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Jesse’s List

Today we continue our look at the most influential books in the lives of the elders and staff at Lighthouse. Today, we get to hear from Jesse Terasaki about the 5 Christian books that have been most influential to him. Jesse serves as a Ministry Associate overseeing Beacon (Lighthouse’s college ministry), as well as other areas […]

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  April 22, 2014   No comments
What Makes This Friday Good?

What Makes This Friday Good?

Despite the happy trappings of Easter, spring break, bunnies, and egg hunts, at first glance “Good Friday” doesn’t seem very good. In fact, last year on Good Friday one of my boys suggested we rename the day “Medium Friday” since it was bad that Jesus died, but good that he died for our sins. When I […]

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  April 17, 2014   No comments
Kim’s Links: Passion Week

Kim’s Links: Passion Week

Brothers and Sisters, After being out of state for a couple of weeks, it is good to be home. This weeks links will help you focus on the Holy Week and how you can meditate well on the cross and resurrection. Guide to the Holy Week My wife suggested that we should teach the kids what happened each day of […]

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  April 16, 2014   No comments

Pastor Ryan’s Best Books

With tax day upon us, today we’ll be looking at some book recommendations from Pastor Ryan Narasaki. Ryan is one of the elders at our church who primarily oversees our Children’s Ministry, but he works as a financial planner. Knowing God by J.I. Packer I read this book in the beginning of seminary and it really […]

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  April 15, 2014   No comments
Moon Shine, pt. 2

Moon Shine, pt. 2

The Member Musings section of our blog is written by church members in the hope of encouraging you to see all of life through the lens of the gospel. Today we hear from Daniel Smeltzer again about how loving our neighbor flows from the greatest commandment to love the Lord. In my previous post, I encouraged all […]

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  April 4, 2014   No comments
Growing with the Growth

Growing with the Growth

The Member Musings section of our blog is written by church members in the hope of encouraging you to see all of life through the lens of the gospel. Today we hear from Jee St. John, our church administrator who has been with us at Lighthouse from the very first Sunday. She shares with us her own growth in […]

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  April 3, 2014   No comments
Kim’s Links: Suffering and the Christian

Kim’s Links: Suffering and the Christian

In what I suspect might be an April Fools’ Day joke, Pastor Kim has allowed me to post some links this week for the church family. But, the topic is far from humorous. In fact, this week’s small group study focuses on suffering and comfort, and that’s what I wanted to look at today. In 2 Cor […]

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  April 1, 2014   No comments
Kim’s Links: Idolatry and Worship

Kim’s Links: Idolatry and Worship

Brothers and Sisters, In light of this last Sunday’s message on Our Unrivaled God, I wanted to offer a few links on idolatry and worship. Idolatry in Corporate Worship (article) Let’s start with Sunday mornings. As this article by Bob Kauflin points out, even in a service dedicated to the worship of God, there can be idolatry. Gospel […]

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  March 25, 2014   No comments