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About pastorjeffsneighborhood

Born and raised in Minnesota, I have served in churches in Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon and California. I am a graduate of Crown College (MN) and George Fox Evangelical Seminary (OR). I have also done additional graduate studies in New Testament Studies at the Center for Advanced Theological Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary (CA). I am also a graduate of the College of Prayer. Having served as the Academic Dean and Program Director at Horizon Institute of Los Angeles for several years, I have returned to the pastorate and serve as Pastor of Big Trees Community Bible Church in Arnold, CA.

Joy in the House of Prayer

Prayer should be a joyful experience. Whether personal times of prayer, or corporate times of prayer, those times should be characterized by joy.  Continue reading

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs

One good indicator of a life lived in the fullness of the Spirit is a joyful, singing heart. Continue reading

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I Have Not Forgotten You

Have you ever wondered if God had forgotten about you? Sometimes our prayers seem to go on unanswered for so long that we think he has forgotten us. Sometimes the circumstances of our lives are difficult and painful and we wonder how God could ever allow us to go through such a thing. Continue reading

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Thank You for Your Support

We each have a vital role to play in the body of Christ. Each of us is gifted for ministry. Continue reading

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He is Doing a New Thing

Your situation is never hopeless with God. He is the God of new things.When there seems to be no hope, he opens a new opportunity. Continue reading

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He Holds Your Hand

There are times when we really need the comfort and reassurance of our Father’s hand holding on to ours. Continue reading

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Soaring on Eagle’s Wings

September 22 Soaring on Eagle’s Wings Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalms 106:1-5 | Isaiah 39:1-41:16 | Ephesians 1:1-23 | Proverbs 23:25-28 Today’s Scripture Focus: Isaiah 40 “But they who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength, they will mount up … Continue reading

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Where to Turn

King Hezekiah was confronted by the threat of a huge army with a ruthless reputation. Assyria’s Field Commander (the Rabshakeh) brought a warning in which he mocked God and warned of great devastation. What is a King to do?  Continue reading

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True Freedom

The path to liberty has two equally dangerous ditches that run along either side: legalism (where one fails to find the freedom or allow others to walk in freedom) and license (where one abuses the freedom). Paul has no time for either. Continue reading

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Who is Waiting?

We do a lot of waiting. God does too. There can be many reasons for the waiting, but this passage reminds us that sometimes the reason we are waiting is because God is waiting for us. Continue reading

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