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Revelation

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Separating Fact from Fiction

A Responsible Approach to the Book of Revelation

Revelation is the last book of the New Testament and for centuries it has been perhaps the most controversial book in the Bible. The book has been interpreted and reinterpreted from numerous perspectives. The most widely held idea, popularized by the “Left Behind” novels and movies, is that the Book of Revelation is about the events that will happen at the end of the world when Jesus returns. This is called Futurism. Most people are unaware that this was not the traditional interpretation of the Catholic or the Protestant Church. Would you like to know how this idea, and others, came into being?

As disciples of Christ, we should always strive to approach Bible study in a responsible manner. On Sunday June 24, Dr. Jaime De Anda will begin a series of studies on the Book of Revelation. The series will begin with a survey of the various systems of interpretation and their respective origins. We will then study the historical background of the book and the symbology used by its author. As we go through each chapter we will be careful to ask: What did this mean to the original audience, the Christians in the Roman province of Asia during the late First Century? In this manner we will avoid many of the anachronisms that plague the Futurist and other interpretations. Hopefully, from our study we will be able to extract principles that we can apply to our Christian life in contemporary society.

The study series begins on June 24, 2012 at the Orange County Church of Christ (10 Goodyear, Irvine, CA 92618) Classes will go from 7:00- 8:00 PM and continue to meet for 8 weeks (with the exception of July 8). Admission is free. Come and join us!

Easter Sunday Services

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Easter Sunday Services

You will love our Easter Sunday Worship Services.

We are breaking with our normal routine of 8:45 and 11 AM and having these worship services.

7 AM Sunrise Service at Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point

  • This informal gathering will be on the grassy hillside at Salt Creek Beach.  With the beautiful ocean as a backdrop you will sing songs, enjoy the fellowship and hear an inspiring message from the Bible.
  • Here is the location:  Salt Creek Beach

10 AM Easter Worship at 10 Goodyear

  • This inspiring worship will be held at our facility in Irvine. Inspiring music, warm fellowship and an inspiring message from the Bible will leave you excited about your faith.
  • Here is the location: 10 Goodyear

If you have any questions, contact us.

Happy Easter!

Worship in Ontario on Sunday

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This Sunday there will be no worship services at our building at 10 Goodyear in Irvine.

Our group will be traveling to Ontario to join with an all-LA worship that promises to be very special.

Here are the details.

What:  An all-LA congregational worship with over 6000 in attendance.  This will be an inspiring and uplifting time to worship the Lord, enjoy some great fellowship and learn from the Scriptures.

Time:  2 PM

Note:  There is a $10 per car parking charge

Place:  Citizens Bank Arena
4000 East Ontario Parkway
Ontario, CA 91764

Citizens Bank Arena


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Beyond Obedience

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A Bible-centered Parenting Approach

Teaching Children to Honor Their Parents

March 22, 2012 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Shining Stars Christian Preschool
Orange County Church of Christ
10 Goodyear, Irvine, CA 92618
Childcare will be provided
Cost: Free, RSVP with Stacy Williams

Beyond Obedience

The special guest speaker will be Dr. Mike Messina, Clinical Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Here’s what Dr. Mike has to say about the day.

I am excited to present this special parenting class.  With two children of my own, I am very passionate about the topic of parenting.  Being a parent is not easy, but I consider my job as a parent the most important job that I have.  As a Christian, I want nothing more than for my children to love God and obey His Word.  It is for these reasons that I strive in prayer and hard work for my own kids, and strive to teach Bible Centered Parenting to other parents, so that they too can know the joy of their own children loving God and obeying His commands.

You may find it surprising that children are only specifically addressed once in the entire New Testament: Ephesians 6: 1-3 says,