It’s Palm Sunday at Mountain View!

6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt and put on them their cloaks, and he sat on them. 8 Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” 10 And when he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up, saying, “Who is this?” 11 And the crowds said, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee.”

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton: Standard Bible Society, 2001), Mt 21:6–11.

Hosanna means, “Save us, now!” Ever felt that way, that you need out right now? 

Jesus will save you–come, sit under the teaching of Jesus through the Bible, and learn what it means to be saved.

This Sunday at Mountain View

Spring has sprung and the temperature drops! Come out and feast on the Word of God!

Music leaders for this Sunday are Laura and Zeke.

The message will be brought by Daniel Jumaquio, our youth and music guy!

Scott’s on vacation, but will be around too.

Sunday school for Junior and Senior High only, 10 am. Sunday school for adults and younger children is cancelled this week.

This Sunday At Mountain View

It’s warming up outside, and if you don’t set your clocks ahead one hour, you’ll be late! The worship band today is Zeke, Paul, Reuben and Scott. There will be a new song, that’s really old.

Ephesians 28–9 [widescreen]

Sermon text: Ephesians 2:8-10.

8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

This Sunday at Mountain View

Ephesians 111 [fullscreen]

Full text:

Ephesians 1:11–14 (ESV)

11 In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, 12 so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. 13 In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.

What a Wonderful Year to be New!

It is a new year, isn’t it!

At Mountain View Christian Church, we are looking forward to growth as individuals, but also as growth as the Body of Christ in this part of the city.

Some points to note:

  1. I will be preaching a series on the book of Ephesians. Check the sermon download page if you want to hear these. The series will run for 17-20 weeks.
  2. Wednesday night Bible study will be a brand-new approach: Salvation’s Symphony. This will be a look at the many words and terms God’s Word uses to illuminate the doctrine of salvation.
  3. We will have a number of “Special Events.” Please click on the link to learn about these.

Seek the Lord, have a great year. Let’s do this together.

This Sunday at Mountain View

This Sunday at Mountain View, Redeemer University College Daniel Jumaquio will be preaching from Philippians chapter 2. The Worship Band from Redeemer will lead worship. It goes without saying (but here it is anyway), “You are Welcome to Attend!?”

11 AM, coffee before, during and likely after!

There is Hope, But there are not Hopes

Many seek hope wherever they can find it. The mistake, though, is in thinking that hope is a sort of buffet table of options, when there is only one. Some seek a general notion of god, or higher power, without seeking to hope in Him on His terms:

“There is no such thing as Christianity apart from the Lord Jesus Christ; there is no blessing from God to man in a Christian sense except in and through the Lord Jesus Christ. Anything which claims to be Christianity without having Christ at the beginning and the centre and the end is a denial of Christianity, call it what you will. There is no Christianity apart from Him; He is everything.”

David Martyn Lloyd-Jones, God’s Ultimate Purpose: An Exposition of Ephesians 1 (Edinburgh; Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth Trust, 1978), 43.