Music in Our Hearts

By Bob Morrison Psalm 98:4-9 Who can really sing? Well, at first thought, I was not the best choice for this scripture or so I thought. That rascally Randy Edwards picked me for this verse knowing it was a challenge for me. But even with my untrained screeching, I know a good voice when I…

Fear Not

By Jennie Mayes Luke 2:8-10 “There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody,…

Tiny Living

By Linda Mason Luke 1:46-48 If we are truthful, it’s not always easy to be joyful. Mary found herself in a less than desirable situation, and yet, she embraced her circumstances because she realized it was going to result in good for the entire world. Many things can bring us happiness; joy is internal and…

Offering for Global Missions – 3

On the leading edge of the modern missionary movement, Baptists have been forming together, making disciples of all nations through long-term presence and commitment to serve the most forgotten and forsaken people around the world. The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship engages in three primary contexts: Global Poverty, Global Migration, and the Global Church, spreading the love…

The Practice of Celebration

By Christyn Baer Isaiah 9:2-3 “Joy” might be my favorite Christmas word; I can’t think of another that produces such a deep and overflowing feeling of excitement. In The Life You’ve Always Wanted, John Ortberg addresses “The Practice of Celebration.” He reminds us that Joy is at the heart of God’s plan for us, for…

Birth Announcement

By Mark Hart Luke 2:11-14 Don’t people appreciate how busy I am? Good grief, I have these committee meetings to go to and chair, I have to get these reports in by the end of the month, we’re learning a new computer system at work that’s just eating our lunch. That’s just at work. Don’t…

Bread of Life

By Cameron Vickrey John 6:33 Jesus had just gotten through feeding the five thousand with 5 loaves and 2 fish. The disciples had been looking for him the next day, hoping for more miraculous food. They remembered that in the wilderness with Moses, God provided manna from heaven. Naturally, they assumed this is the next…

Christmas in the Barrio

A one day mission trip on Saturday, December 10. Be at the church at 9:00 am. We should be back around 8:30 pm. We will join our partner church Iglesia Bautista Emanuel (Emanuel) in their outreach to the Villa del Rio Apartments. They will give service pizza and drinks, have a pinata, give away gifts…

A Word from Our Creator

By Daniel Zamora Isaiah 43:1-3 Many of those who make or do something for others like to offer words of thankfulness, promise, affirmation, compromise, service and warranty to their customers. In Isaiah 43: 1-3, the Creator of Earth and the entire universe has a very specific message for all of us: “Fear not… you are…

How Jesus Gives

By Ellen Di Giosia John 14:27 Here is how the world gives: “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” This is how Jesus gives: “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith.” Here is how the world gives: “The world belongs to the energetic.” This is how Jesus gives: “Blessed are…