Our church in Los Angeles has a Life Training Series that got started this week. This podcast is a lesson from Marion Owens about how we can trust the Bible as the word of God. In our world today there are many questions about what is right and wrong and about who God is. Is the Bible a book you can trust for that information? Marion looks at the facts surrounding the Bible and discusses the credibility of the documents surrounding the Bible. If you have questions about whether you can trust the Bible this is a great class for you to listen to.
Our church in Los Angeles has begun our Life Training Series. This class is taught by Mark Flowers and is week 1 of a class on the Holy Spirit. In this first lesson Mark discusses some of the common misconceptions about the Holy Spirit. He shows from the Bible that the Holy Spirit is a person, not a thing. He also discusses that we can have a day-to-day relationship with him. This fresh look will help you in your understanding of the nature of God and how to deepen your relationship with him.
This podcast is from Week 1 of our church in Los Angeles’ Life Training Series. It is a brief overview of the history of the church. It starts with the church that Jesus began and then traces the history of churches showing how we got to where we are today. It will help you figure out where you are in in that history. You are also asked to consider where you want to go from here in your church affiliation. This lesson is very helpful if you want to get an idea of where our modern churches in America came from.
Our special guest speaker this week was Reese Neyland from the Lifeway Ministry of the LA Church. Our church in Los Angeles has outside speakers from time to time and this was a good one. Reese spends time in God’s word in the book of Luke and looks at the calling of the apostle Peter. He discusses how Jesus was a friend to Peter even when Peter felt as though he wasn’t worthy. The message is a one of hope and faith. If you have ever wondered if you are not worthy of love or if you have ever considered someone else beyond salvation then you will want to listen to this message. Our church meets in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday mornings at 11 AM. We have free parking located in the Roybal Learning Center complex. The address of the free parking garage is 1151 West 1st Street, Los Angeles, 90012. Stop by and join us for an invigorating time of worship!
In celebrating Black History Month I spent some time sharing about my personal history with African-Americans. I was raised in southern Indiana in an all-white, lower-middle-class neighborhood. I had virtually no interactions with African-Americans for the first several years of my life. In my sophomore year of high school a black student moved into our all white school and joined the football team. It was there that I had my preconceived notions challenged.
My mother always told me that God made everyone the same. I came to the same conclusion as I got to know my team mate Sydney. Our church in Los Angeles is one of the most diverse congregations around. Join us Sundays at 11 AM at the Roybal Learning Center in downtown Los Angeles.
In this podcast, Nathan Morales keys off of the Valentine’s holiday and speaks to our church in Los Angeles about true love. He reveals the important keys from the Bible in understanding what love is and how we can have it. He lifts up Jesus as the ultimate teacher about love. At the end of his message he showed a video about the passionate love God has for us even when it seems we are far from him. You can watch the video here.