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Christmas People: "Mary"

Randy Christian

When we think of the people we associate with Christmas, several are likely to come to everyone’s mind—and one of these has to be Mary.  When we realize who Mary actually was, and put ourselves in her place as she discovered she was pregnant with the Messiah, we not only grow in our respect for her, but in our ability to learn from her.

CHRISTMAS PEOPLE - Mary study guide

Capture The Awe - God Is...

Randy Christian

Who is God, and what is he like? If we really understood the answers to these questions, we would talk about him—and to him—differently. God isn’t “the man upstairs” or “my copilot”. He isn’t my “buddy”—he is the all powerful creator of the universe. His character is beyond our understanding, and his power has no limits. He himself is beyond our ability to understand—but what we do understand about him tells us he is perfect righteousness and perfect love combined—he is Awesome!

CAPTURE THE AWE - God Is... Study Guide

Greater Than Melchizedek

March 20, 2016
Randy Christian
It has been established that Jesus is better than Melchizedek—and a better High Priest. We do not need other people to represent us to God—in fact, that is OUR job as people of the Kingdom to people of the world. Jesus was the perfect and only needed priest—and he still is.

YOU GOT THIS: What Does Godly Mean?

November 10, 2013Randy Christian

When someone tell you you’re doing well, it doesn’t mean you’re perfect! We can always be strengthened and improve–especially when it comes to how we live before God. Paul gives us some reminders of ways we can be even stronger, and invites us to practice these with him!

YOLO: One Holiness

January 27, 2013Randy Christian

Peter is a saint, but not how or why most of the world thinks he is. “Saintly” is a synonym for holy. And the common view of holiness is based on worldly values and beliefs. Peter knew better, and we can too. There is only one holiness and it isn’t reserved for “special” people (because there are none!). Sainthood is for you!

Pedro es un santo, pero no cómo o por qué la mayor parte del mundo cree que es. “Piadoso” es un sinónimo de santo. Y la opinión común de la santidad se basa en los valores del mundo y creencias. Pedro entendía esto y nosotros también podemos. Solo hay una santidad y no esta reservada para personas “especiales” (por que no hay). La santidad es para ti!

DECATHLON: Sabbatical

July 15, 2012Randy Christian

“The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath”. While most of us have heard the word “Sabbath”, few actually know what—or why—it is. Of course Jesus understood it, and taught his disciples how to as well. But do we? Is the Sabbath even for us? And if so, what does “keeping” it look like? Isn’t this just a lot of “Old Testament” stuff? Join us as we discover why this commandment may be the most important thing residents of Southern California hear this year!