“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 […]

Rolling Stone

By Pastor Tim Eaton Have you ever imagined yourself walking with Jesus back in His time here on earth? What kind of relationship would you have had with Him? Do you liken yourself to John, “The disciple whom Jesus loved?” Or would you be more like Peter, and deny Him three times even though you […]

Remember You Are Dust And To Dust You Shall Return

By Fr. Patrick Kirsch “Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return.”  This admonition, graphically emphasized by the imposition of Ashes on our foreheads, sets the theme of Lent reminding us of our mortality and that one day we will go home to our Creator.  Just as God originally made humanity in grace, finding his creation “very […]

Textual Criticism

By Pastor Ed Moreno Have you ever heard someone say: “How true to the original can the Bible we have today be?  I mean, it was translated from Greek to Latin, and then from Latin to German, and then from German to English, and so on.  By now our modern translations have surely been corrupted.  […]

God Listens

By Pastor Dennis Morales Psalm 54:2  “Hear my prayer, O God; Give ear to the words of my mouth…” A young boy was saying his prayers before bed with his mom and dad one night.  He began to pray in a loud voice  “Lord, thank you for my family, thank you for my teachers, and bless […]

When We Are Drowning In Our Blessings

By Pastor Mark Lee Last month, California’s prayers were answered.  After years of water shortages and dry weather, the sky opened up and rain began to fall.  And fall.  Within weeks, approximately 80% of the state’s historic drought had ended.  Californians, however, soon found themselves drowning in their blessings.  As the soil became saturated and […]

New Life

By Pastor Tim Eaton Easter has become synonymous with spring.  It’s a time of new life.  Just look at every hill and mountain you can see from our city.  An abundance of rain this winter has brought new green growth everywhere.  It seems miraculous that these once brown-with-death hills are covered in the lushness of […]

Soul Food

Oh, how I love your teachings! I talk about them all the time. Psalm 119:97 By Rob Norris We’re all familiar with the nutritional listings on food and beverage packages. Most of us are interested in total calories per serving, especially calories coming from good or bad fat, as well as readings on carbohydrates, sugar […]

Communicating Love

By Pastor Robert Jewett  You know Valentine’s Day is around the corner because everywhere you look you see Sweethearts® candies. Did you know that every year the New England Confectionary Company (NECCO) sells a little over 8 billion Sweethearts® weighing in at roughly 13 million pounds?  No wonder we see those little conversation hearts everywhere […]

All I Really Need

Pastor Rob Norris, The Crossings

By Rob Norris  And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, for You, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You. Psalm 9:10 At the very moment Darnly Motter was giving birth to her third child in the delivery room, her husband, Larry, was one floor below having a blood […]

Money Back Guarantee

By Ed Moreno  In Malachi 3:10a God says to his people: “Bring the full tithe to the Temple treasury so there will be ample provisions in my Temple.” (Message Translation) What this text is telling us is that God’s people are to bring their tithe to the place of worship because the tithe is the […]

Debt of Love

By Pastor Dennis Morales   “Owe no one anything except to love one another…”   -Romans 13:8 Though we hear some debt is good to build up credit, we try our best to part with it.  Did you know according to the Bible there is debt in relation to love?  This is a debt we are called to pay into daily.   Jesus […]

New Year, No Fear

By Pastor Mark Lee Many artists believe that a blank canvas is a beautiful, yet terrifying sight.  While the empty space is full of immense potential, the creative process itself can be time consuming, uncertain and intense.  The same could be said about any new venture.  Whether you are beginning a painting or starting a […]

It’s Time for Our Biblical Resolution

By Pastor Robert Jewett  Can you believe it is 2017?  It seems to me that the older I get, the faster the years go by.  This causes me to slow down and consider how I should be living every moment of every day.  With the New Year comes many newly made resolutions…or recommitments to previously […]

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 […]

His Voice

By Pastor Dennis Morales John 10:3  “The gatekeeper opens the gate for Him, and the sheep recognize His voice and come to Him. He calls His own sheep by name and leads them out.…” We lost one of our sons at a crowded amusement park once.  Absolutely, not a good feeling.  Our family began shouting […]