The Advent season invites us to acknowledge that we all have stories to look back on, and a future to look forward to. Our stories of sorrow, pain and injustice are there to remind us of our need of someone or something that would come to change things and to give us hope of a better future. During this season we are preparing and longing for the coming of the Messiah as Israel did in the past to come to bring hope, love, joy, and peace.
Many of us find purpose in what we do for work. Some really love what they do while others struggle to experience fulfillment and are unhappy with their jobs. Christians are challenged to be salt and light, but how can this be possible when you are struggling to like your job?
What we do for work impacts the way how we see and feel about ourselves and others. Our culture says: "WHAT you do for work is what counts." God says: "It is HOW you do your work that counts." We were created to work because our jobs are an extension of God's creativity and plans for his creation. God cares about what you do, but He is more interested in how you do it.
We continue our series of message on Faith & Culture discussing how Jesus wants us to use our money. Pastor David encourage us to think how we view and use money- God have entrusted us with his riches to that we can Use Money and Love People.
In today's culture we see that money is crucial. For some, it represent happiness and stability. For others, it brings security and a sense of achievement. Jesus encourages us to have the right perspective about money because He knows that it can get in the middle of our relationship with him.
We continue our Teaching Series on Faith & Culture with our discussion on Faith & Divorce. Moses, Jesus, and Paul give us wisdom in how to approach this controversial topic. When is divorce permitted? When isn't permitted? This message is shared with truth, compassion and grace, acknowledging that every situation is unique. God is a God of grace and divorce is not the unforgivable sin. Hearts can be healed and relationships can be restored.
We are in a series on Faith & Culture where we will explore what the Bible has to say about relevant issues such as Immigration, Relationships, Money, & Work. This week's message is about the second part of Faith & Immigration. Estamos en una serie sobre Fe y Cultura donde exploraremos lo que la Biblia tiene que decir sobre temas relevantes como Inmigración, Relaciones, Dinero y Trabajo. El mensaje de esta semana es la segunda parte de Fe & Inmigración.
We are in a series on Faith & Culture where we will explore what the Bible has to say about relevant issues such as Immigration, Relationships, Money, & Work. This week, we will focus on immigration, an issue we hear about almost every day in the news--refugees fleeing violence, dreamers and DACA, the border wall, and national security. Please join us as we explore how the Christian faith interacts with this relevant and very important topic. Estamos en una serie sobre Fe y Cultura donde exploraremos lo que la Biblia tiene que decir sobre temas relevantes como Inmigración, Relaciones, Dinero y Trabajo. Esta semana, nos enfocaremos en la inmigración, un tema que escuchamos casi todos día en las noticias: refugiados que huyen de la violencia, soñadores y DACA, el muro fronterizo y la seguridad nacional. Únase a nosotros mientras exploramos cómo la fe cristiana interactúa con este tema relevante y muy importante.
“I’m so grateful to be a part of a church community whose core values are calling out the Imago Dei and working toward restorative justice. It's not a small thing to be prayed for and supported in taking a team to the US/Mexico border to see firsthand those impacted by family separation, but also to have created space to share the experience with our congregation. Thank you Westside Church Internacional family for your shared concern for those suffering oppression and injustice. Let us continue to ask God to give us eyes to see how He wants to move us together toward action." Michelle Warren, Worship Pastor