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First Reach Up, Then Reach In Pt.2

~Words of Faith

 “Yet hear now, O Jacob My servant, and Israel whom I have chosen.  Thus, says the Lord who made you and formed you from the womb, who will help you: ‘Fear not, O Jacob My servant; and you, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen.   For I will pour water on him who is thirsty, and floods on the dry ground; […]

First Reach Up, Then Reach In


  “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,  rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.  Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and […]

Servanthood: A Setup, Or A Setback?

~Words of Faith 

  “And He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all” (Mark 9:35, NKJV).   We live in a very self-centered society.  Sadly, it seems, often tragedy must strike before people realize what is truly important, or of value.  In a society like […]

October is Pastor’s Appreciation Month

Words of Faith

“What are you doing here, Elijah?” He said, “I have been very jealous for the Lord, the God of hosts. For the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword, and I, even I only, am left, and they seek my life, to take it away.” (1 Kings 19:9-10, ESV). […]

Reach Up, Reach In, Reach Out Pt4

“What are you doing here, Elijah?” He said, “I have been very jealous for the Lord, the God of hosts. For the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword, and I, even I only, am left, and they seek my life, to take it away.” (1 Kings 19:9-10, ESV). […]

A Man on Fire

~Words of Faith

  “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.  For our God is a consuming fire.” (Hebrews 12:29, NKJV).   This passage and others like it are sobering to me.  God is awesome in nature and power and yet, it seems […]

Reach Up, Reach In, Reach Out Pt3


“…For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 14:17, NKJV).   We live in a culture that is largely directed by how we feel.  Our society espouses the idea that if you feel it, it must be right, even though feelings are fleeting.  The Bible states God’s […]

Reach Up, Reach In, Reach Out Pt2


 “Then David danced before the Lord with all his might; and David was wearing a linen ephod.  So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting and with the sound of the trumpet.” (2 Samuel 6:14 & 15, NKJV).   When we talk about worship, we might refer to the total scope […]

Community Lutheran’s music director to give first recital in 17 years

Jeff Johnson, the music director at Community Lutheran Church, a tenor who graduated from Cal State University Northridge in 2001 with a B.A. in music, hasn’t given a public recital since then. That’s about to change. Johnson will be giving his first recital since college on September 30 at noon. He will be singing Hymn Classic in recital format arranged […]

The Good Life

~Words of Faith 

  “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:2, NKJV)  If there’s one thing everyone in America wants, it’s “The good life.”  God made us to dream; to want to succeed.  The truth is, […]


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