I’m not worthy!

For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 1 Corinthians 15:9

When you first read this, you might think that Paul is being overdramatic or disingenuous. I mean, this is the same guy whose sweaty rag healed the sick and the same guy who raised the dead.


Serving God or serving your riches?

“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” Matthew 6:24

So many times in our services we make the distinction between God and the enemy. We preach that either we will go to heaven with Jesus or to hell. We either follow God’s perfect path or Satan’s deception. However, Jesus presents a different dichotomy here. The challenge is deciding between what our heart is set upon: Jesus or money.


Church politics represent everything that is wrong with Christianity!

One of the things that I like least about church is when politics become more influential than Jesus. If you’ve been around the church world long enough, you understand that many times churches resemble the partisan governance similar to that of democratic governance. And we all know how efficient government can be.

One of the key things that I’m trying to instruct about is that we need to be different from the world, especially in this aspect. No one person is in charge of the church (yes, including me as pastor). We are all under the direction of Christ and under the auspices of the Holy Spirit.

Anytime a church is more political than spiritual, these things are commonplace:


Selling Jesus?

Marketing experts will tell you that one of the best ways to sell a product is to focus on the greeds and needs of consumers. Psychologically, we are people of convenience. If there is a product at the right price that will either bring us pleasure or reduce our suffering (discomfort), the product is going to sell. The point is that selling is easy when we understand the selfishness of the consumer.

For example, beer commercials hardly market the virtue of their product, but rather the good time that you’ll have while drinking. The moral is that having beer at a party will bring the pretty girls and companionship one desires.


Happy Father’s Day

Wishing the best for every man out there who is working hard to lead his home with integrity and sacrifice!

“The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.”

Numbers 6:24-26

We invite  you to join us this morning at 10 AM for our Father’s Day service and celebration at Templo Jerusalen!

(No 5 PM Service today)