Inside Out   As we read the scriptures that follow, note from our inner-man, the person that no one sees but God, originates both the bad and good things that we do.  These contrasting natures come from within us.  Look what Jesus said:   BAD:  And he said, “What comes out of a person is what… Read More


Influencers: Our Regional Director for Northern California, Dennis Shepherd, is in Los Angeles, where they were running tests on his heart and he just discovered that he must undergo a Triple By-pass Heart surgery this Friday. Please pray for Dennis, his wife Jan, and his family. He is especially bummed because he will have to… Read More


Journey 2.0 Explained by Bryan Craig   Ever since Rocky and I did our Podcast on Journey 2.0, there has been a buzz of questions from guys in different regions.  So, let me help you all with some clarity.  Journey 2.0 is NOT to be confused with new curriculum, although we did just introduce Rocky’s… Read More


Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all. (Philippians 2:17 ESV)     It has been a challenging time the last few days and weeks for me.  With these challenges I’m being taught a valuable lesson about following Jesus… Read More


Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD! (Psalms 27:14 ESV)   In my anger He said it.  In my turmoil He said it.  In my confusion He said it. To my question of what action should I take He said it. In my agony and fear… Read More


Hear an amazing talk by Sam Parsons, one of our leaders in Orange County, as he talks about losing his wife an battling pancreatic cancer.  He has a newfound perspective to share.  Listen and be challenged and inspired.  LISTEN NOW… Read More


“You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others.”  (2ndTimothy 2:2 ESV)   Throughout the history of the Church which began over two thousand years ago, the Gospel has been passed down… Read More


Do you ever wonder how this ministry spreads to new cities?  The short answer is that we pray and follow The Holy Spirit.  Through the years, it has become abundantly clear that this is God’s ministry, and He is inviting us to new places.  A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of traveling to… Read More


Listen to the Old Souls   I recently had a conversation with a thirty-seven-year-old businessman.  Though pleasant enough, I felt and observed a cockiness and arrogance that valued people and objectives through a grid of, “What’s in it for me?”  Beyond that perspective he had no interest in others, or their concerns.  Money, success, showmanship… Read More


I found this verse interesting when I read it:   “I know that you are offspring of Abraham; yet you seek to kill me because my word finds no place in you.” (John 8:37 ESV)   Why does this interest me? There is no surprise that the people Jesus addressed in this passage were Jews (offspring… Read More


John 18:2-11   Now Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples.  So Judas came to the garden, guiding a detachment of soldiers and some officials from the chief priests and the Pharisees. They were carrying torches, lanterns and weapons. Jesus, knowing all that was going to… Read More