La Crescenta Presbyterian

Reflections by Pastor Andy Wilson

RIGHTEOUSNESS LIKE A MIGHTY STREAM

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“RIGHTEOUSNESS LIKE A MIGHTY STREAM” By Andy Wilson This has been an agonizing couple of weeks for the United States. It has been especially painful for people of color. We grieve as a church family over the divisions created by racism and other systemic forms of injustice. We...

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FIRE FROM BELOW AND FIRE FROM ABOVE

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FIRE FROM BELOW AND FIRE FROM ABOVE Is there any way to say this that isn’t awkward and weird? But I want to say it today to all my friends who are “people of color”:  It hurts me and it’s demeaning to our country that thick-headed bigotry still shapes your daily...

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AS WE PREPARE TO UN-SHELTER LET’S REMEMBER THE VERY POOR

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AS WE PREPARE TO UN-SHELTER LET’S REMEMBER THE VERY POOR You can feel the change in the air. The danger remains, but the great un-sheltering has begun. Possibly within weeks – most likely by mid-summer – we’ll be back together at church worshipping our awesome...

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LCPC’S NEW “SHELTERING JOURNAL”

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LCPC’S NEW “SHELTERING JOURNAL” FEATURES A DIFFERENT WRITER EACH DAY! This week we’re launching a new blog on this website called “The Sheltering Journal.” You’ll find it on the main page – just click on the “Sheltering Journal&rdquo...

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HOW LISTENING RE-IGNITED MY PASSION FOR GOD’S WORD

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HOW LISTENING RE-IGNITED MY PASSION FOR GOD’S WORDANDY WILSON - April 27th 2020 Several months ago I made a simple change that has enriched nearly every area of my life. Instead of listening to music or talk radio in the car I’ve been listening to the Bible. That habit is helping to...

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HOPE IN GOD

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HOPE IN GOD Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.Psalm 42:11 We’re all susceptible to the feelings of despondency expressed in that prayer, especially in this season of separation...

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COVID QUESTIONS

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COVID QUESTIONS By Andy Wilson Is COVID an act of God? Is he using it to punish us? Those questions are hard to dismiss for anyone who believes in God. But they’re also hard to answer in any way that’s productive or satisfying. A huge part of ‘having faith’ is...

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EASTER IN THE TIME OF COVID 19

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EASTER IN THE TIME OF COVID 19 By Andy Wilson April 11, 2020 Before the crucifixion and resurrection when Jesus was traveling about with his disciples it wasn’t very clear what he was up to. He said he was ushering in God’s kingdom, but what did that mean? He did a lot of teaching...

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WHAT’S SO GOOD ABOUT GOOD FRIDAY?

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WHAT’S SO GOOD ABOUT GOOD FRIDAY? By Andy Wilson The news these days has been relentlessly dismal. When will the sheltering end? How many more people will die? What good could possibly come from all of this evil? On Good Friday we remember how God used evil to bring about good for every...

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5 COVID 19 Opportunities that may not come again

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5 COVID 19 OPPORTUNITIES THAT MAY NOT COME AGAIN By Andy Wilson The whole world is on lock-down. Most of us have been forced to take a giant Time Out and it’s getting really, really old… Maybe it’s time for us to stop whining and consider the new possibilities presented by...

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