Giants come to dare our security and strength. They come to mock at our resolve and faith. If we can’t defeat them they may drain our energy, distract our attention, and steal away our dreams. They confront us in the form of painful conditions or hard situations in life. Specifically, we can name a few of them like financial hardship, nagging illness, and hang ups that affect how we relate to others.
Providentially, God’s Word comes to our rescue by providing guidelines. In fact, if you were there last week, we looked at the first three. Don’t worry if you missed the day, we will review them. In addition, this Sunday, August the 13th , we will look at the rest of the help from the Bible.
- Pastor laroya
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As I pray for the children we are going to minister this weekend, I cannot but imagine the kind of environment - the context and the popular culture—that influences how they process reality and behave in terms of that reality. I try to imagine the elements that compose the environment that nurtures them into productive men and women of God.
James Emery White in his book Meet Generation Z (the post-911 children under the age of 25), provides us an idea about the mix of elements that compose that mold. He names secularization as one them. Secularization says a person can be good without having to believe in God. Then the element of private practice of faith that says it is not cool anymore to outwardly express one’s faith or religion. Then there is the element that says you can take any of the spiritual or religious paths as each and is a valid way to God or to spirituality. These elements leave out the teaching of Christianity. White characterizes this environment as post-Christian which means that the culture our children live in does not only not follow the teaching of Christ, but also replaces it with its own moral standards—laws of marriage and sexuality for instance.
We want our children to not only be protected from this mold but also be equipped to make an impact in the redirection of this sphere of life. What can we as parents do then? Where do we start? What does the Bible say about this challenging work? I humbly invite all of you to discover an answer. Join us this Sunday. See you there.
- pastor laroya
vbs 2016 recap
vbs 2016 recap
An awesome two day event where you're child learns more about Jesus! We'll kick off the day with an opening of songs and they move on to bible exploration, games, projects and snacks. We close the day with a "campfire" and summarize our day with more singing!! Best of all, your kids get to "campout" in our beautiful church. We've got security covered, so don't worry parents!!
When we get tired and frightened, we go to God in prayer. We remind ourselves this:Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done (Phil. 4:6). And we can even quote from memory the invitation of the Lord Jesus: Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. (Matt. 11:28). In faith, we come to God in prayer, when we are worried or weary or both.
And prayer should give us peace. But why do we sometimes feel the same even after we have spent time with God in prayer? Or, even worse, we feel more restless than before we come to God! The Word of God teaches us through the life of Noah about coming to God when fear overwhelms us and tiredness tempts us to give up.
Let’s uncover this life-changing lesson together this Sunday. We hope to come away from the meeting with more confidence to facing the demands of our everyday life.
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Vallejo New Life Church of the Nazarene hopes to help you move forward in your spiritual journey whether you are a seeker or a believer, or somewhere in between. Our gatherings invite you to discover the truth about God and His plans for you and the world you live in.