God will make you worthy of His call

Scripture Notes on 2 Thessalonians 1 To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of His calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by His power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in […]

God will surely make you clean

Scripture Notes on 1 Thessalonians 5 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; He will surely do it. (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24) The world leaves its mark on […]

Jesus turns your darkness into light

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Ephesians 5 JESUS TURNS YOUR DARKNESS INTO LIGHT At one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light, for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true…  (Ephesians 5:8-9) People living in darkness often don’t […]

RADIO – 02 The People We Belong To [The People We Become]

What does a “successful” Christian life look like? What’s the goal, and how do we get there? Even more importantly, what’s the point? Join Pastor Phillip Gonzales as he shares how God desires the lives of His people to move in a particular rhythm, and how we don’t have to strive because Jesus is the […]

Sometimes God’s Love Has to Take You Apart

“Why won’t this stupid thing work???” I had been so blessed when my friends gave me their old Playstation 3 video game console, even though the disc drive didn’t work.  I’d heard that replacement parts were available online for cheap, and I’ve been known to do a bit of fix-up work on electronics before. Maybe […]

The Fruit You Get

Christians often talk about having “fruit” in our lives, but how do you get it? But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.” -Romans 6:22 “The fruit you get.” Notice Paul doesn’t say the fruit […]

Don’t Try to Be Good

 God doesn’t want you to try to “be good.” “We say that faith was counted to Abraham as righteousness.  How then was it counted to him?  Was it before or after he had been circumcised?  It was not after, but before he was circumcised.  He received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the […]