Pastor Lori Shimabukuro

Pastor Lori
August 4, 2019

Victorious1: Invisible

The Battle Against Being Overlooked Jesse’s youngest son wasn’t even in the lineup when Samuel was looking for the next king of Israel. If you’ve ever felt overlooked at promotion time, unnoticed because you’re the “middle child,” or forgotten, remember the little shepherd boy who became Israel’s greatest king. Victorious Wk1 Bulletin notes w-blanks

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Pastor Lori
July 21, 2019

Blockbuster4: “Aladdin”

Today we are going to be looking at Aladdin and learning how to live out our own rags to riches story. Here, we see a peasant orphan boy raised in the hostile impoverished streets of Agrabah. He is what one would expect doing whatever he can to survive in such an unforgiving environment. Yet, he…

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Pastor Lori
July 14, 2019

Blockbuster 3: “Toy Story 4”

We continue our look at Bible lessons illustrated in the movies.  This week: Toy Story 4 Teaching a biblical lesson and illustrating it with footage from Toy Story 4 Yes, the newest character to join Woody, Buzz, Bo Peep and the gang is a spork-turned-toy named Forky. Throughout the movie Forky has to answer some…

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Pastor Lori
July 7, 2019

Blockbuster2: “Lion King”

Lion King has perhaps the most epic opening scene of any animated film. A new prince is born! It’s Christmas in Africa! “For unto you a child is born, a son is given!” Mufasa and Simba will rule from Pride Rock as father and son. That’s just like US when we are BORN AGAIN! All…

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Pastor Lori
July 1, 2019

Blockbuster1: Avengers Endgame.

This week: Avengers Endgame. A biblical lesson illustrated using the latest movies on the big screen! 

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Pastor Lori
June 23, 2019

TidyingUp5: House of Lavish Worship

Wherever the Gospel is preached Jesus says people will talk about what Mary did to honor Him. What did she do? Here is that amazing story. Week5BulletinNotes

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Pastor Lori
June 19, 2019

TidyingUp4: “The Man Cave”

The story of Jairus. The Man Cave 

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Pastor Lori
June 2, 2019

TidyingUp2: “A Day in the Life”

In Week 2 we imagine what a “Day in the Life” of the children of God might have looked like. Does our current lifestyle “spark joy?” What needs “tidying up?” Why was it so important that Jewish families distinguish themselves from the people around them? What does the Shema tell us about God’s heart for…

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Pastor Lori
May 26, 2019

TidyingUp1: Invite Him In

In week 1 we follow Jesus to the home of Zacchaeus. “5 When Jesus came by, he looked up at Zacchaeus and called him by name! “Zacchaeus!” he said. “Quick! Come down! For I am going to be a guest in your home to- day!” (Luke 19:5 TLB). We know that tremendous freedom and transformation…

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Pastor Lori
May 19, 2019

Unstuck4: “Unstuck”

Series Finale Are you stuck in a rut? It’s easy for Christians to find themselves caught up in the life of cluttered schedules, rhythms, and routines dictated by our culture. Many feel stuck in the routine of life—their jobs, relationships, and daily circumstances. They know it’s not the life they dreamed of. Learn how the Father…

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