Sun, 31 December 2017
La Gran Historia
"CapÃtulo 6: RevelaciÃ³n"
Apocalipsis 5: 9-14
1. El cordero es digno
a. Por su carÃ¡cter
b.Por su conquista
2. El cordero estÃ¡ trabajando
a. Para rescatar personas
b. Para restaurar personas
3. El cordero es adorado
a. A travÃ©s de oraciones
b. A travÃ©s de la alabanza
Sat, 30 December 2017
Sun, 24 December 2017
Sat, 16 December 2017
In the span of a single day, an Argentinian woman received the two biggest shocks of her life. First she heard the heartbreaking news that her newborn baby was stillborn. Devastation. Later that day she discovered in the morgue that her baby girl was actually still alive.
The infant, named, Luz Milagros, or â€œMiracle Light,â€ was pronounced a stillborn on April 3rd, 2012. Twelve hours after she â€œdied,â€ her parents went down to the morgue to uncover the babyâ€™s body in its coffin. They wanted a picture for the funeral.
As he opened the box, the baby let out a sudden cry and the mother fell to her knees in shock. She said in a TeleNoticias interview: "That's where I heard a tiny little cry. I told myself I was imagining itâ€”it was my imagination. And then I stepped back and saw her waking up. It was as if she was saying 'Mama, you came for me!' That was when I fell to my knees. My husband didn't know what to do. We were just crying and I laughed and cried, cries and laughter. We must have seemed crazy. I'm a believer. All of this was a miracle from God''
There was a miracle in the morgue that day! The little one that they thought was dead now is very much alive!
This morning I want to take you to another family whose baby had brought them laughter. In fact, his name, Isaac, meant â€œlaughter.â€ As we will see, that laughter was silenced for a time when it seemed that Isaac, now a vibrant young man, was as good as dead. But God in His mercy spared Isaacâ€™s life and, in so doing, pointed beyond that boy to another beloved Son who would die, yet live again. Itâ€™s all a part of â€œthe big storyâ€ of Godâ€™s redeeming love.
The Big Story
â€œChapter 3: Redemptionâ€
Mon, 4 December 2017
Johnella Howard, 72-years-old, and her caretaker, Susan Snow, entered a Publix grocery store in Florida. In the course of their shopping, Johnella apparently suffered a nasty fall. Her caretaker rushed to the management of the store to report the fall. Employees called 911 and first responders attended to her.
It was a nasty fall, because it was staged. Truth be told, she didnâ€™t fall as much as she took a dive! The whole episode was captured on camera. The pair had come across some water in an aisle. The footage shows Johnella smearing the water around with her foot. She then kneels, and turns to sit, before lying down. In fact, the camera catches her adjusting her hair before getting into position.
The motive? Money. They sued the store for $300,000, but an investigation revealed the ruse.
What a fall from grace it turned out to be! Instead of getting $300,000, they were prosecuted and faced 35 years in prison. The temptation and transgression came back to bite themâ€”hard!
I thought of this bumbling pair as I prepared for this weekâ€™s message. We are going to look at the story of the â€œfall of man.â€ That is how Genesis 3 is typically described. But the truth is, Adam and Eve didnâ€™t fall as much as they took a dive. They knew Godâ€™s will but purposefully transgressed it in hopes of some payoff, but oh the heartache their fall unleashed!
As we will see this morning, all of us too have fallen and, in most cases, the reality is that weâ€™ve just taken a dive. Like Adam and Eve, weâ€™ve know what is right, but have often fallen for the wrong. Their story is really ours as well.
But hereâ€™s the good news: though we are fallen, we can be forgiven!
The Big Story
â€œChapter 2: The Fallâ€
Genesis 3:1-9 and 21
Sun, 3 December 2017
La Gran Historia
â€œCapitulo 2: La CaÃdaâ€
GÃ©nesis 3.1-10 & 21
Sun, 26 November 2017
The Big Story
â€œChapter 1: Creationâ€
Genesis 1:1, 26-28 & 31
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth (v. 1)
And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good (v. 31a).
Then God said, â€œLet us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion . . . â€œ (v. 26)
Mon, 20 November 2017
Sun, 19 November 2017
Guest speaker: Pr. Aroldo Vargas
â€œTres motivos para Celebrar y Agradecerâ€
1 Pedro 1:3-9
Dios es el que da, el hombre es el que agradece. Dios es quien concede su Gracia y el hombre es el que le da Gracias por ella.
Sun, 12 November 2017
â€œSowing and Reapingâ€
2 Corinthians 9:6-15
The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver (vv. 6-7).
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work (v. 8).
For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God. . . while they long for you and pray for you, because of the surpassing grace of God upon you. Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift (vv. 12-15)!