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When Suffering Is Necessary

The Most Counterintuitive Truth in the World:
We Need to Suffer

On Sunday Pastor Eric preached 1 Peter 1:6-9. We assume that the world would be better without suffering. But Peter inserts a word we wouldn’t expect when thinking about suffering: necessary. Sometimes it’s necessary for us to suffer. Why? So that our faith can be tested. Why does our faith need to be tested? So that we can celebrate the enduring faith God has given us.

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We Can't Wait For Somebody Else

If faith comes by hearing, we must speak the gospel

On Sunday church member Luke Womack preached from Romans 10:14-17. He reminded us that every person is guilty before God. Faith only comes by hearing the word of Christ. Every Christian needs to be busy declaring the gospel to those who don’t believe. From our neighborhoods to the farthest nations, we must preach the gospel.

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In Search Of The Good Life

Pick Your Path

On Sunday Pastor Dustin preached from Psalm 1. He reminded us that we work tirelessly to find and experience the good life. We’ll try anything that promises to give it to us. But the only path that takes us there is the path paved by the Giver of Life.

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Don't Skip The Genealogy

God Put It There For A Good Reason

On Sunday Pastor Eric preached from Genesis 10:1-32. This genealogy reveals that every human is in solidarity with every other human. Humanity is one big family. This genealogy shows us the delusion of temporary prosperity. We must work for something more than what we can see. And this genealogy reminds us of the beauty of unmerited grace. Without this genealogy, there would be no Jesus. There would be no new humanity. But thank God, there is.

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Three More Years In The Woman's Club

Last week we asked you to pray for our lease negotiations with the Woman’s Club. And on Sunday we announced that God has answered our prayers. The property managers have given us another three year agreement.

For now, we’re here.

We’re grateful to God for providing the historic Woman’s Club of Orange as our place to gather every Sunday. Let’s celebrate His generosity to us.

Pray For The Woman's Club Lease Negotiations

Every church needs a place to meet

For 7+ years our place has been the Woman’s Club of Orange. This building represents God’s provision to us. This building speaks to the history and community of our city. Though not without its quirks, we love meeting here.

Pray for our lease negotations

This week, we are working to renew our lease with the Woman’s Club. Our hope is to stay here and there’s no reason to think we won’t.

Pray that God would give us favor.

Pray for the women of the Woman’s Club who steward this building for the good of our city.

Pray for the property manager and his staff who take care of this beautiful, historic building.

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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Summer Concerts In The Park

Another Reason To Love Our City

Every summer our city hosts Concerts in the Park. Bands from all over Orange County invade Hart Park every Wednesday evening from 7:00-8:30pm.

We'll be there. Bring a chair, a blanket, some snacks. Come enjoy the city of Orange on a warm summer night with friends.

Wednesdays During the Summer
7pm
Hart Park in Orange