Pastor Nestor Joel Rova-Hegener

Fig Tree Sermon

The older that I’ve become the more I see the importance of eating right.  It just doesn’t do me any good to be stopping off at a fast-food restaurant for a burger and fries, when if I planned ahead a little I could have packed myself a sandwich with some veggies on the side.  Now, […]


Agendas. Gods or Yours

Agenda. Agenda is a common word in modern day English, and I am supposing that most languages have an equivalent word that is also widely used in this 21st century. Perhaps the first question to be asked is, “What is an agenda?” One definition that I looked up defined ‘agenda’ as: a list, plan, outline, […]


First Sunday in Lent

After his baptism, Jesus went into the wilderness for forty days, alone.  He did this in preparation for his coming ministry.  This wasn’t unheard of, both Moses and Elijah had done the same sort of thing to prepare themselves for their coming ministries on behalf of the Lord. Moses spent forty days and nights on […]


Transfiguration Sunday

Too often when I read the Bible I can get all caught up in the theological implications of what is being said or done, that I forget that the people of whom I am reading were real people.  I forget to look at what their emotions or thoughts might have been in the midst of […]


Sermon on the plain

I met the most amazing man recently, a man who seems to embody, as much as a human can, the heart of Jesus.  This man loves the Lord, and so, loves God’s people, whoever they might be. While in Egypt for our Association of International Churches pastors’ conference we stayed three nights at Anaphora, a […]


Jesus in his home town

Jesus grew up in the town of Nazareth and to all of the other Nazarenes he wasn’t anything special.  He was simply Joseph’s son, the eldest of Mary and Joseph’s children.  As the oldest son, he would have learned his father’s trade and been working as a carpenter since he was a young teen.  And […]


Baptism of our Lord

As a kid in school I didn’t get into too much trouble.  I listened to my teachers, usually finished my work, and with most teachers was very respectful.  The one thing that they did get after me for though, was talking.  Now you would thing it was because I was talking too much that a […]



In the liturgical calendar, today, January 6th is Epiphany.  It is the Sunday in which we remember the Christ child being revealed to the Magi, whom were gentiles, and thus to the world. In Greek, epiphany means, ‘revealed.’ Epiphany is also called by other Christian denominations; Theophany, meaning, ‘God appearing’, Little Christmas, or Three Kings’ […]


Christmas Day

Welcome everyone and I wish you all a merry Christmas! This morning we gather together in the midst of beautiful greenery and poinsettias, are bathed in the glow of lighted candles and inspired by melodious music.  We look around and see families gathered together.  We see friends wishing one another a merry Christmas.  This morning […]

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