All posts by Nate Elias

God Encounters–Saul 10-19-2019

“What if my spiritual journey is for God rather than with God? Too many times in the life of a Christian, efforts to be like Christ turn into trying to do something for Christ. The God-given invitation is to “abide in Christ.” This change in effort requires surrender of control and results in the greatest freedom and peace of the soul.” – Pastor Nate Elias

God Encounters–Cornelius 9-21-2019

“Cornelius’ regular practice of the spiritual discipline of prayer, meditation and serving others prepared him to respond to the Spirit of God calling him to action. By acting, not only was Cornelius transformed, but also the entire Christian church.” –Pastor Nate Elias

God Encounters – Elijah 08-31-2019

No matter how much effort we put into being perfect, we do and will continue to make mistakes. Too often we fear God’s response to our incomplete perfection. God shows through His encounter with Elijah that he actually wants us to realize our incomplete perfection. That’s when He goes to work to transform us. —-Pastor Nate Elias

God Encounters – Hannah 8-24-2019

“One of the unrealized hindrances to the Christian experiencing the fullness of God in one’s life is built up resentment and hurt. God invites each of us into forgiveness and healing that opens our hearts to a greater encounter with Him.” –Pastor Nate Elias

God Encounters–Abram 8-10-2019

One of the popular attractions in California is Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.  In Scripture, there are individuals described as having extraordinary encounters with God which have become larger than life.  Today, we look at how God shaped Abram’s life through direct personal encounters.  

Pastor Nate Elias 

     

Celebrate 5-25-2019

What does God celebrate? In our experience with God, He invites us to not only do the works He is doing around us, but also to celebrate what He celebrates. What is it that God celebrates?                                                                                  Pastor Nate Elias

Eternal Agenda 5-18-2019

Have you considered what your eternal person’s agenda is? Consider that no matter your status in this world, you are called to be a spiritual leader.

                                                                     Pastor Nate Elias                                                                                                                                                        

Service 5-11-2019

The discipline of service is less about doing and more about being. Being present in relationship with God is expressed through being in relationship with others. How we treat the body of Christ reflects our relationship with Christ.

                                                                              Pastor Nate Elias

Confession 4-27-2019

The Discipline of Confession is necessarily a popular practice of the Christian faith. While some may feel that confession is a sign of weakness, Foster points out that, confession “is a means of healing and transforming the inner spirit.”  .                                                                                   Pastor Nate Elias