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March 12, 2022

March 12, 2022 Adventurer & Pathfinder Sabbath - Compilation of Sermonettes

Today was our Adventurer and Pathfinder Sabbath! Our children led the entire worship service, including our sermons. Here’s a compilation of the sermonettes from today in the following order:
 

Adventurers

Isabella Repelin, Helping Hands 

Rao Perez, Helping Hands 

Asher Daniels, Sunbeam

Pathfinders

Ezekiel Sacdalan 

Jocelyn Sanchez

Jared Mc Comb 

Khloey Montalvo

March 5, 2022

March 5, 2022 “Overcomer, pt. 6” - Pastor Tara VinCross

On Sabbath, March 5, Pastor Tara VinCross shares part 6 in our sermon series called, “Overcomer.” How are we to make it through hard times? Revelation 12:11 declares, "they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony” - our experience of salvation and sharing our story. By looking to Jesus and sharing our story we are strengthened to make it through whatever we are facing. We are journeying deeper together through a letter written by the disciple Peter to a group of exiled believers. 
This week we turn to 1 Peter 4:1-11. Peter says the end of all things is near. It certainly feels like that in the world we live in today. Pain and suffering are around us in our community and in the world as a whole. In light of this, Peter goes on to call us to prayer, to deep connection with people, and to doing our part in the world to share grace, all with one aim: to the praise and glory of God! This weeks’ message spurs us on in the race we are running, knowing together we can be overcomers!
February 26, 2022

February 26, 2022 ”Overcomer, pt. 5” - Pastor Tara VinCross

Sabbath, February 26 Pastor Tara VinCross shares part 5 in our sermon series called, “Overcomer.” How are we to make it through hard times? Revelation 12:11 declares, "they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony” - our experience of salvation and sharing our story. By looking to Jesus and sharing our story we are strengthened to make it through whatever we are facing. We are journeying deeper together through a letter written by the disciple Peter to a group of exiled believers. 
This week we turn to 1 Peter 3:1-12. Peter responds to believers living in unjust social systems of his day with specific instructions. The aim is to live a holy life before unbelievers with the hope that your conduct will have a positive impact on them. So how does that happen? What does it look like to live and witness within an unjust system? We will study these instructions to wives, husbands, and all believers, highlighting the key phrase, “in the same way.”      

Come, and discover a message written to early Christians that still speaks into our lives today.

February 19, 2022

February 19, 2022 ”Overcomer, pt. 4” - Pastor Tara VinCross

Sabbath, February 19, Pastor Tara VinCross shares part 4 in our sermon series called, “Overcomer.” How are we to make it through hard times? Revelation 12:11 declares, "they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony” - our experience of salvation and sharing our story. By looking to Jesus and sharing our story we are strengthened to make it to the other side. We are journeying deeper together through a letter written by the disciple Peter to a group of exiled believers. 
This week we turn to 1 Peter 2:11-25. In this and next week's message, Peter responds to three unfair social systems of the day: autocratic government, slavery, and male dominance in marriage. What does it look like to live and witness within an unjust system? The question still speaks to us today.    

See what it really means that “Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps” (1 Peter 2:21)  

February 12, 2022

February 12, 2022 ”Overcomer, pt. 3” - Pastor Tara VinCross

Sabbath, February 12, Pastor Tara VinCross shares part 3 in our sermon series called, “Overcomer.” How are we to make it through hard times? Revelation 12:11 declares, "they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony” - our experience of salvation and sharing our story. By looking to Jesus and sharing our story we are strengthened to make it to the other side. We are journeying deeper together through a letter written by the disciple Peter to a group of exiled believers. 
To these believers who are strangers in the land, scattered and suffering, far from the place of their spiritual home, Peter says: "you are being built into a house of living praise to God!” Friends, come and discover that no matter where we are or what our story, we are the priesthood of all believers; one living sanctuary, built to glorify God. For this week: 1 Peter 2:1-10
February 5, 2022

February 5, 2022 ”Overcomer, pt. 2” - Pastor Tara VinCross

Sabbath, February 5, Pastor Tara VinCross shares part 2 in our sermon series called, “Overcomer.” How are we to make it through hard times? Revelation 12:11 declares, "they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.” By looking to Jesus and sharing our story we are strengthened to make it to the other side. We are journeying deeper together through a letter written by the disciple Peter to a group of exiled believers. 
The section of the letter we are looking at this week is 1 Peter 1:13-25. “Therefore,” Peter declares. Because of your experience of salvation and the “living hope” you have in Jesus, your life is lived differently. Come and discover how this can look in our lives today.
January 29, 2022

January 29, 2022 ”Overcomer, pt. 1” - Pastor Tara VinCross

This Sabbath, January 29, Pastor Tara VinCross begins a new sermon series called, “Overcomer.” How are we to make it through hard times now, in this time before Jesus returns? Revelation 12:11 declares, "they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.” By looking to Jesus and sharing our story we are strengthened to make it to the other side. Throughout this series we will journey into a deeper understanding of the letter written by Peter to exiled believers. The scripture for today's sermon comes from 1 Peter 1:1-12. Come, find out how you are an overcomer, in and because of Jesus our Savior! 

January 22, 2022

January 22, 2022 “Nothing Wasted“ - Pastor Jessie López Abdul-Karim

What happens when life throws a curve ball? Do we adjust and hit a home run or do we lose our cool and strike out? This Sabbath God wants to remind us that although things in life change, He is the one thing that is constant. His Grace, His love, His mercy and His faithfulness for you never changes. His faithfulness gives us the confidence to walk boldly into the unknown.
 
Scripture: Psalm 91:4

 

January 15, 2022

January 15, 2022 ”Jesus’ Yoke” - Pastor Tara VinCross

Do you feel tired? Weary? Burdened down by the week? Perhaps you carry grief, or anxiety, or pain. We’re invited to look to Jesus. To walk next to Him. To learn the rhythms of His grace. To find true rest for our souls. Join Pastor Tara VinCross as we take a deeper look at the famous words of Jesus in Matthew 11:28-30.

January 8, 2022

January 8, 2022 ”Come and See” - Pastor Tara VinCross

This Sabbath is a special one. In January, 1965 Azure Hills Church worshipped together on its campus for the first time. Today we celebrate 57 years as a church family! God has been so faithful to us! Pastor Tara VinCross shares a message entitled, "Come and See," from John 1:43-51. Just as Philip ran to Nathaniel with the great news about Jesus, others have passed along the news of Jesus to us. And we take the news to others by telling our story.