Peace of Mind – God in the Chaos

Posted by on Aug 13, 2017 in Sermon |

Sometimes it’s hard to hear the voice of God in the midst of emotional turmoil, check out the secrets that Pastor Jonnathan learned through one of the toughest trials of his life.

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Spoiled Goods

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in Encouragement, Sermon | 0 comments

By: Jonnathan Zin Truong | Facebook, Twitter My brother and I grew up pretty poor. My mother would shop and buy food (meats, fruits and vegetables), at a deep discount because the items were all nearly spoiled: brown, wilted and spotted. When she purchased packaged and can goods, she always search through the packages which were dented or damaged. She would always say… “It’s still good.” and “I can still use this.” And she always did… she took items that some would consider trash and made gourmet meals with them. After all, she was trained in the kitchen by chefs in Vietnam and any ingredient given to a master craftsman, like her, always became a part of something great. Some of you are thinking the same thing about yourself. You think you’re rotten, dirty, broken and useless. Some of you have even been told those things in your lives but just like those ingredients my mom purchased, God is saying that “You’re still good.” and “He can still use you.” God is more than just a skilled craftsman, He is the Craftsman. If you allow Him to use you, He will make you a part of something great. Be blessed! Twitter: @mixedzin #thankful #blessed #loved #god #mom #mother #mothersday...

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Victim Mentality

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in Direction | 0 comments

By: Jonnathan Zin Truong | Facebook, Twitter Too often I hear about Christians standing proud as they go through trial-after-trial. These people are in a mindset of “enduring” the trial rather than “persevering” through it (James 1:2-4). We all know them, they’re the people saying, “Look at me, I am so amazing and awesome that the devil keeps attacking me!” They’ve partnered with a “spirit of self-pity” and have a “victim mentality” which is extremely dangerous to embrace because this takes the person’s focus off of God and puts their attention on themselves, the enemy, his tactics and glorifies all three instead of God. People with a “victim mentality” seem to always be on the lookout for their next “big trial to endure,” taking the focus of everyone they share their “trial” with off of God and onto themselves and the enemy. These people lavish in the attention (sympathy) they receive with each heartbreak or letdown rather than persevering through each trial and celebrating the victories. Although God will use trials to grow and strengthen a person, making a spectacle of yourself or a trial rather than pursuing the victory God wants for you, glorifies Him in no way. Christians need to stop “enduring” the trials that they should be “persevering” through. Be encouraged today that you are fully equipped. Twitter: @mixedzin #jesus #christ #christian #victory...

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