Tuesday, October 17

Pray For All Leaders

"Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 

For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth." -1 Timothy 2:1-4 NKJV

-Ruben
The Cobbler House: Refresh Your Soul and Heal

Monday, October 16

From Gang Life to Life in Christ

Image: Pastor David Zamora Interview (Video Below)


A few questions I have asked people that I've shared Jesus with is 'if there is no God, can you tell me what has happened to all these millions of people all over the world who preach Jesus? 

Why are they preaching Jesus? Are they/we all crazy? Do we have some type of weird virus that all of a sudden makes us like minded and makes us want to share the good news of Jesus?'

This video contains a testimony of a gentleman, Pastor David Zamora, who was once into the gang life and was later radically transformed by Jesus.

Pastor David Zamora is interviewed by Pastor Brian Brodersen of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. This interview brings to light God's affect in someone's life who questioned Jesus and soon received an answer that transformed his life. Wow! How did that happen? 

Check out the video and be encouraged.

BTW. If you don't know Jesus today, from your heart, ask Him to reveal Himself to you. To show Himself as He has shown himself and transformed the lives of millions of people who have openly received Him as Lord and Saviour of their life.

Pray, Read, Apply: No Compromise!

-Ruben
 The Cobbler House: Refresh Your Soul and Heal

Saturday, October 14

Get Grounded Again! Final Lesson

Get Grounded Again! Saturday, October 14, 2017

Ok, so I say this every time - what a super great time I had at Bible study this morning. At this last meeting of our eight week series on getting grounded again with the basics, it was only my youngest son and I who reviewed the lesson.

Although we plan, Jesus has the master plan!1 It was super nice studying the Word together with my son.

Today's lesson explained the Trinity - God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit as one. Amazing stuff, but the scriptures explain it well.

Nathan and I also discussed how each one of us has to develop our individual relationship that we have with our Heavenly Father.

The more fellowship we have with our Heavenly Father the stronger our relationship becomes with Him. For example, no longer do we feel distant from Him and how it is much easier to come to Him in prayer and reading. Similar to a father and son relationship. (Ah, His master plan! How awesome it is.)

The Lord got a hold of me many, many, many years ago, but I'm still learning so much from Him.

If you get the opportunity, I encourage you to do a study on the foundations of faith either with a group, another person or your self. Open your heart to the "basics" and you will be super blessed.

Pray, Read, Apply: No Compromise!

-Ruben
 The Cobbler House: Refresh Your Soul and Heal

1 A man's heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps. -Proverbs 16:9 NKJV

Sunday, October 8

About The Cobbler House

Inside the Cobbler House

A while back, a group of us got together to brainstorm names for our Thursday night Bible study at RPM Brakes and Auto Repair.

Many names were placed on the table and many were tossed out of the table, but one remained - Cobbler House.

People I've had a conversation with about the name have told me that it reminds them of a peach cobbler or some kind of pie. I can understand that. Many do associate the word cobbler with some type of pie.

The word cobbler also has another meaning though. It is a title given to a person who repairs shoes. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a cobbler as such:

"a mender or maker of shoes and often of other leather goods"
The slogan that follows the Cobbler House name reads 'Refresh Your Soul and Heal.' This matches up with what a shoe repair person does - they repair soles and heels of shoes.

On the Cobbler House side of things, the word 'Soul' is used in place of 'sole' to depict the inner side of one's person that the Bible refers to as the soul.

The word 'Heal' is used in place of 'heel' to depict the effects of receiving care from a physician to become healthy once again.

The 'Cobbler' depicts Jesus who is the healer of souls, hence when you read, pray and study His Word - the Bible - your soul receives healing and is refreshed once again.

At the Cobbler House, we read, teach, pray and study through the Bible together, book by book and verse by verse. And, we teach it in a way that is simple to understand.

As the late Pastor Chuck Smith would say simply teach the Word simply. That's what we do.

That's the story of The Cobbler House: Refresh Your Soul and Heal.

If you would like to join us on Thursday evenings or Saturday mornings or both, pick up your Bible and come on down. Don't forget to bring a friend.


God Bless you and Stay Strong!

-Ruben
 The Cobbler House: Refresh Your Soul and Heal

DATE AND TIME: Thursdays and Saturdays
LOCATION: RPM Brakes and Auto Repair, 4370 Hallmark Parkway, Suite 104, San Bernardino, CA 92407
CALL OR TEXT: 909-499-9116 (if no answer, leave a voice message)
OTHER STUFF: Coffee and tea are available




Saturday, October 7

Get Grounded Again: God's Will In Your Life

Get Grounded Again was super great! Nothing compares to receiving the Word of God early in the morning.

Everyone received a good dose of the Word, as we read and discussed the scriptures within our lesson. The end result - a group of SUPER ENCOURAGED believers!

We took a look at scriptures pertaining to knowing and doing God's will from the Start to Follow Manual. Some scriptures that we took a look at and discussed were:

Titus 2:11-13
1 Thessalonians 4:3
Colossians 3:8-9
Colossians 3:12-14
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
If you would like to join the discussion and fellowship, you are totally welcome to stop by. Make sure to bring a friend.

-Ruben
 The Cobbler House: Refresh Your Soul and Heal

DATE AND TIME: Saturdays at 7am
LOCATION: RPM Brakes and Auto Repair, 4370 Hallmark Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407
TEXT: 909-499-9116 with any questions
OTHER STUFF: Coffee and tea are available


Thursday, September 28

The Flesh is Weak!

Image: Bible App

Jesus told His disciples, Peter, James and John to "Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” -Matthew 26:41 NKJV.

Like the disciples, pretty much all of us lack precision when it comes to watching and praying. We really, truly want to stay in prayer, but our flesh drags us down.

Not to worry.

A great way to resolve this is to discipline ourselves, with the Lord as leader and guide.

Out of the twenty-four hour day/night, set a block of time to call on Jesus and stick to it. Do not do this as a chore or make it a ritual. Do it because you really want to have fellowship with the Lord.

Day by day, don't waver with calling on the Lord. Push through even when you don't feel like it. The flesh desires are super strong and will weigh you down, but the Lord knows your heart and He will help you to stay strong in your faith in Him.

In time, you will notice the fruits of fellowship with Jesus - temptation will be easier to push away, you will begin to experience joy, you will notice a peace that surpasses even your own understanding and the list goes on.

Push the flesh aside, and begin to watch and pray today, right now, then begin to enjoy the blessings He has bestowed upon you.

-Ruben
 The Cobbler House: Refresh Your Soul and Heal

Monday, September 25

The Cobbler House Bible Study on Thursdays

Hey everyone! I hope everyone is well. Just a reminder that Thursday evening Bible study at 7pm is still happening and will be ongoing until we just can't go no more.

We also have a Saturday morning Bible study - Get Grounded Again! It begins at 7am.

Join us at either one or both and bring a friend. Also bring your Bible, but if you don't have one we have one for you. 

Both studies are at the same location...

God bless you and stay strong!

-Ruben

LOCATION: RPM Brakes and Auto Repair, 4370 Hallmark Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407
CALL OR TEXT: 909-499-9116 (if no answer, leave a voice message)
OTHER STUFF: Coffee and tea are available


Saturday, September 23

Call to Action: Pray For Mexico!

Image: Nicolas Raymond

Hey everyone! Let's join together throughout the day, everyday, to pray for our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ who reside in the areas of Mexico that were hit by the earthquakes.

I'm not sure of the accuracy, but The Guardian states 230 confirmed dead and a lot of devastation.

Let's pray for strength and guidance in their own needs and also on the needs of everyone affected. Let's pray that all will call on the name of Jesus!

"Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men" -1 Timothy 2:1 NKJV
Thank you Jesus that we can call upon you at any time. Please help our brethren affected by this disaster in Mexico. Show them that You are there, despite what it seems. You are in control Father, help us all to abide in You. In Jesus' name!

Stay Strong!

-Ruben
 The Cobbler-House: Refresh Your Soul & Heal