Winter 2016 Bible Study

  • Every Tuesday 12pm~1:20pm
  • Room: Don Bautista (cafeteria upper level near conference rooms; see map.)
  • (except for 1/19 in Santa Cruz room)

*lunch is served; welcome both Chinese speakers and English speakers.

Bible Study Schedule

* Check out and join our Facebook group!

Where Does God Live Today?

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Our God is exceedingly great.

You only have to look up at the stars at night to see how wondrous He is as the Creator. When we view the physical universe, we’re awed by His greatness and beauty. Yet though His magnificence fills us with wonder, God sometimes seems far away from our personal universe.

We know God is real, but as we go about our daily activities and even when we pray, it can seem like He’s distant from us, way up in the heavens. At times we might find ourselves asking, “God, where are You?”

We long to access, to contact, to be close to this Person we’ve believed in. And on God’s side, He wants to be close to us, too. In fact, God wants to live in us and to have an intimate and personal relationship with each one of us. So He did some significant things to make this possible.

God created our human spirit

God never intended to be a distant divine Being worshipped from afar by us. This is why God created man with a very special part—our human spirit. Our human spirit enables us to…

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NorCal Spring College Retreat

Place: Alliance Redwoods
Conference dates: March 4-6
Registration cost: $117
Registration deadline: February 21
Late registration fee: $30
Late registration cut-off date: February 28
Cancellations after February 28 are subject to a $30 fee (Day-of cancellations are non-refundable)
Please register through brother James Shau or e-mail admin@DeAnzaChristians.org.
  • Place: Alliance Redwoods
  • Conference dates: March 4-6
  • Registration cost: $117
  • Registration deadline: February 21
  • Late registration fee: $30
  • Late registration cut-off date: February 28
  • Cancellations after February 28 are subject to a $30 fee (Day-of cancellations are non-refundable)

Please register through brother James Shau or e-mail admin@DeAnzaChristians.org.

The Third Part

Have you ever felt unsatisfied, let down, even inexplicably empty, after you got what you thought would make you happy?

You’re not alone. This perplexing feeling has been known to strike the most accomplished and wealthy people as well as the less accomplished and less wealthy. In fact, King Solomon had it all—a kingdom, untold wealth, and profound wisdom and knowledge—yet after pondering his life, he said that there was nothing new under the sun, and that everything was vanity.

It’s as if something compels us to find the elusive missing piece that would bring lasting satisfaction. We may pursue a successful career, meaningful relationships, material possessions, or fun and entertainment. But nothing cures that mysterious empty feeling way down inside. Why do we feel this way?

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7 Ways to Have a New Beginning with the Lord

As Christians, we desire a closer relationship with God. Whatever our experience was last year, thank the Lord, we can freshly give ourselves to daily pursue Christ this year. At the beginning of this new year, we thought we’d share seven ways for us to have a new beginning with the Lord.

The points below include inspiring and motivating quotes from well-known Bible teachers, preachers, Christian workers, and authors.

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Fall 2015 Bible Study

  • Every Tuesday 12pm~1:20pm
  • Room: Santa Cruz (cafeteria upper level near conference rooms; see map.)

*lunch is served; welcome both Chinese speakers and English speakers.

Bible Study Schedule

* Check out and join our Facebook group!

Giving Thanks to God—Then and Now

As Americans, and as Christians, we have much to be thankful for. Thanksgiving Day is a time to consider the things we’ve been blessed with and to give thanks for them. But why does such a day exist? Where did it come from? And to whom should we offer thanks? A look at the experience of the ones on whom this holiday is based can shed light on the meaning of this day we celebrate each year.

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Who is Jesus?

Who is Jesus? For 2000 years people have asked this question of questions. Many people have some idea, but who is He, really?

Who is Jesus

BfA has a two-minute video presenting who Jesus is to help you introduce Him to people you know. We hope you enjoy it, and we encourage you to join us in spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ by sharing this video!

The Indispensable Requirement

Corinthians 2:9—“But as it is written, ‘Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard and which have not come up in man’s heart; things which God has prepared for those who love Him.’”

Note 3 on love Him says: “To realize and participate in the deep and hidden things God has ordained and prepared for us requires us not only to believe in Him but also to love Him. To fear God, to worship God, and to believe in God (that is, to receive God) are all inadequate; to love Him is the indispensable requirement. To love God means to set our entire being—spirit, soul, and body, with the heart, soul, mind, and strength (Mark 12:30)—absolutely on Him, that is, to let our entire being be occupied by Him and lost in Him, so that He becomes everything to us and we are one with Him practically in our daily life. In this way we have the closest and most intimate fellowship with God, and we are able to enter into His heart and apprehend all its secrets (Psa. 73:25; 25:14). Thus, we not only realize but also experience, enjoy, and fully…

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Catching the Divine Fire in the Word of God

2 Timothy 3:16—“All Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for conviction, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”

Note 2 on God-breathed says: “This indicates that the Scripture, the word of God, is the breathing out of God. God’s speaking is God’s breathing out. Hence, His word is spirit (John 6:63), or breath. Thus, the Scripture is the embodiment of God as the Spirit. The Spirit is therefore the very essence, the substance, of the Scripture, just as phosphorus is the essential substance in matches. We must strike the Spirit of the Scripture with our spirit to catch the divine fire.

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