- La Cofradia United Pastors' Meeting
- Emma's 16th Birthday
- Cofradia Kitchen news
- Restoration House news
- An update on Pastor Ruben's son
- "Three Stones Removed at the Resurrection"
- Links to more
- May's Agenda
- How to Pray
- How to Give
Monday, May 02, 2022
Friday, April 29, 2022
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
The Rolling Stones...a cheesy, over-used, uncreative title for a Resurrection Day message. Yet, the name itself has a profound meaning once you meditate on the significance of the actual stone being rolled away from the tomb on the most important day of humanity. May I suggest that there were THREE stones that were rolled away that day? The stone that rolled away on Resurrection Day had a ripple effect on two other stones. I will not go into complete depth, but instead hope that we can touch the surface of each stone together in order to experience their texture:
The Stone on which the Ten Commandments were written. The second stone is a compound stone of the two sets of stones on which the Ten Commandments were written. The Old Covenant was replaced with a New Covenant. The Hebrews writer states in Hebrews 8:6 that Christ "is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises". In verse 10 the Lord says, "I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts; and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people." Verse 13 continues to say, "...Now that which decayeth (the old covenant) and waxeth old is ready to vanish away." The stone on which the Ten Commandments were written was removed and rolled away to make room for a New Covenant that God wanted to make with His people. He was interested in something a little more palpable.
The Stone which lies inside each one of us. Finally, the last stone to be rolled away and removed is our Heart of Stone which we all have before God gives us new life. The Lord says in Ezekiel 36:25-28 "I will cleanse you" (v.25); "I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh" (v.26); "I will put my spirit within you" (v.27); "ye shall dwell in the land...ye shall be my people, and I will be your God." He cleanses us, transforms us, fills us, and gives us residency. Our identity is completely changed.
That stone that covered death was removed and caused a ripple effect for the other two stones to be removed and allowed all of us the opportunity to cross the threshold from death to life.
I had the opportunity to preach this in Spanish a couple weeks after writing it...
Tuesday, April 05, 2022
|L-R: Steve, Alan, Jimmy, Amado, Ruben, Goyo|
Monday, April 04, 2022
- 11th Anniversary in new church building
- Restoration House
- Spring Cleaning
- Cofradia Kitchen
- Pastor Ruben's son
- Links to More
- April Agenda
- How to Pray
- How to Give
Friday, April 01, 2022
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Pastor Amado is doing a great job with his intern. It was an interesting month that began with Ivan as an intern whom I mentioned earlier. He escaped the property and ran home. After a few days, I had the opportunity to sit down with him and Pastor Amado to talk about his life and pray with him. He made the decision to return and has made a commitment to not leave until God has dealt with him completely. He is doing really well.
If you would or could help Pastor Amado with the expenses that incur upon housing an intern, please click on this link and make a specific donation to "Cofradia Restoration House". Each family is responsible to help out with a portion, but Ivan's family is indeed lacking in funds.
While Ivan made his escape, another intern was on his way in. His name is Eliut. Ironically, a couple days after Ivan came back, Eliut left. We're praying the Lord works in his heart and he returns. He's a really neat guy that has lots of potential.
|Morning Bible Study with Eliut and Ivan|
|Morning Bible Study with Ivan|