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The Christian church in the New Testament era had its humble beginnings in homes (Acts 2:46,
Acts 20:20) for practical reasons such as persecution by the Romans at the time. But as those
believers gathered to worship in homes, positive attributes of small gatherings began to emerge
– single mindedness, stronger relationships, greater intimacy, comfortable worship, and easy
access to guidance from church leaders. Today, such attributes have a profound impact in the
church, not only for the believer, but also the visitor. For the believer, a sense of attachment to
Jesus and a family of believers matures everyday. For the visitor, exploration questions are
answered of “how does one get closer to an invisible God?” and “How does one hold a
conversation with someone who doesn’t talk back?” Guidance to such answers for both the
believer and new visitor took place in an environment of “intimacy” both in the past as it is today.

“Intimacy” is a very important component to any relationship and it’s not any different for one’s
own relationship with God. “Intimacy” with God takes faith and application in order to establish
and maintain, but the rewards have always been great. For example, Abraham was intimate with
God and he was the father of all nations. Moses was intimate with God and he led the Hebrews
out of Egypt. David was intimate with God and he was made the King of Israel. But there is one
important characteristic that Abraham, Moses, and David all had (with may others cited in the
Bible), despite their “intimacy” with God - Everyone sinned BUT God still used them to achieve
great things in their lives! God used them because they were all “intimate” with Him.

My name is Pastor Ruben Gonzalez, and with my wife, Charmaine, we both cordially invite you,
your family, and friends to come to our home and experience what many churches lack today –
“intimacy.” We invite ALL to our home, not only to experience intimacy with God, but also with
our family and other church congregants. We invite ALL to come and experience “a relationship
with God” rather than a service of “rituals to God.” But most important, we invite ALL to come to
our home and find out for yourself who God is.


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