Worship Moment of the Week – Building a Culture of Worship [2m read time]

Building a healthy worship culture begins in our hearts, surrendered to Jesus. It sounds simple enough: confess with our mouth that Jesus is our Lord and believe in our hearts that God raised Him from the dead, and you will be saved. Salvation is the invitation to the life that has been awaiting all of […]

A Note from the Pastor – The Cover of Prayer [1m read time]

Korean pastor Billy Kim tells the story of an American soldier who fought on Korean soil during the early 1950’s. The G.I.’s platoon was in the middle of a fierce firefight. Several of his comrades had gone down. They were now laying injured in the line of fire. The soldier’s commander ordered him to […]

Worship Moment of the Week: Aware of God’s Presence [2m read time]

God’s presence isn’t just something we step into to feel good, it’s a state of being to live our lives through. Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden walked with God. They were actually in His physical presence. They were there “being” in the presence of God. I looked up the definition of “being” […]

A Note from the Pastor – Speak Up [1m read time]

Pablo Picasso’s 1937 mural, “Guernica” is one of the most emotionally disturbing paintings of all time. It is painted with no vibrant colors. Rather, it is made with only black, whites and grays. It depicts the pain, despair and chaos of people and animals suffering in the midst of war, centered around an […]

Worship Moment of the Week: Family Means… [2m read time]

Could you imagine if we saw everyone around us as “Ohana?” It means family, and family means nobody gets left behind. As believers we know that we are connected through Jesus and what He did for us on that tree on the hill in Calvary. But knowing isn’t going to draw us into an “Ohana” […]

A Note from the Pastor: What do you really want?

Tourists at America’s National Parks have been known to ask some really dumb questions. Here are some of the Park Rangers favorites:

Grand Canyon: Was this man made? Is the mule ride down into the canyon air conditioned?
Yosemite: Do they turn the waterfall off at night? How long is the two-hour Valley Floor […]

A Note from the Pastor – Signs

If you ask someone to recall a story from the life of Jesus, they will likely mention a miracle. Jesus’s ministry was characterized by spectacular expressions of God’s power: He turned water into wine, brought dead people back to life, walked on water, healed people, calmed storms and much more.

People assume the miracles are […]

Worship Moment of the Week – What’s Your Identity?

What is your true identity? So many times we look to external influences and claim them as who we are, without considering if it’s what God says about who we are. Our jobs, environment, our culture and media, all form and shape us. We want something to identify with. It’s what gives us our purpose. […]

A Note from the Pastor – Throw Out a Lifeline [1m read time]

When I was a child I wanted to be an explorer like Thor Hyerdahl. He wondered if the people of South America had sailed across the Pacific to populate the Polynesian Islands. Thor, who was actually terrified of water, and five companions decided to see if it was possible. They built a raft out of […]

Worship Moment of the Week – Breath of Life

In Ezekiel chapter 37, God speaks to His prophet and asks him to see past what his eyes see and speak life into a valley of dead dry bones. I love this passage for so many reasons! First, we are told that Ezekiel had the hand of the Lord upon him. The Spirit of the […]