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Songs from Friday, 11/2/18

All Glory Be Forever  by Sovereign Grace Music Have Mercy on Me by Sovereign Grace Music His Mercy Is More by Matt Papa Response song: Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery by Matt Boswell

Why I Love GOC

Philippians 1:3-6 “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now.” (New American Standard Bible) We have been at GOC since 2002 and have seen the people in ... continue reading

Songs from Friday, 10/26/2018

10,000 Reasons by Matt Redman Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) by Chris Tomlin Jesus Paid It All by Kristian Stanfill Nothing But the Blood by Leah Mari How Great Thou Art by Chris Rice

My Golden Calf

Idolatry. Wait.. like statues? You mean like those golden calves that the Israelites worshipped? Nope, that’s not me. I don’t have idols. Wait… but I do, I have idols. You have idols. And I don’t just have one idol, but so many. In fact, our hearts are idol factories. But, what is an idol exactly? ... continue reading

Songs from Friday, 10/19/2018

Behold Our God by Sovereign Grace Music Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery by Matt Boswell All I Have Is Christ by Sovereign Grace Music All Glory Be to Christ by Dustin Kensrue

Honoring Our Self-Sufficient God

According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, we have physiological needs (e.g. food, water, air), safety needs (e.g. financial security, health), a need for love and belonging (e.g. friends, family), a need for esteem (e.g. respect, recognition), and a need for self-actualization (e.g. achieving desires). While we may not agree with all of Maslow’s theory, one ... continue reading

God’s compassion towards Gentiles

     Where in the Bible do you see God’s compassion towards the Gentiles? Let’s first take a look at Jonah. Right from the start, Jonah’s disobedience was very evident. A constant tension to withdraw from and to fight against the Lord God is sustained throughout the book. Although many are familiar with the story, ... continue reading

Testimony of the Week – Daniella Ching

Daniella is a third year PhySci major who loves ice cream, boba, cows, cheesy movies, and anything Disney related, but who is extremely indecisive otherwise! Growing up in a Christian family and attending church every Sunday, as well as attending a Christian school all my life until I came to UCLA. I was constantly surrounded by ... continue reading

Lessons Learned from Working with the Urban Youth

A student telling me that it just doesn’t matter anymore because he’s going back to jail. A boy shaking on the floor overdosed. Another boy sitting in my office drunk. A girl revealing that she had been abused by a close family member. Another girl coming to school with new clothes, and new bruised marks. ... continue reading

Testimony of the Week – Amy Junus

Amy Junus is a third year Psycho-Biology major who hopes to pursue a career in nursing! While nothing brings her more joy than reveling in the evidences of God’s grace revealed new every day, she loves listening to classical music, washing dishes, having long conversations, messing around on the violin, learning random animal facts, laughing ... continue reading