Genesis 26:22

Genesis 26:22

We are glad that you found us. You may have noticed the “well” logo on the left that we have chosen to represent what God is doing in our lives. Let me explain how this logo and the name of the church reflect our understanding of God’s grace and blessings that we enjoy.

Fresh water is necessary for life. We are acutely aware of this, living in a semi-desert region such as Southern California. Thus a well of water represents both life and blessing. In the 26th chapter of Genesis we find a well of water named “Rehoboth” and we are informed as to why that name was chosen. “And he moved from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it. So he called its name Rehoboth, because he said, “For now the LORD has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land” (Genesis 26:22). Like Isaac, we chose the name “Rehoboth” because we understand that the Lord has provided for us a place “room for us” and He is the source of the many blessings we enjoy “we shall be fruitful in the land.”

Furthermore we chose the word “Reformed” in our name because it is shorthand for the blessings of Biblical Christianity. To be “reformed” is to attempt to understand everything first from God’s perspective (via the Scriptures and the work of the Holy Spirit). He is the Creator, Sustainer, and Sovereign Ruler over all things, the Source of all blessing (1 Chron. 29:10-12). In order to convey this truth, He even likened Himself to “the fountain of living water“(Jeremiah 2:13) and referred to His gift of grace as “wells of salvation” (Isaiah 12:3). Our Lord Jesus Christ promised the believer “the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life” (John 4:14). He later reaffirmed it when He declared; “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water” (John 7:38). Thus our logo emphasizes the overflowing blessings that God provides.

Finally we chose the word “Church” in our name to declare that we who have trusted Christ alone for salvation and all things, have been called out and called together to  be His beloved people, the church (see Ephesians 5:23-27). We chose to illustrate this in our logo by the small bucket that is both receiving the water and through it the water is spreading abroad throughout the land.

This website is provided for two reasons. First as a way of introducing ourselves to you. Secondly, we desire to provide biblical teaching for your edification and encouragement. In other words, we would like to share with you the blessings that we enjoy in Christ.

For His Kingdom and Glory,

Pastor Michael Voytek