Friday, December 26, 2014

Thursday Thoughts From Hope

So, I was busy. Here are thoughts from yesterday. Hope you had a Merry Christmas. Have a great 2015.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Monday Music

Here's where I'll share some of my favorite songs or something I find that inspires me or just seems fun. So, being Christmas, here is Carol of the Bells, Acapella by Barlow Girl

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sunday Sermon Snippets

I'm going to share just a few notes from Sunday's sermons that jump out at me or I just feel like sharing. Today Elder Ed Lee spoke on "Which Way to Heaven?"
The most important decision that anybody will ever make is regarding their eternal destiny. Everyone will live somewhere forever without end. It will either be hell and eternal punishment or Heaven and eternal joy.

There are two gates - Wide and Narrow. Jesus says "Enter (a command) by the narrow gate," the gate that leads to eternal life.

Jesus said, "I am the way, the Truth and the Life,
no man comes to the Father but by Me." John 14:6

It's amazing how popular it is to assume that there are all kinds of different ways to heaven, even among Evangelicals. The Narrow gate is like a turnstile, admitting only one person at a is intensely personal.
The Wide gate lets everyone through at once with all their ideas of how to get to heaven - "we're all getting there eventually". And it usually has nothing to do with what Jesus did on the cross - the Divine accomplishment that saves us...It Is Finished!

"You and your sins must separate (can't even have one),
or you and your God cannot come together..."  Charles Spurgeon
You need to forsake, abhor and ask God to overcome them.

"And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, 
choose this day whom you will serve...
But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
Joshua 24:15

Friday, December 19, 2014

Thursday Thoughts From Hope

Well, I've neglected my blog for so long, and I keep trying to get back to it. So, here I am. I'll try to do it a few days a week since I don't think I could think of things to say for seven days a week. haha  Well, today will normally be Thursday Thoughts from Hope which is basically the one-liners from Hope Chapel's marquee. For now it will show the Christmas Eve services, so if you're in Hermosa Beach, or close by, please join Hope for Christmas Eve and regular services.