Today, January 30th, the Presbytery of Sacramento voted to place an administrative commission over Journey Church of Folsom. Although the church voted to leave with property 186 to 32, the Presbytery decided that the smaller group was the true church.
This, for those of us who are leaving, is true freedom—the freedom to worship and serve Jesus without the constant heretical proliferation happening in the PC (USA). One can only have true freedom within the boundaries of God’s word.This Sunday, January the 31st will be our last worship service at Journey Church. On February 7th we will gather in worship, at 1:30 at a church, Community Bible Church, that has graciously given us space. For a time we will be called Hope Presbyterian Church of Folsom. We will be a part of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
For some reason my thoughts tonight are going back to the days of my family’s experience at Warehouse Ministries and the beginnings of the Jesus Movement. I pray that such a time will return and overwhelm the youth of all our churches. May our Lord bring redemption, healing and transformation to his people. May we grow and flourish and be true servants of Christ.
Here are a few videos from those early Jesus movement days. The first one includes my favorite album cover. In fact we own the album with nothing to play it on:
Erick Nelson, not a well-known singer, was always my favorite performer at Warehouse Ministries. This song is so relevant for the times we live in: