Take a look at the scriptural and historically Christian foundation the United States of America has!! Were our founding fathers perfect? No. Were there societal issues then just as there are now? Sure. But, don't let the current cancel culture steal our rich heritage as a nation of Believers!
& How Does it Relate to God's Plan for the World?
Does the Church still have a place in society? You bet it does! The Church is the Body of Christ! It's how God has chosen to move and work among His creation. Are we acting like His Body, or are we acting like we get to make all the decisions?
Pastoral Candidate Rob Rodriguez brings us the message today!
No one born into the human race is immune to sin - it's our nature. Let's talk about original sin, so we can understand grace!
Nothing else in the Christian faith matters if we don't believe in the inerrancy and complete authority of God's Word - It is absolute Truth. Culture may change; society may change - God will never change - and neither will His Word.
It's hard as humans (and Americans!) to understand that He is strongest when we are at our weakest. We want to control every aspect of our lives-but, when we handle everything, He doesn't get to use us as He has intended. His glory shines through when He does through us what we can't do on our own!
The enemy is hard at work, no doubt! As believers, we need to watch what goes on in Israel. They are God's chosen - they have an everlasting covenant with Him. He WILL be faithful to them. "To the Jew first and then to the Gentile...." What does that mean? Why should we care? Come find out...
Folks, if you live long enough, "life will trash your trophies." (quote credit to James Dobson) When we stand before Jesus,, nothing earthly will be of value. The ONLY things of eternal value are our love for Him and our obedience to Him in building His Kingdom
Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria - the local places! We aren't called to make disciples of just the "uttermost parts of the world." We're commanded to start first with our neighbors and our communities. What better way to do that than to serve a local community with a new church plant....
God created us for relationship - we need the fellowship of other believers! It's vital for believers to use their giftings, teach each other, learn from one another, and fellowship together. Surround yourself with Jesus-lovers who will encourage you to stand strong on the Word!
PRIDE - it's at the root of most any other sin with which we struggle. The difference between humility and pride is often in who gets the glory for what's going on in our lives. For the believer, is there ever a time for "good" pride - sure....Paul had some...check it out....
Communication...whaaa?? Oh, my - it's vital that we communicate with our spouse! Yes - we do speak different languages sometimes - ha! But we can learn to hear what the other is saying if we give it some honest, genuine effort.
Happy Resurrection Day!
Jesus - the First Fruits of the resurrection! "First Fruits" means there is more yet to come...He was the first fruits....we will be part of the rest! Come hear the hope we have for eternity!
The only holidays started by God are the Feasts of the Lord. Come hear why they are important and how Jesus fulfilled the first 3 while on earth. This is awesome stuff!
The difference between "I'm sorry," "Will you forgive me," and "I repent" can be eternal. Join us to find out which one produces the fruit for which our God is looking...
Life is full of disappointments! Many things are just simply out of our control. Our response to disappointment can be positive even while facing difficult things.....
Sin vs Godliness - that's the real battle going on when man says "NO" to God...everything from life circumstances to sexuality to gender identity. We must decide now to stand for His truth no matter what society or our own mind says. Sin will never be Godly - let's quit trying to make it so!