Pastors' Blog

A shepherding tool of San Gabriel Community Church
This Sunday in 1 Peter, we will be introduced specifically to the theme of suffering.  In preparation for Sunday I want to encourage you to reflect on the nature and purpose of suffering.  In his book, Knowing God (p 97-98) (also available in the church library) J. I. Packer writes about suffering.  He is reflecting on the suffering of so many of God’s children in the Old Testament and reminds us that these things happen “for our learning” (cf. 1 Corinthians 10:11).  We should not... Read More
Have you visited our church library? Conveniently located off the north side of the Worship Center lobby, it contains books to help you grow in understanding God's Word and applying its truths to your life. You will find books on prayer, Bible study, growing in holiness, and many other life topics. We have many Bible reference works including translations, concordances, atlases, Bible dictionaries and encyclopedias, and a full wall devoted to commentaries on every book in Scripture. There are... Read More
I have gone my entire life believing I was "dependable, persistent, loyal, patient and generous", only to wake up one morning to discover my sign had changed and I am now "independent, enthusiastic and gracious" and evidently "moody".   A quick change in the year and without any notice I am told I have a new personality.  I am no longer a “Taurus”, I am now an “Aries”. What if you actually put any stock in this?   What if you had any measure of hope in this system?  What if you... Read More
Our Worship Team spends the first part of our Saturday morning rehearsals in the Word and prayer together. We are convinced that we need to be personally growing in our knowledge and love of God if we are to effectively lead the church family on Sundays. Last week we reflected on the opening hymn of that Sunday's service, Holy! Holy! Holy! Lord God Almighty. We considered how it richly draws from the heavenly throne room pictured in Revelation 4, and spent time meditating on that chapter. We... Read More