The 7 “Secrets” of Celebrate Recovery

I continue to be amazed at how God is using our Celebrate Recovery ministry to impact the lives of people in our community and in our congregation. Recently, Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Community Church, where Celebrate Recovery began, wrote an article describing the features that make CR uniquely impactful.  I have posted the article … Continue reading The 7 “Secrets” of Celebrate Recovery

Spiritual Homeostasis

Do you feel stuck in your walk with Christ? Does your faith feel stagnant instead of vibrant? Have you noticed that your "spiritual muscles" have atrophied? If you answered "yes" to any of those questions then you might be experiencing spiritual homeostasis. Homeostasis refers to the tendency of a system - any sort of system … Continue reading Spiritual Homeostasis

Why Your Neighbor Needs the Gospel

At Alameda, we are focusing on becoming a church that is actively making Jesus known throughout the world, starting with our own neighbors.  Last Sunday I preached a sermon called "Why Our Neighbors Need the Gospel" and gave these five reasons... Like us, our neighbors have a sin problem that only Jesus can solve. Like … Continue reading Why Your Neighbor Needs the Gospel