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One Pastor’s Heartfelt Response to Racial Injustice

   “Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”  So, God created man in his own image… (Genesis […]

What Kind of Jesus is the Church Preaching About?

  “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.  And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some…” (Hebrews 10:23-25, ESV)   Fear is a powerful thing!  It guides you.  It causes you to […]

COVID-19: Where Do We Go From Here?

  “And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, ‘Be saved from this perverse generation.’ Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers” (Acts 2:40-42, ESV).   […]

A Divine Reset: Time for Fresh Perspective and Fresh Power!

  “And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, ‘you heard from me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now’ ” (Acts 1:4-5, ESV).   Jesus was about to ascend to […]

COVID-19: An Opportunity to Till the Soil!

  “A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil, but when the sun rose, they were scorched. And since they […]

COVID-19: An Opportunity to Connect with God!

  “But on that day I will set apart the land of Goshen, where my people dwell, so that no swarms of flies shall be there, that you may know that I am the Lord in the midst of the earth…The hail struck down everything that was in the field in all the land of Egypt, both man and beast. […]

Baha’is Celebrate Festival of Ridvan

Baha’is of Escondido and all Baha’is communities around the world will celebrate the Festival of Ridvan, a twelve day festival from April 20 – May 1. It is the holiest Baha’i Festival, Ridvan means paradise and is named for the garden of Ridvan outside Baghdad where Baha’u’llah stayed for 12 days in 1863 before being exiled to Istanbul. The Festival […]

God Doesn’t Just Love You, He Likes You!

  “Look with wonder at the depth of the Father’s marvelous love that he has lavished on us! He has called us and made us his very own beloved children… Beloved, we are God’s children right now… when it is finally made visible, we will be just like him, for we will see him as he truly is.” (1 John […]

Are We Living in A New Normal?

Words of Faith

 “While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.  And he said to them, ‘Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.’  Immediately they left their nets and followed him.” (Matthew 4:18-20, ESV)   The disciples spent […]

The Coronavirus: Hearing God Through the Noise!

  “It is these who cause divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit. But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit” (Jude 1:19&20, ESV)   Sometimes the clutter of so many different voices screaming for attention can make it difficult to hear what God is saying to us.  I’ve experienced it.  […]

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