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God and Creation

by Pastor Carlos

The gospel is the greatest news because while all of us are born with a broken relationship with God, due to sin, God by His grace in Jesus has restored our relationship with Him. In short, the gospel defines our relationship with God through Jesus. The gospel not only defines our relationship by God’s grace, […]

Gospel Explained; Gospel Revealed

by Pastor Carlos

The Bible begins telling us “In the beginning God…” (Genesis 1:1)  You may believe God to be a kind, friendly, warm, a little confused but loving old being who has wishes but little demands (if any), who can be safely ignored if you do not have time for him and very understanding of your propensity […]

Gone for a Moment, But Ours Forever

by Pastor Carlos

Philemon Often in his letters, Paul referred to the brevity of life here on earth. He speaks of the temporary nature of possessions that we tend to hold so dear.  (1st Timothy 6:7, 9)  Philemon could have had a moment of earthly victory!  Other slave owners would have applauded a tough stance toward the runaway […]

The Question of Life – Why?

by Pastor Carlos

Philemon 1–22 Can you remember the one thing your children did that made think “Oh boy, here we go; challenging my authority is going to become an adventure?  I remember mine.  It was when my children started asking the question of life; Why?  You need to get to bed.  Why?  Need to do your chores.  […]

Vision 2014: God is Calling Me!

by Pastor Carlos

Romans 10:13-15 As we reminiscent on God’s grace and mercy, we remember His goodness towards our Church (Psalm 107:21–22).  Charles Wesley once wrote: Good Thou art, and good Thou dost, Thy mercies reach to all, Chiefly those who on Thee trust, And for Thy mercy call.  We give thanks to the Lord for His goodness; […]

The Flow of Forgiveness

by Pastor Carlos

Genesis 50:15-21 You have probably heard many messages about forgiveness and the importance of forgiving others.  Today I would like to talk to you about the flow of forgiveness; how is it that true forgiveness takes place in a forgiving heart. Jacob is now dead and his sons are fearful that Joseph will make them […]

9 to 5 Ministry

by Pastor Carlos

Genesis 39:1–6 When we think of a pastor taking a position at a church or a missionary heading out to the mission field, it is more than obvious to us that they have answered the call of the Lord Jesus. I mean, when we think of someone like Billy Graham, who could deny that he […]

Do Not Despise Your Birthright

by Pastor Carlos

Genesis 25:29–34 God tells us that Esau left the God of his father and grandfather.  Instead of serving God of his forefathers he decided to be… godless.  Hebrews tells us his decision was not a good one (Hebrews 12:15B–17).  In rejecting God, Esau had brought more harm than help to his life.  Esau was a […]

The Greatest Trial of All – Part 3

by Pastor Carlos

After three days and three nights thinking about what he is about to do, Abraham, Isaac and their men arrived to the place God had told him.  We’ve already relived the agony Abraham must have experienced but nothing compares to this moment.  So far is been just a test of his love for God over […]

The Greatest Trial of All – Part 2

by Pastor Carlos

We will be tested by god (Jeremiah 17:10) And Abraham was not the exception.  Now, what does it mean to be tested by God?  F.B. Meyer once said; “Satan tempts us that he may bring out the evil that is in our hearts; God tests us that He may bring out all the good.”  Tests […]