The books of 1 and 2 Samuel relay Israel’s transition from being ruled by judges, of whom Samuel was the last, to being led by kings. The people of Israel demanded this change although it didn’t follow God’s desire for the nation (1 Samuel 8-1-9) Samuel was a godly leader who wanted Israel to remember that God was their king and called them to faithfulness to Him. Th...Keep Reading
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The books of 1 and 2 Samuel relay Israel’s transition from being ruled by judges, of whom Samuel was the last, to being led by kings. The people of Israel demanded this change although it didn’t follow God’s desire for the nation (1 Samuel 8-1-9) Samuel was a godly leader who wanted Israel to remember that God was their king and called them to faithfulness to Him. The people, on the other hand, wanted a king like the other nations had. Someone they could look to as their leader. Someone who would lead them in battle. God gave them the desire of their heart and set up Saul as the first king of Israel. Saul was timid leader who had times of success and spiritual leadership along with times of fear and spiritual failure. His failure reaches a climax in 1 Samuel 15 when God tells him that his legacy would not endure on the throne and that another would take his place. From that point on, a new king comes on the scene--a young man by the name of David. Pastor Eric has created a Bible study guide that will parallel The King sermon series. ...
Oh LORD God, I come to you with weak faith but not blind faith. You are the God who has provided parted seas, demolished walls, healing for the sick, life to the dead, and food for the sparrows. I believe you can also take care of me because you are Jehovah Jireh, the LORD who provides......
How God's name Jehovah Nissi brought comfort to the Molina's...
It was about 60 degrees on Sunday, October 6, 2013. The sun shone brightly over us, as the Son shone brightly among us. Here we are, 5 years later, still on the mission God called us to, and still experiencing God's goodness over his church. Each year we will celebrate God's faithfulness, from 5 until forever because God is El Olam, the Everlasting God! ...
Men, mark your calendars for September 7-9 to be in Lake Geneva, WI for the Men's retreat. We'll be encouraged, refined, and challenged as we live out God's calling over our lives as men. We refuse to be kept down by fear and failure even in the midst of defeat. At The Comeback, we'll learn to find our strength in God and lock arms as men to advance God's agenda in our homes, community, city, and world. ...
Financial giving is part of our worship to God. It is an expression of our gratitude to God for his gracious provision in our lives. It’s also a recognition that all we have truly belongs to God....Keep Reading
Good Friday service April 19 @ 7pm On Good Friday Christians around the world reflect on Jesus' arrest and crucifixion on a Roman cross. He was convicted of blasphemy and received this torturous form of execution. All the while, this was precisely part of his plan. He died in our place so we would not have to receive the punishment for our rebellion against God. In exch...Keep Reading
On Easter we make that bold declaration that Jesus was dead, but is alive. Join us April 21 at 9:00am and 11:00am to celebrate Jesus' resurrection and the forgiveness He offers....Keep Reading
Let the Wonder of Christmas Move You We can't wait! Beginning December 2, we at The Brook will set our focus to the humble coming of Jesus 2,000 years ago. When Jesus was born, God made his home with us! If you're feeling far from God or disconnected from His church, reconnect this Christmas season. Wherever you're at, reach out to people in your life who are far ...Keep Reading
Praying the Names of God: Pastor Eric Rivera and Pastor Jeremy Barahona talk with Joshua Su and Joshua Phillips about the Prayer-Writing process for the AKA names of God series....Keep Reading
Today Ninja Turtles, Disney Princesses, Super Heroes, and Frankenstein will show up at your door asking for a sugar-filled treat. Sure, some of these outfitted candy-seekers will look weird, freaky, and downright creepy. But rather than shutting out this nationwide costume party, let's take a fresh look at Halloween. ...Keep Reading
David writes a Spoken Word about the name El Roi...Keep Reading
"God You alone are worthy of every and all praise! You are worthy because you are the creator, sustainer, and redeemer of my life. Before I was formed and alive, you were. You desire honor and glory for your namesake. Lord I confess that there are times that I have cheated our covenant relationship, turning to idols and I’ve messed up. My eyes and ears have been veiled b...Keep Reading
Kris shares how the names of God have ministered to him...Keep Reading