You’re invited to join us for our summer sermon series, You Asked For It, on Sundays June 28—August 23 at 9:00 and 10:45 AM. For nine weeks, we’ll explore a variety of current issues from a Biblical perspective.
Today as we continue our You Asked For It sermon series, guest speaker Mark Mitchell of Central Peninsula Church, addresses the subject of same-sex attraction. Listen in as Mark teaches that the most important thing about us is not our sexual identity, but rather our identity in Christ. We'll see that like Jesus, we need to embody the full force of both grace and truth in our relationships, conversations, and interactions with all people.
Have you ever wondered if God has a plan for your life? Have you ever questioned if you've missed God's will or somehow gotten it wrong? This week guest speaker, Mike Breaux, continues our You Asked For It sermon series with a message about discovering God's will for our lives. Listen in as Mike teaches that God does have a plan for us, and He's always at work to have the right person in the right place for His right purposes.
Today we welcome guest speaker, Bert Alcorn, who serves as Lead Pastor at Anthem Ventura. Bert is going to continue our You Asked For It sermon series with a message about Jesus and politics. In this message we'll discuss why we need to think hard about political engagement as Jesus followers, how to engage, and practical ways we can do it. Listen is as Bert reminds us that we are ultimately citizens of heaven and teaches us that Jesus is Lord, and through His finished work, and by His example, we can engage in culture and politics in a way that brings glory to God and good to others via the Kingdom of God.
You can ask any person over the age of fifteen if they know someone who has taken their own life and my guess is they would respond with a sorrowful: “yes.” Suicide leaves unanswered questions, familial gaps, and painful futures for many people. Suicide is no respecter of age or gender. The Bible speaks the truth on this difficult subject. In fact, the Bible tells of seven people who took their own life. Listen in as Pastor Neal Benson teaches from John 3:16, John 10:10 and other Scriptures about how God is the author of life.
Guest speaker, Mike Lovato, continues our You Asked For It sermon series with a sermon about money from the perspective of contentment and generosity. Listen in as Mike teaches that contentment in the foundation on which generosity is built, and calls us to pursue a commitment to contentment.
This Sunday we’re kicking off a nine-week summer sermon series called, You Asked For It. The Bible teaches us that God shaped each person. God created us. Think about every person you have had contact with in life - the guy speeding on the freeway, the lady in the airport, the kid in the store. Each of those people are created by God. Let me take it one step further, not just created, but created on purpose. God doesn't accidentally make people. God has a purposeful plan in creating each and everyone of us. Listen in as Pastor Neal Benson teaches on the importance of seeing people how God created them.
What's something you want your kids to know and love and do when you're not around? Perhaps it's a shared hobby, or maybe it's practicing virtues like gratitude, kindness, and honesty. God's word teaches us that we have a responsibility to teach the next generation to trust the Lord. It's not a cultural tradition; it's a divine obligation. Listen in as Pastor Neal Benson gives a Father's Day lesson from Psalm 78:1-8 that is applicable to everyone.
Around Christmas time I was walking with my kids and we noticed a light on in a car. I hesitantly knocked on the door to inform the owner; he was ecstatic. When was the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone to help someone? Maybe you saw someone on the side of the road and pulled over to help them change a flat. Maybe you saw your neighbor struggling to carry something in the house. Grab your Bible and open it up to Jonah 4. Jonah was a prophet in Israel. God spoke to him and told him to go preach against a pagan nation. Jonah refused and went the other direction. He found himself in the middle of the sea stuck in a raging storm. Jonah chose death over obedience. Jonah was swallowed by a large fish and spit up near Nineveh. Jonah finally obeyed the Lord and Nineveh repented. It was a miracle of God to see such a large nation respond like this. As we finish the book of Jonah we’re going to read about a God who cares.
After spending three days in the belly of a large fish, Jonah makes the journey to Nineveh and preaches the word of the Lord. The people hear the message and repent of their sin. Listen in as Pastor Neal Benson shares about how a great spiritual awakening took place in Ninevah because of Jonah's obedience. We'll learn that the Lord longs for all to know Him.
This week we continue our Jonah sermon series with a look at Jonah 2, where we find Jonah in the belly of a big fish. While inside the fish, Jonah cries out to God and repents of his sin. Watch and listen as Ryan LaFata teaches us that God saves those who cry out to Him.