United We Stand, Divided We Fall

By Jeremy Mercer Our country is more divided than it’s been since the Civil War. With politics creeping into every facet of our lives, from sports to movies to even the church, America is a divided nation. I’m a problem-solver. I always seek to understand so I can find solutions. My thoughts go to an […]

The Overwhelming, Never Ending, TOUGH Love Of God

By Rohmon Merchant “Nobody feels sorry for you!”, that is an actual statement I say to myself almost as a daily declaration. It is a way to motivate myself to live life on a grander scale, and when I feel overwhelmed and frustrated to realize, “Hey, man of faith! Yes you, the one who made […]

Keep Going

By Rob Norris Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. Luke 14:27 We don’t talk a lot about cross carrying. That’s more the fine print of being a follower of Christ–the part we don’t generally go around advertising to those we’re hoping to draw into Christian faith. […]

Growing Gardens

By Rob Norris Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. Galatians 6:9 I like the way a garden looks when it’s clean and neat, when all the soil is evened out and the weeds are pulled up. But I know too […]

Growing

By Dennis Morales 1 Corinthians 3:1 “I couldn’t talk to you as…spiritual people…”   My two boys have just moved up another grade in school.  It’s really hard to assimilate sometimes in my parental cortex, but they are growing.  I couldn’t be happier that they are growing and healthy.  Paul spoke to an audience dealing […]

The 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 […]

Humor Me

By Rob Norris  2 Corinthians 4:5 We do not preach about ourselves. We preach about Jesus Christ. We say that he is Lord. And we serve you because of him. It’s always dangerous to make assumptions. I am reminded of the businesswoman who found herself with an extra hour of airport down time. She bought […]

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 […]

God Owns It All

By Sean Ortiz Have you ever wondered who is responsible for your fiscal management?  Does the idea of a budget make you cringe?  Well we have been going through a lesson called Impact here at New Beginnings.  It is based on Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University training.  One of the foundations of the class is […]

Life in the Fast-Food Lane

By Rob Norris Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Exodus 20:8 When Truett Cathy opened his Dwarf House restaurant in the Atlanta suburb of Hapeville, Georgia, in 1946, he made a decision never to deal with money on the Lord’s Day. The Dwarf House was always closed on Sundays. The restaurant was the […]

Empty Is Good

By Pastor Dennis Morales “And certain of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but Him they did not see.”  Luke 24:24 There was a city where a building wall collapsed because the foundation caved into an empty tomb-it was unknown and hidden when they built it. Now if the […]

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 […]