Evangel Bible Church of Silicon Valley
We've been in Milpitas since 2009. We are a community of sinners saved by grace and radically transformed by the good news (evangel) of Jesus Christ. We are singles, marrieds, families, etc. who seek for our children, our neighbors, our coworkers, and all others to come to know our dear Lord and Savior. Come and join us on a Sunday to hear about Jesus Christ who forgives sinners and gives them eternal life and calls them to be His disciples.
“Love your enemies” is our 8th biblical mandate regarding conflicts. We are to respond to those who wrong us, not with a counterattack, but with love, with the intent to bless them and to do them good. Number 9 is “Do not let the sun go down on your anger,” where we are to deal with the cause of our anger. May the Lord help us to respond to conflicts His way.
Our loving heavenly Father has revealed to us how we are to respond to conflicts His way. In this third installment, we gain the wisdom of the next four biblical mandates regarding this matter: 4) we hope in God’s justice, 5) we pursue sanctification (to be more like our Savior), 6) we suffer quietly, and 7) we do not sin with our words.
God wants us to trust Him and to respond to conflicts His way. In this second installment on conflicts in the church, we look at the implications of upholding the principles of righteousness in 1 Cor. 6 and 1 Tim. 5. Additionally, we dive into the third biblical mandate regarding government: the church is subjugated under this entity which God has established for punishing evil-doers.
The joyful community of God’s people can sometimes be pained by conflicts among its people. How should we respond in times like these? We look at the first two of ten biblical mandates for how we are to respond to conflicts in the church. May the Lord help us to see conflicts through His eyes and respond in a way that glorifies and honors Him.
The Lord’s remark about Judas reveals two final truths. #1 Sin is Satanic. As the rest of Scripture reveals, those who live in sin are children of the Devil. This is the way the Lord saw Judas in his sin long before Satan enters him. May God help us see sin the same way! #2 God is sovereign. His will cannot be thwarted. Judas was never saved, and the Lord never loses those who are His. Our salvation is secure because God is all poweful.
As the Lord speaks of his one fake disciple, Judas, he uses the word Devil to describe him. What does the Lord believe about the Devil? What is he? Is he a metaphor, a caricature, a make-believe character, or is he a real being? In this excursus on demonology, we see what Jesus and the whole Bible says about the Devil, and what this means for us today.
Paul exhorts believers to exercise care in how they live their lives, being wise and understanding God’s will.
Paul clarifies how believers are to relate to unbelievers: we are not to participate in the deeds of darkness. Then, Paul builds on the light metaphor to show how believers can be used by God in conversion.
Paul calls believers to separate themselves from sin and to live as children of light (holy people) in the Lord.
Paul once again returns to the issue of immorality to ensure that none of it seeps into the community of saints. And the first place where this must be checked is our speech. Our lives are to be holy, and so our speech must be holy.
Paul addresses three more areas of our community life: words, kindness and love.
Having reminded us of our clean break with the old man, Paul returns to the topic of community life, exhorting us toward godliness in the areas of honesty, anger and generosity.
How do you feel when you see people do evil things? God hates sin. He is grieved by it, and He flooded the entire earth because of it.
What should you do if you sin? Cain murders his brother and lies to God, but believers confess their sins and repent.
Adam and Eve sin against God, bringing upon mankind the curse of death. God punishes their sin, but He also shows them mercy and makes an important promise.
Where did people originally come from? How did they survive? God. God created and sustained the first man and woman.
Who is like our God? He speaks, and the universe begins.
Jesus has one final message at the end of the book of Revelation. Do you know what this message is? Let’s find out!
Today, we will learn how God creates a new heaven, earth, and Jerusalem. What makes them new? What are they like? Let’s find out!
If you could describe Jesus in one word, what would that be? It’s kind of hard to sum Jesus up in just one word. Today, we’re going to use 3 words: warrior, king, and judge. And we will see how Jesus is warrior, king, and judge.
What’s the most important book you have ever seen or read? How can you tell it’s important? Today, we will learn about an important book that God showed the Apostle John. We will see why this book was important and what this book was about. And we will see why there’s only one person worthy or deserving of opening this book.
We’re now going to study the last book of the Bible. The book of Revelation! In this book, God reveals to the Apostle John His future plans. Let’s find out what God’s future plans are!
Find out more about our church. Get acquainted with our leaders. Understand where we stand on doctrine and various theological issues. Learn about our relationship to other like-minded ministries.
Each week, there are various ministries where our people fellowship and serve. Learn about our community groups, men's workout (i.e., spiritual workout!), children's ministry, potluck fellowship and prayer meetings.