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Posted August 20th, 2013 by Pastor_David
On Sunday, September 15 , we will start a six week class on the book of Revelation. The class will meet Sundays at 11:15AM at the ACI Synagogue, and will be taught by Steve Rafalsky. Steve is a great Bible teacher and a dear friend of mine. To read his thoughts on this class and why it you might find it to beneficial click here.
Posted August 12th, 2013 by Pastor_David
In Ephesians 3:14-19, the Apostle Paul told a group of Christians that he was praying for them, and explained what he was asking God to do in their lives. Essentially he was praying that the Holy Spirit would work within them in such a way that they would continually grow in their knowledge of Christ’s love. At the end of verse 17, he described two essential ways that they needed to know the love of the Lord. They needed to be “rooted” in this love and also “grounded” in it.
For years I quickly read past the words “rooted and grounded in love” in Eph. 3:17 without paying attention to them. Paul’s use of two past participles in this phrase seemed like nothing more than a literary flourish. However, a book by David Harwood helped me to understand that each of these verbs portrays a distinct and important way in which we are to interact with the love of Christ. (read more)
Posted August 7th, 2013 by Pastor_David
What would it be like to have Jesus go through your day with you? Imagine how amazing it would be to have him encourage you whenever you were down or frightened, to hear him speak words of perspective every time you felt tempted, to ask his advice every time you had a decision to make. It would be great.
In John 16:7 Jesus said that it is actually better for us that he is not here. Why? Because after leaving us and ascending to the Father, Jesus sent us the Holy Spirit. Apparently, Jesus intended our experience of the Holy Spirit's active presence in our lives to be so meaningful that it would be even better than having God's Son with us physically.
Tonight (08/07) we will be learning more of what Jesus said about the ministry of the Holy Spirit at our summer Bible study. Hope you can come!
Posted July 29th, 2013 by Pastor_David
This Wednesday (July 31) in our Bible study on the Holy Spirit, we will be discussing the Spirit's role in empowering Christians to accomplish the mission that Christ gave to the church. Here are a couple of quotes that describe how completely dependent we are on the Holy Spirit in everything we do for our Lord. (read more)
Posted July 19th, 2013 by Pastor_David
After Sunday's message on false teachers from 2 Peter, someone sent me a link to a song about false teaching in today's church by a Christian hip hop artist named Shai Linne. You can listen to it here.
Posted July 15th, 2013 by Pastor_David
Posted July 8th, 2013 by Pastor_David
Christian author R.C. Sproul wrote, “It is exceedingly important that Christians know who the Holy Spirit is and understand something of the vital role He plays in their lives.”
The best way to learn about the Holy Spirit is to study what the Word he inspired says about him. To that end, ACC is offering a Bible class this summer looking at key passages in Scripture that teach about the Holy Spirit. (read more)
Posted July 3rd, 2013 by Pastor_David
"We must be careful not to break the habit of true prayer and imagine other works to be necessary which, after all, are nothing of the kind. Thus at the end we become lax and lazy, cool and listless toward prayer. The devil who besets us is not lazy or careless, and our flesh is too ready and eager to sin and is disinclined to the spirit of prayer." (Martin Luther, "A Simple Way to Pray", 1535)
Posted May 30th, 2013 by Pastor_David
Those who work with children and youth at our church do an outstanding job. They are planting seeds of God's truth in young hearts that (by God's grace) will bear fruit for years to come.
Jeffrey Choi (QPC intern) is planning and organizing a fantastic teen ministry, scheduled to launch in September. I'm looking forward to seeing God use that ministry team, as well.
Click here to read to a blog post by a pastor looking back on how his Sunday School teachers changed his life, and thanking God for them.
Posted May 24th, 2013 by Pastor_David