A True Beginning – Baby Blues (Genesis 29:31-30:24)

Genesis 29:31-30:24 – Baby Blues TOPIC Rachel and Leah use Jacob and their sons as pawns in a bitter birthing war. SCRIPTURE REFERENCES Genesis 29:31-30:24     Psalm 27:10     Proverbs 14:30     Isaiah 65:11 FROM THE MESSAGE “So, it seems Rachel has finally turned to prayer, rather than just jealous complaining. But she still needs a heart correction. […]

A True Beginning – Sister Wives (Genesis 29:14-30)

Genesis 29:14-30 – Sister Wives TOPIC Jacob works seven years for Rachel, but is deceived when Laban gives him Leah instead, showing that you reap what you sow. SCRIPTURE REFERENCES Genesis 29:14-30     Song Of Solomon 2:7     Galatians 6:7-8 FROM THE MESSAGE “Often we’re convinced that God is going to withhold something from us – that […]

He Loved Me, He Loves Me Lots – Vintage Jesus (John 2:1-11)

John 2:1-11 – Vintage Jesus TOPIC Jesus performs His first sign by turning water into new wine. SCRIPTURE REFERENCES John 2:1-11       Matthew 12:46-50, 26:29     Ephesians 5:18-19     Revelation 19:7, 9 FROM THE MESSAGE “My only comment is a (hopefully) judgment-free observation. When I was saved in 1979, drinking alcohol was the exception, […]

A True Beginning – The Garden State (Genesis 2:4-25)

Genesis 2:4-25 – The Garden State TOPIC God brings man and woman together in the Garden of Eden and along the way shows how lavish and generous He is in His many gifts toward humanity. SCRIPTURE REFERENCES Genesis 2:4-25     Deuteronomy 30:19-20     Isaiah 58:11     2 Peter 3:6     Revelation 22:1-2 FROM THE MESSAGE “At the same time, […]

The Grace Of Wrath – Where Eagles Dare To Fled (Revelation 12:6-17)

Revelation 12:6-17 – Where Eagles Dare To Fled TOPIC With the great dragon in murderous pursuit, God gives Jews “two wings of a great eagle that they might fly into the wilderness to safety.” SCRIPTURE REFERENCES Revelation 12:6-17     Genesis 37:9-10     Zechariah 13:8-9     Matthew 24:29-31     Luke 18:22-24     Philippians 1:21-23 FROM THE MESSAGE “You can be sure […]

Iglesia De Carne – To Betroth Or Not To Betroth

1 Corinthians 7:25-40 – To Betroth Or Not To Betroth Paul suggested that the believers remain in whatever marital situation they were called, but what did that mean to those who were engaged? listen to the audio read the transcript “Any judgments you make, or advice you give, should emphasize Jesus’ mercies. As I said […]

Iglesia De Carne – Honey, I Sanctified The Kids

1 Corinthians 7:10-24 – Honey, I Sanctified The Kids Believers in Corinth were to remain married to their nonbelieving spouses and thereby have a sanctifying influence in their homes. listen to the audio read the transcript “Your situation is irrelevant. You are to walk empowered by the Spirit, in obedience to God, in any situation […]

Iglesia De Carne – The Abstinence-Minded Professors

1 Corinthians 7:1-9 – The Abstinence-Minded Professors Some of the believers in Corinth were professing abstinence from sex even though they were married. listen to the audio read the transcript “There is no “commandment” to abstain from intimacy. There would be if it was something that could make you more spiritual. Here is the bottom […]

Iglesia De Carne – Sex & The Audacity

1 Corinthians 5:1-13 – Sex & The Audacity Paul expresses astonishment at the arrogance of the believers in Corinth for tolerating the sexual immorality of a brother. listen to the audio read the transcript “Be what you already are – vessels which contain God the Holy Spirit. We are called upon to reveal to nonbelievers […]

Get Back To Where You Once Belonged – The Worst Wives Club

Ezra 10:1-44 – The Worst Wives Club The Israelites who married pagan women are told that they must divorce them. listen to the audio read the transcript “When we encounter God’s living Word, it asks us for a total commitment to whatever task is being addressed. We should ask, rhetorically, “Am I ready to do […]

Beloved’s Banquet 2019

Our annual Valentine’s dinner message from Pastor Mike Osthimer from Calvary Chapel Bakersfield

You Were Raised Right – Your Submission, Should You Decide To Accept It

You Were Raised Right (Colossians)

Colossians 3:17-4:1 – Your Submission, Should You Decide To Accept It When each of you put on the new man in Christ, your home life will be blessed by mutual submission listen to the audio read the transcript “I know what you husbands are thinking. You’ve read ahead and see that the text says wives […]