Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Hollywood is home to TV and Movie Stars. On the surface it’s all fame & fortune, glitz & glamor. But it’s also home to the homeless. This past Sunday I had two preaching engagements. I had to leave the first one before the service was over to get to the one in Hollywood just in time to go on the platform to speak. As I was watching the clock and the speed limit I turned on to the street where First Baptist of Hollywood has long stood on the corner. As I found an open spot on the street to park it was right in front of a row of tents on the sidewalk and as I pulled in I was hoping and praying I wouldn’t run over any needles. After preaching in the service about how Jesus took time for those h

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

The Dodgers are a Big Deal in Los Angeles. The URM is two miles from the ballpark. Yet some of the men have never seen a game at the stadium… until now… as Deed and Truth sponsored a Dodger Night. There are a lot of Dodger fans at the mission. So Deed and Truth rounded up 30 of the alumni and took them to see a game at the stadium in the all you can eat right field bleachers. Several of the guys mentioned they had never seen a major league game at the ballpark and they were so excited. It was a special promotion night and every guy also got a Dodger Blue Cap. And if that wasn’t enough the Dodgers capped it off with a tenth inning “Walk Off Home Run” to the area we were sitting! You really

Home: Where Jesus Is

Where is home? Home is where we “belong." We belong with Jesus. Home is where Jesus is. An important friend went home last week. Mike Weber is home where he belongs… in the present of Jesus. Mike is a dear friend and fellow soldier in Christ who labored beside us at the Union Rescue Mission. He first came as a member of the Christian Life Discipleship Ministry and, after graduating, he became my hard-working and very capable coordinator. You're invited to join us for the celebration of Mike Weber's life and home-going: Sunday, September 29 at 3pm Union Rescue Mission Chapel 545 S San Pedro St. / Los Angeles – Pastor Dan

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