Pastors' Blog

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Category: Current Events

You’ve seen the pictures and heard the reports. Demonstrations in the streets. Families stranded in airports. Refugees afraid and uncertain of their future. The issue of immigrants and refugees has been in the news a lot in recent days, especially in light of recent presidential executive orders. If your Facebook newsfeed is like mine, you’ve probably seen many different positions taken and all of them taken passionately! As Christians we should be concerned about the plight of the suffering, wherever they may be and wherever they may be coming from. Yet, we also know that God has ordained human governments and one of the main tasks of those governments is to ensure the security of its people. So, what is a Christian to do? Below are two resources that I think you may find helpful. The first is an excellent article by David Platt, the president of the International Mission Board. The second is a link to the local office of World Relief. World Relief has been doing great work, from a solidly biblical approach to address the needs of the sojourner among us.

--Pastor Dave

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/how-to-respond-to-the-refugee-crisis

http://worldreliefgardengrove.org

Here is a short article encouraging Christian families to attend church this Sunday, Christmas Day:

http://ftc.co/resource-library/1/2493

If you are debating whether or not to join us on Sunday, I would especially invite you to give it a careful read. I think the author gives some compelling reasons to gather with the saints on this special day.

Merry Christmas!

- Pastor Greg

Orlando. The name of this Floridian city has long evoked images of fun, recreation, and long awaited family vacations. It’s no coincidence that the local NBA team is named “The Magic”. However, after the events of last Saturday, Orlando will now also bring to mind acts of unspeakable evil. Forty-nine people are dead and dozens more are injured because of the horrific actions of one demonically inspired individual. How do we as believers respond to such an event? What does the Bible have to say... Read More

There’s a reason why banks have locks on their doors.

If you’ve been following the news lately you probably heard about the story of the Panama Papers. Recently, 11.5 million pages of confidential financial documents were leaked from an anonymous source at a Panamanian law firm, revealing a mind-boggling picture of corruption implicating current and former world leaders, and their friends and family. The ripples of this story will probably spread out for months to come as names and specific... Read More