An Acceptable Sacrifice
Speaker: Steve Covarrubias
It’s hard to imagine there could be so great a difference between two brothers. Cain and Abel came from the same family and were taught the same things about God and yet their view and practice of their faith were worlds apart. In this sermon we try to uncover why God accepted Abel’s sacrifice and rejected Cain’s. And we’ll examine what we as Christians can take away from the lessons which are presented in this biblical narrative. go to sermon
A Leap in the Dark ?
Have you ever heard someone say that having religious faith is like a leap in the dark? What they mean is, if a person believes in Christ or God or Christianity, it’s not rational. It’s a leap into the unknown. For them, a person who believes in God is tantamount to holding your breath, and taking a leap in the dark. They imagine it to be as if someone was stepping blindly into the unknown; it’s just a blind act of trust.
Jesus Christ, however, addressed the issue when he said…continue to article
A Roaring Lyin’
Speaker: Steve Covarrubias
The greatest weapon of the enemy is the art of deception. It’s a scheme the devil has used since the beginning of our world, and continues to use on people today. Jesus said of the devil,
“He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” John 8:44
It is, therefore, important as Christians to guard our minds from his attacks on what we believe about God and His Word- the bible. This is where it all begins- in the mind, and it is why the apostle Peter strongly warns believers to be “sober-minded” and “watchful.” In this sermon I seek to expose the wiles of Satan and how we can fend off the roaring lion and keep our minds safeguarded from his deceptive ploys. go to sermon
Please, show me Your Glory
“And the LORD said to Moses, “This very thing that you have spoken I will do, for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name.”Moses said, “Please show me your glory.”And he said, “I will make all my goodness pass before you and will proclaim before you my name ‘The LORD.’ And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy. But,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for man shall not see me and live.” And the LORD said, “Behold, there is a place by me where you shall stand on the rock, and while my glory passes by I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and I will cover you with my hand until I have passed by. Then I will take away my hand, and you shall see my back, but my face shall not be seen.” Exodus 33:17-23
Moses asked God, Show Me Your Glory. What was he really asking? What does ‘glory’ mean? What did Moses expect to see? What did God show him?
In this teaching I hope to reveal some wonderful truths about God and the way in which He reveals himself to us today. If you ever wanted to know what was happening on that mountain the day Moses desired to see the glory of God come with me to revisit that astounding moment. This episode in Moses’ life can teach us much about how to deepen our Christian life and keep ourselves close to the Savior. continue to sermon
Show Me Your Glory
And the LORD said to Moses, “This very thing that you have spoken I will do, for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name.”Moses said, “Please show me your glory.” Exodus 33:17-18
Moses had made a bold request. A daring request. A request few Christians today would think to ask. In a me-centered culture where clay gods are made of the rich and famous, and where many worship at the altars of materialism and self-absorption, seeing God’s glory is not on most people’s list of most important things to do. But it is if you desire the “one thing” (Psalm 27:4); which is to dwell in God’s presence and see His glorious beauty. continue to article
Finding Hope in the Dungeon of Despair
“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning;great is your faithfulness.
“The LORD is my portion,” says my soul,
“therefore I will hope in him.” Lamentations 3:22-24
What do we do, as Christians, when we are sunk in despair? Perhaps the loss of a loved one or an expectation that held great promise falls through. Maybe we are suffering in physical and/or emotional pain. In this sermon I take a look at the prophet Jeremiah, and the suffering and hopeless condition which filled his heart. What did he do? The spiritual truths in the book of Lamentations bring the light of hope for all who at one time or another feel as if they are in a dungeon of despair. continue to sermon