Archives for January 2012

Alive to God in Christ Jesus!

This a picture from a baptism earlier this year (school year)…Biblically you never see alter calls, people praying a prayer to accept Jesus, or anything for the matter besides people going to the waters to give their life to Christ.

“Now when they heard this, they were acutely distressed and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, ‘What should we do, brothers?’ Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and each one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.'” (Acts 2:37-38)

Baptism is a powerful act of faith where we declare the old is gone and the new is here – sharing in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus! Dead to sin, alive to God in Christ Jesus. No longer married to the Law or the world, but rather to Christ Jesus Himself (covenant).

“Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God.” (Romans 7:4)

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” ( 2 Cor 5:17)

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A Word On Performance | Jesus Loves IV

A Word On Performance | Jesus Loves IV

This is a word from our brother Masa who goes to Westmont…it was during a testimony time at IVC.

His honesty is refreshing both in the church and in life – God is good, always faithful!

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Prayer & Prophecy

Every Monday night from 7pm to 10pm we pray & prophecy over people in the prayer shed…one of the best things about this night, besides people encountering God and being loved and encouraged, is all the people coming from different campus ministries and churches.

Our heart is to be a blessing to IV and to strengthen the greater work that God is doing in this land…we as a church are honored to be able to host this night and speak God’s heart over His people.

“Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy…But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouraging and comfort.” (1 Corinthians 14:1-3)

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Sabbath Rest

Sabbath Rest | Jesus Loves IV

God works, you rest…He is so good!

The woman in this video is Marilynn, she is a pillar in the IVC family…her husband Joseph leads the Jesus Burger ministry on Friday nights. Please pray for God’s hand of blessing to increase in their lives.

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SB Family Home Group

The 2 Family Home Groups are on tonight in
IV & SB…this pic is from last week in SB:

Mac & Braelyn’s house
302 Piedmont RD, 93105

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The Upper Room – Friday Nights @ 8pm

These are a few pictures from the Upper Room this last weekend…the Upper Room is the time before Jesus Burgers (consisting mostly of worship, teaching, and prayer). Erik & Justin lead the time and have done an awesome job this year preparing the family to go out and love the city. Please pray for these two guys (pic w/the hands up) and the IVC family on Friday nights.

Here is a little video about the Upper Room:

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We began two home groups this week with the IVC family…one in SB and the other at our house in IV. Each of them are around 15 people, and they are open to all!

We are calling them, The Normal Christian Life, since we believe the life of Jesus modeled what normal is for every son and daughter of God – how to live in right relationship with Father God: doing what He is doing and saying what He is saying.

Here is a link for more info on the home group/class:

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Family Lunch

Yesterday Holly and I took the kids to have lunch with our friends without homes…the kids loved serving tacos to their new friends…especially to Pirate (they guy sitting next to Jeremiah) who received his name from the patch over his eye and the way he talks.

God is good, faithful to provide for the least of these both with love and food.

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Jesus Tacos

The church Light & Life Goleta is giving away free tacos every Sunday from 11:30-1 at a park right in the middle of IV…it started 2wks ago, I have gone both times…it’s a lot like Jesus Burgers, but most people are sober and it attracts more of a homelss/friends without homes group.

Sometimes we all need to get out and serve others, remembering as we do this we are really serving Jesus;

“Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.'” (Matt 25)

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Epic – UCSB

This is a picture of a Christian campus group called Epic – their heart is to reach out to Asian’s at UCSB with the message of Jesus Christ. Please pray for them – there 2 leaders are David & Amanda. David has lived at the DP House the last two years, super thankful for this man and the life he is living!

Mission: EPIC exists to give every Asian American student at UCSB an opportunity to know and have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through gathering, growing and going.

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IVC Presents: Upper Room

Every Friday night @ 8pm in the Prayer Shed – Jesus Burgers to follow!
IVC Presents: Upper Room | Jesus Loves IV

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Jeremiah – LOL

This was during a Christmas musical…Jeremiah forgot 
to stop playing (we love this kid).
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