Who gets what? (Luke 6:19-20a)

The whole crowd was trying to touch Him because power was coming out from Him and healing them all.  Then, looking up at His disciples, He said…  (Luke 6:19-20a) Jesus offers His healing power to all the people.  He uses miracles to draw them in, but look how He doesn’t expect every person healed to actually […]

Jesus’ second ministry: the WORD (Luke 5:1)

As the crowd was pressing in on Jesus to hear God’s word, He was standing by Lake Gennesaret.  (Luke 5:1) People came for the miracles, but they stayed for the message.  They were drawn in by the wonders, but they were hungry for the word. Credibility and interest can be built by the supernatural power […]

Should Women Be Allowed to Preach?

I love getting “theological” questions because it gives me a chance to dig into subjects that I don’t always have occasion to explore.  If you like that sort of thing, welcome to “Theology Thursdays!”  If not, stay tuned for tomorrow’s post. — Pastor Phillip QUESTION: My cousin was asking about 1 Timothy 2:8-12 because it makes […]

TEACHING: The Lighthouse

What do you do when the light starts to go dark? **FICTITIOUS** COMPLIANCE NOTICE FROM U.S. OFFICE OF RELIGIOUS ASSISTANCE In 1884, the Sanibel Island Light first brightened the skies of Southwest Florida. As the first gulf lighthouse north of the Florida Keys, it has stood for 128 years as an aid both to boaters […]

TEACHING: The Ketchup

Do you ever feel powerless in your Christian life?
Maybe you’re trying your best but seeing no results? You’re not alone! Everyone feels like a failure at one time or another, and sometimes what we need most is to go back to the beginning of it all…


Do you ever feel like something is “holding you back” in your walk with Christ?
Maybe you’ve wanted to experience more of God’s power in your life but just can’t seem to figure out how. And what in the world does this have to do with cats, ketchup or catamarans? Join Pastor Phillip Gonzales to find the answers as we explore God’s Word to discover three keys to “unlocking the power of the Christian life” in this three-part series, “The Cat, the Ketchup, & the Catamaran.”

YDR: Part 09 – A Temple

This past Sunday, we had a chance to look at a variety of things regarding the places God has chosen to live.  We looked at the Tabernacle, Solomon’s Temple, Herod’s Temple, and finally, the idea that Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 6:19… “Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you…” If you’re […]

YDR: Share your thoughts (1-23-11)

What can change a life? There are good things, bad things, and probably neutral things.  What are some things that, for good or bad, can make a LASTING change in a person’s life? Please share your comments below.

Your DYNAMIC Role: “Rich and Poor”

One of the most curious things Jesus says about entrance into the Kingdom of God is that it’s impossible for the rich. He says bluntly, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God…With man it is impossible…” -Mark […]

GRAPHIC – Kingdom verses comparison

In doing a study on “The Kingdom of God”, I wanted to show visually the comparison between each of the Gospels, in terms of how often they talked about “The Kingdom”. This PDF is the result. I’ve left in verse references, but stripped out section headings or other things not directly related to the text. […]

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