God did not show up when you did, or leave when you left

1 Corinthians 3:5–11 (ESV) What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each. I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. He who plants and he who […]

The Essence of Sabbath Observance is Grace

Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Exodus 20:8 (ESV) God certainly knew what He was doing when He created the Sabbath. It’s something we all need. So why are those who keep the Sabbath misrepresented as Pharisees, or legalists? Is it more legalistic to trust in God by obeying Him and resting in […]

True Love for the City

I have had a burden for city/urban ministry for many years. It was because of people doing ministry in the city that my family came to know, love, and be transformed by the Gospel. This week my church began a bible study series entitled: God’s City: My City by Roger Hernandez. The first weeks lesson […]

Jesus, Friend of Sinners and the Paradox of Poverty and Wealth.

In Acts 3:6 (ESV) But Peter said, “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!” It is said that Vanderbilt, the mighty multi-millionaire, asked a faithful servant to come to his bedside and sing the old […]