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GOING DEEPER WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT

Two Sundays ago, Pastor Mark preached on the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. One of the points he brought out was the role of the Holy Spirit as comforter, one who comes along side us and guides us during uncertain and or difficult times. Paul Tautges’ article below is an...

THE TEACHER IS ALWAYS SILENT DURING THE TEST!

The Miller family spent the evening watching the movie “God’s Not Dead Part 2” Sunday evening. I have been impressed at the quality of Christian movies lately, especially after also recently seeing “The War Room.” They have come a long way. But I’m not a movie critic,...

MEMORIAL DAY AND THE CHRISTIAN TRUTH

I just returned from an intensive week in Washington D. C. were 160 California pastors were treated to a series of events highlighting America’s spiritual heritage and the need for clergy engagement. As a result, this Memorial Day has a heightened awareness of the...

If not YOU, then the ROCKS!

As he was now drawing near, at the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, saying, "Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace...

WHO’S YOUR DADDY?!

WHO’S YOUR DADDY?! Have you ever searched Scripture to find out how many times God is referred to as “Father” in relation to those created in His image—you and me? Hundreds! In the NT alone, of Jesus’ 25,000 recorded words, he mentions God as Father 181 times! In each...

WHERE ARE THE MIRACLES?

“Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, ‘Don't be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.’ " — Luke 8:50 Jairus, a wealthy, well-respected leader of the Synagogue in the city of Capernaum, is standing near Jesus as the news comes about his dying 12-year-old...

CELEBRATING THE CROSS

“Life is wasted if we do not grasp the glory of the cross, cherish it for the treasure that it is, and cleave to it as the highest price of every pleasure and the deepest comfort in every pain. What was once foolishness to us—a crucified God—must become our wisdom and...

SEEN FROM A DISTANCE

"God has planted eternity in the human heart. Even so, we cannot see the whole scope of God's work from beginning to end." - Ecclesiastes 3:11 By Tami Ashland This is the aching I'm sometimes overwhelmed by. Especially so during times of pain, failure, internal...

ACTIVATING THE HOPE WITHIN!

40 Days of Hope is a clarion call to raise awareness of what God is already doing in our lives, churches, cities and nation! It is God’s desire that His people who are called by His name reach out and bring others into His Kingdom. In other words, we are called to...

WAKE-UP SLEEPER!

Are you feeling spiritually dry? In a rut? In other words, you seem to be lacking spiritual energy and have a passionless indifference toward God and people? What causes spiritual dryness and apathy? Christ followers don’t just get up one day and say “I think I’ll be...

WALK IN THE SPIRIT

Narratives Church has been walking through the Sermon on the Mount found in Matthew Chapters 5-7. In this sermon Jesus is giving prescriptive instructions on how the community of God—the Church—is to live in a world that is corrupt. The Sermon on the Mount is...

CELEBRATING SERVANTHOOD

By Lori Arnold Are you seeing red yet? You can’t walk into a store or a restaurant these past few weeks without seeing shelf after shelf of candy, hearts, jewelry and other commercial symbols of love. In fact, the National Retail Federation estimates that Americans...