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The audio podcast of the Azure Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church in Grand Terrace, CA

October 3, 2022

The Interests of Christ - Philippians Pt. 6 - Pr. Tara VinCross

We live in a world where the default motto is, "Every man for himself.” Consciously or subconsciously, it’s easy to fall into a life focused on our needs and the needs of those closest to us. What Paul says in Philippians 2:21, could be affirmed today: “For everyone looks out for their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ.”

It’s a rare gift when you see something other than this. Yet, we find ourselves longing for something different. Selfless love is the calling of every believer. A call modeled by Paul, Timothy, and the lesser-known disciple, Epaphroditus.

Pastor Tara VinCross' sermon is titled, “The Interests of Christ,” from Philippians 2:19-30. You’re invited to engage with God, this scripture, and one another as we discover what this means for our lives today.

September 26, 2022

Shine - Philippians Pt. 5 - Pastor Tara VinCross

This section of Philippians draws on the history of the people of Israel and points the current people of God to a hope-filled future. Using metaphors of work and sports, perspective and team work, the people of God are called to lift up their eyes and see their higher calling: shine like stars! What does this look like in our lives, as we now “work out our salvation” in the every day?

Pastor Tara VinCross's sermon is titled, “Shine,” from Philippians 2:12-18. You’re invited to engage with God, this scripture, and one another as we discover what this means for our lives today.

September 21, 2022

Freedom in Humility - Philippians Pt.4 - Pastor Tara VinCross

What does it mean to really live life to the full? To show up with love, free from regrets, living to our potential. The words of scripture in the letter to the Philippians talk about where we find this kind of life, and the Way might just surprise us. It’s not what we think. It all starts with having the attitude of Christ.

Pastor Tara VinCross preached a sermon titled, “Freedom in Humility,” from Philippians 2:5-11. You’re invited to engage with God, this scripture, and one another as we discover what this means for our lives today.

September 12, 2022

Together - Philippians Pt. 3 - Pastor Tara VinCross

It’s no secret we are divided. In our politics, religion, and life experience, just to name a few lines that divide us. Many of us are aware of this. “Tell me something new,” you might say. The words of scripture in the letter to the Philippians speaks to this reality.

We continue in our new sermon series with Pastor Tara VinCross with a sermon titled, “Together.” We will explore the section of this letter from Philippians 1:27 - 2:4. With pressure inside and outside the church, what do we do?

 

September 5, 2022

Greater Purpose - Philippians Pt. 2 - Pastor Tara VinCross

Have you ever made a discovery completely by accident? Liked a food you never imagined you would. Enjoyed a hobby that surprised you. Found meaning in something you never expected you could. Sometimes things that end up being the best, are not what we would have first chosen. 
 
We continue in our new sermon series with Pastor Tara VinCross in the book of Philippians with a sermon titled, “Greater Purpose.” We will explore the section of this letter from Philippians 1:12-19. 
August 31, 2022

Partners in the Gospel - Philippians Pt. 1 - Pr. Tara VinCross

We're in a new sermon series with Pastor Tara VinCross in the book of Philippians. The first sermon in this series is, “Partners in the Gospel.” We ask ourselves questions like, What do we remember and focus on in our lives, the joy or the challenges? How do we know God is at work in us? Is Christianity a solo or team endeavor? Listen in as we go deeper together in the Word of God and discover what it means for our lives today. 

August 22, 2022

Self-Control - Fruit of the Spirit, Part 9 - Pastor Gatra Suhari

This past weekend we closed out our Summer Sermon Series with the final fruit of the Spirit, self-control. Most of us view self-control like that overdue dentist appointment - it’s necessary but dreaded. It has such a bad reputation, yet it’s a foundational character trait that other virtues like joy, gratitude, and generosity rely upon. While we tend to think of self-control as a strictly human enterprise, Scripture tells us self-control is a product of being connected to God. Let’s unpack more of what this means together.

 

August 17, 2022

Gentleness - Fruit of the Spirit, Pt. 8 - Pastor Linda Biswas

For most of us, when we think of the Fruits of the Spirit we get excited about the outcome of what we can do with that gift!  Love...who doesn't love love!!  Joy.  Check!  Peace?  Yes, we need more peace!  Patience?  Bring it on!  Kindness, generosity, faithfulness...yes, yes, and yes!  But Gentleness?  Isn't gentleness a weakness?  In today's society with a pandemic, international factions, and dropping attendance...isn't gentleness just a crutch?  Let's talk about what it is!!

We'll take a closer look at John chapter 8 for clues on gentleness.

August 9, 2022

Faithfulness - Fruit of the Spirit, Pt. 7 - Jo Amaya

Our speaker is Joseph Amaya, our new media specialist. He will continue
our Fruit of the Spirit sermon series with his sermon titled, “Abounding in Love and Faithfulness.” 
August 1, 2022

Goodness - Fruit of the Spirit, Pt. 6 - Pastor Will Penick

Elder Will Penick is our guest speaker. He is the Associate Ministerial Director at the Southeastern California Conference and will continue our Fruit of the Spirit sermon series with his sermon titled Goodness.