Provisionism

Watch our October 2, 2022 adult Sunday school class taught by Tom Cantor (Matthew 26:14-16)

Watch our September 18, 2022 adult Sunday school class taught by Tom Cantor from Matthew 26:14-16.

Tom Cantor taught from Matthew 26:14–16. In this passage, Judas Iscariot betrays Jesus. Tom first gave the background on how important the twelve apostles were and how close they were to Jesus. This emphasized how much of a betrayal and painful this was for Jesus. He also noted there wereTo Judy says among the apostles. Only Judas Iscariot was a bad one. He took this to be a type of Jews who follow Jesus and those who do not.

Tom also pointed out that Jesus had a choice and betraying Jesus. He strongly critiqued Calvinism and I noticed the biblical passages that point out God’s desire for all to be saved. He emphasized it was Judas’s choice ultimately that led him to betray Jesus.

Tom gave personal applications including dealing with dealing with “the Judas to each of our hearts.”

Sunday Services

Join us for worship and fellowship!
9:30 a.m. Breaking of Bread/The Lord’s Supper
10:00 a.m. Sunday School for all ages, Adult Sunday school – Tom Cantor
10:55 a.m. Refreshments on the Patio
11:15 a.m. Worship Service – sermon by Dr. Sohrab Ramtin

(We have a traditional worship service including hymn singing, prayer, announcements, a musical special, and a sermon from the Bible. We dress from very casual to formal.)

“I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.” (Psalm 122:1)

We are a small multigenerational church committed to exalting the Lord Jesus Christ through the Bible and missions.

Worship with Us this Easter Sunday
Worship with Us this Easter Sunday

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All of Mission Valley Community Chapel’s leadership is volunteer. This enables the majority of our giving to go to missionaries and evangelists in San Diego and around the world. There are opportunities for those interested in serving in including evangelism, music, upkeep, and hospitality.

Watch our August 7, 2022 Worship/Communion service, sermon by Tom Cantor (Erza 1)

Watch our August 7, 2022 Worship/Communion service (Ezra 1). It includes prayers, singing, announcements, special music and a sermon by Tom Cantor from Ezra 1.

Tom Cantor started a new series giving a sermon on Ezra 1. He gave the theme, “Doing the will of God will be met with great opposition.” He pointed out that only a small number of jews return to build the temple.

Tom also gave background about Babylon‘s treatment of Israel (Psalm 137). Next, he pthe prophecies of the prophet Jeremiah about their return (Jeremiah 25:12).

He noted king Cyrus‘s respect for Jehovah and connected this to the importance of us understanding that Jesus is Jehovah, Jesus is God (exodus 3:13–15; John 8:59–9; Deuteronomy 6:4).

Tom then pointed out that Cyrus was fulfilling prophecy (Isaiah 44:28) by having the Jews return. He then gave the application that like Cyrus, we need to ask God what he wants us to do.

Tom gave the application that Cyrus is called for Israel to return his like gods call to the Jews today. God calls to the Jewish people, and all of us, to turn to him and believe in him. But like Cyrus, he doesn’t force anyone to. Tom connected this message with our missionary giving calling are giving box our “Cyrus box.” He also gave a critique of Calvinism and its TULIP theology on limiting God’s desire and call for all to be saved.

He concluded with an application of Ezra 1:3 that we may all go up and go higher in following the Lord.

You can watch more of our worship services on our Website, YouTube channel, or more of Tom Cantor’s sermons on his YouTube Israel Restoration.

Watch our June 19, 2022 adult Sunday school class taught by Tom Cantor (Matthew 23:14)

Watch our June 19, 2022 adult Sunday school class taught by Tom Cantor (Matthew 23:14).

 

Widows

Tom Cantor started by reading Matthew 23:14. Then Tom covered three main points. First, he spoke of the prayers and promises to widows in the Bible. Tom reference passages like psalm 68:5, Luke 7:11, Deuteronomy 14:28, and the widows mite.

Prayer

Next, he spoke of pretense in prayer. He noted that there are good and bad ways of praying. We shouldn’t pray to show off or use vain reputations. He gave the rosary as an example of vain repetitions. Tom compared prayers like the way his wife would write letters. She would take great care in what she said. He gave three points from her letter writing that might help prayer. First, be clear. Second, be to the point. Third, use the best words. He referenced passages of people who believed what they would receive (Matthew 20:29–34; Matthew 9:27–30) and those who struggled with belief (Mark 9: 20–24).

Judgement

Finally, Tom addressed the last part of the verse about the “greater damnation.” He gave some biblical descriptions of hell, and pointed out no one needed to go there. He critiqued “fatalistic predestination” (Calvinism) as being not true and that everyone has a chance to go to heaven. Tom pointed out that hell was not created for us but for the devil and his angels (Matthew 25:41). Next, he stressed how Christ died for everyone and there is provision for everyone. He used to do an Old Testament passages including those about Jesus being “the Lamb of God” for the world (John 1:29) and the Day of Atonement (Leviticus 16:21). Why hell? They choose to hold onto their sins. He critiqued Calvinism and TULIP using passages like Isaiah 53:4 and Romans 5:8, talking on “the unbelievable love of God.”

Tom closed referring to the Gopsel, “A person has to fight his way into Hell”, and God‘s will that all be saved.

You can watch more of Tom’s classes on our Website
or on our YouTube Channel.

Free Christian Resources at the Chapel

Here are free Christian Resources – books and tracts at the Chapel. What’s on the table occasionally changes. In different seasons, we have different things featured. If you come and don’t see what you’re looking for, ask for Paul. We may have it somewhere else.

Free Christian Resources
Free Christian Resources at the Chapel

Here’s a brief description of each of the items available.

Friendship with God Hymnal – This is the hymnal we use. We have more details about it in this Post Here.

Changed by Tom Cantor – This short book is Tom Cantor’s testimony. Tom teachers at the Chapel. For more details and a link to a copy online read This Post.

Cambiado by Tom Cantor – This is Tom’s book Changed in Spanish.

Whosoever Will vs. Fatalism by Tom Cantor – This book presents a Provisionist understanding of salvation (soteriology) that is neither Calvinist nor Arminian. It is commonly called Provisionism. While this is the statement of faith of the Chapel, people with different beliefs attend and participate in ministry. This short book presents God‘s love for all, our need to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved, and everyone’s ability to respond to God for salvation. It has a number of Bible verses and offers very practical application. You can also read it online at Friendship With God.

More Than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell – This is a popular apologetics book. Christian apologetics is giving reasons to believe. This book center is on the Lord Jesus Christ. You can read more about it On This Post.

Our Daily Bread is a popular daily devotional. It has a daily Bible verse, short devotional, application, prayer, and references for reading though the Bible in a year.

How to Recognize the Messiah: a gospel tract. This presents six prophetic requirements by which the Messiah (Christ) can be identified from the old testament (Hebrew scriptures). It talks about Jesus and presents the gospel.

Why should you believe the Bible? Reasons From Romans: a gospel tract using the epistle to the Romans. It gives seven reasons why to believe, and a seven point “bridge of salvation.”

¿Pro qué debes creer la Biblical. Razones en Romanos: the same gospel track as above but in Spanish.

Have you Heard The Good News? A clear gospel tract

¿Has Oído Las Buenas Nuevas?” The same track as above but in Spanish.

Watch our April 3, 2022 adult Sunday school class by Tom Cantor (The Parable of the Wedding Banquet, part 1)

Watch our April 3, 2022 adult Sunday school class by Tom Cantor from the Gospel of Matthew on the Parable of the Wedding Banquet. Tom taught from Matthew 22:1-5.

He taught on the first half of the Parable of the Wedding Banquet. First, he connected it with the previous chapter with the phrase in the first verse, “And Jesus answered”. What did he answer? Tom then drew from Psalm 2 to build his point about the Lord Jesus Christ being the cornerstone. He pointed out that the Bible is like the DNA genome in that it answers our needs. He used proverbs 8:22-31 to show the Father’s love for the Son.

Tom then noted that Genesis 24 is a long chapter about Abraham servant getting a bride for Isaac. He noted that the servants name is not mentioned in this passage. The application he used was that when we serve the Lord, we do not focus on ourselves.

Tom pointed out that we are like the servants in the parable to carry the message of God. He applied Revelation 22:17 to this point. He then pointed out God’s desire for all to be saved (I Timothy 2:4) and that none should perish (II Peter 3:9). Next, he applied this to God’s desire for the salvation of Israel (Romans 11:1). Tom noted God’s desire and repeated calls through Matthew 22:4.

Watch more of his Sunday school classes on our Website or on YouTube

Join us next Sunday, November 28, 2021, for worship and fellowship

Next Sunday, November 28, 2021, we will be having live streamed and in-person services at the Chapel.

We will be live streaming our worship service at 11:15 a.m. To watch, go to our Facebook page (under videos).

https://www.facebook.com/MissionValleyCommunityChapel

Our in person service will include:
9:30 a.m. The Lord’s Supper/Breaking of Bread
10:00 am Sunday School,
11:55 a.m. refreshments
11:15 a.m. Worship Service, Sohrab Ramtin preaching the sermon
(We have a traditional worship service including hymn singing, prayer, announcements, a musical special, and a sermon from the Bible. We dress from very casual to formal.)

You can find directions on our website HERE

Mission Valley Community Chapel
6469 Mission Gorge Rd
San Diego, CA 92120

The Chapel emphasizes the Lord Jesus Christ through Missions, Prayer, and the Word of God.

Join us next Sunday, November 21, 2021, for worship and fellowship

Next Sunday, November 21, 2021, we will be having live streamed and in-person services at the Chapel.

We will be live streaming our worship service at 11:15 a.m. To watch, go to our Facebook page (under videos).

https://www.facebook.com/MissionValleyCommunityChapel

Our in person service will include:
9:30 a.m. The Lord’s Supper/Breaking of Bread
10:00 am Sunday School,
11:55 a.m. refreshments
11:15 a.m. Worship Service, Sohrab Ramtin preaching the sermon
(We have a traditional worship service including hymn singing, prayer, announcements, a musical special, and a sermon from the Bible. We dress from very casual to formal.)

You can find directions on our website HERE

Mission Valley Community Chapel
6469 Mission Gorge Rd
San Diego, CA 92120

The Chapel emphasizes the Lord Jesus Christ through Missions, Prayer, and the Word of God.

We are an evangelical Christian Bible church, an Open Plymouth Brethren (Christian Brethren) assembly. All leadership is volunteer, enabling the majority of our giving to go to evangelists and missionaries worldwide. There are opportunities to serve for those interested in participating including outreach, hospitality, and music.