Element Christian Church
NRABV* - Twelve: Jesus Knocking
Locations & Times
  • Element Christian Church
    4890 Bethany Ln, Santa Maria, CA 93455, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
Welcome to Element
We strive to ensure the biggest thing people think when they hear about Element is Jesus! We aim to glorify God by teaching and living out the Scriptures, transforming community into Gospel community and planting churches.

All Church Trivia Night

Join us 8/26 for a night of family fun!Feed My Seoul Food Truck will be open at 5pm for dinner service or you're welcome to bring your own dinner. Bring you're own beverages, your trivia buffs, and join us for a great time! Truck open - 5pm-sell out. Kids round - 5:30pm*Trivia - 6pm. *Kids will be invited to kids zone after their trivia round for a night of fun with childcare provided.


Labor Day Weekend Baptism Celebration

Save the date! 9/4/22 @1pm Baptism Info Classes 8/14 for those wanting to be baptized

Baptism Information Meeting - TODAY
Join us after service to get more information on what baptism is, decide if you want to participate, and find out next steps.

Serve Santa Maria

Service day is August 20th with projects all over our community. See full list and sign up here.


Youth Pool Party

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to an end of summer pool party! See details and sign up here:

Casa of Hope Fundraiser BBQ
Casa of Hope is a local, anti-human trafficking agency dedicated to providing safe housing to sexually exploited women, educating communities, outreach, and bringing awareness in an effort to combat modern-day slavery of men, women, youth, and children.

They are hosting a BBQ fundraiser with the help of Cool Hand Luke’s and have asked if we could help sell some of their tickets. The BBQ can be picked up at CHL’S drive-thru style on August 27th and are $15 a ticket.

Tickets are sold as cash or Venmo only and can be picked up at the Welcome Center.

Start Serving

Click the link below to see all the various areas you can serve at Element and sign up to help


New to Element? Need prayer? Just want to connect?

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Church Center - the app
Free in your phone's app store and a huge resource to stay in touch with Element! Download today!
This week's song list
Interested in looking for some of the songs we sang this week? Here's the titles and original artists:

Your Glory/Nothing But the Blood - All Sons and Daughters
The Same Love - Paul Baloche
Oh How I Need You - All Sons and Daughters
It Is Finished - The Modern Post
Never Read A Bible Verse*
*without context

Week Twelve: Jesus Knocking

We live in a time and place of significant material blessings. Because of this, it can be deceptively easy for us to live as if we don’t really need anything from God—to live as practical atheist—becoming complacent and self-reliant in our relationship with God. This is what happened to the Church in Laodicea. They trusted in wealth rather than in Jesus, and in doing so, they lost their zeal and fellowship with Him. Jesus is shown on the outside of the church, standing at their door knocking; this is an invitation to believers, not unbelievers. Jesus is speaking to His church that became self-sufficient and complacent. They have become lukewarm rather than being hot or cold. They’ve become ineffective for God’s kingdom. They are blind to their true condition.
In love, Jesus shows them spiritual poverty and calls them to repent and renew their zeal. This knock is a knock of discipline and reproof to a church that has forgotten its mission. It’s an invitation to enjoy intimacy and communion with Jesus that transforms us into His image.
Discussion Starters

• Why does God prefer that we are either "cold or hot?"
• Why is lukewarmness so distasteful to God?
• How can those who are “wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked” buy from Jesus the gold, garments, salve?
• What currency do we have?
• What is God's remedy for the lukewarm heart? Is this verse a call to salvation or fellowship?
• What does true zeal for God look like (and how is it different than fanaticism)?

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