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YOU ARE THE FRAGRANCE OF CHRIST (Part 2)

by Pastor Carlos

2 Corinthians 3:1-3 Jesus once said, “…every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit…by their fruits you will know them.” (Matthew 7:17–20) Just like a good banana tree produces good bananas and a good mango […]

YOU ARE THE FRAGRANCE OF CHRIST (Part I)

by Pastor Carlos

2 Corinthians 2:14–17 Paul had to deal with a Church overcome by vanity and a growing desire to gain honor and distinction at any cost.  His absence from Corinth and the lack of leaders with strong spiritual backbone created a theological and administrative vacuum and a great opportunity for these individuals to move in and […]

Ignite 5: Move

by Pastor Carlos

Conversion “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,” (Acts 3:19, NKJV) God loves us and has a purpose for our lives; eternal life (John 3:16).  We have a problem; we are all sinners (Romans 3:23).  God is […]

Ignite 4: Means

by Pastor Carlos

CONVICTION Without conviction there is no conversion.  Without the recognition of sin there is no need for the Savior.  A critical component of the gospel is the recognition that we are all sinners. The vital truth that we need to see is that while we have sinned against other people, we have primarily sinned against […]

Ignite 3: Message

by Pastor Carlos

COMMUNICATION   Many people including preachers and writers constantly quote the famous words attributed to Francis of Assisi, “Preach the Gospel at all times; use words if necessary.”  Although it sounds good; is it accurate?  Can we preach the Gospel without using words?  How can it be possible? (Romans 10:13–14)   Good deeds and good […]

Ignite 2: Methods

by Pastor Carlos

CONNECTION How we say something can be just as important as what we say. Nonverbal signs or cues can comprise more than half of what is being communicated.  So when we share the gospel we want to be sure we do so in a way that is consistent with the truth of the gospel.  We […]

Ignite 1: Motivation

by Pastor Carlos

Motivation “For I am not ashamed of the gospel!” declared the Apostle Paul.  This declaration is found in the beginning of his letter to the Romans.  This is where we start our Ignite series.  The heart of these messages is to kindle a passion to proclaim the glorious message of the gospel.  How do you […]

Evidence of our Salvation: Walking in Life

by Pastor Carlos

You know you are saved because you trusted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and God do not lie.  You know you are saved because you continue to recognize sin in your life; you confess it and walk away from it.  You know you are saved because you keep His commandments (1 John 3:23) […]

Evidence of our Salvation: Walking in Love

by Pastor Carlos

AM I SAVED?  That is, am I totally certain that if I had died last night I would be in the presence of my Creator at this moment and forever more?  Here is the truth; either you are saved or you are not.  How do I know that?  Because God says so and He wants […]

ARE YOU SURE YOU ARE SAVED?

by Pastor Carlos

God used John to write a unique biography of the Lord so “that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God and that believing you may have life in His name.” (John 20:30) Because there were some false teachers in his time that insisted in confusing the believers causing them to […]