What's Good About Good Friday?

Good Friday, Really?! Today is Good Friday.  A day in history that, despite its name, is filled with injustice, betrayal, and apparent defeat.  Good Friday was anything but “good”.  It was the day the world turned its back on the divine and on the best humanity had been offered.  Jesus quietly received the judgment we gave him, not […]

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What’s Good About Good Friday?

Good Friday, Really?! Today is Good Friday.  A day in history that, despite its name, is filled with injustice, betrayal, and apparent defeat.  Good Friday was anything but “good”.  It was the day the world turned its back on the divine and on the best humanity had been offered.  Jesus quietly received the judgment we gave him, not […]

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How God Sees You

It’s about 1200 B.C. and things haven’t been going well for this young man.  In fact, his entire nation is in disarray. People are afraid, they are living under constant threats and abuse.  Their enemies are more powerful, better organized, and the good old days of milk and honey are no more.  Thus Gideon is pressed […]

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Trust is a Journey

I have to be honest; trust is a difficult thing for me. I would much rather have full control of what is happening, or going to happen, in my life, rather than trusting that God is in control. I like to “know” exactly what is coming, and I like to determine the steps being taken. […]

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Baby Steps

In one of the greatest movies of all time, What About Bob, Dr. Leo Marvin treats his patient Bob with the advice to “take baby steps” towards his goals. Bob humorously walks in tiny steps chanting “baby steps to the bus” “baby steps out the office” “baby steps to the sailboat.” With this advice, he […]

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What About Me? – By Valeria Parra

In Luke 11:37-41, Jesus is invited to dine with one of the religious leaders of that time. In those days,  hand-washing before dining was a big deal.  In Mark 7:1-7, Scripture explains that hand-washing was a traditional ritual because Jews believed that anything going into their bodies had to be clean, so it wouldn’t contaminate the […]

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God Cares

In one of the segments of our September 14th preview service, Alini shared a testimony about how God has shown Himself faithful through this high-risk pregnancy.  In the beginning of the pregnancy we were told of the risks and possible negative outcomes.  Being that this is one of the rarest forms of twin pregnancy, doctors […]

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Walking on Water

About a year ago we came to a city we did not know and where no one knew us to start a brand new life-giving church. I come from a family of pastors, church leaders, church volunteers, and church cleaning persons.  Church has incredible significance in my life.  I have been to thousands of church […]

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