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A Tribute to R.C. Sproul

R.C. (Robert Charles) Sproul went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 14, 2017. Thousands, perhaps millions of people have been touched by R.C. Sproul's ministry of the Word of God and his championing of the Reformed Faith. Our own church owes its existence in part to R.C. Sproul.

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Expository Preaching - The Antidote to Anemic Worship

Evangelical Christians have been especially attentive to worship in recent years, sparking a renaissance of thought and conversation on what worship really is and how it should be done. Even if this renewed interest has unfortunately resulted in what some have called the “worship wars” in some churches, it seems that what A. W. Tozer once called the “missing jewel” of evangelical worship is being recovered.

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Our Inaugural Worship Service in Our New Building

We celebrated our inaugural worship service in our new facility on May 1, 2016. What a glorious occasion it was! So many of the saints worked so hard to bring this day to pass.

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Why Christ's Resurrection Is So Important

All Christians affirm what the Apostle's Creed states about Christ's resurrection, "I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; The third day he rose again from the dead." But why is Christ's resurrection so important for the Christian message?

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Policy for New Worship Music Team Participants

This is our policy for new worship music ministry participants.

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Thoughts on Heaven

As we mourn the loss of our brother, Don Walton, it's good for us to remember that Don really is in a better place, a place where all believers will one day join him. Here are some thoughts on heaven, where Don Walton lives today...

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Corporate Prayer

Prayer is an important part of the Christian life (Luke 18:1; Rom. 12:12; Col. 4:2; 1 Thess. 5:17). But in addition to private prayer, the New Testament also teaches the importance of corporate prayer. Here are some New Testament passages on corporate prayer along with some comments on their application in the local church

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All Christians Are Ministers

I am so thankful for Dan Warda, our new elder, and Ron Merrill, our new deacon. I'm also very thankful for our four other deacons: Brian Danielsson, David Hill, Cameron Moore, and David Sweitzer. These are gifted and godly men and I'm confident that the Lord will continue to use them to bless the ministry of our church. However, we must not think that the responsibility for serving Christ in the church begins and ends with the church officers.

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Ordination Service

We have scheduled an ordination service for Sunday, Oct. 26 during which Dan Warda will be ordained as an elder and Ron Merrill will be ordained as a deacon. Pastor Rick Anderson of Faith Community Church in Oxnard will be our guest preacher.

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The Five Sola's of the Protestant Reformation

On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther, a Roman Catholic monk, set into motion events which led to the Protestant Reformation and the transformation of western society when he nailed his 95 Theses to the castle church door in Wittenburg, Germany. As Christians living in the 21st century, we have inherited a rich theological heritage from our spiritual forefathers who searched the Scriptures during the Reformation. A convenient way to summarize the theology of the Protestant Reformation is through the five “Sola” slogans.

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