A Word from Pastor Rob Lee!

Greetings Gardena Saints, Hello again family and friends and welcome to June and the summer of 19’ – let’s enjoy this one like it’s our last. We’ll, it won’t officially be summer till the 21st, but here in the South bay, we like to start early. There’s something about the summer season that gets folks out of the house, into the yard, and out into nature; God’s nature – created for us to enjoy and benefit from. We hope that you have a great season of summer fun. Our Sunday month of sermons will be as follows:
6/2 –‘Judging & Asking’ This message deals with the dangers of judging or prejudging others while walking under the banner of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit does give us wisdom and discernment, but God is the final judge. The Lord would have us to ask of Him and He will give it according to His will. This week we will be hosting our mid-year Week of Prayer which begins Monday 6/3 at 7pm and continues through Friday 6/7. Please join in this prayer concert.
6/9 – ‘The Feast of Pentecost’ – Today is Pentecost Sunday and we will be celebrating the fourth and final Spring Feast with a teaching on the same. While there will be no food involved in this sermon, we will have a greater understanding of what Pentecost represents to the NT Church and how the power of the Holy Spirit, which was given on this special day just 50 days after Christ’s resurrection, is such a great inspiration to Spirit-filled believers today.
6/16 – ‘The Heart of the Father’ – Jesus reminds us that as earthly fathers we desire to give good gifts to our children; how much more our Heavenly Father desires to give us good things too. This is the heart of a father, to love his children and give them good things. This is also the heart of our Heavenly father. We all know that dads aren’t perfect, but all dads have influence; we need to follow the example of our Heavenly Father and do our best to give good things.
6/23 – Guest: T. Ray Rachels – Today we will be blessed to host our former SoCal Network Superintendent who has a heart after the Father. Pastor Ray is a cherished friend and brother to many ministers throughout our system and he will be bringing us the word today. The first Sunday Debi and I stepped into this church (November 1998) Pastor Rachels was speaking. His endorsement for us to the pulpit committee was a key in God bringing us here to pastor. 6/30 – ‘The Two Ways of Life’ – This will be the Sermon on the Mount series finale’ where we will wrap up the final installment of sermons from this famous passage. The Lord makes it clear, the word’s path is easier, and the Lord’s path is more difficult. Many people find the easy path, but few walk the narrow road. We are called to take the road less traveled and, in the end, we will be better for it. A simple truth contained in a narrow and difficult path. We will be hosting a spaghetti luncheon fundraiser immediately after our Sunday AM worship service on June 2nd. At this luncheon we will provide an update on our stewardship campaign and to encourage folks to re-up their commitments or start a new one. We encourage you to join us for some good food and a great cause with family and friends. Monday, June 3rd marks Pastor Rob and Debi’s 30th wedding anniversary – here’s a shout out to the first lady of Gardena Valley Assembly – you’re still the one.

As always, we love you all, Pastor Rob & Debi

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