• LIVE IN THE LIGHT OF CHRISTMAS - Dr. Jim Meek's December Sermon Series
  • DANIEL: Go Through the Trials - Dr. Jim Meek's Wednesday Night Bible Study
  • C. S. Lewis' THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS - Wednesday Night Study - Jacob Cosma
  • HOPE IS BORN - Live Walk-Thru Nativity - December 17-19, 2021 - click on the graphic to register
  • Listen to Dr. Jim Meek's Messages on KFIA 710 am and 105.7 FM
  • Please Call the Office is you have questions regarding this free resource



November 28, 2021

Abraham Lincoln was seen by America as a Christ figure.  His suffering was immense and could be seen in his deeply wrinkled, sad face.  When he was elected President almost half the nation left the Union.  When he sent forces south to keep the rebellious states in the Union, 750,000 people ended up losing their lives.  Lincoln’s own young son died while in the White House.  His wife was driven to insanity.  Nevertheless, the President made a proclamation of thanksgiving.  He wrote, “I invite my fellow citizens to set apart the last Thursday of November as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens.”  He prayed that God would “heal the wounds of the nation…to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility, and union.”  Lincoln was shot by a southern sympathizer on April 15, 1865.  It was Good Friday, thus adding to the comparison between the suffering President and Jesus.  We must be grateful to both of these suffering men.  One was a martyr for the unity of our country.  The other was the sacrifice for our sins so we might be united with a holy God forever.

I wish for you a happy Thanksgiving whether you’re with family, friends or alone.  If Christ is in your heart, then you’re not truly alone.  One of our astronauts said the other day from space that Thanksgiving is about family and food.  Actually, it’s about God.  Let’s take time to give thanks to him, and let that be a springboard from which we can give thanks all the time in everything, no matter what we’ve suffered (1 Thessalonians 5:18).

Sunday I’m preaching on “Be Grateful for the Suffering Sacrifice” from Isaiah 53.  We’ll talk about “Be Grateful for the Unbelievable,” verses 1-3; “Be Grateful for the Sacrifice,” verses 4-6; and “Be Grateful for the Eternal Affect,” verses 7-12.  This chapter is perhaps the most miraculous passage in Scripture.  It’s an amazing prophecy of the effectiveness of the cross, sung 700 years before Christ came.  Since Sunday is the first day of Advent, we’ll celebrate Jesus’ coming to crucify our sins so that we could receive his forgiveness and abundant, eternal life.  Come celebrate with us, and give thanks!


Jim Meek


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Deacon of the Week

Deacon of the Week

Have a prayer concern and need someone to pray with you urgently?

Need to speak to someone about spiritual issues right away?

Have a family emergency, and need assistance?

Want to share a praise with someone?

Our Deacon of the Week is there for you! Please contact him at the number below:

Deacon of the Week – Brian Lewis
Phone: (916) 531-0183

Live Nativity - Hope is Born! December 17-19th - 7-9 pm

December 17th - 19th - 7 pm - 9 pm

Live Nativity Walk Through Registration

These have been difficult times for many and full of uncertainties. Although, there is one thing we can be certain of and that is our reason for hope that was born 2,000 years ago in the town of Bethlehem. El Camino Baptist brings you an outdoor presentation of the Christmas story in a live, walk-through experience with actors and narration. Showings begin every 5 minutes. Reserve your spot today for this free event! Walk-ups are accepted, but will be first-come, first-serve, while spots last. A reservation guarantees your spot and prevents long wait times. We look forward to seeing you!


To abide by COVID regulations, we ask that guests make a reservation in advance for your group. To see available showing times, click on the "Ticket" link. This is a FREE event. Also, please note:

1. Plan to arrive 15 minutes before your reservation

2. This event is outdoors, so dress appropriately

3. Upon arrival, practice social distancing

4. Masks/face coverings are encouraged for guests 2 years and older.

Please click on this link, or the graphic above to register for the time and date you desire:


If you have any questions, please call or email the church office.

Phone:  (916) 488-1522


8 AM

Join us in the Fellowship Hall for a great breakfast, an inspirational devotional, and an encouraging time of prayer and fellowship! Bring other men with you, too!

For questions, see Jafet Estevez or contact the church office.


Verse of the Day
Live Nativity - Hope is Born!
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