Friday, September 27, 2013

Running Shoes!

Good Afternoon! 

We are in revival with Bro. Ross. Awesome man of God, with a great family. He preached last night. In short he spoke about how we need to stop running from God. My pastor then said a few words in closing. He reminded everyone about how we all had our individual Jonah moments in life...We try to run from God. To quote Bro. Ross, "Take your running shoes off!, stay a while, speak Lord". 

Pray for Gods will! :) Stop the running, because this type of running requires some serious Cardio endurance, endurance that's not psychically possible :) Have an awesome weekend.


-Elias
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Monday, August 19, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013

Always

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. 

Hebrews 13:8

Thursday, July 11, 2013

On the Verge

Good Morning!

  Less than 24 hours before I turn...23! haha Time sneaks up on you and before you know it, your almost a quarter of a century old. haha On a brighter note, I look forward to it, you can't stop it ...so I embrace it. I was asked what I wanted for my birthday, the first thing that came to mind was a turkey burger. Weird, I know. I'm not good with those questions. Shout out to all my fellow July-Born people! 



Free slurpees at 7-11 today, don't forget.
Eli
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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Finally a trip to six flags!

Good morning!

   I had mentioned a few posts ago about wanting to go to six flags! I had a few people, who live far away, want to go. Not even a month later, I was asked to join the Bell Gardens group (Some Burbank/Santa Clarita youth too). I was ready, had my old dusty season pass dug up. My friend Karoline wrote all about it here http://theycallmekaroline.blogspot.com/2013/07/six-flags-with-my-buddds.html. She has a blog also, check it out and follow it. She included some great pictures as well. 

   July 4th is upon us and let the fun begin! Let me know what ya'll have planned! What food your really looking forward to having! Who's gonna jump in the water?! Watch fireworks from your roof? lol




Have a great week! Be safe.

-Elias
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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Change me Lord

Good Morning!

  I will keep this short and sweet. Today's topic, change. God brought my family and I to church back in 2001. With that said, I was 11 when we started regularly attending. I had many childhood friends, kids I went to public school with. I grew up in Hollywood, this is all I knew. Hollywood is not glamorous! The way it's made out to be. It's full of crime and drugs. A whole lot of others things that need not be mentioned. Kids that grow up in these areas, generally share the same feeling. "Is there anyway out of here?" Dirty overcrowded apartments were common sight. There is this heavy feeling out there. Sin weighing people down. I thank God, my family and I got out of there. Thank God for his mercy and grace. So, after I got the holy ghost and was baptized. I couldn't find myself hanging out with the same groups in middle school. Most of the time I felt out of place. lol I'm truly grateful however, looking back. Friends and family members would mock our believes. My cousin who I grew up the most close to would tell me, "You changed man". He wouldn't say it as tho to congratulate me, if you get what I'm trying to say. At first that hurt, coming from one of my closest friends. I no longer felt close to him from that day on. Old friends faded away. Like previously mentioned, we moved out of the area. Like Bro. Brown taught at PCC. Distance people. lol :) Let God put you on the potters wheel and mold you. I want to make it clear were not talking about change in doctrine or standards. 

2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away;behold, all things are become new". 

YES I did go through a change.
YES I'm no longer the same person
YES I no longer run with the same crew
YES I go to church 3 times a week minimum. lol
YES God is more important than family.
YES this is a lifetime commitment

NO, I'm not "better" than you.
NO, I won't be "back"
NO, I haven't been perfect, I made my share of bad choices. 
NO, it won't all be good if you just leave church


Proverbs 13:15 "Good understanding giveth favor: but the way of transgressors is hard".

 It's easier to live for God. Dark clouds will come but your in HIS hands and that's the difference. For other's this world is all they have and that's a sad way to go about life. I pray if you read this and you haven't lived your life for God, you would reconsider. 

Luke 12:48 "But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more."

There's more change that follows however. We weren't saved to warm up a pew, we have to be involved in reaching souls. Also, be involved in church. This helps you grow spiritually along the way. There of course is reading his word and digging deeper in prayer. With that said, you don't want to be at the same place in God 10 years down the road. With all the preaching and teaching you learned along the way, you should have applied it to your life. Mix the word with faith=Action! 

We should never reach a point where we have "Arrived" but we press towards the mark! :) 





Have a good day! it's a 100 degrees out here! for those who wish they were in Southern California right now. We are suffering too. lol Get a starbucks and cool off!

-Elias
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Monday, June 24, 2013

PCC 2013

Good Morning !!

  Back from a little vacation. I am blessed! I'm grateful for the privilege to have attended PCC this year. It was truly life changing. I have a better perspective, reconsecrated and dedicated to God. It was a truly a refreshing time in the holy ghost. Of course I met many new people but I got to catch up with old friends, even those older in age. Many of whom are an inspiration to me. The teaching by Bro. Brown was awesome. His message on christian music really stuck in my mind. You might think, how simple of a message but he dove into the topic of Contemporary Christian music..Music that doesn't mention doctrine, Godly living, or even mention the name of Jesus. This type of music has "Crossover Value". Music that could be categorized as non-christian. He reminded us all to leave that music, stick to the GOOD music. Music with some "Meat on it". haha We had many different night speakers. Elder Morton preached and challenged us all,  by having us ask ourselves the question. IF EVERYONE IN THE CHURCH WAS JUST LIKE ME, WHAT KIND OF CHURCH WOULD THIS CHURCH BE? Ouch! haha Make sure you get to hear the CD's. It was an amazing line up of preachers. You could feel the sense of urgency in all the messages. We really are living in the last days. Choir was awesome and very anointed. I didn't take a whole lot of pictures, more pictures are being sent to me this week from others. I won't make anyone wait tho..Here are a few for now.




Happy Birthday ERIC!!

GEORGIA


JEN

SNACKS!!


Staff vs lady campers volleyball game


Elder Frazier 

Tom. Talli. May. and of course Princess Bella

Campers vs staff All Star basketball game!!


These are some great people! 






Dont fall asleep ...Rule number 1 in a guys dorm. 



Bro. Brown Teaching



Sergio asked the guy on the phone to hold while he took the picture. Some how still ended up with phone . haha

Chatting with Bro. Trevino and Bro. Marchbanks...Step this pics for you! haha

VIC STORM

Lunch Lines

As hard as I tried, things got messy...


Team 1




Sierra and Eddy...Sportsmanship awards


Bro. Green

I received third place...sad, I know. haha

ASH


Pastor preaching the last night

"Building your own welcom e 



HILARIOUS group






Lori, Steph, Christina, Josh



One really cool guy..JP


Ventura Beach












Sushi for Lunch

Soon to WED!!

Guess who was in my town? My good friend Josh and his fiance Jen. We did some miniature gulf and bumper karts..Dinner was fun too. Angel and Emmanuel were with us too.


The aftermath. lol 







Until next year people. lol! Keep on Keeping on!


Have a great day!

-Elias
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