Many of us enjoy the connection, information, and entertainment we receive through the use of social media. However, it's important that we honestly reflect on the impact that social media is having on us - especially those of us who are Christ-followers. Below is an excellent article recently published by Dr. Gavin Ortlund, who is … Continue reading Is Social Media Stealing Your Joy?
Here are four songs from The Zoe Group that go along with the theme of my sermon on Sunday. Please join me online at alameda.church or on any of Alameda's social media outlets as I continue a sermon series called "This Is The Gospel." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK7pSAXGydQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fybcP18YY1c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fgs647oLfck https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_ObbpTxn8E
Alameda Services Cancellation Update (4/27/20) Brothers and Sisters, Every time I speak with a member of my elder's group, one of the first things they ask me is, "how long until we can start meeting again?" Well, the short answer is, "I don't know." Your elders have been meeting virtually over ZOOM, and your … Continue reading Just in case you haven’t seen this yet…
As we get another week started, I want to take a moment to congratulate you. Yes, you! "For what?," you say. I want to congratulate you on your amazing ability to adapt to a volatile, unknown situation and make the best of it. Over the last 6 weeks (or so), you have had to do … Continue reading Congratulations!
Well, it's another week of online worship and it may continue to be this way awhile longer. So, here's a few more tips on how to make the best of the online worship experience (you can review the first set of tips here)... Continue to adjust your expectations. While you are longing for the in-person … Continue reading Another Note about Online Worship & Songs for Sunday
Note: This is the outline for Alameda's virtual Bible study on Facebook Live that took place on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Like you, I have learned so many helpful lessons during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of those lessons have been more like reminders pointing me back to something I have known but needed to recover. … Continue reading What I’m Learning
There's a lot of talk right now about how and when to re-open businesses (and the rest of society) while still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. And that same conversation is taking place in the church world. I've sat in on numerous webinars, read many articles, and had several conversations about this subject. … Continue reading What’s Your Re-Entry Strategy?
Here are four songs from The Zoe Group that go along with the theme of my sermon on Sunday. Please join me online at alameda.church or on any of Alameda's social media outlets as we begin a new sermon series titled "This Is The Gospel." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JU8KqejsDs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_auJe1jrNI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz9I0gzMn34 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njWIguJFaDo&list=OLAK5uy_mQiht_Vnw9cIEMKiDl4KfjdhCoG0Lt0oA&index=3
As we all seek to live through "the age of the coronavirus" in the best way possible, it's very important that we seek out "good news" that can keep us encouraged and keep our eyes fixed on Christ and our hearts turned toward God. For that reason, each Wednesday on my blog I will post … Continue reading The Family That God Creates
Yesterday, we celebrated the fact that Jesus has indeed overcome the world through his resurrection from the dead. That truth is an endless source of hope for all who make Jesus their King, and Jesus' resurrection gives us a firm and secure anchor for our souls (Hebrews 6:19) that empowers us to live boldly and … Continue reading Take Heart!