Posts in the John Guerra Category

Know Fear, No Peace: Know Peace, No Fear

Posted onJune 13, 2018 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

So many people today are living in fear today when there’s nothing to fear but fear itself. He is watching over you and has a purpose for your life. He loves you. I love how He uses our church to communicate these things today in the lives of our children and the children of the community through Vacation Bible School. Please pray for VBS: our volunteers that serve, the children that come and the parents and grandparents that bring them. Please pray that kids will become believers, that families will come back to visit our services, and that our volunteers will be blessed as they serve....Keep Reading

Do The Math

Posted onMay 23, 2018 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

“Seek first the kingdom of God and “all these things” will be added unto you.” Notice the contrast: We serve a God that adds to our lives and face the temptations of an enemy that always subtracts. “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10...Keep Reading

Designed to Distract

Posted onMay 8, 2018 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

I’ve rarely observed any sense of urgency when a child is asked to go to bed or a youth to clean their room, but what about us when it concerns eternity. It seems that many believers, not too different than ourselves, have bought the lie that our lives and concerns and agendas and plans are more important than the lost person’s eternity....Keep Reading

After Easter

Posted onApril 4, 2018 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

Peter and John were in serious trouble for healing a lame man in the name of Jesus and then preaching in the temple. The man wanted money, but they saw God working and what he really needed, Jesus. What else could they have done? ...Keep Reading

Too Much Love?

Posted onJanuary 31, 2018 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

We are told to love each other with a genuine love. This kind of love, real love, does not have a limit. We don’t say, “Well, that’s enough love. I’ve reached my quota. You’re good for the week.” Just like you don’t keep a record of wrongs with real love, you don’t keep a tally of how much I’ve shown love....Keep Reading

Anyone Can

Posted onJanuary 24, 2018 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

It seems like too many church-goers today are satisfied with just that, going to church. Church attendance is not the extent of our purpose. Our purpose in this life is to know God and the Lord gives us direction here. “Let him deny himself, take up his cross and follow Jesus.” To deny self does not mean to deny things. It means to give yourself wholly to Christ and share in His shame and death. ...Keep Reading

Come Back To The Light

Posted onNovember 16, 2017 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

“The Lord is my light.” The Lord is our Hope in a world of darkness. When we’re overwhelmed by negativity and we feel isolated, unloved, and berated, He is our Light. He reminds us that He is present when He pushes back the darkness. When the world has rejected you, He reminds us of His love because He is our Light. When we seem to be in a hopeless situation, He reminds us that He is our Hope and His grace is sufficient for whatever challenge we face....Keep Reading


Posted onOctober 18, 2017 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

I love our church and the God that led me here. I appreciate the opportunity to serve the Lord in this part of His kingdom. I thank Him for leading me here and I thank you for the love and support and grace I get throughout the year. Terry and I are blessed to be a part of this body....Keep Reading

Just Love

Posted onJune 29, 2017 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

Love, like any good thing, requires sacrifice, but nothing is more rewarding. Our love for each other, the community and the world can be our testimony that we are a loving church. ...Keep Reading

Look, Love, Live!

Posted onJune 22, 2017 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

Paul lists all these qualities that we are to put on or choose to be a part of our life. Just like we choose what we wear every morning, we choose how we will live and act. We can choose to put on the heart of compassion and kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Love for God and others will shape and define our thoughts and actions....Keep Reading

A Big Thank You!

Posted onJune 14, 2017 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

Last week, we had over 180 children enrolled in our VBS! God blessed us with such a great opportunity and I believe our church really stepped up. We had over 100 adults helping every night: teaching the Bible, guiding the children, serving food, teaching about missions, leading in music, teaching arts and crafts, working in the parking lot to get the kids safely in the building and back to their parents, and welcoming them in registration....Keep Reading

Exercise for People Over 60!

Posted onJune 9, 2017 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

“Am I doing what I need to be doing to fulfill God’s purpose for my life, or am I fulfilling someone else’s purposes? God, in all His magnificent glory, designed us and this world for a purpose, a greater purpose than just existence. We were created for the purpose of knowing and serving our Heavenly Father....Keep Reading

Get Out of The Playpen

Posted onMay 22, 2017 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

. It is the Father’s plan that we grow into the image of His Son, Jesus. It doesn’t matter how long we have been believers, but we must never stop growing. When we’re not growing, we are vulnerable to false doctrines and deceptive men who might use us to get what they want. If we’re not growing, we’ll be more self-centered and self-absorbed like a baby. If we’re not growing, we can’t help but talk like babies, but one of the most awkward situations is when big people talk like babies. ...Keep Reading

Wedding Cake

Posted onMay 22, 2017 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

I don’t remember eating a piece of our wedding cake, but that sweetness would have been lost years ago. However, the sweetness of having a generous, loving, godly wife is an undeserved gift from God with a lasting sweetness that only He can give. Join me in accepting this challenge to love with a godly love. ...Keep Reading

Saved To Serve

Posted onMay 4, 2017 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

We are not saved by our good works, but we are saved to do good works. If you are a believer, God has saved you to do ministry. Our staff is here to help you find where the Lord wants you to serve. Other than someone being saved, there’s not much more fulfilling than helping someone find their place of service....Keep Reading

Are You Walking Funny?

Posted onApril 28, 2017 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

Sometimes, we just need a little wake up call, a new perspective and appreciation for the powerful love of the Father. John was saying, “LOOK HERE! Look at how much the Father loves us! HE has made us His children. We need this wake-up call because we get wrapped up in the world and its cares and before you know it, we start walking funny!...Keep Reading

Here's To Your Health

Posted onApril 20, 2017 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

If we are honest, most of us would like to "teach" some folks a "lesson." Things happen all the time at work, in the neighborhood, and even at church. However, we need to look closer at the situation and maybe, just maybe, God has a lesson for us to learn....Keep Reading

The Four Principles

Posted onMarch 24, 2017 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

I Corinthians 10:31-33: “Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Give no offense, either to the Jews or to the Greeks or to the church of God, just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.”...Keep Reading

What's Love Got To Do With It?

Posted onMarch 13, 2017 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

God’s Word defines love in 1 Corinthians 13. Love is putting another’s well-being before our own. We need to ask ourselves, “What will the consequences be if I do this or don’t do that?” “Will that action or lack of action help or hurt someone else?” Asking those questions is a big step toward spiritual maturity....Keep Reading

Let Go and Let God

Posted onJanuary 25, 2017 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

Sometimes we’re just like that child that wants his way and will do anything to get it. So, we fight and we fuss and we push and we pull because we want what we want. Then, we wonder why we’re still unhappy, or not at peace, or frustrated or alienated by everyone we hurt or offended. In this passage, we see the Lord is still on His throne, no matter the circumstances, and He is able to give strength and peace to His people....Keep Reading

What Are You Looking For?

Posted onDecember 14, 2016 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

After a life of pursuing wealth, fame and power, Paul was on a new hunt. He was committed to honoring and obeying the Father at all costs. What are you looking for? Are you looking to build up or tear down? Are you looking for ways to serve in the future or preserve the past?...Keep Reading

Put on Some Love

Posted onDecember 13, 2016 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

Why do people stay away from church? This has been studied for decades, maybe centuries. I think the answer is pretty simple: their idea of "church" is twisted. ...Keep Reading

Is There A Monkey On Your Back?

Posted onNovember 14, 2016 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

Life throws a lot of things at us every day, so we're always looking for something or someone to save us, heal us or help us. We turn to money, politicians, the government, hard work, good behavior, religion; or we're looking for an escape or distraction like alcohol, drugs, food, or even some good things....Keep Reading

Thank You!

Posted onNovember 2, 2016 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

Thank you for your faithfulness to God and His church as you come out and serve! What a blessing to be a part of a church that is willing to serve! He showed Himself strong last night, so let's continue to work with Him in reaching our community, He is not finished with us yet!...Keep Reading

Selfless Service

Posted onOctober 28, 2016 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

We choose to do what is good, serving God and others. It's a choice. We can talk about loving God or put on the pretense of loving God, but it's seen in our service, so let our love be without hypocrisy. And before you start judging others and their motivations for service, don't go there, deal with the person in the mirror. What is the good choice? ...Keep Reading

Called to Serve

Posted onOctober 24, 2016 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

That's the nature of being a servant, serving at the pleasure of our Master. So, are you serving on God's terms, your own, or not at all? In Christ, we are free, but we're called to serve on His terms....Keep Reading

A New Heart

Posted onOctober 13, 2016 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

Sometimes when we're going through a rough time, we think of all the things we need to solve our problems. We want to fix this, change that, and remove the other. We're looking in the wrong place for help or solutions!...Keep Reading

Give a Hoot!

Posted onSeptember 30, 2016 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

There are times in our lives when we want to hear from God and there are times, when we're so pleased with ourselves that we'd rather not. We may not hear an audible voice like Samuel, but God will speak to us. The question is, are we listening?...Keep Reading

God's Kingdom

Posted onSeptember 22, 2016 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

And as believers, we are all a part of His Kingdom and how it must have blessed the Father to see us working together for His Kingdom! Thank you to all who served and gave to this cause and thank the Father for His many blessings!...Keep Reading

Unchanging Purpose

Posted onSeptember 8, 2016 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

If we go to the trouble of making some difficult changes in our church, but do not invest our lives in ministry and reaching out to our neighbors, the changes are for nothing. Instead of focusing on change, let's focus on the job at hand. Let's join God in building His Kingdom....Keep Reading

God Is Working!

Posted onSeptember 6, 2016 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

I told my wife that my problem is that I'm a people pleaser. She laughed and I think she posted it on Facebook when she got off the floor. Most of us really do like to make people happy, but honestly, if we have to choose, our purpose is to make the Lord happy. ...Keep Reading


Posted onAugust 29, 2016 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

Sunday was awesome! We had 208 in our first hour of Bible Study and 171 in the second hour. Our newest class had 16 present and we were looking for 4 more. Both worship services were wonderful times of glorifying the Lord and the baptisms! This is an exciting time in the life of our church as we put it all on the line to reach this community and our world for Jesus Christ. ...Keep Reading

Olive Oil

Posted onAugust 10, 2016 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

That's our goal here. That's what all the changes are about: reaching as many people as we can for the glory of God. Connection Bible Study, our worship times, Growth Groups and all of our ministries are your opportunities to grow into the believer God wants you to be....Keep Reading

Change is Good

Posted onAugust 9, 2016 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

Most of the time, change is not really good or bad, it's just different and we need to respond to the changing times. Change is not always compromise, sometimes change is just cooperation....Keep Reading

Horses and Old Dogs

Posted onJuly 27, 2016 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

This speaks of values. Most of us think we are aware of our values, but are we really? Our attitudes and behavior reveal our values more than our words. Like the movie star that flew across the world to a conference on warming, but the fact that he took a private jet revealed that he cared more about his comfort than the environment....Keep Reading

Growing Together

Posted onJuly 20, 2016 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

We should be involved in building relationships with each other for the Glory of God! That's one of the reasons why we have Growth Groups. I want to share our Focus for the Fall Growth Groups:...Keep Reading