reality, and replaces it with a vision of what could be, a better one, shaped by his love for God.
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The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters;[a] 3 he restores my soul.[b] He leads me in right paths[c] for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I … Continue reading
In my scripture reading today of Romans 4:1-12, the first verse punched me in the face. So what are we going to say? Are we going to find that Abraham is our ancestor on the basis of genealogy? That is … Continue reading
Want to watch the sermon live? Check it out here! Click on the video for July 27, 2014. new.livestream.com/lufkinfirst/events/3222943 Matthew 13:31-33, 13:44-52 New International Version (NIV) 31 He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard … Continue reading
This sermon was delivered at Lufkin First United Methodist Church on August 25, 2013. Luke 13:10-17 Common English Bible (CEB) 10 Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. 11 A woman was there who had been disabled by … Continue reading
This sermon was delivered on January 20, 2012, at Wallace UMC. 1 Timothy 4:6-16 6 If you put these instructions before the brothers and sisters,* you will be a good servant* of Christ Jesus, nourished on the words of the faith and of … Continue reading
This sermon was delivered November 18th, 2012, at Wallace UMC. Hebrews 10:11-25 Common English Bible (CEB) 11 Every priest stands every day serving and offering the same sacrifices over and over, sacrifices that can never take away sins. 12 But … Continue reading