It’s coming… the second ever Two Cities Church Night of Worship.
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Four12 Group: A collaborative group of creatives for hire.
We create for organizations, companies and individuals to help them tell their stories better. We are passionate about helping you tell your story in a more compelling way. We are only a couple of months old and we’ve had the pleasure of working with several great organizations. If you’d like to know more about our services, check out our website or send us a quick email.
The group is made up of four individuals:
- Micah Foster
- Paul Haugen
- Darren Grubel
- Thilani Grubel
Here’s a sample of one of the videos we recently created for the Fresno Rescue Mission:
Some of our Clients:
- Fresno Rescue Mission
- California Southern Baptist Convention
- Journey Church, Elk Grove, Ca
- Two Cities Church, Clovis/Fresno, Ca
- Clovis Hills Community Church, Clovis, Ca
- The Bridge Church, Fresno, Ca
- D&D Resources, DougDouty.com
- Mercy Fist, Band
The other day I was driving with my son in the car. We passed a graveyard and he pointed to it and said, “Look! What a mess!”
I said, “That’s not a mess, that’s a graveyard… It’s supposed to look like that.” To which he replied, “No, it’s a mess!”
Then I thought, “That is a mess!” Because that cemetery was full of corpses. Every corpse represents a person, a soul. Every person who once lived is somewhere right now for eternity. And they’re not all in the same place. And they’re not all in a good place.
What a mess!
Imagine if Adam and Eve hadn’t eaten that fruit in the Garden of Eden! Before they broke the only rule given to them… There was no plan for death to be a part of life. It isn’t a natural part of life like everyone tells you when your first pet dies. It’s a consequence to disobedience. It’s a consequence of sin.
Genesis 2:16-17 [the one rule]
And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die.”
Genesis 3:19 [one of the consequences, death]
By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.
What a mess!
Imagine what life would be like if we could just follow the law. But we are incapable of it… That’s why we need grace.
I heard someone say to me the other day, “I think as long as you’re a good person, Jesus will understand… I think.” She didn’t sound too sure of her theory, but was hoping it’s true.
Here’s the deal. We need Grace because none of us are “good enough” to be perfect. Perfection is not something we are capable of living up to. We need grace because we make a mess of things. We are messy and God runs towards the mess. We disobey, God loves us anyway.
So, yes, it’s a mess. Life as we know it, is a mess. We’re a mess. But we’re a beautiful mess. And we’re a beautiful mess being made new through faith in Jesus Christ.
Lesley is Nate’s Grandmother.
Lesley attends New Vintage Church in Santa Rosa, Ca.
She serves on the Guest Services team every week.
She is a beacon of joy in that community.
Here is the video that was shown just before I had the pleasure of baptizing her.
If you want to be a part of a community where life-change happens like this, Two Cities Church is coming soon to the Fresno/Clovis area.
For the past three and half years, I was a part of New Vintage Church in Santa Rosa, Ca. I loved it. The kind of ministry that is done there is not like most churches, it’s a new way of being the church. That’s the kind of church we want to create here in our hometown of Fresno/Clovis, Ca. Check out the video promo that was created for New Vintage and let me know if you would like to be a part of a place like that.
Donna’s story is awesome. I love what she says about seeing the “church bus” going by growing up and wanting to “be a part of” the crowd that goes to church. She’s got a story and God loves her!