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8/1/2017 – Esther Kutai

by Thomas Chang

About a month ago, Chris wrote an article where he encouraged us to join the men’s or women’s groups this summer. This, he said, can help us grow as disciples. I will tell a story about myself and how growth group helped me in my spiritual growth. The church I attended in Nigeria had house […]

7/25/2017 – Tom Chang

by Thomas Chang

Deut 6:5-9 So, every night before my son (Barnabas) goes down for the night, we replay the day in our heads and talk about all our joys and disappointments. And at the end, we not only pray to thank God and for those who are in need, but we always lift-up special prayer requests like […]

7/18/2017 – Chris McNerney

by Thomas Chang

God could have chosen to speak to us any way he wanted. He is God and we are not. He could have left us a series of statements about himself: I am good, I love you, trust me. Yet, when we read the Bible we do not see a collection of propositions about God. Instead, […]

7/11/2017 – Chris McNerney

by Thomas Chang

What if the way you have understood a part of the Bible was incorrect? What if it was a passage you were so familiar with, you thought it was impossible to possibly learn anything new about it? That was the situation I was confronted with during the past couple of weeks as I prepared to […]

7/4/2017 – Chris McNerney

by Thomas Chang

About three months ago a friend from Gracepoint reached out to me and asked if I was willing to join him for breakfast. It was unexpected. He is not someone I frequently see at church. Part of me was concerned something serious might be wrong and he needed to talk to someone about it quickly. But […]

6/27/2017 – Esther Kutai

by Thomas Chang

#THENAMEOFTHELORD Names are powerful. “Names often reflect the characteristics of a person or the aspirations or wishes for that person of the one bestowing the name”(The NIV Thematic Bible). The Scripture reveals many names of God, such as Jehovah Sabboath (The LORD of hosts), Jehovah Shalom (The LORD of Peace), Jehovah Nissi (The LORD our […]

6/20/2017 – Wonmin Kim

by Thomas Chang

Twas Grace that Taught my Heart to FEAR. The women are beginning a book called, From Fear to Freedom. One of the wise women said that the title was confusing because she always thought that freedom led us to fear. Another wise woman asked me what it meant to fear the Lord and thought that […]

6/13/2017- Chris McNerney

by Thomas Chang

Roman 1:19 “For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them”   Last week, the irreverent comedian Sarah Silverman appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel show to promote her new comedy special. It was the first time she had seen Kimmel since he disclosed his son’s heart […]

6/6/2017 – Tom Chang

by Thomas Chang

1 Peter 1:6-7 It’s funny how the older you get the more you begin to enjoy places like Costco. Because not only do they have great prices on things we need but the giant wholesale store sets up all these delicious sample stations where people can try and eat things for free. Now I must […]

5/30/2017 – Esther Kutai

by Thomas Chang

Even in His Silence There are times when God seems not to be there with you, not to help you, not to give you the right words when you think you need them most, not to guard or guide you… and you feel all alone. Scared. Angry. Confused. I, sometimes, feel like God has left […]