April 27, 2016

A Mission Next Door

Posted in better disciples at 4:05 PM by alexlozada

I’m grateful to Kelly Carr and the team at The Lookout magazine (from Christian Standard Media) for publishing “A Mission Next Door” — seeing the (American) suburbs as your mission field.  As my boss and Minnesoatan-bred friend Ben Cachiaras remarked to MCC’s staff team “our NYC [guy] writing about outreach in the suburbs” 😉

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April 25, 2016

Be Not Afraid

Posted in better disciples at 8:27 AM by alexlozada

Ben Cachiaras continued MCC’s Love Does series with a message on “Fear – Be Not Afraid.” You can supplement the Thomas Nelson Publishers study guide with  YouVersion-Bible.com Event notes.

April 18, 2016

Audacious Love

Posted in better disciples at 8:42 AM by alexlozada

Ben Cachiaras opened his message, “Audacious Love,” with some humor on the difference between action figures and porcelain dolls. You can see his illustrative pics, and more importantly his Bible citations and message points at the YouVersion-Bible.com Event notes.

April 11, 2016

Free to Fail

Posted in better disciples at 8:44 AM by alexlozada

In this weekend’s message, Nathan McDade enouraged us, “If we love, we will fail sometimes!” For more of his message points and Bible verses, check the YouVersion-Bible.com Event notes.

April 9, 2016

Empowered by the Metro

Posted in better disciples at 10:22 PM by alexlozada

Thank you to Marty Wilson, Keith Canton and the Metro Christian Convention (NYC) folks for inviting me to share a workshop on “Social Media – Are We Building Up or Tearing Down?” The Holy Spirit empowers us to connect with believers and non-believers through social media like Facebook, Twitter, etc.. The dozen or so attenders and I learned from Jesus, Paul, and Peter about ways our online interactions can “make the most of every opportunity… full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone” (Colossians 4:5-6)

Here are my rough draft notes for the session.

My friend and senior pastor Ben Cachiaras was the featured speaker for the two main sessions “Power is unleashed through BOLD prayer” from Ephesians 3:20-21 and Ephesians 4:6-11 — definitely more congregation-interactive than past speakers 🙂

April 4, 2016

I’m With You

Posted in better disciples at 8:56 AM by alexlozada

In this weekend’s message “Show Up – I’m with You,” Ben Cachiaras emphasized, “Sometimes the best way to love someone is simply to be WITH them.” For more of his message main points and Bible verses, here is the YouVersion-Bible.com Event. More message quotes in the Tweets below: