TOMORROW IS TIME CHANGE SUNDAY! REMEMBER TO "FALL BACK" ONE HOUR. The downside is it will get darker an hour earlier. The upside is we gain an hour for one day. Don't forget or you'll arrive an hour early for the Gold Coast service you attend tomorrow! We will continue our series in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, looking at Matthew 5:17-20: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have not come to abolish these things but to fulfill them.  I...

LAST SUNDAY we looked at the persecution one can suffer in following Jesus. I encourage you to check out Open Doors USA’s website for information on the persecuted church (www.opendoorsusa.org.) If you’re on Facebook, check out their page there: www.facebook.com/opendoorsfans/. THIS SUNDAY we begin a new message series through Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount that we’re calling “The King’s Speech.” We’ll be zeroing in on Matthew 5:13-16, where Jesus talks about us being salt and light: “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt...

TOMORROW we wrap up our message series through Jesus’ Beatitudes from Matthew 5 with the eighth and final one- “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” He goes on to say, “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” (vs. 10-12)   Martin Saunders writes...

TOMORROW (SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12) IS THE ONE CITY/ONE CHURCH SERVE DAY! It’s finally here! A number of Oxnard churches are joining together to serve our community tomorrow morning (9 am to noon) as the one church of Jesus in his name! Some of the projects will be passing out water and lunches, distributing flowers, feeding the homeless, beach and alley clean-up. If you have any questions, contact Darrell Foote at 805.660.3061 or darrell@goldcoastchurch.org. THIS SUNDAY, we continue our message series in Jesus’ Beatitudes from Matthew 5...

Hello Gold Coast! As some of you know, I am heading to Bolivia again this Wednesday morning. I will be traveling with my brother and our two friends that we have served with in Bolivia in the past. This trip, we will be assisting with several much-needed maintenance projects around the orphanage. In addition, and the primary reason for going is to give some “dad time” to the kids of Talita Cumi. The children (28 kids) have some house moms (tias) that work there, but no...

Our big 20th Birthday Celebration starts tomorrow at 10 AM! I encourage you to arrive a little early to get parked and to get your seat so you don’t miss any part of the service! Parents: There is childcare for kids birth through 2 years of age in the nursery and FUN PARTIES for pre-school through 5th grade in the Discovery Cove area beginning at 10 AM. Due to limited seating in the worship center, and because we are expecting a full-house, we're encouraging parents of children on this...

THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, IS OUR 20TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!  Remember, THERE WILL BE JUST THE ONE WORSHIP SERVICE AT 10:00 AM!  LUNCH AND FUN ACTIVITIES BEGIN AT 11:30 AM!  Although there will be some portable awnings outside, it would be a good idea to bring a sun hat and sun screen for the afternoon. ...

TODAY, SEPTEMBER 7, IS THE RESCUE MISSION OUTREACH, 4:15 TO 6:15 PM. To sign up, contact Stuart Baker at 805.427.5528 or stuartbaker45@aol.com.  TOMORROW, in our current series, The Upside Down Kingdom, we’ll be tackling the third Beatitude that Jesus gives us in Matthew 5:5- “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” This one just may be the least popular of them all. Meekness, like so many of the character traits we find in the beatitudes, is misunderstood by most people today. “Meek” rhymes...

LAST SUNDAY we started a new mini-series on the Beatitudes within our major study of Matthew’s gospel. We’re calling it The Upside-Down Kingdom. We looked at the first one, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:3) In my Bible reading on Thursday, I came across Revelation 3. The passage contains some of the most sobering words in all the Bible when it comes to churches and followers of Jesus. At the end of the chapter, Jesus’ words...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SHARON!  I’m so thankful I get to do life with you! I appreciate the way you love Jesus, me, our family and all those God brings across your path. I love you! TOMORROW we start a new ‘mini’ series, within our study through the Gospel of Matthew, as we look at the Beatitudes in Matthew 5. We’re calling it “The Upside-Down Kingdom” because what he describes as a blessed and happy life is the opposite of what the world would say it is. Tomorrow we’re going...