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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 [...]

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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]

You Can Stand Under My Umbrella

Ever get stuck in a storm without an umbrella? Wet, cold, miserable? As we continue our Change Your City series - todays message, "Under Authority" is about getting under the authority of God. Like an umbrella. Matthew 8:5-13 5 When Jesus returned to Capernaum, a Roman officer[a] came and pleaded with him, 6 “Lord, my [...]
Ventura Church sermon on Jesus

“I Got This!”

What the three little words you hear right before someone does something crazy? “I got this” - is typically the attitude, mantra, or phrase uttered moments before something crazy or awesome happens. In changing your city, there will be obstacles - fear, nerves, distractions… we need to have an attitude of "I got this"  that [...]
Ventura Church preaching on Jesus calling us

Have You Gotten Too Comfortable?

Have you gotten too comfortable with being comfortable? Have you ever been so comfortable on the couch and the remote was too far away? Where you allowed the next episode or show to start playing? Like your comfort allowed the world chose what you would take in? This is the issue with most believers…. Their [...]
Young pastors in Ventura

Who Are We? We Are Lighthouse!

Who are we? Our Church logo is a lighthouse. It is purposefully the shape of the cross and embodies who we are as disciples of Jesus. We understand the shape of the cross and lighthouse from the 2 greatest commandments: Mark 12:28-31 28 One of the teachers of religious law was standing there listening to [...]