A Jewish Messiah for All People

A Jewish Messiah for All People

Jun. 2, 2017 by

After He rose from the grave, Jesus announced to His disciples that the Holy Spirit would empower them so that they could be His witnesses “in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth”

Good News for All Nations

Good News for All Nations

Jun. 1, 2017 by

Is Jesus your personal Savior? That’s a common phrase in the Christian world. Jesus should be your personal Savior. But make sure He is much more than that. Jesus absolutely saves individuals in a personal way. If your broken relationship

The Church in the Modern World

The Church in the Modern World

May. 31, 2017 by

Read through almost any letter in the New Testament, and you’ll quickly see that the early Christian churches were anything but perfect. In fact, many of these letters were written to address specific sins or false teachings. For example, the

What Are We Missing?

What Are We Missing?

May. 30, 2017 by

Reading the book of Acts can almost be depressing because we are forced to recognize deficiencies in our churches. On the one hand, this is healthy. We should be challenged by the vitality of the early church. But on the

More Than Individuals

More Than Individuals

May. 29, 2017 by

The early church was made up of those who embraced the gospel. God’s Spirit had been poured out on them and their sins had been forgiven. These people had been saved from a “crooked generation” (Acts 2:40). This is exactly

The Early Church was Devoted to Fellowship

The Early Church was Devoted to Fellowship

May. 26, 2017 by

Luke (the author of Acts) also said that the early church was devoted to fellowship. The word fellowship sometimes has strange connotations in the church today. If it sounds cheesy, lighthearted, or old-fashioned to you, then you have the wrong

Community, Vacation Bible School, and Family Fun at Sonrise Church

Community, Vacation Bible School, and Family Fun at Sonrise Church

May. 25, 2017 by

As you probably know, Vacation Bible School is coming up very quickly (June 26-30). Please register your kids ahead of time at SonrisePalmdale.com/VBS, so you don’t have to wait in line to register them when VBS starts. Registration is very

The Early Church

The Early Church

May. 25, 2017 by

Somewhere along the line, it became popular to pursue Jesus while shunning organized religion. We even hear from people who “love Jesus but hate the church.” While no one can deny that the church has its share of problems, Jesus

The Spirit of God in the Church

The Spirit of God in the Church

May. 24, 2017 by

In order to experience everything the Spirit offers, you need to be in close fellowship with other Christians. God designed us to function in a community of believers, each with our own spiritual gifts. To neglect your local church is

The Ministry of the Spirit

The Ministry of the Spirit

May. 23, 2017 by

When Jesus was ministering on earth, there was no doubt that He was working toward the fulfillment of God’s plan of redemption. We might have expected Jesus to continue ministering, gathering more and more followers, and finally completing the redemption

The Spirit in the New Testament

The Spirit in the New Testament

May. 22, 2017 by

The Holy Spirit’s actions fill the pages of the New Testament. From the very start we see that John the Baptist and Jesus were filled with the Holy Spirit as they grew and fulfilled their ministries (Luke 1:15 and 4:1).

The Spirit of God

The Spirit of God

May. 19, 2017 by

Do you feel desperate for the power of the Holy Spirit today? If not, you may have a misunderstanding of who you are or who the Holy Spirit is. Every aspect of our salvation is dependent on Him. Without the