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A Real Relationship With The Father

A Real Relationship With The Father

In John 17, the gospel writer gives us an incredible glimpse into the prayer life of Jesus. When we peak through that window, we actually find him praying for us. I challenge you to take some time to reexamine that prayer in detail, but for now let me call...

God is Present

God is Present

Zephaniah 3:17 (NKJV) The Lord your God is in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. It is so comforting to know that God, the God that created...

For God Has Not Given Us a Spirit of Fear

For God Has Not Given Us a Spirit of Fear

This past Thursday, 180 people gathered at Northplace. The purpose of this gathering was to call all those who are currently, or interested in, being a part of the Worship and Creative Arts Department to pray about how God will use us in 2019.  As people...

Here In The Day-To-Day

Here In The Day-To-Day

Structure and systems are the norm for me.  My education is focused on Accounting and Organizational Leadership, so there is comfort in the fact that my career is somewhat structured and patterned (I’m sure that is a surprise to most of you.)  There are...

God Is Here… When and How?

God Is Here… When and How?

There are several ways that God is near or comes near to us. In the Old Testament, two different word pictures give insight to His character, care and closeness. Deuteronomy 33:26-27 gives a powerful picture of God coming near. “There is no one like the...

Peace That Surpasses Understanding

Peace That Surpasses Understanding

My wife and I have taken care of our nephew, Asher, on and off since he was a newborn. Going from house to house, he never had his own bed and never got used to sleeping by himself through the night. Whenever he sleeps at our place, we first put him on the...

Jesus – Fully God, Fully Man

Jesus – Fully God, Fully Man

Paul was compelled to clarify some false doctrines that were creeping into the Colossian church. The Gnostics were teaching that there was special or intellectual knowledge required to follow Jesus, while the followers of Judaism were attaching rules and...

The Lord Is HERE

The Lord Is HERE

The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV The other day, I was watching a documentary about a lady from a village in the mountains of the...

HERE In The Crushing

HERE In The Crushing

A few years ago, I was sitting in service listening to Pastor Bryan preach about the way in which olives are pressed to extract the priceless oil that’s trapped within them. On the outside, the olive undergoes excruciating pain, discomfort, pressure,...

God Is Here To Help Us Respond To Fear

God Is Here To Help Us Respond To Fear

Fear. We all experience it, and none of us love it; but how do we respond to it? When everything goes wrong, the bills keep coming, you lose your job, your loved one passes away, your spouse shares their desire to separate, people you love turn against...

HERE In The Storm

HERE In The Storm

Most people are familiar with the fact that thunder always follows lightning. Most parents are familiar with the fact that when a storm hits in the middle of the night, the sound of, “Mommy!” being called out from your child’s bedroom always follows the...

The Gift of His Presence

The Gift of His Presence

Matthew 1:23 NIV The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel (which means, “God with us”). On my first mission trip, I felt like I didn’t have anything to contribute and that I didn’t have the resources to help solve...

Planted Here

Planted Here

12The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; 13 planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God. Psalm 92:12-13 NIV This memory is etched in my mind: my first grade teacher asked us...

Not Still Broken

Not Still Broken

I think once you’ve decided to play church league softball, you have to be prepared for the inevitability of injury. Several years ago, on an entirely unnecessary play at home plate, I broke my collar bone. I knew it the instant I tried to stand up. I had...

Here in His Faithfulness

Here in His Faithfulness

My life has been marked with transitions and hard conversations. For most of us, even the word “transition” causes us to feel anxious. Why? Because it means something that has been our normal will no longer be. It affects our surroundings, work, and even...

Seeing The Unseen

Seeing The Unseen

What response or responses might positively impact others when a friend or family member is confronted by a crisis, devastating news, imminent death or other major life challenge? In 2 Kings 6, both Elisha and his servant faced an identical threat of...

The Gift of Peace

The Gift of Peace

John 14:27 (NLT) 27 “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” After the resurrection of Jesus, His first words to the disciples were, “Peace to you!” He...

Here Always

Here Always

Revelation 21:3 ESV “And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.’” From Genesis 1:27 to Revelation 21...

Here In My Success

Here In My Success

In the 2013 movie Gravity, Sandra Bullock and George Clooney play two American astronauts who are stranded in space after the mid-orbit destruction of their space shuttle.  In this multiple award-winning movie, Bullock and Clooney display their desperate...

The Year of Here

The Year of Here

John 1:14 The Message 14 The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son, Generous inside and out, true from start to finish. Christmas is over. The...

The Lord of Hosts is with Us

The Lord of Hosts is with Us

Imagine living within a walled city that is under siege by an invading foreign army. Soldiers are walking around on all four sides of your city strategizing about an attack. They have cut off your food and water supplies. You stare at the prospect of death at worst or...

Espera Lo Inesperado

Espera Lo Inesperado

Al empezar el 2017, sentí que la palabra que Dios me había dado para el años era “alegría.” Pensé, “¡Que buen año será! ¡Alegría! ¡Esta genial!” Pero al curso del año, diez personas que estaban conectadas a nosotros fallecieron en los primeros diez meses del año....

Expect The Unexpected

Expect The Unexpected

At the beginning of 2017, I felt the word God gave me for the year was the word “joy”. I thought, “What a great year this is going to be! Joy! That is awesome!”  Then, ten people connected to us passed away in the first 10 months of the year.  I thought, “At this...

Be Strong And Have Courage

Be Strong And Have Courage

Recently, most Americans were shocked because a seventeen-year-old girl was strong and acted courageously. She jumped from a window in her parents’ home and used a deactivated mobile phone to call 911 and report abuse. Some of her 12 siblings were shackled to items of...

Esfuérzate y Sé Valiente

Esfuérzate y Sé Valiente

Recientemente, muchos de nosotros estuvimos en choque porque una niña de diecisiete años fuer fuerte y actuó con valentía. Saltó de una ventana en la casa de sus padres y usó un celular desactivado para llamar al 911 y reportar abuso. Algunos de sus 12 hermanos...

El Ritmo De Gracias

El Ritmo De Gracias

El propósito de este devocional es acompañar al Salmo 136. Te recomendamos tener tu Biblia abierta en el Salmo 136 mientras lees esta publicación. Recuerdo la primera vez que leí el Salmo 136 en un contexto congregacional, yo era un adolescente. El pastor invitó a que...

The Rhythm of Thanks

The Rhythm of Thanks

This devotional is meant as a companion to Psalm 136. We recommend having your Bible open on Psalm 136 as you read today's post. I remember the first time I read Psalm 136 in a congregational setting, I was a teenager. The pastor asked everybody to open their Bibles,...

All Things Work for the Good of Those Who Love God

All Things Work for the Good of Those Who Love God

Over the years, Kara and I have had several opportunities to lead small groups for youth and young adults.  During our times of teaching, there are several themes or questions that always seem to come up.  One of those is how do I make it through this life when things...

Run and Not Grow Weary, Walk and Not Faint

Run and Not Grow Weary, Walk and Not Faint

Can you recall a time when your child was in such great need that you could not console them? Maybe they were hungry, needed burping or had to go to the potty? I remember observing a mother with small children in a restaurant as they climbed over her like a jungle...

Ánimo

Ánimo

Juan 11:4-5 “Cuando Jesús oyó la noticia, dijo: «La enfermedad de Lázaro no acabará en muerte. Al contrario, sucedió para la gloria de Dios, a fin de que el Hijo de Dios reciba gloria como resultado». 5 Aunque Jesús amaba a Marta, a María y a Lázaro…" De toda la...

Take Heart

Take Heart

John 11:4-5 “Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days…” In all of the Bible I think I struggle with this verse the most. Lazarus, Jesus’ best friend, is dying. Word gets to Jesus...

Nothing Can Separate Us

Nothing Can Separate Us

I moved from Seattle to Los Angeles when I was 21 years old. I was convinced that I had the whole world figured out. Leaving behind my parents, sisters and extended family didn’t really affect my decision. I was heading out on my own. I called my parents to let them...

¿Qué Nos Separará de Su Amor?

¿Qué Nos Separará de Su Amor?

Me mudé de Seattle a Los Ángeles cuando tenía 21 años de edad. Estaba convencido de que todo lo tenía resuelto. Dejar a mis padres, hermanas y familia extendida no afectó mi decisión. Me iba a vivir a fuera de la ciudad por mí mismo. Llamé a mis padres para avisarles...

If God is For Us, Who Can Be Against Us?

If God is For Us, Who Can Be Against Us?

If God is For Us, Who Can Be Against Us? Romans 8:31 God is for you? Is He really? Are you sure? Paul’s answer to the Romans can help to erase fear, doubts and questions. The Message paraphrase communicates well in our present-day usage of words what God, through...

El Señor del Viento

El Señor del Viento

Salmo 135 es conocido como un Salmo de Adoración, pero es mucho más. En la cultura hebrea, los judíos cantaban una específica selección de salmos en un orden específico mientras hacían su ascenso al templo para adorar en sus peregrinajes regulares. Los 15 “salmos de...

The Master of the Wind

The Master of the Wind

Psalm 135 is known as a Psalm of Adoration, but it’s so more. In Hebrew culture, the Jews would sing a specific selection of psalms in a specific order as they made their ascent toward the temple to worship in their regular pilgrimages. The 15 “psalms of ascent” are...

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

Most of us have heard the term grace. Maybe you have heard John Newton’s song “Amazing Grace,” published in 1779. Or you may have been asked the “say grace,” at the family dinner table. Or maybe you have found yourself in someone’s “good graces.” The Greek word...

Sublime Gracia

Sublime Gracia

La mayoría de nosotros hemos escuchado el termino gracia. Tal vez has escuchado la canción “Sublime Gracia” de John Newton que fue publicada en 1779. O tal vez te has encontrado “gracia” delante de alguien más. La palabra griega se traduce como “favor.” Pero, la...

No Tengas Miedo

No Tengas Miedo

Isaías 41:10 (NTV) 10 No tengas miedo, porque yo estoy contigo; no te desalientes, porque yo soy tu Dios. Te daré fuerzas y te ayudaré; te sostendré con mi mano derecha victoriosa. Creo que es fácil decir que todos hemos experimentado algún tipo de miedo en nuestras...

Do Not Fear

Do Not Fear

Isaiah 41:10 (NLT) 10 Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. I think it is easy to say that all of us have experienced fear of some kind in our...

Strength is for Service, Not Status

Strength is for Service, Not Status

As we move into the second part of this fast, let’s recap the last 8 days, so we can have a sense of what God has been speaking to us about. On day 1, Pastor Derrill reminded us that when the day of trouble finds us, God’s presence is already there to bring us...

Fuerzas Renovadas

Fuerzas Renovadas

Cuando escucho la frase “fuerzas renovadas” el primer pensamiento que viene a mi mente es qué en muchos casos, cuando estamos necesitando de fuerzas renovadas, parece imposible obtenerlas porque el mundo no para. En otras palabras, cuando el estrés o las tribulaciones...

Renewed Strength – Pastor Shane Gore

Renewed Strength – Pastor Shane Gore

When I hear the phrase “renewed strength” the first thing that comes to mind is that in most cases, when we are needing our strength renewed, it seems completely impossible because our world doesn’t stop.  In other words, when stress or trials come, or even exciting...

Da Nuevas Fuerzas al Desamparado

Da Nuevas Fuerzas al Desamparado

Isaías 40:31 Nueva Traducción Viviente (NTV) 31 En cambio, los que confían en el Señor encontrarán nuevas fuerzas; volarán alto, como con alas de águila. Correrán y no se cansarán; caminarán y no desmayarán. Cuando tu confianza en Dios es alterada por circunstancias,...

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