Update/Treasure in Jars of Clay
It’s been awhile since I wrote on this blog. I just been overwhelmed with finishing school in general. Right now, I’m working on my graduation at SJSU, church internship (focusing on discipleship and keeping the gospel and Christ the main thing), and been following up with some students about following. I also, moved in to the Joshua House (near campus) for my last two months of school...
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The Rebuild Initiative →
Our pastor Jorge Mendoza contributes to the The Rebuild Initiative blog. Check it out here: “Living Between John 3 & 4”—A paradigm for doing ministry in the city.
He love us because...
“God did not die for man because of some value He perceived in hum. The value of each human soul considered simply in itself, out of relation to God, is zero. As St. Paul writes, to have died for valuable men would have been not divine but merely heroic; but God died for sinners. He loved us not because we were lovable, but because He is Love.” -C.S. Lewis [The Weight of Glory, pg....
It’s been a while since I wrote something on this thing. It’s not until recently that I got to just sit back and relax… Lately, I’ve been focusing on my new church and getting to know everyone there. And so far, it’s been a great experience. It’s a healthy body (church that is) that is Christ and Gospel centered. It’s definitely a good place for me where...
“Time it was and what a time it was, it was A time of innocence A time of confidences Long ago, it must be I have a photograph Preserve your memories That’s all that’s left you” -Simon & Garfunkel
”…[we] were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ…For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God…” -Ephesians 2:3-5, 8-9 (ESV)
There are some thing that I’ve been thinking about for quite awhile now. Some of them can be confusing because I don’t know how to approach them. At first, I didn’t know how to react to some those things, but I think now there’s more clarity than before. SO, I thank God for that. I also thank God for the freedom that we have in Christ and the love that he has for us! How...
Motivated to live biblically
As of lately, I made a choice to objectively pursue the Truth of the bible and it’s been a liberating experience—as He promised to all of His followers that the Truth will set them free. For a long time, I lived a Christian life that is based on a denomination, which built a framework and caused me to be biased on my interpretation of the Bible. In Francis Chan’s Forgotten God,...
What's been on my mind...
It feels good to be off school and I’m really excited for this winter break because I can finally unwind and just lay down my thoughts. Tomorrow night I’m taking off to see my brother in Vegas, and to spend Christmas with him and my mother. I can’t wait to go. I’m looking forward to a lot things that I want to accomplish while I’m there. Aside from hanging out with my...
This has been a crazy 1st semester at State. Lot’s of reading, researching, writing, bus riding and sleepless nights. On the other, there were a lot things that struck my soul, which led me back to the Scriptures and to His grace. Some tension remain unresolved, but definitely struck a chord in my heart. All I can say for now is “Soli deo gloria” and it’s time to...
...is like a splinter in your mind driving you...
The truth of the Gospel is like a splinter in your mind that will drive you mad until you fully live them out,until there’s no more lukewarmness in you
the greatest blessings of God are not the things this world admires, for “what is highly esteemed among men is detestable in God’s sight”
In Christ Alone
There’s nothing more inspiring than to know that your name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. I thank God that He granted me to know Him in truth, not that will of any man but as the will of the Father. Whether I’m in need or not, Christ is enough. Only He can satisfy. I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ because it is the power of God to salvation to those that believe. The...
God is most glorified in you when you are most...
Never Arriving at the Truth
“When Christ and his word are rejected as the absolute authority, people can philosophize and speculate all they please, but will never arrive at the truth of God.” -John C. Sewell
Everybody wants to go to heaven, but no body wants...
What Grace Offers
Giving others grace does not simply mean “cutting them some slack” although at times, that may be part of it. But many times, I cut people slack, because I just don’t care that much, one way or the other. Grace, on the other hand, cares deeply, but allows another person to fail, or be different, or to have a different way of looking at things. Grace offers forgiveness – especially when it is...
The Outer man v.s. Inner man
Most of the time, we focus so much on the outer man (outer appearance, wealth, and career, etc.), which is perishing, that we neglect to care for the inner man.
"The path of the righteous is just like the...
Today, I looked at myself in the mirror and I told myself, “I love you” and I meant it.
Quiero hacer musica!!!
The Purpose of the Commandment
the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith. -(1 Timothy1:5)
With so much to do, yet only a few of them really...
This year is wrapping up pretty quickly. With so much to do, yet only a few of them really matter. Seek God while you still can because He can make that difference in your life today and for the life ahead.
The Peace of God
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanks giving let your request be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 4:6-7
Worship On Campus
Today we had a good time worshiping God at De Anza. Things are picking up slowly, but it’s definitely worth it. By God’s grace we’ve been fortunate to meet and pray for students in De Anza. Lord, I thank you for what you’ve been doing in my school. And I ask, in Jesus’ name that You would draw people in to You. We ask that you draw people to us, so that You may be...
Jesus thank You for holding my world together
Gonna be taking it easy for now. As of lately, I’ve been swamped from school work and life, as well. Top it off, I’ve been staying up late. I know I have a lot of work ahead, but rest is also crucial. Perhaps, staying at home, drink more fluids and more exercise; Also staying in His presence and meditating on His word is a must!!! I can’t wait to regain my strength and do it all...
Your sorrow will be turned into joy
“I say to you that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; and you will be sorrowful. but your sorrow will be turned into joy.” -Jesus Christ [John 16:20]