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No Poor People

However, there need be no poor people among you, for in the land the LORD your God is giving you to possess as your inheritance, he will richly bless you, if only you fully obey the LORD your God and are careful to follow all these commands I am giving you today. Deuteronomy 15:4-5 “The […]

Justice and the Unpunished

“Do not pollute the land where you are. Bloodshed pollutes the land, and atonement cannot be made for the land on which blood has been shed, except by the blood of the one who shed it. Do not defile the land where you live and where I dwell, for I, the LORD, dwell among the […]

The Life of a Lighthouse

Do you know what the purpose of a Lighthouse is? Have you ever lost or misplaced something in your home you really need? The remote control maybe? Your phone? When something with purpose is missing, its function can't happen. We are spiritual lighthouses with purpose placed by God and when we are missing, our function is missing. [...]

Why Waste Your Time?

Have you ever wasted your own time? Wasting your time on a day off is the worst. This is the next message in our "Change Your City" series titled - "Don't Waste Your Time". Our district supervisor told us about when he had cancer and God placed a word on his heart "don't waste a good cancer". [...]

Why Is a Distracted Driver a Dangerous Driver?

Have you ever been caught behind or next to a distracted driver? So scary. "Distracted driving is the act of driving while engaging in other activities which distract the driver's attention away from the road." This is the latest message in our "Change Your City" series, titled "Distracted Driver". We've been looking at Jesus and his [...]

The king

The king, moreover, must not acquire great numbers of horses for himself or make the people return to Egypt to get more of them, for the LORD has told you, “You are not to go back that way again.” He must not take many wives, or his heart will be led astray. He must not […]

Nazirite

“Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘If a man or woman wants to make a special vow, a vow of dedication to the LORD as a Nazirite, they must abstain from wine and other fermented drink and must not drink vinegar made from wine or other fermented drink. They must not drink grape […]

A Red Heifer

The LORD said to Moses and Aaron: “This is a requirement of the law that the LORD has commanded: Tell the Israelites to bring you a red heifer without defect or blemish and that has never been under a yoke. Give it to Eleazar the priest; it is to be taken outside the camp and […]

Jubilee!

Count off seven sabbath years–seven times seven years–so that the seven sabbath years amount to a period of forty-nine years. Then have the trumpet sounded everywhere on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement sound the trumpet throughout your land. Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land […]

Breaking the Mold

The high priest, the one among his brothers who has had the anointing oil poured on his head and who has been ordained to wear the priestly garments, must not let his hair become unkempt or tear his clothes. He must not enter a place where there is a dead body. He must not make […]

Housekeeping for the next two days

If you’ve been following with the reading plan in The Daily Bible, today and tomorrow covers scriptures addressing various offerings (sin offerings, guilt offerings, special offerings, etc) and requirements and instructions for worshipers, leaders and priests. We are going to skip forward a couple of days and double up on selected scripture from the 24th […]

The Ultimate Sacrifice

You are to lay your hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted on your behalf to make atonement for you. You are to slaughter the young bull before the LORD, and then Aaron’s sons the priests shall bring the blood and splash it against the sides of the altar […]

Special Feasts

“Three times a year you are to celebrate a festival to me. “Celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread; for seven days eat bread made without yeast, as I commanded you. Do this at the appointed time in the month of Aviv, for in that month you came out of Egypt. “No one is to appear […]

Firstfruits

“Bring the best of the firstfruits of your soil to the house of the LORD your God.” Exodus 23:19 God says he will meet all our needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus. He tells us to tithe, to trust Him and test Him whether He will keep His promise to […]

Pray, Pray, Pray

“Say to the Israelites: ‘Any Israelite or any foreigner residing in Israel who sacrifices any of his children to Molek is to be put to death. The members of the community are to stone him. I myself will set my face against him and will cut him off from his people; for by sacrificing his […]

Not Because of Your Righteousness

After the LORD your God has driven them out before you, do not say to yourself, “The LORD has brought me here to take possession of this land because of my righteousness.” No, it is on account of the wickedness of these nations that the LORD is going to drive them out before you. It […]

Remember the Lord Everyday

Be careful that you do not forget the LORD your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day. Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and […]

I Will Bless Who I Will Bless

When you come to the Ammonites, do not harass them or provoke them to war, for I will not give you possession of any land belonging to the Ammonites. I have given it as a possession to the descendants of Lot.” Deuteronomy 2:19 This command is the same as God gave the nation of Israel […]

The Rest of the Story

For the LORD your God detests anyone who does these things, anyone who deals dishonestly. Remember what the Amalekites did to you along the way when you came out of Egypt. When you were weary and worn out, they met you on your journey and attacked all who were lagging behind; they had no fear […]

An Honor to Serve

After the plague the LORD said to Moses and Eleazar son of Aaron, the priest, “Take a census of the whole Israelite community by families–all those twenty years old or more who are able to serve in the army of Israel.” Numbers 26:1-2 The first census (Numbers 1) of the whole community was ordered by […]

Zealous for the Lord

“Phinehas son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, the priest, has turned my anger away from the Israelites. Since he was as zealous for my honor among them as I am, I did not put an end to them in my zeal. Numbers 25:11 The Israelites have journeyed through the wilderness for nearly 40 years. […]

For Us or Against Us

So the Moabite officials returned to Balak and said, “Balaam refused to come with us.” Then Balak sent other officials, more numerous and more distinguished than the first. They came to Balaam and said: “This is what Balak son of Zippor says: Do not let anything keep you from coming to me, because I will […]

Representing God

The LORD said to Moses, “Take the staff, and you and your brother Aaron gather the assembly together. Speak to that rock before their eyes and it will pour out its water. You will bring water out of the rock for the community so they and their livestock can drink.” So Moses took the staff […]

Hope, No Matter the Past

Then Moses said, “This is how you will know that the LORD has sent me to do all these things and that it was not my idea: If these men die a natural death and suffer the fate of all mankind, then the LORD has not sent me. But if the LORD brings about something […]

We Can Certainly Do It

Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.” But the men who had gone up with him said, “We can’t attack those people; they are stronger than we are.” And they spread among the Israelites a bad report […]

Is the Lord’s Arm Too Short?

“Tell the people: ‘Consecrate yourselves in preparation for tomorrow, when you will eat meat. The LORD heard you when you wailed, “If only we had meat to eat! We were better off in Egypt!” Now the LORD will give you meat, and you will eat it. You will not eat it for just one day, […]

The Levites are Mine. You are Mine.

So Moses counted all the firstborn of the Israelites, as the LORD commanded him. The total number of firstborn males a month old or more, listed by name, was 22,273. The LORD also said to Moses, “Take the Levites in place of all the firstborn of Israel, and the livestock of the Levites in place […]

Israel’s Camp Design

On the east, toward the sunrise, the divisions of the camp of Judah are to encamp under their standard. The leader of the people of Judah is Nahshon son of Amminadab. (Numbers 2:3); All the men assigned to the camp of Judah, according to their divisions, number 186,400. They will set out first. (Numbers 2:9); […]

You, the Wave Offering

Aaron is to present the Levites before the LORD as a wave offering from the Israelites, so that they may be ready to do the work of the LORD. Numbers 8:11 From among all the Israelites, I have given the Levites as gifts to Aaron and his sons to do the work at the tent […]

Consecrated for God

He then presented the other ram, the ram for the ordination, and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on its head. Moses slaughtered the ram and took some of its blood and put it on the lobe of Aaron’s right ear, on the thumb of his right hand and on the big toe of […]

Communicating with God

They fashioned the breastpiece–the work of a skilled craftsman. They made it like the ephod: of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen. It was square–a span long and a span wide–and folded double. Then they mounted four rows of precious stones on it. Exodus 39:8-10 There were twelve […]

STOP! There’s Too Much Already

Then the whole Israelite community withdrew from Moses’ presence, and everyone who was willing and whose heart moved them came and brought an offering to the LORD for the work on the tent of meeting, for all its service, and for the sacred garments. All who were willing, men and women alike, came and brought […]

Our Loving God

And he took the calf the people had made and burned it in the fire; then he ground it to powder, scattered it on the water and made the Israelites drink it. He said to Aaron, “What did these people do to you, that you led them into such great sin?” “Do not be angry, […]

A Spiritual Gift

Then the LORD said to Moses, “See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills– to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and […]

As the Lord Commanded

Make this tabernacle and all its furnishings exactly like the pattern I will show you. Exodus 25:9 See that you make them according to the pattern shown you on the mountain. Exodus 25:40 Set up the tabernacle according to the plan shown you on the mountain. Exodus 26:30 Moses repeatedly received this instruction from the […]

Help in Time of Need

“I will send my terror ahead of you and throw into confusion every nation you encounter. I will make all your enemies turn their backs and run. I will send the hornet ahead of you to drive the Hivites, Canaanites and Hittites out of your way. Exodus 23:27-28 Have you ever faced an impossible situation […]

Delegate

The next day Moses took his seat to serve as judge for the people, and they stood around him from morning till evening. When his father-in-law saw all that Moses was doing for the people, he said, “What is this you are doing for the people? Why do you alone sit as judge, while all […]

Ready, Set, GO

This is how you are to eat it: with your cloak tucked into your belt, your sandals on your feet and your staff in your hand. Eat it in haste; it is the LORD’s Passover. Exodus 12:11 The Lord was about to bring the last of the 10 plagues on Pharaoh and Egypt, the death […]

That You May Know

Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his officials so that I may perform these signs of mine among them that you may tell your children and grandchildren how I dealt harshly with the Egyptians and how I performed my signs among them, […]

Pride to Raise or Pride to Fall

Afterward Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said, “This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: ‘Let my people go, so that they may hold a festival to me in the wilderness.’ ” Pharaoh said, “Who is the LORD, that I should obey him and let Israel go? I do not know […]

Do You Remember?

If you’re keeping up with The Daily Bible, we just finished Genesis and the lives from Abraham to Joseph. Some 400 years have passed and the Israelites are now providing slave labor for the Egyptians. The Lord has heard their cry and now in Exodus, Moses emerges as the next leader of the Israelites. God […]

Promised Ridge of Land

Then Israel said to Joseph, “I am about to die, but God will be with you and take you back to the land of your fathers. And to you I give one more ridge of land than to your brothers, the ridge I took from the Amorites with my sword and my bow.” Genesis 48:21-22 […]

Jacob the Blessed

Then Joseph brought his father Jacob in and presented him before Pharaoh. After Jacob blessed Pharaoh, Genesis 47:7 A word search for “bless” and “blessed” shows Jacob blessed more people or was blessed by others more than anyone else in the book of Genesis, including God. Hebrews 11 tells us that by faith Jacob blessed […]

Joseph’s Forgiveness

Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph! Is my father still living?” But his brothers were not able to answer him, because they were terrified at his presence. Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Come close to me.” When they had done so, he said, “I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold […]

Humility

So Pharaoh sent for Joseph, and he was quickly brought from the dungeon. When he had shaved and changed his clothes, he came before Pharaoh. Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I had a dream, and no one can interpret it. But I have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream you can […]

History

As she was being brought out, she sent a message to her father-in-law. “I am pregnant by the man who owns these,” she said. And she added, “See if you recognize whose seal and cord and staff these are.” Judah recognized them and said, “She is more righteous than I, since I wouldn’t give her […]

Esau/Edom’s Fate

Esau took his wives and sons and daughters and all the members of his household, as well as his livestock and all his other animals and all the goods he had acquired in Canaan, and moved to a land some distance from his brother Jacob. Their possessions were too great for them to remain together; […]

Get Rid of the Foreign gods

Then God said to Jacob, “Go up to Bethel and settle there, and build an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you were fleeing from your brother Esau.” So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, “Get rid of the foreign gods you have with you, and […]

More than a Heap of Stones

Come now, let’s make a covenant, you and I, and let it serve as a witness between us.” So Jacob took a stone and set it up as a pillar. He said to his relatives, “Gather some stones.” So they took stones and piled them in a heap, and they ate there by the heap. […]

Personal Relationships

But Laban said to him, “If I have found favor in your eyes, please stay. I have learned by divination that the LORD has blessed me because of you.” Genesis 30:27 Jacob has been in Haran for at least 14 years. He is married to both of his uncle Laban’s daughters, has 11 children, and […]

A Tenth?

When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was not aware of it.” He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.” Early the next morning Jacob took the stone […]

Generation to Generation

If you are reading along in The Daily Bible (in chronological order), today we finish reading the life of Abraham, the friend of God. The Genesis account now focuses on his son Isaac, then his son Jacob, through whom God’s covenant to Abraham continues. I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in […]

The Bride and the Groom

Then Abraham returned to his servants, and they set off together for Beersheba. And Abraham stayed in Beersheba. Genesis 22:19 Then Rebekah and her attendants got ready and mounted the camels and went back with the man. So the servant took Rebekah and left. Now Isaac had come from Beer Lahai Roi, for he was […]

God of Order

Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love–Isaac–and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.” Genesis 22:1-2 Our God is a God […]

Doing the Impossible

Now the LORD was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did for Sarah what he had promised. Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him. Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah bore him. Genesis 21:1-3 […]

Our Great and Awesome God

Then the LORD said, “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know.” Genesis 18:20-21 Here, the Lord and two angels meets with […]

Keep Going

When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless. Then I will make my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.” Abram fell facedown, and God said to him, “As for me, this is my covenant […]

Preaching on Jesus in the New Year

New Year, New You

Have you made a New Year's resolution? I have heard some good ones, bad ones, ridiculous, amazing resolutions over the years. A favorite one that I heard was "I wanna take naps on boats". I asked about where or if they had a harbor in mind. They said "nah, just wanna be more like Jesus." The #1 [...]

Are You Ready Yet?

Have you ever been waiting on someone to get somewhere? You both knew about an event, or gathering, or something for weeks and it's finally the day, but they aren't ready yet? Or maybe you're in the other shoes, everybody else is in the car ready to go and you are still getting ready. This is [...]

God is in the Battle with You

The four kings seized all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah and all their food; then they went away. They also carried off Abram’s nephew Lot and his possessions, since he was living in Sodom. A man who had escaped came and reported this to Abram the Hebrew. Now Abram was living near the great […]

Go

After Terah had lived 70 years, he became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran. This is the account of Terah’s family line. Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran. And Haran became the father of Lot. Genesis 11:26-27 Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law […]

Sons of God

When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. Genesis 6:1-2 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days–and also afterward–when the sons of God went […]

God Wants Your Heart

In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the LORD. And Abel also brought an offering–fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The LORD looked with favor on Abel and his offering, but on Cain and his offering he did not look […]

The Beginning

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1 Ten words make up the first verse of the Bible It is simple, straight forward, succinct. For the believer, it is taken in faith which is proven out later as we walk with God. For the unbeliever, he objects with a phrase often […]

Come, Lord Jesus

We invite you to read through the Bible in 2021 with us starting on January 1st.. The Daily Bible (Harvest House) sets out the scriptures in chronological order to the extent possible, with daily reading and commentary to take you through the Bible in one year. We will end the year with no commentary or […]

The Final Judgment

And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever. Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled […]

Man versus God

The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East. Then I saw three impure spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and […]

I’d Rather Die Than Live

During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them. Revelation 9:6 After the Seal Judgments and near the last of the Trumpet Judgments this verse shows the impact of the judgments on the unsaved world. For many there is no hope, they […]

Inside Ventura Church encouraging message on Christmas

All I Need For Christmas

Ever see a child open a present they "needed" at Christmas but not what they "wanted"? Thanks for the socks and underwear Grandma. As a society we have come to place greater value on what we want than what we need. But Jesus was the ultimate need gift and still is today. We are in [...]

For All Eternity

Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying: ” ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,’ who was, and is, and is to come.” Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him […]

The Revelation

The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who testifies to everything he saw–that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the […]

Good News!

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will […]

Praise Him!

To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy– to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen. Jude 1:24-25 Praise God from whom all […]

Make Your Joy Complete

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched–this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was […]

God is With You

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” Hebrews 13:5-6 The […]

You are My Father, I am Your Son

And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says, “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his […]

How can You Please God?

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6 Why do we need faith to please God? Isn’t God pleased by what we do and what’s in our hearts? If you believe that […]

Hope

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another–and all the more as you see the […]

Church in Ventura live from the front lawn message on dealing with change

How Do You Deal With Change?

Change is part of life. How do you handle change? Do you handle it? Avoid it? Hold on to what was for as long as you can? In this message "Dealing With Change" in our Change Your City series, we're going to look at why we might be feeling like we can't make a difference [...]

Growing in Christ

Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, instruction about cleansing rites, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. Hebrews 6:1-2 The writer […]

Jesus is Coming Soon

In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. Hebrews 1:1-2 Have you noticed that several New Testament […]

Once and for All

For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. 1 Peter 3:18 Jesus paid for our sins on the cross, the righteous one in the place of all mankind who face the […]

Christian Conduct

Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us. 1 Peter […]

Living Stones Offer Spiritual Sacrifices

As you come to him, the living Stone–rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him–you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:4-5 God is building a spiritual house, a spiritual temple, […]

Count it all Joy

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4 It is hard to look beyond a struggle or trial you […]

Jesus Our High Priest

Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just […]

Pastors at Ventura Church preaching on Jesus outdoor service

When Promises Come True

We know that God's promises are "yes and amen"; but how do we activate them in our lives to change the lives around us for the kingdom? That's today's message "Producing Promise" in our "Change Your City" series. The reasons why Jesus was able to change His city Connected to the God Connected to Community [...]

Bursting Flames of Power

For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:6-7 Paul saw Timothy had sincere faith in God the […]

Jesus Saves

Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief. The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full […]

The Mindset of Christ

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Philippians 2:3-5 I have one goal, to be more like […]

Spiritual Growth

…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6 Kids love to have their height measured and to see their growth marked off on a doorway or other family “heirloom.” Over the years they see the evidence […]

He Holds All Things Together

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities–all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all […]

Children of God

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 1 John 3:1 Stop! Look! Behold what has happened. Take time to SEE what a great love God has lavished on us. Not on everyone, but on those who believe in […]

Governing Authorities and You

Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Romans 13:1 About half the country is upset and the other half is over joyed at the apparent outcome of the Presidential election. No matter which side […]

Justified by Faith for Good Works

For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law. Romans 3:28 You can’t earn it, you can’t buy it. The law hasn’t saved a single soul. Eternal life comes only through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Repenting of your sins, and by faith believing Jesus […]

All Have Sinned, but All Can Live

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 3:23 Sin separates all men from God. If the story ended there we would be without hope. Thankfully, God’s plan for man provided an avenue for redemption from the penalty of sin. The price was more than any father should bear. A […]

Are You Running on Empty?

Ever run out of gas? Literally and figuratively? It's not fun. You can't Change Your City if you're running on fumes. This message "Running on Empty" will look at not only the importance of fueling up, but making sure it's the right fuel. Matthew 12:1-13 At about that time Jesus was walking through some grainfields [...]

Awesome God

For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. Romans 1: 20 God IS everywhere. In the starry night sky or the majestic mountains, in the vast oceans whether violently destructive […]