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…

When Will This Be?

By Lee Weems Isaiah 11:6-9 Already busy shoppers rush about and bump into one another. Still others cut in front of others to grasp that gift away. Perhaps a brief, “I’m sorry but I was here first,” takes place but not often.The competitive spirit demands the most and the best in order to look good…

Control Enthusiast

By Edie Dutton Philippians 4:4-7 I think someone is trying to tell me something, I thought as received my Advent devotional  assignment. This is the second time I have been given Philippians 4:4-7 duty. Now Philippians is my favorite book in the Bible and for a very good reason…I need to hear it! Who has…

Offering for Global Missions – 2

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 Prince of Peace

By Conrad Navarro Isaiah 9:6-7 Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace! What incredibly comforting titles of their future king to the people of Judah! What incredible words of hope and true future peace! What a contrast to their present King Ahaz and his reign of war, distress, uncertainty, doom and gloom! As…

My Soul Waits in Silence

By Bettie Reddick Psalms 62:1-2, 5-7 For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall never be shaken.   For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken.…

Resting Means Actively “Faithing”

By Randy Edwards Romans 8:18-25 Believing in Jesus is the most counter-cultural thing you and I will ever do. While the world chases down instant gratification, demands quick solutions, politicizes cut and dry platforms, preaches morality in black and white sound-bytes, and invests itself in endless Facebook debates, we as believers are called to get…