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Redeeming Every Minute (Part 2): Dealing with Bad Days

Redeeming Every Minute (Part 2): Dealing with Bad Days

This is Part 2 of Brian’s series on Redeeming Every Minute based on the life of Jonathan Edwards. Read Part 1 here. People at work sometimes call me “Pastor Brian” because I went to seminary, but when I hear it, it’s never in an uplifting context. I usually hear it after I shoot off a […]

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  June 3, 2014
Redeeming Every Minute (Part 1): In the Midst of Uncertainty

Redeeming Every Minute (Part 1): In the Midst of Uncertainty

In the fall of 1757 Jonathan Edwards, the pastor-theologian-teacher, was asked to assume the presidency of the College of New Jersey, now Princeton University. A few short months later, on March 22, 1758, he passed away. It seemed an untimely tragedy for man whose ministry and work could have been hugely influential at Princeton. George […]

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  May 30, 2014
Gavin’s Links: God’s Worldwide Mission

Gavin’s Links: God’s Worldwide Mission

Dear Church Family, This past Sunday our theme was “To Live Coram Deo,” meaning “To live before the face of God.” This theme was the backdrop of using our lives as living sacrifices here in the South Bay and in other countries around the globe. The following links will help you to expand your view […]

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  May 29, 2014
Our 11 Months of Being Homeless

Our 11 Months of Being Homeless

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. On April 24th 2013, after 9 months of visiting homes, making offers, and getting outbid, Tim and I closed escrow on a home in Torrance. But what we […]

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  May 23, 2014
Kim’s Links: The Fear of the Lord and Humility

Kim’s Links: The Fear of the Lord and Humility

Brothers and Sisters, I hope you are well. In light of this last week’s message I wanted to offer some resources on growing in humility and the fear of the Lord, with the end goal of seeking the approval of God over the approval of man. Whom Shall You Fear? This first one, by Kevin […]

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  May 20, 2014
The Biggest Loser

The Biggest Loser

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.  I used to watch the Biggest Loser on NBC. It was my reality show of choice. Badly out of shape contestants hoped to turn their health around […]

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  May 14, 2014
Kim’s Links: Gospel Hope in Suffering

Kim’s Links: Gospel Hope in Suffering

Brothers and Sisters, Last week I offered some links that focused on the suffering of infertility. I wanted to continue the theme of suffering and offer some more general articles on how our understanding of God should bring hope to our suffering and how we can live in light of that suffering. Seven Things that […]

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  May 13, 2014
Mothering with the Gospel

Mothering with the Gospel

Growing up my mom was (and still is) a serious Dodgers fan. She didn’t take too much of an interest in professional football or basketball, but for as long as I can remember she has been a rabid fan of The Boys in Blue. I have fond memories of going to a double header when […]

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  May 9, 2014
Kim’s Links: Faith and Infertility

Kim’s Links: Faith and Infertility

Brothers and Sisters, In light of this last Sunday and our focus on God’s love in our suffering with a testimony on the struggle of infertility, I wanted to have links that focus on how we should understand the pain of infertility in light of our faith. The Grace of Suffering in the Kajikawa Family (audio) […]

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  May 6, 2014
Kim’s Links: Living Faithfully in the Church

Kim’s Links: Living Faithfully in the Church

Brothers and Sisters, In light of our study through “The Life of God in the Soul of the Church” and the Pyo’s testimonies this past Sunday , I thought I would offer a few links on how we live faithfully in the church. 6 Reasons to Be a Member of a Church This first one is really […]

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  April 29, 2014