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4/162019

Seder Symbology: Discovering Christ in the Passover

By | April 16th, 2019|Christian Living, Spiritual Growth, Theology|

I love Christmas. As a kid, it was my favorite day of the year. But as much as I love Christmas and everything it represents, I must say it’s no longer the day of the year I look forward to the most. No, my friends, that day is now the fourth Thursday in November. That’s right, as an adult, Thanksgiving has become my favorite day of the year. Why? Well, if you knew anything about me and my love for [...]

4/142019

Why We Celebrate Palm Sunday

By | April 14th, 2019|Christian Living, Spiritual Growth|

I remember the drive home from the hospital after the birth of our first child. While the drive to the hospital was obviously a significant moment, there was something much more weighty about that first drive home. On the way there, the car seat was still empty. But on the way home, little newborn Jude was there, lying in his little Marlins onesie and blanket . . . and I was very aware of it. Our Jeep had another passenger, [...]

1/282019

Passion Isn’t the Same As Calling

By | January 28th, 2019|Christian Living, Spiritual Growth|

How to discern what God wants for your life. - By Relevant Magazine (relevantmagazine.com) I never cared for discernment in my early years of being a Christian. All that mattered to me was love and passion. As long as I loved God and was passionate about reaching people, I was on the right track. However, a few years into ministry and leadership roles, I learned that passion was not enough to accomplish the things that God was calling me [...]

8/232018

Context is Key: According to His Riches

By | August 23rd, 2018|Series Notes, Theology|

For those who don’t know this, I am bilingual. My family comes from Cuba, and my parents don’t speak a lot of English. In fact, Spanish was my first language, and I even spent a year as a Spanish teacher. One thing I’ve noticed as a bilingual person is just how much gets lost in translation. It’s crazy how often I try to translate something for my parents and get stuck because a certain phrase or word simply does not [...]

8/192018

Philippians Commentary: Day 49

By | August 19th, 2018|Series Notes|

“Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren who are with me greet you. All the saints greet you, but especially those who are of Caesar’s household. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.”—Philippians 4:21–23 (NKJV) VERSE MEANING Paul closed this powerful and beautiful letter as he did all his other letters: with an affectionate and warm salutation from himself and those with him. Often, his goodbyes included a general greeting to all the brothers [...]

8/182018

Philippians Commentary: Day 48

By | August 18th, 2018|Series Notes|

“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.”—Philippians 4:19–20 (NKJV) VERSE MEANING Plērōsei: To supply; to fill to the maximum (full extent), to the limit of one’s capacity. The root word (plē) describes fullness and totality; it implies full quantity (“to the brim”). Ploutos: Riches, wealth, abundance (materially or spiritually); much in number, quantity; to flow. This word was [...]