6 Opportunities in This Crisis

News Flash: We are living in a time of global crisis. OK, so we all know that, but what do we do about it? On Wednesday night, I did a Facebook Live event for our congregation (you can watch it here) and shared some ideas that flow out of Jeremiah 29:1-14.  In that passage, the … Continue reading 6 Opportunities in This Crisis

Who You Say I Am

Yesterday, was such an exciting day at Alameda as we welcomed guest worship leader Shane Coffman from the Memorial Drive Church of Christ in Tulsa.  In addition to leading singing in our worship service, Shane taught our congregation some "new" songs during our Bible class time. One of those songs was "Who You Say I … Continue reading Who You Say I Am

The Key to Experiencing Joy In Christ

Recently, our ministry staff and spouses enjoyed a weekend retreat of rest, fellowship, and worship.  During a Discovery Bible Study we reflected on a portion of John 15, where Jesus talks about being the true vine that sustains our lives.  Jesus says... 5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me … Continue reading The Key to Experiencing Joy In Christ


Yesterday, in our "One Another" sermon series, I preached on the topic of forgiveness.  It will be posted later today on Alameda's website, if you want to check it out. Here's a song by Andrew Peterson that does a wonderful job of capturing the spirit of forgiveness.  May it inspire you to make this the … Continue reading Forgiveness

The Most Important Habit for 2020

This is a great article by Bobby Harrington at Renew.org... I like New Year’s resolutions. About 60% of Americans will join with me and make them over the next few days as we head into 2020. Here is the most important one that you can make: read the Bible daily. It is the single biggest … Continue reading The Most Important Habit for 2020