Category: Sermons

The Five People You Won’t Meet in Heaven

What in the world is a gigachurch? Churches are growing so big today that they have had to add a new type of church – the gigachurch.  A gigachurch is a church that has more than 10,000 in worship during a given week.  10,000! …

First Date

I still remember our first date. It was on April 25, 2001.  Cassie and I met at a Tex-Mex restaurant called On the Border which was kind of in-between where we both lived at the time.  We shared a queso fundido de pollo for…

The Bottom Line

9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. How much do we believe this? Whether it’s in our personal lives, our careers, or…

Seven Last Words

Sometimes it’s just too late. By the time we decide to do what needs to be done, sometimes it’s just too late.  I was watching a video about climate change while I was earning my MA in Poli Sci at Long Beach State, and…

Ugly Chairs

This is an ugly chair. It’s okay.  You can say it.  This is an ugly chair.  But I keep it for that very reason, to remind myself that we don’t always see the ugly chairs in our lives.  This chair wasn’t always ugly.  Back…

There’s One Thing Lacking…

Part 3 of our sermon series on forgiveness. This time Minister Chai is offering his thoughts on receiving forgiveness and how hard it is to admit we need it in the first place.  It means admitting we are wrong. Luke 18:18-23 (NRSV)   – The…

Forgive Yourself

This week we are blessed to hear from Rev. Mike Friedrich as he delivers a message about forgiving yourself in preparation for our all church retreat. We’re in the middle of a short sermon series on “forgiveness” begun last week by Pastor Craig. Minister…

An Invasive Species

Forgiving Others

What’s Your Story?

Stories have the power to change lives

Judge Me By My Size Do You?

Size matters not

Who’s Cheating Who?

Family first

One Small Candle

Actions speak louder than words