The Gifts of Incarnation

The Gifts of Imperfection Brene Brown writes in her book, “The Gifts of Imperfection,” guidelines for the readers to a wholehearted life by letting go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are. I acknowledge…

Sanctuary Church Conference – About

Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016 Time: 9 am – 12 pm Address: 23161 Mill Creek Dr. Ste. 100 Laguna Hills, CA 92653 Many churchgoers feel hurt or isolated by the church.  The Sanctuary Church Conference equips laypersons and ministry leaders…

Resurrection…Monday?

Ash Wednesday. Lent. Good Friday. Easter Sunday. …What next? While it is good for us to designate certain times of the year for prayer, reflection, meditation, and celebration of a certain event or a certain aspect of God – the…

What Did You Expect?

“Look what my hard work gave you. No one you know lives in a house like yours. No one you know has the things I’ve provided for you. No one has had the wonderful experiences around the world that I’ve…

What is Church Membership?

For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to…

Jesus, Justice, and Gender Roles

Jesus and Justice When you say, “Jesus is Lord,” that must mean something beyond what your car bumper sticker says. “Jesus is Lord” means that you submit to him rather than saying something like “you allow Jesus” to do something…

Honesty, Family, Money, and Intimacy

How do you see Jesus in everyday relationships?  What does honesty, family, money, and intimacy have to do with Jesus? These four practical aspects of your life show what commitment looks like. As we begin the new sermon series “A…

Advent 2013

“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel.” Matthew 1:23   Jesus Has Come and Is Coming Again During the month of December we want to celebrate, remember, and hear from God’s…

The Voice

And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son, with you I am well pleased.” When was the last time you heard God’s voice? Everyday we hear voices, noises, and words all around us. Especially, the ones we…