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Making For Shore

Diogenes Allen, in his book “Temptation,” discusses the significance of the challenges and difficulties we face as Christians. He has an intriguing insight into how we should think about the slogan, “Jesus is the Answer.” There are so many difficulties in life that we...

Enoughness

“…but [the Lord] said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” So, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.” – 2 Corinthians 10:9 Most of us are familiar with the New...

Redefining Failure

Question: What do you call a losing football coach in Texas? Answer: Unemployed. Americans, as a rule, have an uneasy relationship with failure, as seen in the many adaptations of the old proverb, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Those adaptations...
Prayer Walk for Peace

Prayer Walk for Peace

On Sunday evening, June 28, about 30 members of our congregation joined together for an evening prayer walk around Thousand Oaks. We began with a quote from N.T. Wright, “The Church should be in prayer where the world is in pain.” As we walked, we tried to do just...
“Standing By Grace” Summer Sermon Series

“Standing By Grace” Summer Sermon Series

Our summer series (June-July) is taking a look at various biblical characters, reflecting on where God’s grace met them and how God transformed them. God’s grace works in surprising ways and meets a wide variety of men and women throughout the pages of Scripture, from...