The Most Important Thing to Remember When You Vote

Flag and Ballot 2016-02-02Wow, what a barn-burner last night in the Iowa presidential primary. Trump loses, and Hillary needs coin flips to win.

This is an important time in our nation’s history. I want to remind everyone of one scripture in the holy Bible that ensures success for a nation. I hope you can see the importance of its truth:

Proverbs 14:34 Godliness makes a nation great but sin is a disgrace to any people. (NLT)

What is godliness? What is sin? We must read the Bible to know and then we must follow the truth revealed in God’s word. If we do, great days ahead!

Grace & Truth,

Pastor Stan

Helping Those Who Are Unable to Help Themselves

You Can Free UsIn December, my wife, Karen, daughter, Candice, and I traveled to India to check out a ministry called You Can Free Us. It is an outreach built to rescue women from sex-trafficking. We actually went up into the brothels and gave Christmas gifts to those young women who are enslaved. The pain we felt in those moments makes me think of the passage of the Bible in Exodus 3:7b-8a where God speaks and says,

“I have heard their cries of distress because of their harsh slave drivers. Yes, I am aware of their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them.”

At Horizon Community Church, we are dedicated to raising $50,000 from our Kingdom Builders missions fund this year to give to help rescue these women through the great ministry of YouCanFree.Us. Check out this video which has highlights from our trip to India.

Kingdom Builders – You Can Free Us from Horizon Community Church on Vimeo.

Seven Reasons You Should Go To Church

Church - Image for 1-20-2016 Blog1. The bible says you should. 

Hebrews 10:25a says, “Let us not neglect our church meetings, as some people do…drawing near.” (TLB) In this passage God calls us out. “Come on now,” He says, “you are not doing right to neglect church.” Come back and He will bless you for it.

2. Jesus went regularly as an example for us. 

Luke 4:16 tells us that, “Jesus traveled to Nazareth, where he had grown up. On the Sabbath day he went to the synagogue, as he always did, and stood up to read.” (NCV)  If you are going to follow Christ, well then, you should follow His example.

3. You need friendship with other believers.

See it here in the Bible: “All the believers were together and had everything in common.” (Acts 2:44, NIV).  And Acts 2:46 says, “Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts…” (NIV). We need each other. See what the Bible says about this further in 1 Peter 1:22b: “…love one another deeply, from the heart.” (NIV) You can tell people you love them, but unless you spend time with them it can’t be true. You need to show up so you can love and be loved.

4. You need to hear good teaching from the Bible.

Acts 2:42 tells us, “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” (NIV) They met together in the temple (a large group gathering) to hear the teaching of the Bible from God’s servants regularly. People who don’t go to church are often hiding so they don’t have to grow. They tell themselves and others, “I am fine just the way I am. I don’t need help from a church or a preacher.” Well, if that is true, then why did God say to his preachers in the Bible, “Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching.” (2 Timothy 4:2, NLT) You show me a person who doesn’t gather in the church with other believers and I’ll show you someone who doesn’t want to be held accountable for their own growth. After all, “correction, rebuke and encouragement,” can’t happen if you don’t show up. And it’s not just them, it’s me and you. We all need the grace and truth of God’s word applied to our lives to keep us on track.

5. It is a great way to bless your family.

One of the best things you can do for your family and yourself is to find a great Bible-believing, Jesus-centered church and attend regularly. “Really?” you ask. “Yes, really!” Your kids will learn Bible values, not worldly philosophies and, as a result, they will have a much better chance of making good decisions in life. It is the best place to find the love of God, good friends, and good friends for your kids. When you settle in a great church, your family will find great blessing. Parents, we need to lead the way for our children. The Psalmist said: “I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord.’” (Psalm 122:1, NLT) This parent loved the place and he wanted to be there. Another great man of God said in the Bible: “But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15b, NKJV) Lead your family to a good church and, in the end, you will find that it was one of the best things you ever did. If you don’t believe me, just ask someone who has taken their family to church regularly for years and listen to their answer.

I need to say that yes, there are some churches that don’t do it well and your experience may have shown you this, you may have even been hurt at church. But don’t throw the baby out with the bath water. After all, if any of us finds the perfect church and joins it, it won’t be perfect any more, LOL. There are many, many excellent churches out there. Find one and get your family into one.

6. God asks you to gather with others to praise Him.

Psalm 100:2-4 says, “Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy. Acknowledge that the Lord is God! He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name.” (NLT) There is nothing like joining together with other people and lifting His name in worship and praise with thanksgiving. It will lift your heart and remind you of who God is, how powerful He is and how loving He is, and you need that.

7. You may have the wrong idea about church.

If you think church is a bunch of self-centered, boring, old-fashioned people who are judgmental, then you have just bought into every negative stereotype that the enemy of your soul has thrown your way. Many churches these days are teeming with young people, alive with the spirit of God and with worship that is current and will blow you away. The children’s ministries are not only safe, but excellent, loads of fun and kids can’t wait to come back.

Google churches online and you can tell the ones that are healthy and effective for families and helping them come close to God.

Grace and Truth,

Pastor Stan

 

 

 

 

 

Ten Great Resolutions for 2016

NEW-YEARS-RESOLUTIONS-calendar1. Read the Bible every day.

God’s word covers everything that is important in life. If we read the word of God and apply it to our lives, everything gets better.

2. Spend more time with family.

No one ever said on their deathbed that they wished they had spent more time in the office. Quality time shows up more with larger quantities of time. Schedule time with family, get home at a decent time, vacation and live, laugh and love with those who count most in life.

3. Speak positive words.

It is so easy to slip into the way of the world: criticizing, complaining and speaking negatively about circumstances and others. It won’t help you and certainly won’t help others. The Bible says, “The tongue has the power of life and death.” I want to speak life. Encouragement, approval, compliments and kind words: these things change people’s lives for the better. Let’s make effort to be the person others remember because of our positive impact on their lives. It is way more fun and fulfilling.

4. Be more generous.

Joy comes from giving. The Bible says that we are happier (blessed) when we give than when we receive. Help out a neighbor or a family member, someone struggling to keep things together because of tough times, or give to charities that help the poor. Joy follows the generous giver.

5. Develop a hobby.

We need more space in our lives. We are so busy, so committed to building our financial resources. Ask yourself what would you do on a regular basis for fun and relaxation if you could? Then do that because you can. You are the one who creates your own schedule. If you find time on a regular basis for yourself, you will fill your tank and be even better for family, work and every area of life. God says in Ecclesiastes 8:15a, “So I commend the enjoyment of life.” (NIV) God wants you to enjoy life too.

6. Serve somewhere.

Okay, this is similar to giving, but it is our time, not our money. Serve where your heart is, do something for someone without expecting anything in return: the community, your church, a family member or a beggar on the street. Jesus said, “Anyone wanting to be the greatest must be the least-the servant of all!” (Mark 9:35). Serving helps us know that our lives are making a difference for others and it is one of the things that bring a sense of fulfillment in life.

7. Exercise and keep yourself healthy.

Do you want to feel better and live longer? Exercise. The Bible says, “Physical training is good…” (NLT, 1 Timothy 4:8b). This will give you more energy for the rest of life.

8. Go to church every weekend.

One of the best things you can do for your family and yourself is to find a great Bible-believing Jesus-centered church and attend regularly. It is the best place to find the love of God, good friends, good friends for your kids, and a steady diet of Bible teaching that will help you grow. “Really?” you say. “Yes, really!” Check this out:

  • Jesus went regularly. Luke 4:16 “Jesus traveled to Nazareth, where he had grown up. On the Sabbath day he went to the synagogue, as he always did, and stood up to read.” (NCV)  If you are going to follow Christ, well then you should follow His example.
  • The bible says we should. Hebrews 10:25a “”Let us not neglect our church meetings, as some people do…drawing near.” (TLB) When you settle in a great church, your family will find great blessing.

9.  Sleep better.

Take care of yourself. Doctors say you need 7-8 hours of sleep a night to be your healthiest. This will keep you from getting sick and cranky. We are not much different that three year olds when we don’t sleep well. You need it to be your best, so work at it.

10. Hang out with friends more.

You need to be around people who like you. You’ll find encouragement, laughter and flat out fun. You also get someone who will help you work through the tough times in your life. These things really do make life more enjoyable and bearable.

  • Proverbs 17:17a A friend loves you all the time… (NCV)
  • Ecclesiastes 4:12b Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. (NLT)

So you may be thinking, “Who has time to do all of these things?” Remember, there are 168 hours in your week. If you work 45 hours a week, that leaves you 123 hours to work these things in. So choose one or two areas to emphasize this year. If you do, life most likely will get better for you.

How to Handle Criticism

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1. Ask yourself if it is true. 

The bible tells us that the wounds of a friend are faithful. (Proverbs 27:6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend… NKJV) This means that when people love you and care for you, you should listen to them. If someone close to you, and even more so if many close to you are bringing something to your attention that is causing difficulty for others or is a character issue, you should listen and prayerfully consider it. If it is true, you should ask God to help you overcome the flaw.

On the other hand, it is true that people who don’t like you will often be more honest than those who love you. It is important to seek God concerning whether their criticisms are true, then change in that area even if, in your mind, the wrong person revealed it to you. If it is true, it is true and God will bless your humility if you seek to follow His will and become more like Jesus in every area. (James 4:10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor. NLT)

The most important thing to remember is that if you will seek God for growth in your areas of weakness, no matter how they are revealed, you will be blessed, those around you will be blessed, your relationships will be strengthened and God will be glorified.

2. Try not to take it personally.

Keep your cool, don’t lose your composure and don’t say something that later you will wish you hadn’t. (Philippians 2:14 Do everything without complaining or arguing… NIV) If you do this, often you prove to others that they are off base with their criticism. If you fight back, kick and scream (metaphorically speaking) then you are just making them and others think the criticism is correct. If you think, during the criticism, “I am not going to take this personally,” you can weigh everything evenly and move on without guilt for past or present actions.

3. If it is not true, then don’t worry about it.

I mean literally, don’t worry. Now this is a place where I fall short at times myself. I want everyone to like me and think good thoughts about me, after all, I am a good guy, right? Well, sometimes people will judge you wrongly, even Christians. How do you handle that when it happens? I once shared in anguish with my wife Karen about some criticism I had received about having wrong motives. She asked me, “Is it true?” I said, “No,” and she said, “Don’t worry about it then.” Great advice. I can’t be responsible for every wrong criticism I receive, and neither can you. Instead, pray and give it to God as Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” (NLT)

4. When you respond, speak once and speak well.

Tell the person why it isn’t true. Tell them your real heart and point out to them how they are off base, but don’t speak to them over and over to try to win them with your words. Jesus, when accused of crimes by the Pharisees, spoke once and He spoke the truth well. He told them who He was and they didn’t like it. People who don’t like you want to hurt you and expose any weakness you have. Don’t get into it with them over and over again. Speak once and speak it well and then move on. I like to think of critics as those people who “boo” in the stands when a game is being played. If you are a player, the only way they can affect the game is if you let them get in your head. Don’t talk to them, it is just a distraction. Move on and follow God and He will bless you.

5. Live your life with character and purity.

In the end, the best way to overcome criticism is to prove your innocence with faithfulness to God, character and purity. Sometimes you can’t overcome criticism that is false in the moment, or even in a week or two, but over time, the months and the years of character add up. You will get credit for living the right way. God will vindicate you. Show that your life is one lived in love, in dedicated service to God and with character, and in the end you will win.

Matthew 5:16b … Live so that they will see the good things you do and will praise your Father in heaven. (NCV)

Grace and Truth,

Pastor Stan

Back to Back

A person is lucky in life to have a few really good friends. The kind who will stand beside you in good times and bad. Who never waiver in their loyalty. Who know your strengths and your weaknesses and love you and believe in you anyway.

Okay, I usually don’t do what I am about to do, because I don’t like to play favorites and because I believe that everybody is somebody. I like to encourage the whole and not single out the one too much because you can get political in your leadership if you are not careful. But I feel compelled by the Lord to talk about one person today. His name is Roger. He has been standing beside me as a friend for twenty years at Horizon. Each time I have felt the Lord call us to take a bold move as a church, Roger has been there to say, “Let’s go for it pastor. I am with you.” It reminds me of the story in the Bible where Jonathan says to his armor bearer, “Let’s move forward and take new ground.” And the armor bearer, in essence says, “Let’s go dude. I will go back to back with you in this battle.”

1 Samuel 14:6-7

6 “ Let’s go across to the outpost of those pagans,” Jonathan said to his armor bearer. “Perhaps the Lord will help us, for nothing can hinder the Lord. He can win a battle whether he has many warriors or only a few!” 7 “Do what you think is best,” the armor bearer replied. “I’m with you completely, whatever you decide.” (NLT)

They go, they do battle and they kick some pagan booty (in our case, spiritually speaking of course). Roger is like this brother who said, “Let’s do this thing, Chief.”

In the day of the Roman soldier, every soldier would have a partner they called the paraclete. In battle, these partners would stand back to back and link arms. This would ensure that they wouldn’t be caught unaware in an attack from behind. They covered for each other. Roger has been this kind of partner for me.

Now I know that not everything I say as a leader is correct, but leaders must do their best to hear from the Lord, choose the path God is calling them to and move to take ground for God. Our very purpose as warriors for God is to be Kingdom Builders. When you make bold moves for God, you need people who are full of faith, courageous and willing to jump in with you and do the hard work that the Lord calls you to. Pastor Roger is this kind of brother. I love him and I have and will do my best to bless him and be there when he and his family need me as well.

So thanks, Roger, and I really could add a few other names here today as well. I am truly a blessed man.

I thank God for surrounding me with men who are not timid or afraid when it comes to moving forward and doing battle to take new ground for God. The definition for new ground is rescuing the vulnerable, helping the hurting and reaching souls for Christ.

Philippians 1:3-5 says:

3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now… (NIV)

And I do thank God for you, Pastor Roger Levasa. I hope for everyone that they will find a friend like you and that all of us can be this kind of friend to another as well.

Grace and Truth,

Pastor Stan

If We’re Careful With Our Words, Life Goes Better

God cares about us. He cares about how well our relationships go with others, especially our family members. So He gives us guidance and direction to help us. The bible shows us that one of the biggest keys to healthy relationships is the words we choose to speak.

Proverbs 13:3 tells us, “He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.”

Proverbs 12:18 says, “The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”

And Proverbs 18:21 says, “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”

From these scriptures we see that the things we speak are huge. When we choose to be careful with the way we speak, we find the best results in life. When we are careless and speak negative, critical or hurtful words, we bring pain and even death to our relationships. So we must believe God. We have to decide we are going to work at it. We have to take this seriously and ask God to help us get it right and do our best to follow His leading to speak wisely, not recklessly.

This battle starts and is won first in our minds. The bad thought comes and it says something like this: “Let them have it verbally. They deserve it. Speak harshly, rashly and give it to them. It will feel good.” But 2 Corinthians 10:5b says: “…and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”

So here is where we start to win the battle in our relationships and in life. What we do instead of letting fly with our words is catch ourselves, take that thought captive and decide that we are not going to speak those negative words. Instead, we decide at that moment to gather ourselves, calm our emotions and speak words that are wise, words that bring healing and words that will bless our lives and the lives of those around us.

We need to THINK before we speak and ask ourselves: Is it…

True?

Helpful?

Inspiring?

Necessary?

Kind?

If we are careful with our words in this way and follow God’s counsel, our relationships will get better and better and the quality of our lives will increase dramatically. God loves us and He wants this for us. So THINK before you speak, be careful with your words, pray and ask God to help you and He will. You will find that over time and as you improve in this area, you and those around you will love life even more.

Psalm 19:14: May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. (NLT) 

The Best Leaders

1.    The best leaders love God with all of their hearts and put Him first.

It all starts here. If Jesus isn’t first, then everything else on the list below is skewed. The best leader is in God’s Word daily and has a prayer life to stay connected with the One who will lead him/her to become a blessing to all he/she comes in contact with.

2.    The best leaders love and lead their families well.

The best leader knows that the most important people in life are their family members. Family members spell love: t-i-m-e. This means not only quality time, but quantity time. The quality shows up more often with greater quantities of time. The best leaders are careful to be there for each immediate family member and to have something in the tank to give when they show up.

3.    The best leaders love people.

They don’t use them for their purposes, they want to bless, encourage and help them. Beware of the leader who loves crowds and dislikes people. The right kind of leader enjoys being with others, laughing and enjoying life together.

4.    The best leaders are humble.

I like what one of my friends says, “When you walk into a room, are you a ‘Here I am’ or a ‘There you are’ person?” “Here I am” people want everything to revolve around them. “There you are” people enjoy lifting others up.

5.    The best leaders have been given wonderful gifts by the Lord.

This one follows humility for good reason. God gives the gifts of leadership, communication, administration and much, much more. The best leaders realize where their gifts come from and utilize these gifts primarily for God’s purposes. When God’s gifts flow through great leaders, amazing results happen.

6.    The best leaders are disciplined and hardworking.

They are willing to do all the positive things it takes to have maximum success. They put in the hours, they are educated, they are readers, they are learners, not only in college, but beyond. They are committed to being lifelong learners.

7.    The best leaders live pure and holy lives.

We have all seen leaders go down publicly because of a lack of character. It is sad and devastating to the people they lead. The best leaders value purity and character in their own lives. They know that God is the only one who can really help them overcome temptation. They truly believe that life is better for them and for all those they love and serve if they pursue becoming more like Jesus every day.

8.  The best leaders are spiritually and emotionally mature.

The more the leader has the fruit of the spirit in their life, the better their impact is going to be. The best leaders don’t make excuses for their emotional immaturity. They know that anger, putting people down and forcefulness do not bring the kind of good results that last. Patience, kindness, self-control and love are valued as essential characteristics for the best leadership impact. The best leaders are committed to overcoming their past and growing in these fruits for the good of all and for the good of their workplace.

9.    The best leaders are not consumed with desire for attention or notoriety.

This one can be subtle and hard to detect in our own lives. We need to ask ourselves, “Do I need to be recognized to be okay?” The best leaders focus on their private lives being solid and their public lives being lived out for the good of others. When they see in themselves the desire for personal attention and notoriety, they confess this to their spouses and close friends and ask them to pray with them that their hearts will be in the right place. They know that if they can get this down, God will be glorified in a greater way through them and they will still be able to fulfill God’s purpose for their lives and reach their full potential.

10. The best leaders enjoy life beyond their work.

They understand that they need time away periodically (their day off, rest, vacation with their family and sabbaticals). Like a computer that has too much input, they know that God has wired them in such a way that they have to hit the reset button regularly. They believe that if God rested, they surely need to as well. So they develop a good rhythm for their lives that includes the balance of work, worship, rest and play. These things lead to a greater enjoyment and better results in their family life, work and all of life in general.

LIKE A FLOODLIGHT

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The following scripture has been on my mind the last few weeks. In Luke 11:36, Jesus said: “If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a floodlight were filling you with light.” (NLT)

The definition of the word floodlight in the Greek language is: Like a portable lamp or candle that is very bright and full of light. Bright like lightning which illuminates an area with a bright glaring shining light all at once.

Jesus wants us as believers to live in such a way that our lives can be totally lived out before all who are watching us and show His goodness through our lives.

In this passage I also like the thought of “no dark corners.” This means nothing hidden, no sin that is secret that will only bring pain. God gets pretty serious about these things in His word. Here are a couple of areas where the bible show us how to live as shining lights:

Sexuality:

Ephesians 5:3-4 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. (NIV)   

Job 31:1 “I made a covenant with my eyes not to look with lust at a young woman.” (NLT)

1 Thessalonians 5:22 Avoid every kind of evil. (NIV)

Purity in the area of sexuality is important to God. He doesn’t want us to be tripped up by this or any other dark corner in our lives. He wants us to live in a way that will glorify His name and bless others.

Gossip:

Proverbs 16:28 A troublemaker plants seeds of strife; gossip separates the best of friends. (NLT)

2 Corinthians 12:20 For I am afraid that when I come to visit you I won’t like what I find, and then you won’t like the way I will have to act. I am afraid that I will find you quarreling, and envying each other, and being angry with each other, and acting big, and saying wicked things about each other and whispering behind each other’s backs, filled with conceit and disunity. (TLB)

The Greek for “saying wicked things” and “whispering behind each other’s backs” is: defaming, secret, whisperings. If you have to whisper it, then perhaps you shouldn’t say it at all.

Have your heard about the church gossip Mildred, who was a self-appointed monitor of the church’s morals? She always kept sticking her nose into other people’s business. Several members did not approve of her extra-curricular activities, but feared enough to maintain their silence. She made a big mistake, however when she accused Frank, a new member, of being an alcoholic after she saw his old pickup parked in front of the town’s only bar one afternoon.

She emphatically told Frank (and several others) that everyone seeing it there would know what he was doing! Frank, a man of few words, stared at her for a moment and just turned and walked away. He didn’t explain, defend, or deny.

He said nothing. Later that evening, Frank quietly parked his pickup in front of Mildred’s house, walked home …and left it there all night. Of course Mildred is fictional. But don’t you love Frank? LOL!

We need to be especially careful with our words concerning others and concerning leaders.

Psalm 133:1, 3b 1 How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity! 3b …For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore. (NIV)

The result of living pure and following Jesus in these ways and others will be:

Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. (NIV)

Living with no dark corners in our lives will result in glorifying God and having an impact “like a floodlight” for Him!!!

Aloha From the Hawaii Pastor’s Practicum

hawaiiI am in Honolulu right now at the New Hope Pastor’s Practicum. What can I say? It really is about the conference, but it sure is beautiful here. My purpose for coming here is to learn. The bible says in Proverbs 4:7: Wisdom is the most important thing; so get wisdom. If it costs everything you have, get understanding. (NCV) One of the important principles of life and ministry is to be a lifelong learner. I am here this week to learn from Pastor Wayne Cordeiro and New Hope Church.

Here is an overview of their influence for Christ: New Hope Christian Fellowship in Honolulu, Hawaii has over 11,500 in weekend attendance. New Hope is also listed as one of the top ten most innovative churches in America with Outreach Magazine listing them as one of the “top five churches to learn from.” New Hope is known for redeeming the arts and technology. Over 3,000 attend services each week via the Internet. New Hope has seen over 73,000 first time decisions in Hawaii since its inception 29 years ago.

Pastor Wayne is a church planter at heart with over 140 churches planted in the Pacific Rim countries of the Philippines, Japan, Australia and Myanmar. Nationally, he has planted churches in Hawaii, California, Washington, and Nevada. He has authored twelve books, including such classics as Doing Church as a Team and The Divine Mentor. Pastor Wayne is also the author of the Life Journal, a bible reading, devotional tool, which is being used by thousands of churches worldwide.

As you can see, Pastor Wayne Cordeiro and New Hope Church have accomplished a great deal for God and as a result of their common priorities with Horizon, which include Pentecostal roots, a relational style, being a multi-site church and having a worldwide missions emphasis, we have chosen to come here and glean from their rich history and wisdom in the work of the Kingdom of God.

Would you pray for me, Pastor Brad, Tiffany Ordonez and our spouses as we receive this week from Pastor Wayne and New Hope Church? Pray that God would teach us and bless us with His vast knowledge and His great wisdom. Pray that we would receive all that God has for us through these wonderful servants who have been so successful in reaching the lost and discipling the found.

I believe that the best days for Horizon Community Church are ahead of us. I am here to learn and grow and be the best leader I can be as I go forward. Thanks for partnering with us in prayer.

Proverbs 2:2 …turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding… (NIV)

Grace and Truth,

Pastor Stan

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