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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.

The Foolishness of Brilliance (Aug 5)

Many of the greatest minds of history have found their revolutionary ideas to be rejected initially because they seemed to be foolishness. People just couldn’t understand. Continue reading

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Plastic Prayers Make Plastic Churchgoers (Aug 4)

August 4 Plastic Prayers Make Plastic Churchgoers Today’s Scripture Readings:  Psalm 83:1-8 | 2 Chronicles 35:1 – 36:23 | 1 Corinthians 1:1-17 | Proverbs 20:20-21 Today’s Scripture Focus: Psalm 83 “God, don’t shut me out; don’t give me the silent … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace (Aug 3)

Grace truly is amazing. If it can find and change a man like Manasseh, there might be hope yet for you and me. Continue reading

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The Mountaintop (Aug 2)

The crisp, cool air blows through your hair as you as gaze upon the majestic beauty of other mountain peaks. You are above them all. You are on the mountaintop. It’s an exhilarating place to be, a dangerous place. It was quite an adventure to get there and even more difficult to stay there. Continue reading

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Blessing Instead of Bleeping (Aug 1)

Every malicious word, every tasty snippet of gossip, every venomous, sarcastic comment (humor is great, but even some humor wounds), every word that is judgmental, every hasty, angry word: each one, a curse. Continue reading

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Thank God for Broccoli (July 31)

Thank God for Broccoli. Continue reading

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Starting and Finishing Well (July 30)

Uzziah was off to a great start. Then he crashed and had a hard time finishing the race. Continue reading

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Medium Rare or Well Done? (July 29)

July 29 Medium Rare or Well Done? Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 79:9-13 | 2 Chronicles 24:1 – 25:28 | Romans 12:1–21 | Proverbs 20:8-10 Today’s Scripture Focus: Romans 12:1-21 “Therefore I urge you brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to … Continue reading

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I Stand in Awe (July 28)

July 28 I Stand In Awe Today’s Scripture Readings:  Psalm 79: 1-8 | 2 Chronicles 21:1 – 23:21 | Romans 11:13-36 | Proverbs 20:7 Today’s Scripture Focus: Romans 11:13-36 “Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge … Continue reading

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What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do (July 27)

July 27 What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do Today’s Scripture Readings:  Psalm 78:65-72 | 2 Chronicles 19:1 – 20:37 | Romans 10:14 – 11:12 | Proverbs 20:4-6 Today’s Scripture Focus: 2 Chronicles 19:1 – 20:37 “O … Continue reading

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