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The Weight of Hope

A Christmas Message from Bert Alcorn

December 23, 2018 • Bert Alcorn

On Sunday, December 23, Bert preached the Christmas message for Camarillo Community Church. This media is made available by Camarillo Community Church. -- The call of Christmas is for us to look back on God’s faithfulness in sending Jesus, and to look forward to our hope of glory where God will liberate humanity, and the entire universe, from evil. Romans 5:3-5; Isaiah 8:17; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-25; John 1:14; 1 Peter 1:3; Romans 8:18; Revelation 21:1-5; Hebrews 10:23; Romans 15:13

Easter Sunday: Jesus, The Bread of Life

John 6:22-35 • April 21, 2019 • Bert Alcorn

Jesus is that which truly satisfies the human soul. John 6:22-35; Hebrews 12:2; 1 Corinthians 15:17-19; Matthew 28:1-9; Ephesians 3:17-19

Lament: How to respond in time of tragedy

Psalm 42 • November 11, 2018 • Bert Alcorn

As a church, we responded to the tragedies of this past week with lament. A lament is an implicit act of faith in which the community of faith turns to God as its only source of hope and comfort. The biblical psalms feature several remarkable expressions of lament. In these laments, the worshiping community expresses grief and frustration at the brokenness of the world. Biblical laments are a witness to God’s desire for honesty in worship. No experience in life is too difficult to be brought before God. Throughout Scripture, we see a common pattern of lament. Laments: 1. Are Address to God 2. Involve an affliction, complaint, and recognition that all is not right in the world 3. Contain a request for God to do something about the injustice 4 End with confidence and praise

The Promise For All

Acts 2:37-39 • March 25, 2018 • Bert Alcorn

One of the greatest things that we have to offer to the world is the message that God wants to be with them. Key Texts: Acts 2:37-39; Revelation 21:3; Ephesians 2:17-19; Romans 10:13-15; 1 Corinthians 3:5-6; Acts 4:29-30