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Fire Falls On Sacrifice! Pt2


 “So, Samuel said: “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams.” (1 Samuel 15:22, NKJV).    Sacrifice is a powerful word.  Sacrifice is costly; it can hurt.  A sacrifice is something of great value […]

Why Is Good Friday Good?


I remember as a kid, reading the comic strip, B.C. in the local newspaper, where I grew up.  On a particular Good Friday, a couple of pre-historic “cavemen” were having a discussion.  One said to the other, “I hate the term, ‘Good Friday.’”  The other asked, “Why?”  The first said, “My Lord was hanged on a tree that day.”  His […]

Jesus: Pursuing His Presence, Obtaining His Promises

Words of Faith

Don’t let the title fool you.  God is not a giant slot-machine; we submit our request and pull His arm and He dispenses a blessing.  Nor is He a kind of magic eight ball, maybe it’s your day for a blessing and maybe it’s not – hold your breath and see. The subject of pursuing God’s presence has been on […]

Holy Week at First Congregational Escondido

In front of the sanctuary at First Congregational Church Escondido there is a path that leads to a cross that bears a crown of thorns.  Along the path are candles to remind us to follow the light of Christ as we continue our Lenten journey.  The crown of thorns will be replaced with a rose on Easter Sunday at the […]

Franklin Graham Is Coming To Escondido!

Words of Faith

Monday evening, March 12, 2018, a prayer meeting was held at Bethel Baptist Church of Escondido, hosted by Pastor Todd Hitchcock.  The focus? Rev. Franklin Graham, leader of The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, will begin a 10 city, Decision America California Tour, from one end of California to the other, beginning May 20. After a time of anointed praise, a […]

Pursue God’s Presence, Obtain His Promises

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.  And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  If you ask anything in My […]

Grace: Free, But Not Cheap!

~Words of Faith

“Moreover, whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.  What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?  He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not […]

Pursue God’s Presence — Not His Presents, Pt2


“All you thirsty ones, come to me! Come to me and drink! Believe in me so that rivers of living water will burst out from within you, flowing from your innermost being, just like the Scripture says!”  Jesus was prophesying about the Holy Spirit that believers were being prepared to receive.  But the Holy Spirit had not yet been poured […]

Pursue God’s Presence, Not His Presents

~Words of Faith

“Thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul.  I gave you your master’s house and your master’s wives into your keeping, and gave you the house of Israel and Judah. And if that had been too little, I also would have given you much more!  Why […]

Local church creates Escondido’s newest community garden

Trinity Episcopal Church has allocated an acre of land at the rear of their property at 845 Chestnut St., Escondido, for the newest community garden in Escondido.  The project was developed as part of Trinity’s long-term objective to be more involved in the community.   This garden is for everyone. There are forty 4 X 12 in-ground plots and 14 […]


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