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In our lives, we all have a race to run and we are all called to follow Christ.

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Category:Special -- posted at: 7:30am PST

Jesus lived a sinless life, was the perfect sacrifice to pay the penalty for our sins and thus giving us direct access to the Father as shown by the tearing of the curtain in the Temple that separated man from the presence of God, and He rose again from the dead giving us hope beyond the grave. Now here is the bummer news… We will all go to the grave someday. Nobody knows how or when their time will come, but it will come. 

If Jesus didn't rise from the dead people like Natalia truly have no hope beyond the grave. In fact, if Jesus didn't rise from the dead it was the most vicious and wicked hoax of all time due to the fact that it has given countless millions of people false hope. 

Many skeptics today claim that Jesus’ resurrection was a hoax and a scam… However, if I had faked the resurrection there are numerous things I wouldn't have done and neither would anyone else in their right mind… let’s look at those right now. 

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Category:Easter 2014 -- posted at: 3:00pm PST

Why did Jesus come and suffer the things He suffered? Why did Jesus passionately urge people to believe in Him for salvation? From what did they need to be saved? Do we need to be saved as well? The answer is found in the last book of the Bible; the book of Revelation. If you are just joining us, we have been studying Revelation on Sunday mornings.  Previous studies are available both on our website and our mobile app.

The reason Jesus came and suffered what He did is found in Revelation 20. All His appeals to being "saved" are related to being saved from the event revealed in Revelation 20. Everything Jesus suffered in the crucifixion and in His death were for the purpose of delivering you and me from the event revealed in Revelation 20. That event is The Great White Throne Judgment.

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Category:Easter 2014 -- posted at: 7:30am PST

Dr. Steve Austin
Five Signs on the Day of the Cross: What happened on history's most momentous day?

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Category:Special -- posted at: 7:30am PST

Big Idea: Jesus loves the lowly, broken, and sinful.

I’d like to take a short quiz here today. Don’t worry, there are no wrong answers. I’d just like to poll this group to see who had childhoods like mine. For example, by a show of hands, how many of us here have actually cried over spilled milk? How many hid your vegetables or gave them to the dog rather than cleaning your plate? How many remember blaming a brother or sister for things you did - and getting away with it? How many recall reading in bed with a flashlight? How many put Jell-O in the fishbowl just to see what would happen? How many put fish in the Jell-O bowl? Okay, maybe that last one was just me.

I’m pretty sure we all misbehaved as children. And some of us just never got out of the habit. But do you remember what it was like when you had done something wrong, and you had to face your mother or father, or teacher or pastor? Do you remember how that felt? How you expected judgment; how you knew you deserved to be punished; how anticipating someone’s disapproval was as bad or worse than anything they could do to you? It’s natural to feel that way. It’s a very human response—a guilt reflex. However, very often it becomes more than that. Our guilt festers and grows, and sometimes leads to shame, where we not only know we’ve done a bad thing, we end up thinking that is all we will ever be, a screw up! And sometimes we make adjustments to that feeling or that suspicion. We learn to accept it. We live with it. And it drags us down. It poisons our minds. It shrivels our souls. 

Last week in our study we saw Jesus revealed as "the Son of Man," a messianic title that also refers to the fact that He identifies with us in our humanity. He gets it. He is as approachable as He is authoritative and amazing. And this week, we see another facet, another answer, and that is this- He is: The Sinner's Friend.

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Category:Who Do You Say That I Am? -- posted at: 3:00pm PST

Following the sixth Trumpet Judgment (9:13-21) the Apostle John saw another mighty angel. This is another angel (Grk., "another of the same kind") distinct from the sixth angel who sounded the sixth trumpet (9:13). He is coming down from heaven emphasizing his origin and his heavenly authority. Clouds are often associated with divine intervention and judgment (Dan. 7:13; 1 Thess. 4:17). His being clothed with a cloud symbolizes his role in executing God's judgment.  The rainbow encircling his head reminds us of the rainbow around God’s throne and signals this angel is acting with divine authority (4:3). His face reflects God’s Shekinah glory and his legs like pillars of fire symbolize divine judgment.

The little scroll open in his hand is not the seven-sealed scroll of 5:1. A different word is used in the Greek to distinguish this scroll from the former. Based on what happens in this vision, this little scroll contains revelation concerning the final series of judgments, the Bowl Judgments.

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Category:Revelation -- posted at: 7:30am PST