The Sting Of Pride & The Lord’s Discipline

Originally posted on Tayibs.com The 32nd chapter of the book of Job begins with , “So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes” I’ve  purposely avoided the book of Job because I wasn’t ready to deal with the concept of suffering. I failed to recognize that the story wasn’t only about suffering, but about the connection between pride and suffering, the Lord’s discipline and its righteous fruits. But dodging  reading about suffering didn’t guarantee that  I wouldn’t experience  the reality of hardships. The last few years have been marked with one trial after the other, and it isRead More →

Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God

Originally posted on Tayibs.com Without faith it is impossible to please God, because He who comes to Him must believe that He exists and He rewards those who earnestly seek after Him. ( Hebrews 11:6) I have heard myself and several people say that they want a faith that can move mountains. I’ve  realized by the grace of God that I didn’t have a clue what walking and living by faith really meant. I don’t claim to fully understand what faith really is  but I believe the Lord in His grace has given me some insight on the meaning of faith, and I’m under obligationRead More →

The Hallel Psalms & Their Significance Session 1

Originally Posted On Tayibs.com A couple of weeks ago I met with my longtime friend and mentor Bill Krayer and during our exchange he shared one of the most profound Truth with me from the Hallel psalms. He’s been going through most of these particular psalms during the lent period and one of the most poignant truth he shared with me came from psalms 115 &118. The thing that struck me the most was their implications during Jesus’s ministry especially when He cleared the temple , an event that was recorded in the gospels. I will invite you to watch this presentation below in itsRead More →

Q & A With Reverend Julio Orozco: Mary, Faith & Obedience In Action

Originally Posted on Tayibs.com On Mother’s Day, Reverend Julio Orozco of Grace Community Church preached a sermon on Mary, the earthly mother of Jesus. The focus wasn’t so much on this being a typical Mother’s Day message, but the emphasis was on her obedience and faith in the face of tremendous pressure and doubts in her own mind. In today’s presentation Reverend Orozco will be exploring some key aspects of the encounter between the Archangel Gabriel’s and Mary and the implications for us today. Passage studied : Luke 1 :26-38 Breakdown: Intro 0:15 Topic Introduced 0:53 How The Church Views Mary 1:39 Luke 1 (Read More →

Mental Health And Faith, What Can We Learn

Pastor Julio A. Orozco spoke about mental health and faith at a forum at Lansdowne Alliance Church on Dec 13. This is the video from that event. The presentation was based out of “Why Suffering” by Ravi Zacarías and Vince Vitale and “The Integration of Psychology and Theology” by David Entwistle. See link below Forum Night: Mental Health-12.13.19 from Lansdowne Alliance Church on Vimeo.  Read More →

Q-and-A-With-Reverend-Julio-Orozco-the-bodily-resurrection-of-Christ-

Originally Posted on Tayibs.com About a week ago, Christians throughout the world celebrated Easter, which central theme is the bodily resurrection of Christ. Folks think it’s absurd to believe that a dead man can come back to life again because that violates the laws of nature. I wrote a post about a year ago in which I presented my arguments for why I believe the resurrection was factual and true, see link below What About The Resurrection? Today I invited reverend Julio Orozco of Grace Community Church who will be presenting many more facts about the authenticity of the physical bodily resurrection of Christ. WatchRead More →