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.
Many of the Lord’s disciples grumbled at His claim to be the Son of God from heaven. As the Lord explains, some of these were unbelievers, and they would not believe even if they were to see Him ascend back into heaven. Unbelief is man’s deplorable condition because he is spiritually dead. But the Spirit regenerates those whom the Father has chosen, so that they believe and enter into life.
Jesus explains five more truths about those who are saved.: 1) the saved have a spiritual life, literally, from conversion to eternity; 2) the saved will physically rise from the dead; 3) the saved are spiritually satisfied in Christ; 4) the saved are yielded to Christ; and 5) the saved depend on Christ for their spiritual life.
Jesus is the Son of God incarnate from heaven. The Lord continues to affirm this with the metaphor of eating (faith) and bread (Himself). He who has eternal life believes in Jesus, who is truly human, flesh and blood, the incarnation of the Son of God from heaven. Eternal life is a gift to all who trust and believe in this person of Jesus Christ.
The Lord employs the metaphor of eating and living to powerfully portray what salvation is. Saving faith is to take in the words of Christ and let Him and His authority abide inside of us. And salvation is the undying and forever living fellowship with the holy God that is only possible through the forgiveness of sins through Christ’s death on the cross.
The Father is sovereign in salvation, and the Lord appeals to Scripture to bolster this truth. Moreover, whether it is the future or the current, the Lord will fully carry out His role in the Father’s plan. He will raise the elect on the last day, and He will stay constant in His current duty to proclaim salvation to the lost, i.e., to believe in Him enduringly.
What an amazing person is the Lord Jesus Christ, who never misapplied the sovereignty of the Father but always fully obeyed His commands. Even while people were grumbling (about Him!), our Lord is unfazed and He stays focused on what God is sovereignly accomplishing. May the Spirit of our God conform us evermore to Jesus’ wonderful and wondrous likeness.
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.
Paul testifies of what Christ taught us about conversion: a clean break from the former life and an adoption of the new, which involves a continual renewal of the mind.
Paul explains the purpose of ministry: maturity of the church unto the fulness of Christ that comes through the contribution of every member.
Within the unity of the church, each member is uniquely gifted grace from Christ, and Christ also gives individuals who will prepare church members for the work of service.
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!
God protected Paul through the storms in the Mediterranean Sea and brought Paul to Rome! Do you know who Paul was preaching the Gospel to in Rome? Let’s find out!
Have you ever been on a boat in the open sea? How was the weather? Imagine… lots of rain and wind… dangerous weather. Do you think you could make it out of this big storm? Well, Paul did but not by his doing. God brought him out of the storm and to Rome for a very important reason. Let’s find out how and why!
Paul is in Athens and finds a city full of idols. What does he do? He preaches the Gospel to all the people there everyday! What is this Gospel message that Paul preaches? Let’s find out!
Some men started teaching the Gentiles that they couldn’t be saved unless they were Jewish, but this was wrong. We will see how the church overcomes this false teaching.
King Herod began arresting Christians to hurt them, because he wanted to please people and receive praise for himself. But, God protects Peter through the prayers of the saints. What does God do when Herod even receives God’s praise for himself?
Cornelius was a God-fearing man. But, he was a Gentile! Would God save the Gentiles just like He did the Jews?
Saul, who had heartily approved of Stephen’s death, continued to be a man who wanted kill Christians. But, as he was on his way to capture them in Damascus, Jesus appeared to him and stopped him in his tracks. Saul completely changes!
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.