August 12, 2018 • Pastor Charlie Arellano

A parable is literally something “cast alongside” something else. Jesus’ parables were stories that were “cast alongside” a truth in order to illustrate that truth. A common description of a parable is that it is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning.


November 18, 2018 • Elmer Towns

“In the beginning I conceived the idea of heaven and the earth. Then I created them out of nothing. Before that nothing existed. I created My abode—heaven—where one day My children will live with Me. I also created My throne and an-gels who sing, ‘Holy . . . Holy . . . Holy!’ I, with My Father and the Holy Spirit, We created the earth, this huge watering mud ball. I created a black-inky darkness that surrounded all things I created. God the Holy Spirit hovered over creation infusing all things with life-charged energy. ‘Let there be light,’ I said. Instantly light appeared and I saw that light was good. So I separated light from darkness and named light day, and darkness I called night. It was good. Then evening ended the first day.”

A Shepherd’s Heart

November 11, 2018 • Pastor Charlie Arellano

Today… put aside pride, selfishness, and anger. Today… call, visit, or write a letter (not text or email). Make things right and forgive, strengthen and encourage them in Christ. Today… pray for those who God has called you to shepherd over and let them know you care and are praying for their faith. Today... if you are struggling with loving people, take it to the foot of the cross. God called us to Agape Love. A love that sacrifices . A love that causes us to give our lives fully to the One who sacrificed Himself for us—JESUS.


December 2, 2018 • Dr. Larry Lamb

How would you answer this question? “If a someone continues to violate the moral laws of God (makes sin a habit), what’s the long-term outcome of that person’s life?” Your answer would probably be something like this: Traffic long enough in destructive patterns and the person’s life will eventually implode.