What is a “Church”?

What is a “church” ? A building used for public Christian worship, and house of worship; The hierarchy of clergy of a Christian organization, especially the Roman Catholic Church or the Church of England; Old English “cirice” related to the Dutch “kerk.” Based on medieval Greek “kurikon” meaning “the Lord’s” (house). What is a “church” ? From the Greek word “ekkiesia” which means “an assembly” or “called out ones.”  The root meaning of “church” from…

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Emotions are Funny Things

Emotions – Behaviors – Beliefs Certainly God has given us the gift of emotions, and God has revealed to us that He experiences emotions as well. But sometimes it seems as if our emotions have a life of their own. They sometimes nourish us, and refresh our hearts. And sometimes they act as our masters that make us slaves to them. Some emotions are generated purely by the brain. People suffering from anxiety attacks, panic…

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Women’s Events!

There are two outstanding ministry events for women coming this August that we want you to be aware of. Saturday, August 1st is “ARISE : An Event for Women with a Heart to Overcome” presented by Beyond The Well Christian Women’s Ministry.  9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Double Tree Hotel in Bakersfield, CA.  $65 per person which includes lunch and all materials.  More information go to http://beyondthewellconference.com Friday night and Saturday, August 21-22,…

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Father’s Day with The Living Room

This Father’s Day we will be meeting at Central Park in Tehachapi from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm.  For those who want to stay and enjoy the day at the Park, bring your frizbees and a picnic lunch, and for those who want to take dad out to a nice lunch at a restaurant in town, we will done in plenty of time to do that.  Dress casually and please bring your own chairs or…

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The Crucifixion

The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ, The Son of God : John 19 The Gospel of John is different from the other three Gospel accounts of Jesus’ life and ministry, death and resurrection. John’s Gospel gives us a lot of symbolism to point us to the truth of who Jesus the Christ actually is, and His mission on behalf of the Father. John’s Gospel is focused on Judea, not Galilee. Much of the narrative takes place…

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Sunday Evening in California City

The Living Room Logo Tehachapi Church

21459 Applewood Drive, California City, CA We’ll be meeting at this home on Sunday evening at 6:00pm together with The Living Room fellowship of California City. Let’s provide music, and conversation, and prayers for our brothers and sisters from Cal City. Doug will be speaking briefly on the “power of God” as an introduction to the Cleansing Streams Bible study that they will be starting in preparation for the June 5-6 Conference in Valencia. Come…

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Forgiveness

forgiveness

After nearly 30 years of counseling people of all ages, and in a variety of circumstances, I am convinced that this “F” word is the most powerful word in the English language – the word “Forgiveness.”  Depending on the severity of the hurt or abuse, rejection or betrayal endured at the hands of others, the whole idea of forgiveness can seem like the most undesirable and insurmountable mountain that we could ever face in life. …

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The Living Room : A Mission to Tehachapi

Looking for a Home Church in Tehachapi for worship in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere? These past three years have been a sweet time together here at The Living Room fellowship! We are a “home church” enjoying beautiful times of worship together on our deck and inside the living room. And we have also had opportunities to worship, pray, sing, and serve others downtown in Tehachapi at the Park, and at the Bakery, and even…

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Lessons From Last Week Counseling in Tehachapi

Submitted by Doug Cowan on Fri, 02/27/2015 – 21:17 Of all the counseling that I did last week in Tehachapi – Bear Valley Springs, and even the counseling in Bakersfield, this was the theme from most of the people that I met with for therapy. In one way or another they said, “I’m not good enough.” Depending on the topic, it meant “I’m not good enough to be loved” or “I’m not good enough for…

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Jesus or Judas? John 12 and 13

Jesus or Judas? Thoughts from John 12 and 13 Submitted by Doug Cowan on Thu, 01/08/2015 – 16:29 Some thoughts for the radio program to record for the week of January 11 : dictated on the way to Bakersfield From John chapter 12 and 13 We can compare the person of our Lord Jesus Christ with the person of Judas Iscariot. What we see in John chapter 12 is that Jesus has raised Lazarus from…

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