I really like this song by Casting Crowns. I especially like the fact that in the song the foundation upon which we are able to thrive in life is knowing Jesus and making Jesus known. In order to thrive (as our soul longs to do), both steps must be taken: we must come to know […]
If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I […]
Today, I started a “spin-off” series of our journey through the Gospel According to Luke called “The 4 Big Questions of Life.” There are some questions that are so important, so profound, and so big that every person asks them and every person yearns for them to be answered. Philosophers say that there are four […]
Two Sundays ago I challenged my congregation to invest in the younger generations of our church family for two simple reasons: (1) Scripture presents the “passing on” of faith as a responsibility of the entire church, not just the parents, and (2) we cannot be a church who is actively making Jesus known to others, […]
My friend Matthew Dowling maintains an excellent blog that you should read if you’re interested in growing in your knowledge of the Bible. Yesterday, he posted about a very important topic for Christians today who wish to be faithful witnesses of Jesus Christ. Here’s his post… The headlines are ever full of the consequences of […]
This is a powerful song and video that will make you think about how you’re living your life and for whom you’re living it.
Every Christian knows that he or she is called by God to live as an “ambassador of Christ” through whom He is making the good news about Christ known to all people (2 Corinthians 5:20). But how do we do it? And how can we prepare ourselves for it? Here’s an article by preacher and […]
We learned and sang this song in worship yesterday morning. May it bless you today.
Our theme this year at Alameda is “Make Jesus Known,” and we want to be a church that is actively making Jesus known to our community and beyond. We’ve started laying the foundation for this by challenging our members to be mindful of their very own neighbors who might be in need of Jesus. Who […]