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The Effective Prayer

The Effective Prayer

“The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.” – James 5:16 “We have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will.” – Colossians 1:9 I’m sure that many of you, like me, made a commitment (goal, resolution, etc) to spend more time with […]

The Formation of the New Testament

The Formation of the New Testament

Today when we say “nt,” we mean a closed, 27-document collection that Christians view as authoritative. How did the Church come to accept only these documents from among other Christian writings of the first century? Three main answers have been given, and to equip ourselves to understand them, it is necessary to begin with the […]

Good News Report – Christmas Edition

Good News Report – Christmas Edition

Greetings from Los Angeles! Today’s Christmas Service was historic and heartwarming as the mantle of leadership of the City of Angels International Christian Church was passed from Elena & me to our dear son and daughter in the faith – Tim & Lianne Kernan! Surely this gallant couple will lead the City of Angels Church […]

LiveStream LA Christmas Worship Service

LiveStream LA Christmas Worship Service

Holiday Greetings from the City of Angels International Christian Church! One of the highlights of our entire year is our Annual Christmas Worship Service! At this glorious occasion, we also participate in the International MERCY Toy Drive! This service will be historic as the mantle of leadership for the City of Angels Church will be passed on to our […]

Jesus’ Humanity

Jesus’ Humanity

Jesus’ two natures are like two sides of a coin. On one side, He is the Son of God and is coequal with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. In every possible respect, He is fully and completely divine (Col 2:9). And then there’s the other side of the coin: Jesus as the Son […]

The Omniscient Know-It-All

The Omniscient Know-It-All

Have you ever been called a “know-it-all”? I have, and believe me, it didn’t feel like I had received a compliment. That’s because I hadn’t. When someone calls you a “know-it-all,” they’re sarcastically saying, “You don’t know as much as you think you do!” But we know somebody who really does know it all: our […]

Good News Report – 11/23/2015

Good News Report – 11/23/2015

Greetings from London, Moscow and Manila! The Spirit is moving in very powerful ways in these cities! Elena’s and my goal in visiting each of these churches was to strengthen and encourage them. Yet during our time with all three congregations, we were the ones who were incredibly built up by their “work produced by faith, […]

How To Save Money at Starbucks

How To Save Money at Starbucks

Hey there family! You know what time it is right? Yes, that’s right…we are just days away from our Thanksgiving Special Missions Sunday! Yea!! I walked into Starbucks for some hang time with some friends and realized that we are now in the age of paying almost $7 for a drink! Not to mention those […]

The Kingdom of God: Already but Not Yet

The Kingdom of God: Already but Not Yet

The kingdom of God is a central theme of the Gospels as well as other NT books. It is the good news that Jesus preached (Mark 1:14–15), the message that John the Baptist declared in preparation for Jesus (Matt 3:2), what Jesus taught the disciples in the 40 days between His resurrection and ascension (Acts 1:3), and what Paul […]

Good News Report – 10/25/2015

Good News Report – 10/25/2015

Greetings from Los Angeles! Our prayers have been answered! Andrew Smellie – the World Sector Leader for Africa – just received a two year, multiple entry visa to Nigeria! Lord willing, Andrew will leave LA for Lagos to “spy out the land” on November 2nd and return November 11th! In this endeavor, he will be […]

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