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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The conversation that is currently taking place within our culture about sexual ethics is a fascinating one to observe for several reasons. If you’ve been following the discussion through various forms of media, three things should be abundantly clear by now: (1) Sex is not (and has never been) purely a physical act. It involves […]
There’s a person in our community who I have been serving and ministering to for years. Over that period of time, I have come to genuinely care about this person and we have become friends who enjoy visiting with one another. This person, who I will refer to as “J,” has been homeless for a […]