When the Lord gives us the third commandment, " You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain," there is a wealth of knowledge that is unspoken in our modern-day context. Listen as Pastor Chris Rattay explains how Biblical names were an expression of a person's character traits, history, and their identity and how God gave us permission to call His name, to call upon Him is an intimacy we should not forget.
I Am Who I Am
September 6, 2020 • Chris Rattay
The Root of Sexual Sin
October 25, 2020 • Chris Rattay
What does sexual sin look like from a Biblical perspective? If you strip away all modern concepts and preconceptions, subtract our understanding of what we believe it to be and look at the seventh commandment, what would you see? How would this change and influence our conception of it now? Listen as Pastor Chris Rattay engages in the topic of sexual sin and lust from a Biblical lens.
Love Thy Neighbor
October 18, 2020 • Kimberly Marshall
Love thy neighbor. 3 simple words. For a commandment that seems so simple at first glance, it is surprisingly and deceptively difficult. Listen as guest speaker and a part of Epicentre West LA’s preaching team’s own, Kim Marshall, explains whom we are to love, why we are to love, and how we are to love.
Sticks & Stones
October 11, 2020 • Chris Rattay
“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Anyone can tell you that if you spent a moment in a playground that poem is a lie. There is nothing more hurtful than words said in the heat of the moment, behind the backs of friends, and whispered in people’s ears. Listen as Pastor Chris Rattay speaks about how untruths unravel the good in our lives and how destructive lies and gossip can be to freedom of our hearts.