How Do We Stop Sinning?

By Sean Ortiz How do we stop sinning?  This is a challenge we all think about in our walk as Christians.  So, what is the answer?  Well, sometimes we make it more difficult than we need too.  Here, let me give you something to think about.  There is a Scripture in 1 Peter 4:8 which […]

Be A Miracle

By Rohmon Merchant If we are all being honest; extremely honest, it is easy to say that at some point, everyone needs a miracle. I know that I have (unspoken) and boy I pray so hard for one. Literally blood, sweat and tears praying, ugly crying, snot nose, can’t keep my breath, falling on my […]

A New Legacy

By Rob Norris This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. Joshua 1:8 […]

The Faith of the Philadelphia Eagles

By Jeremy Mercer Super Bowl LII was won in dramatic fashion by the underdog Philadelphia Eagles, 41-33, over the defending Super Bowl Champion, New England Patriots. What you may not know is how central faith in Jesus Christ is to the heart of the Eagles. Carson Wentz the starting QB, is a strong follower of […]

Strong into the Night

Pastor Rob Norris He who trusts in the LORD will be exalted. Proverbs 29:25 In September 1939, Great Britain allied with France and several other alarmed countries in declaring war on Hitler’s Germany, which had invaded Poland in its intended march toward global domination. By the end of the year, anxieties throughout England remained on […]

In The Spirit

Pastor Jeremy Mercer To say I grew up in a Christian home is an understatement. My parents are devout God-fearing people. That is anything but a negative statement. On the contrary, they are respected and loved by everybody and with good reason. My parents are wonderful and absolutely the “real deal.” They’re not perfect, but […]

A New Year and a New Beginning

By Pastor Sean Ortiz Top of Form Bottom of Form 2 Corinthians 5:17 17Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the NEW creation has come. The old has gone, the NEW is here! Have you ever realized we make resolutions every year?  How many do you keep?  What if you kept all your resolutions every year, where […]

Joy vs Happiness

By Rohmon Merchant Joy isn’t like happiness which is based upon happenings or whether things are going well or not. No, joy remains even amidst the suffering. Joy is not happiness. Joy is an emotion that’s acquired by the anticipation, acquisition or even the expectations of something great or wonderful. It could be described as […]

The Manger Was A Cave?

By Sean Ortiz Every year we see the Manger as a wooden stable. If we look deeper at the Judean culture and what things could have been like in Bethlehem we can see that there were two ways people kept their livestock. The first type was that the animals were kept in a setting in […]

Thanksgiving Day after Day

By Rob Norris He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me. Psalm 50:23 Has it ever seemed surprising to you that God made the Israelites wander in the wilderness for 40 years just for grumbling and complaining? My kids may have spent 30 minutes in their rooms for griping, but 40 years? That’s some […]

Dreaming Dreams

By Pastor Rob Norris   So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people. Galatians 6:10   I think one of the greatest needs in the Christian community is for individual men and women to dream some dreams about how they can use their talents to impact people’s lives for Christ. Let […]

Real Church

By Jeremy Mercer, Lead Pastor of Connection Church, Corona CHURCH. What comes to mind when you hear that word? My guess is a few things. For some, hopefully, they are good thoughts. For others, I know it might be bad. I grew up in church, and now, at 41 years old, I pastor a local […]

“His Way”

By Pastor Dennis Morales ““For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD.” Isaiah 55:8 My sons are 5yrs and 7yrs old.  They are the best of friends.  But even the best of friends can have disagreements sometimes.  I was watching my boys play a board game then all of sudden they […]

“The Finish”

By Pastor Dennis Morales “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7 Paul the Apostle is nearing the end of his life. He is contemplating the things God had called him to accomplish. This is his swan song. I am immediately impressed with the […]

A Father’s Love

By Pastor Tim Eaton There is a Randy Travis song from many years ago called, “Raise Him Up.” The lyrics talk about what a son can do with a father’s love: “I’ll provide for him; Walk beside of him; I am strong enough; Cause it’s time he knew what a son can do with a […]

“I’m There”

By Pastor Rob Norris “I have no one else of kindred spirit who will genuinely be concerned for your welfare.” Philippians 2:20 Gary Thomas, author of such inspiring books as Sacred Marriage and Authentic Faith: The Power of a Fire-Tested Life, tells the story of two American soldiers who became fast friends during their preparations […]

“Our Everything”

By Pastor Dennis Morales “The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”Psalm 18:2 David, the author of this Psalm, writes eight titles referencing God and His reliability.  He experienced God’s hand of protection and […]

Uniqueness of Christianity

By  Pastor Ed Moreno Jesus said in John 14:6: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” This claim rankles people like no other. Christians have been called arrogant, narrow-minded, and bigoted for saying Jesus is the only way to God. But the thing […]

Where He Leads

By Pastor Dennis Morales Be strong and of good courage…for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”  – Joshua 1:9 The children of Israel were ready to cross the Jordan into the Promise Land, but there was one thing in their way, the Jordan.  It was Harvest and it was a torrent […]

Hands Down

By Pastor Rob Norris Put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12 In a classic Sunday comic strip from Charles Schulz, creator of Peanuts, Linus is eating a sandwich and Lucy is nearby as he begins to ponder. “Hands are fascinating things,” he says. “I like my hands. I think […]