I serve on the Pastoral Leadership Team and help to build, develop, shepherd and multiply Lifegroups. I work to develop Lifegroups as environments that reflect Jesus in their hospitality, vibrancy of relationship with God, disciple making and missional outreach.
Check out a few of our Easter testimonies from this past month!
Jesus, the perfect son of God hanging dead on a wooden cross. Without sin yet willing to take it all upon Himself. The cross shows us that God desires all men to be saved. He went to hell for us. The cross is one of the most profound purposes Jesus had in becoming a man: to undeservedly taste a sinner's death in order to reveal the Father's great love for us.
God doesn’t want you to “flee from sexual immorality” because He’s a kill joy, He want’s you to flee it because it’s counterfeit pleasure! It robs you from knowing Him in deep and intimate relationship that will not only satisfy you in this life, but also forever in eternity with Him. Sexual sin is unique, it addicts us to the small pleasure of physical sex, but numbs us to the eternal pleasure of knowing Jesus. Don’t be fooled.
Beyond desiring authentic friendships, the young professionals that walk in our doors on Sundays want to live for something bigger than themselves. They want to make an impact on this city and our world. It’s not enough for them to just take home a paycheck. They want to leave a legacy and cause lasting, positive change in our world.
I was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil while my parents were living there planting churches. Unfortunately, eu não falo português. When I was 5 years old, our family moved to San Diego, California where I fell in love with baseball. When I was 8, we moved to Garland, TX because the scenery is a lot better than Rio and San Diego.
Because of the confusion that commonly accompanies it, I’ll first try and define the Trinity and show its logic in an understandable way. Then I will show Biblically why we believe in it as opposed to what Trinity denying theological cults believe (i.e. Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Oneness Pentecostals).
Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul-mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that your spouse is there to help you realize your potential; that marriage does not mean forever, but merely for now; and that starting over after a divorce is the best solution to seemingly intractable marriage issues. But these modern-day assumptions are wrong