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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Best Preaching on Faith in Ventura Church

How Do You Get Past Obstacles in Your Life?

How do we move past the road blocks that try to stop our faith? Listen in to this next message in our Change Your City series - "Faith Blocks". Follow along to find out... What happens you face an obstacle, a roadblock, or a barrier? Do you shut down? Get frustrated? Avoid or walk away? Matthew [...]
Pastor of Ventura Church preaching on Hope is in session

Hope is in Session

Do you remember high school math? There was always that one teacher that was super passionate about math even 1 week before summer vacation. Every other teacher had the AV kids roll in that old tv strapped down to the cart to watch a movie; but here you are in math with a teacher pouring [...]
Ventura Church pastors talking about Hope during coronavirus

Hope is 6ft Away

Have you ever felt so alone it weighs on you? Where you're longing for an answer that seems forever away or impossible? Not actually talking about coranvirus and the ongoing stay at home orders. I'm actually talking about leprosy. Lepers were required to stand 6ft away and wear cloth face masks. Crazy similarity to today, right? [...]
Girl standing in Ventura with white tank top and hope is now

Hope Is Now

What do you do when you feel stuck? Or are in fact stuck… like we’re all stuck at home right now. Stuck with limited options for how we’re used to living our lives these days. Do you panic? Do you fight it? Do you shutdown? We’re in our “Can’t Cancel Hope” series where we look [...]
Girl standing in Ventura with white tank top and with hope is on the way

Hope IS On the Way

Have you ever waited too long? When we feel stuck for too long; hope becomes hurt. Proverbs 13:12 says, "Hope deferred makes the heart sick..." Moses is the perfect example. This is the latest message in our “Can’t Cancel Hope” series, about people stuck in places, holes, caves, boats, isolation… They are separated and we have [...]
Girl in Ventura wearing anchor tank top for Hope series

Find Hope in a Hopeless Situation

How do you find hope in a hopeless situation? It is so hard to keep hope alive when it feels like there’s no way out, no other side, or no possibility for a good outcome. We are continuing in our Can’t Cancel Hope series. That’s why it’s so important to be tethered and connected to [...]