Message Monday 7/3/17 – Love Your Neighbor As You Are: David Defeats Goliath

Chuck Foreman – Teaching / Missions Pastor

Too often we live and function under stereotypes of who is acceptable to God and suitable for his service, thinking we must become someone we are not in order to make the cut. But we are all uniquely created for unique purposes. We do not serve a cookie cutter God. The only criteria important to him, is the condition and willingness of our hearts.

 

David understood this and he saw it play out in his own life at a very early age…

Message Monday 6/26/17 – Love Your Neighbor As Yourself: Love Your Student Neighbor

Edwin Sicairos – Student Pastor

God waits patiently for us to come to our senses. No matter how or why you got lost, God’s love reaches out— and it is strong enough to break any generational, recurring brokenness. After looking at God’s story of the prodigal son, we see the heart our father in heaven has for every one of us that realize our need to be with Him. Notice: Even though the younger son had sinned against his father, he didn’t hold it against him because he was full of love. The older son didn’t listen to the father because he was full of bitterness. Remember that Bitterness robs joy but forgiveness grows joy!

Message Monday 6/19/17 – Love Your Neighbor As Yourself: Love Your Incarcerated Neighbor

Chuck Foreman – Teaching / Missions Pastor

Throughout God’s Story, judgment and punishment were never an end in themselves and never the end of the story. Judgment and the resulting punishment or consequence is ALWAYS for the purpose of restoration. God is at work in every single one of our lives to bring about repentance so that he can restore us to each other and to himself.  (more…)

Message Monday 6/12/17 – Love Your Neighbor As Yourself: Love Your Poor Neighbor

Chuck Foreman – Teaching / Missions Pastor

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat,
I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,
I was a stranger and you invited me in,
I needed clothes and you clothed me,
I was sick and you looked after me,
I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

(Matthew 25:35-36)

There’s something about compassion for the poor and less fortunate that is central to the heart of God.  And according to Jesus, if you read on in his message about the ‘sheep and the goats’ here in Matthew 25, there’s also something about compassion for the poor and less fortunate that separates the righteous from the unrighteous. If the faith that saved us is genuine, it will move us to care for the poor.  (more…)

Message Monday 6/5/17 – Love Your Neighbor As Yourself: Love Your Foreign Neighbor

Chuck Foreman – Teaching / Missions Pastor

When a foreigner resides among you in your land,
do not mistreat them.
The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born.
Love them as yourself,
for your were foreigners in Egypt.
I am the LORD your God.

(Leviticus 19:33-34)

As Followers of Jesus we are called to love those who are unlike us. This means putting ourselves in the place of those who are experiencing difficulty even when we do not relate to their situation, as God expected his people Israel to do, because of their personal heritage of having been foreigners themselves in Egypt.   (more…)