Pastor’s Corner: The “Otel”

By Mark Hopper In golf they have a term called a “Mulligan” which allows a player to hit another shot. It is like a “do over” after you hit a really bad one. Can you remember a time in your life where you wish you could rewind the clock or calendar and do something over? […]

Pastor’s Corner: Stand in Faith

“Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong…” 1 Corinthians 16:13 By Pastor Dennis Morales This is the final encouragement to a church from the Apostle Paul.  Paul planted the Corinthian church, but the church had issues that needed addressing.  The final comments to them is a calling to “stand fast.”  This is […]

Pastor’s Corner: I’m Praying for You

Pastor Rob Norris

By Pastor Rob Norris First of all, I ask you to pray for everyone. Ask God to help and bless them all, and tell God how thankful you are for each of them.                                                                                                                 1 Timothy 2:1 In November 1970, at the height of tensions in Vietnam, a pair of college students launched a campaign to […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Grudge: A Horror of the Heart

By Pastor Mark Lee With Halloween right around the corner, many people will view at least one scary movie in the upcoming weeks.  From current releases to old standbys, these terrifying tales have become as much a part of October as trick-or-treating and pumpkin patches.  One fan favorite is The Grudge, a thriller released in […]

The Paradox of Giving

By Pastor Robert Jewett Have you ever noticed that the most generous people are often the most content people?  How is it that when given the opportunity, to give or to keep their resources for themselves, those who give are the most blessed?  The same questions hold true for the exact opposite.  How is that […]

Snuggle Up

By Tim Eaton  Fall is in the air.  The kids are deciding on Halloween costumes, you are sipping on pumpkin spice something, apple cider suddenly sounds appealing, the frantic pace of fall sports has begun, and for a few days the temperature has finally dipped below 90 degrees. One of the great comforts and escapes […]

A Parent’s Top Five

Rob Norris Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go; Even when he is old he will not depart from it. Tami and I have not been perfect parents, but when you have children God gives you a few hundred lessons along the way. And from our years of experience, we’ve […]

Burn Out

By Pastor Dennis Morales Leviticus 6:12  “And the fire on the altar shall be kept burning on it; it shall not be put out.  And the priest shall burn wood on it every morning…” A first-grader wondered why her father brought home a briefcase full of work every evening. Her mother explained, “Daddy has so […]

God Never Fails, But People Do

By Pastor Mark Lee Last year, the public disgrace of an outspoken reality television star made national headlines.  Not surprisingly, the media was quick to point out the conflict between this individual’s grievous wrongdoing and his frequently-professed Christianity.  Soon, it seemed as if everyone was talking about this man of faith and his fall from […]

Help Me O Lord My God

By Pastor Robert Jewett Have you ever been to the point where you just felt like giving up? Did it seem like no matter what you did, you were mistreated anyway? Perhaps you threw your arms up and said, “I can’t do this anymore!” Take heart, the Lord is faithful to help His children. King […]


By Pastor Tim Eaton What does a nun wear that everyone has? Habits! Far too often we simply float along through life.  Maybe we attribute our station in life to fate, or think that our life is just the way it has to be.  Even our daily routine may seem like something we have no […]

The Power Of Story

By Pastor Tim Eaton Stories are a powerful thing.  They help our children go to bed.  A great love story can inspire romance and hope in our own life.  A movie with a great story can change our societies’ perception of people and events.  A great story can move us to action.  But what about […]

Choosing A Road

By Pastor Ed Moreno In Matthew 7:13-14, Jesus says that there are two gates and two roads.  There’s the wide gate and the broad road, and then there’s the small gate and the narrow road. It is easier to get through a wide gate, and it’s easier to travel on a broad road. But being […]

Your Platform

By Pastor Dennis Morales “And I told them of the hand of my God which had been good upon me…” Nehemiah 2:18. You have a platform.  It’s essentially something that enables you to be heard.  Speakers often stand upon a “soapbox” or a “stage” to be heard and make plain their message to their hearers.  […]

Blind Religion Warning

By Pastor Robert Jewett   Adam and Eve’s two eldest boys had dramatically different responses to God (Gen. 4:3-8).  Cain, a farmer, brought the Lord an offering “of the fruit” of the ground.  There was no need to trust God with sharing from his abundance.  On the other hand, Abel, a shepherd, brought the firstborn […]

Whom Then Shall I Fear?

By Pastor Mark Lee Several years ago, a study was released connecting common worries with actual outcomes.  Subjects were asked to write down their fears over an extended period of time.  They were later asked to review their concerns and identify which came to fruition.  Remarkably, approximately 85 percent of what the subjects worried about […]

Choosing A Road

By Pastor Ed Moreno In Matthew 7:13-14, Jesus says that there are two gates and two roads.  There’s the wide gate and the broad road, and then there’s the small gate and the narrow road. It is easier to get through a wide gate, and it’s easier to travel on a broad road. But being […]