Just a Little More Every Day
by Pastor Jeff Atherton on September 27th, 2023
I'm going to cram everything I can into this, but I wanted to start off with this statement or a couple of statements. One is, in our homes and in our families, we don't just strive to be a Christian home. I don't want to be just a Christian home. I want to live and I want to set the pace in a home that is a Christ-centered home, because there's something different there. There's one thing, you go...  Read More
Put the Work In: The Power of a Praying Family
by Pastor Jeff Atherton on September 20th, 2023
 I loved last week, something that Pastor Thomas shared in his message, and really the tone that was set overall.He talked about being the product of a praying mom. I kept rewinding to that portion of the message and hearing that. The power, the impact that a praying mom makes in the life of their children. Now, I have a praying mom. She would write it in journals, "Dear God, why did you give me J...  Read More
Stories Told & Memories Made
by Pastor Jeff Atherton on September 7th, 2023
For 400 years, oral tradition is all we had. Some things written down, some things passed down. The first five books of the Bible told the stories, but families would continue to tell.They would sit down, and the children were guided to ask questions and the parents would respond with the story of what took place and how we know that this is true. Then Jesus arrived, and he changed everything.To t...  Read More
Is Your Family Weird?
by Pastor Jeff Atherton on August 30th, 2023
Every family is weird in its own special way. Can I get an amen?.We had this conversation in our house a few years ago, but most families have a smell. Here's the thing, you don't believe it. You're like, "except for our family." But, yes, you have a smell, just nobody has told you.We had this conversation even with a bunch of students that were at our house and we were like, is our family smell l...  Read More
Discipleship Starts at Home
by Pastor Jeff Atherton on August 16th, 2023
Today's message is coming from Deuteronomy 6:4-9. Take a second to read that:Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you ...  Read More
What's Your Lion?
by Pastor Jeff Atherton on August 2nd, 2023
Everyone of us has a lion. Something that causes fear in our heart. Something that challenges us far beyond anything we think we could accomplish or take on. Something that's overwhelming and the odds just are stacked against us. What's your lion? What causes you just when you think of it: fear, anxiety, stress, your heartbeat picks up, your breath gets a little more shallow?What is it? Because we...  Read More
Lost at Sea
by Pastor Jeff Atherton on July 18th, 2023
It says this in Jonah 1:1-17. It says we're going to start there. It says, "The Lord gave this message to Jonah son of Amittai, get up and go to the great city of Nineveh. Announce my judgment against it because I have seen how wicked its people are."By this point, there were certain people that came along as prophets and they had a specific job to do that God had called them to do. We call them m...  Read More
True Freedom: What Does the Bible Say About Freedom?
by Pastor Jeff Atherton on July 5th, 2023
I want to talk to us about and share the story of Samson. I think this is good for us to hear the stories of some of the heroes of our faith but then look back and realize, wow, God actually used them and him. I would say while Samson was this guy who exhibited great strength, he was also possibly one of the morally dumbest human beings in the history of the planet. While he did some amazing thing...  Read More
Choosing to Follow God: How to Follow God
by Pastor Jeff Atherton on June 27th, 2023
This Sunday, Pipeline.Church had the pleasure of hearing from Pastor Chuck Atherton. He shared with Pipeline.Church the story of Moses and showed us how we too can choose to follow God no matter who we are or how difficult it may feel. Before reading this post, I encourage you to stop right now and read the story of Moses in your own Bible (Exodus chapters 1-14). You can also click here to read it...  Read More
History's Worst Dad: How Big Moments Revel Faith
by Pastor Jeff Atherton on June 20th, 2023
Genesis 22 1:19. It says, "Sometime later, God tested Abraham's faith," because he had already screwed up enough times. He wanted to see if maybe he'd learned his lesson. "Abraham," God called. "Yes," He replied, "Here I am." "Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love so much, and go to the land of Moriah. Go and sacrifice him as a burnt offering on one of the mountains, which I'm going t...  Read More
Only God Can Rescue: What Does God Promise?
by Pastor Jeff Atherton on June 12th, 2023
This past Sunday, Pipeline.Church heard the story of Noah told and explained by Pipeline.Church partner, Scott Haagensen.Take a minute to read the story here.  Here's a little bit from what he shared: In Genesis chapter six, it says:"The Lord observed the extent of human wickedness on the earth and He saw that everything they thought or imagined was consistently and totally evil. The Lord was sorr...  Read More
Culture + Christ: How Much Time Should I Spend with God?
by Pastor Jeff Atherton on June 6th, 2023
This Sunday, Pipeline.Church had the pleasure of hearing from Brett Dood, a pastor from Ripon, CA who is running for California Congress in 2024. He shared with Pipeline.Church the story of Daniel and the Lions Den and showed us how we as people can see Jesus in that story and ourselves in that story as well.Before reading this post, I encourage you to stop right now and read the story of Daniel i...  Read More