Mother’s Day weekend @ranchocommunity & @ranchomurrieta was great. I was able to be in Temecula on Saturday night and then in Murrieta on Sunday morning, for Welcome/Updates. I got a video from @worshiphouse for us this weekend & although it didn’t fire on Saturday night, it did the rest of the weekend. Here it is for those who missed it on Saturday:

In Temecula we got to introduce Tim Manigault as one of our new worship leaders. I’ve built a relationship with Tim over the past few months and am very excited about bringing him and his family onto the @ranchoworship team. Tim did an amazing job leading “Give me Faith“, which is quickly becoming a favorite at the Temecula Campus:

Give me faith to trust what you say
That you’re good and your love is great
I’m broken inside, I give you my life

Another favorite song from this weekend was Julianna Morlet leading “You are for Me” – some more powerful truths:

I know that You are for me, I know that You are for me
I know that You will never forsake me in my weakness
And I know that You have come now even if to write upon my heart
To remind me who You are

In Murrieta a couple stand out songs were “The One Who Saves” (which is such a great song), and “Stronger“. In fact Stronger really struck a chord in me this weekend:

There is truth that sets me free
Jesus Christ who lives in me

You are stronger, You are stronger
Sin is broken, You have saved me
It is written, Christ is risen
Jesus You are Lord of all

As we were singing this song, I was just reflecting on how all weekend long we were singing of what God has done, or is doing and how we respond to what He does.

He gives us faith, we give Him our lives.

He is for us, we rest in that.

He has saved us, we now live for Him.

And the thought that I tried to communicate as I welcomed people to our Murrieta Campus is the power of the living Christ and our hope in Him. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15:17:

And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.

But He DID rise from the dead. He DID defeat death and sin. He IS stronger. Sin IS broken and we ARE saved. This is our hope and faith. And this is how and why we worship, by declaring these truths together.

Designer. Communicator. Solutions Architect. Husband. Father of 4. Friend of God. I've dabbled in building, graphic design, worship, music, media, communications, connections, leadership, and now I'm an executive pastor at Rancho Community Church in Southern California.

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