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The First Section Of Genesis Is Finished

Pastor Eric preached from Genesis 11:10-32 this past Sunday finishing up the first major section of the book. We now take a detour to the book of 1 Peter. Eric summed up this section by reminding us that the pace of our lives is slow, the details of our lives are forgotten, and nobody is perfect. But God is faithfully bringing His plans to pass. He’s using our lives. He’s regenerating the entire cosmos for His glory and our good.

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Trembling Joy

What does it feel like to fear a God who is for you?

On Sunday Pastor Eric preached from Genesis 8:20-9:17. Just like Noah, we are in the center of God’s awesome power yet completely safe. We fear God and we love Him. We tremble before Him and we feel His tender care.

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Step Out Into A New World

Never lose the wonder of your new life in Christ

On Sunday Pastor Mike preached from Genesis 8:1-19. Noah and his family leave the ark and set foot on a renewed world. This corresponds to the life of every Christian. Those who hide themselves in Christ walk in newness of life now and will one day inhabit a completely renewed cosmos.

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This Is Not A Children's Story

Noah and the Flood

On Sunday Pastor Eric preached the opening verses of the story of the great flood from Genesis 6:9-22. He reminded us of this sobering truth: nobody can escape the consequences of their sin unless they get in the boat. The flood reminds us that God sees every sin and injustice, God judges everything sin touches, and God saves those who trust in His mercy.

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First Friday Fast - June

Join us in fasting on the first Friday of every month in 2018. Church members who fast for all 12 Fridays will be invited to a year-end party to celebrate the answers to our prayers.

If fasting is new to you, here are some instructions.

STUDENTS AND YOUTH

Our prayer focus for June is the students and youth of our community.

  • Pray for those in our church graduating from high school and transitioning into college. That God would remain steadfast though their lives are changing in big ways.
  • Pray that our faith would be passed down to the elementary and high school students in our church.
  • Pray that God would use our church to minister the gospel to students from surrounding universities and colleges: Chapman, Santiago Community College, CSUF, UCI.
  • Pray that God would bless the students and teachers in the elementary schools and high schools in Orange.
  • Pray that God would use members of our community to care for the approximately 28,000 homeless youth in our county.
Four Things To Pray For The Men's Retreat

The men are heading away this weekend for our first ever Men's Retreat. Ladies thank you for sending them. 

While they're away here are 4 things you can be praying:

  1. That God would deepen the relationships between the men in these three California churches.

  2. That the men of our churches would experience a growing sense of our shared mission and an ambition to see more people discipled and churches planted.

  3. That God would use Mark Prater, the keynote speaker, to apply Biblical truth to the men in a powerful and pointed way.

  4. That God would strengthen men who are struggling and in need of care.

Fasting This Friday - April

Join us in fasting on the first Friday of every month in 2018. Church members who fast for all 12 Fridays will be invited to a year-end party to celebrate the answers to our prayers.

If fasting is new to you, here are some instructions.

CALIFORNIA

Our focus for April is the great state God has planted us in: California.

  • Pray that God would bring revival to California, many people who turn to Christ in faith.
  • Pray for more gospel-preaching churches to be established in California.
  • Pray for God to open doors for us as we seek to establish churches in our state.
  • Pray for our Men's Retreat on April 19-21, that the men would be equipped for our mission to California.
  • Pray that God would grant wisdom to our governor and other officials.
  • Pray for those affected by natural disasters, like the wildfires, that God would be kind.
Limited Spots At The Men's Retreat
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Three churches.
44 hours of teaching, training, and fellowship.

Our Sovereign Grace CA Men's Retreat is only 1 month away. It's happening in Idyllwild, CA from April 19-21. The fun begins at 8pm on Thursday night and goes through Saturday afternoon.

This is a unique opportunity for us to grow together as men.
We want you to experience it.

Our limited number of spots are filling up. Those of you planning on going should secure yours right away. If you're still on the fence, register anyway. You'll be glad you did.

Register for the Men's Retreat