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We ALL Have Faith  /// Asking for a Friend Part 1 /// Pastor Steve Garcia

We ALL Have Faith /// Asking for a Friend Part 1 /// Pastor Steve Garcia

August 7, 2022

Have you ever heard someone say that they believe in science, not faith? It takes faith to believe in God, but doesn’t it also takes just as much faith to allow science to determine your past, purpose and future.

Every person is a person of faith. 

The question we now have to ask ourselves, is “what is at the center of my faith?”

In this series, Asking For a Friend, we are looking at burning questions that the culture is asking and how the Bible responds to them. We want to provide a kind and grace-filled approach to stepping INTO conversations about the difficult topics in this world.

This message is centered around the question: “All the religions of the world claim to be true, but you can’t actually prove any of them. That’s why I believe in science, because it’s something that can be proved.” Watch along as Pastor Steve unpacks this questions and leads us to ask further questions about our faith. 

If you are feeling confused about religion and faith, we hope this message gives you a good launching pad to understand the foundation of what faith in Christ is all about.

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We’ll Be Back Next Week!!!

We’ll Be Back Next Week!!!

August 1, 2022

Messages this past weekend were different for each local campus so we will not be posting a podcast. However, join us next weekend as we launch into a new message series called "Asking for a Friend - A series based on your questions." Our first message will offer an opportunity for people to ask questions about Faith, Christianity, and Other Religions. See you next week!!

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HOW TO FIGHT SPIRITUAL BATTLES /// Battle Ready Part 8 /// Pastor Steve Garcia

HOW TO FIGHT SPIRITUAL BATTLES /// Battle Ready Part 8 /// Pastor Steve Garcia

July 24, 2022

When it comes to the battles in life that you face, maybe you find yourself trained, prepared and battle ready, but when it comes to actually standing against temptations and the enemy, you quickly fold like a dinner napkin. We may be battle ready, but we still have to actually step onto the battlefield. In this message, Pastor Steve talks about how PRAYER is where the spiritual battle is fought and won. He gives us 3 practical ways from Ephesians 6, to help us see that we can fight the spiritual battles in our lives through the power of prayer. So if you are feeling tired of defeat and wanting your prayer life to be energized, watch this message so that you can not just be BATTLE READY, but be BATTLE VICTORIOUS. 

HOW TO USE GOD’S WORD (IN BATTLE) /// Battle Ready Part 7 /// Pastor Steve Garcia

HOW TO USE GOD’S WORD (IN BATTLE) /// Battle Ready Part 7 /// Pastor Steve Garcia

July 17, 2022

None of us wants to face battles in life. And if we do face them, we’d like to be as far away from them as possible. But life doesn’t work that way, does it? The reality is that many of us are facing up close and personal battles right now. Battles with sickness, relationships, depressions, loneliness, emptiness. We find ourselves right in the middle of them. The good news is that we have a weapon that can help us fight our way right through the battle.

In this message from the series BATTLE READY, Pastor Steve unpacks the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. We learn practical ways that we can use the Sword of the Spirit in the most difficult of battles we face. God doesn’t just leave us abandoned in our struggles, He equips us with exactly what we need to stand strong. If you are feeling defeated or discouraged, we hope this message encourages you and inspires you to take up your sword against the enemy and battles in your life. 

The Power of Our Thoughts /// Battle Ready Part 6 /// PastorJohn Hill

The Power of Our Thoughts /// Battle Ready Part 6 /// PastorJohn Hill

July 10, 2022

Did you know that the average person has around 6,000 thoughts in a single day? Most of these thoughts are minor, fleeting thoughts like: what am I going to eat for lunch and how many more minutes is this meeting going to last? But there are many thoughts that stick around and start to cause trouble in the way we view ourselves, others, and ultimately God. The enemy will often attack our minds as it relates to our security and our confidence in our relationship with Jesus through discouragement and doubt. In this message, Pastor John Hill unpacks the Helmet of Salvation as we continue in the series on the armor of God (Ephesians 6) called Battle Ready. In this message, Pastor John gives us practical ways that we can battle the enemy's attempted attacks in our minds by securing our thoughts through our relationship with Jesus and through Scripture. If you are struggling with anxiety, discouraging or doubting thoughts that are affecting your relationships and decisions, we hope you are encouraged and inspired by this message to know and believe that God has the authority to guard your heart and mind through the power of Jesus!

How To Have Faith /// Battle Ready Part 5 /// Pastor Steve Garcia

How To Have Faith /// Battle Ready Part 5 /// Pastor Steve Garcia

July 3, 2022

If someone asked you what is the most important thing you believe about God, what would you say? How about this simple statement: God is good. 3 small words, but words, that if you truly believed them to your core, could change the entire perspective you have on life, this world, your relationships and yourself. 

In this message, Pastor Steve talks about the Shield of Faith and how so many of us go into spiritual battle without the core conviction that God is a good God who can be trusted. Some people do believe God is good, but they are holding on to so many other toxic beliefs about their pasts, their futures, and their relationships, that they are unable to hold the shield of faith because their hands are full with other, lesser things. 

If you are feeling unstable in your faith or unsure if you really have what it takes to step into spiritual battle, we would love for you to listen to this message and be encouraged and inspired. 

This week, the fiery arrows of the enemy ARE going to come flying from all directions. But if you are willing to act on what you know, if you are willing to hold fast to your faith in Christ…NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST YOU WILL PROSPER!

 

THIS WORLD NEEDS PEACE // Battle Ready part 4 // Pastor Steve Garcia

THIS WORLD NEEDS PEACE // Battle Ready part 4 // Pastor Steve Garcia

June 26, 2022

One of the schemes of the Enemy is create chaos in our lives: confusion, distraction, division, and aimless living. So how can we stand our ground against the chaos of this world? This message about the Boots of Peace is all about how the PEACE of GOD is our best defense to the chaos of this world. Pastor Steve gives 3 ways that we can put on the boots of peace: how to receive God’s peace, how to remember God’s peace and how to rely God’s peace. Being at peace with God means that you are at war with the devil. So if you are struggling with family drama or conflict in the workplace, maybe you are struggling with depression or anxiety, maybe you are just overcome with all of the bad news in this world…we would love to invite you to listen to this message and be encouraged and inspired to suit up with the armor of God and stand your ground!

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HOW DO I EXPERIENCE VICTORY // BATTLE READY pt. 3 // Pastor Steve Garcia

HOW DO I EXPERIENCE VICTORY // BATTLE READY pt. 3 // Pastor Steve Garcia

June 19, 2022

The Bible talks about how the heart is the wellspring of life and that we should guard our hearts as if our lives depended on it. The enemy is after our hearts. Jesus is after our hearts. Our hearts are ground zero of the spiritual battle that is taking place all around us. So what does it mean to guard our hearts? How do we put on the breastplate of righteousness, as talked about in Ephesians 6? In this message, Pastor Steve helps us understand not just the importance of the breastplate of righteousness, but how to actually wear it in our every day lives. How are we training ourselves for the battle? How are we focused on the gaining victories over the battles in our lives? How are we living out the righteousness that God has given us? If you are feeling stuck and defeated in your journey with God, we’d love for you to listen to this message and be inspired and encouraged to suit up and get some victories in your life!

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What is TRUTH? // Battle Ready Part 2 // Pastor Carlo Mendoza

What is TRUTH? // Battle Ready Part 2 // Pastor Carlo Mendoza

June 14, 2022

In our postmodern era, the notion of absolute truth has been challenged with the claim that all truth is relative. This has resulted in catchphrases like, "live your truth" and "follow your heart". On the surface these mottos may seem harmless and even inspirational, but what if we have believed a lie that is actually keeping us from experiencing the life God wants for us? In this message, Pastor Carlo Mendoza teaches on the first element of the armor of God: The Belt of Truth, found in Ephesians 6. When we discover the Truth that God has revealed, we can be set free from the lies we believe.

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What is Spiritual Warfare? // Battle Ready Part 1 // Pastor John Hill

What is Spiritual Warfare? // Battle Ready Part 1 // Pastor John Hill

June 5, 2022

We live in a world where we experience conflict every day. Political, Racial, and Religious lines are drawn everywhere we look. But what if those battles are only decoys to distract us from a more critical battle that *someone* doesn’t want you to see? What if the real frontline is not physical, psychological or emotional? 

In this message, Pastor John Hill introduces us to what the Bible says in Ephesians 6 about spiritual warfare. He explores the reality of spiritual warfare and asks us all the challenging question: Are you battle ready? 

Check out this message if you are ready to stand firm against the attacks of our spiritual enemy.

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