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Anchor in the Storm

written by Elliot Kang  Lots of things are coming with absolute certainty. Death. The rapture of saints. Jesus’ return. A new heaven and earth. And, as Scripture promises us, suffering: “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds” (James 1:2, emphasis added). Not “if,” but “when.” So, dear believer, you ... continue reading

Christmas Graphics for Download (2016-2017) and Christmas Spotify Playlists

Hi everyone! We have another round of Christmas graphics this year for phone screens, Facebook cover photos, and desktop wallpapers. We hope that these will be uplifting and a good reminder of why we celebrate this season.  View and download them here! Also, be sure to check out our Christmas playlists on Spotify here! Merry Christmas!

When It Is Well

written by Joe Zhu When trials come, we run to the Lord. We seek refuge in His promises, we meditate on His word and remain constant in prayer. Passages like Psalm 62, Romans 8:28 or Lamentations 3:22-24 may come to mind to remind us of hope. Heaven becomes much more desirable as we long for ... continue reading

Testimony of the Week: Diana Fang

Diana went to UCLA for undergrad and loved languages so much she majored in Linguistics & Chinese. She currently serves on staff and enjoys all kinds of raw fish, action movies, and hanging out with her weird friends. I didn’t grow up in a Christian home, even though my parents professed to be believers. We ... continue reading

Songs from Friday, 12/02/16

Week 10 (When Angels Remain in Heaven, Christmas Celebration) Set 1 Joy to the World by Sovereign Grace God Made Low by Sovereign Grace Set 2 Come all Ye Faithful by Sovereign Grace Prepare Him Room by Sovereign Grace All Glory be to Christ King Kailedoscope

Who do you trust?

by Melanie Chan  I’m a worrier. Yes, I’m aware that that’s a bad thing. But a lot of times, I can’t help but worry over such small, yet seemingly significant things. What if they don’t like me? What if I don’t do well enough? What if I get rejected? What if… what if?

Testimony of the Week: Chasia Wong

Chasia is a second-year Chemical Engineering major who enjoys building her archives of anti-humor, reading books of Puritan persuasion, sampling rare and exquisite cheeses, such as those found in Mac N Cheese and string cheese, and feasting on the Words of eternal life. Firstly, I am so unworthy to expound on God’s immeasurable grace in ... continue reading

Testimony of the Week: Christy Nishinaga

Christy has been at GOC since her sophomore year of college, and currently serves on staff with her husband, Kevin. She works in human resources, and enjoys food adventures, board games, and Jane Austen movie marathons. By God’s grace, I grew up in a strong Christian family, and thanks to the faithful teaching of my ... continue reading

Songs from Friday, 11/18/16

Week 8 Opening: Rejoice All Creatures of Our God His Mercy is More Nothing in All the Earth In the Cross Alone I Glory House of God Forever Closing: How Firm a Foundation  

Testimony of the Week: Rebecca Yang

Rebecca is a fourth year Biology major graduating this quarter (woop!) and pursuing physical therapy. In addition to Jesus, she loves long runs, hiking, British accents, B-plate, dessert, and talking to people—so come say hi! If you did not know already, I was born into a non-Christian home in Taiwan and immigrated to America when ... continue reading