First International Christian Fellowship— (FICFRENO)

First International Christian Fellowship— (FICFRENO)

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Our bylaws envision a godly army, expanding Jesus’ kingdom reach when we Know Him. Become like Him. Make Him Known.™ Welcome to the weekly podcast of First International Christian Fellowship, led by Pastor Joe Salcedo — New messages every Monday! Support this ministry. Go to ficfreno.com/give for details.


“MEDIC!” : Journey Through the Book of Galatians
Jun 10 • 40 min
In tonight’s message, Pastor Joe discusses the Law of Christ, restoration of the fallen, how the church is a refuge, and overall discipleship. — New messages every Monday! Support this ministry. Go to ficfreno.com/give for details
Self-Control; Fruit of the Spirit: Journey Through the Book of Galatians
Jun 3 • 52 min
In this edition of the Lord’s message Deacon Richard Fennimore goes in depth and breaks down the fruit of Self Control. — New messages every Monday! Support this ministry. Go to ficfreno.com/give for details
Apply Filter: Journey Through the Book of Galatians
May 20 • 45 min
Tonight Pastor Joe goes over the fruit of meekness. Meekness is not weakness! — New messages every Monday! Support this ministry. Go to ficfreno.com/give for details
The Burden of Motherhood: Mother’s Day Message Through the Life of Naomi
May 13 • 46 min
Happy Mother’s Day everyone. In this special sermon Pastor Joe goes through the story of Naomi and Ruth to show the example of a godly mother. — New messages every Monday! Support this ministry. Go to ficfreno.com/give for details
Lean On Me: Journey Through the Book of Galatians
May 6 • 49 min
In this edition of the Lord’s message, Pastor Joe tackles the fruit of faithfulness and its importance. — New messages every Monday! Support this ministry. Go to ficfreno.com/give for details
Be Kind Rewind: Journey Through the Book of Galatians
Apr 29 • 42 min
This Sunday, Pastor Joe tackles the fruits of kindness and goodness. — New messages every Monday! Support this ministry. Go to ficfreno.com/give for details.
Do You Want the Truth? : A Resurrection Sunday Message
Apr 22 • 46 min
Jesus Christ died on the cross to save us from our sins; that is the truth. Happy Resurrection Sunday! — New messages every Monday! Support this ministry. Go to ficfreno.com/give for details.
“This is Your Final Warning, or Else!” : Journey Through the Book of Galatians, Galatians 5:22-23 and Supporting Verses
Apr 15 • 46 min
This Sunday we learn the importance of long suffering. — New messages every Monday! Support this ministry. Go to ficfreno.com/give for details.
Rest in Peace: Journey Through the Book of Galatians, Galatians 5:22 and Supporting Verses
Apr 8 • 44 min
Do not let your hearts be troubled, rest in peace. — New messages every Monday! Support this ministry. Go to ficfreno.com/give for details.
Joy - Fruit of the Spirit: Galatians 5:22 and Supporting Verses
Apr 1 • 47 min
Deacon Richard Fennimore gives us the rundown on joy. — New messages every Monday! Support this ministry. Go to ficfreno.com/give for details.
I AM THE POWER!
Mar 18 • 44 min
The true power; The Holy Spirit. — New messages every Monday! Support this ministry. Go to ficfreno.com/give for details.
Clean Up On Aisle 7! : Journey Through the Book of Galatians
Mar 11 • 50 min
The remedy for your dirty life as prescribed in the Bible.
To Know Christ, To Become Like Him, To Make Him Known: Series Break
Mar 4 • 57 min
Are you living your life knowing your God is powerful? — New messages every Monday! Support this ministry. Go to ficfreno.com/give for details.
Idolatry and “Witchcraft” : The Brothers of Destruction
Feb 25 • 41 min
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Living “Under the Influence” of? Journey through the book of Galatians; A lesson on drunkenness
Feb 18 • 56 min
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The Struggle Is Real! : Journey Through the Book of Galatians
Feb 4 • 71 min
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The “Fights” We Have: Journey Through the Book of Galatians
Jan 28 • 75 min
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What’s The Difference? : Journey Through the Book of Galatians; Galatians 5:2-15
Jan 21 • 60 min
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Out With the Old in With the New: A Journey Through Galatians
Jan 14 • 53 min
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New Year New… : Focus For the New Year
Jan 7 • 69 min
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10,9,8,7… Happy New… : Promise for the New Year
Dec 31, 2018 • 68 min
Everyone might already be looking towards the promise of 2019, but are we missing God’s point for the past year? __ If you are impacted by this ministry and would like to support us in our mission of reaching others for Christ, visit FICFRENO.COM/GIVE.
Christmas Eve 2018 — A TRUSTWORTHY STATEMENT
Dec 26, 2018 • 13 min
Year after year, we celebrate Christmas—but are we failing to focus on the real reason for this season? __ If you are impacted by this ministry and would like to support us in our mission of reaching others for Christ, visit FICFRENO.COM/GIVE
Christmas 2018: Reactions — I SAW THE SIGN!
Dec 23, 2018 • 59 min
Sometimes we think there is a sign that we need to see before we can truly surrender to God. But as we see there is no greater sign than God sending His one and only Son to be born on this earth to live and die for us. The Christmas season is much more…
Christmas 2018: Reactions — HEAR YE, HEAR YE, HEAR YE
Dec 10, 2018 • 74 min
‘Tis the season and as we kick off this Christmas season we look at the reactions of different people in hearing about the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. We hear this message each year, but has our reaction changed? Have we tried to fit the world in…
The Invested Kingdom
Dec 4, 2018 • 55 min
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12: I Did It My Way
Nov 21, 2018 • 69 min
We’ve all thought that, “It’s my way or the highway!” Sometimes we just think it’s best to do it my way, but there is far greater purpose when you let God guide your footsteps. The world tells you “my way” but God shows you “His way.” __ If you are…
11: Adopted
Nov 12, 2018 • 61 min
We’re all searching for a family that will accept us wholly for who we are, no questions asked. But what if we’re unwittingly already part of a far-greater one? __ If you are impacted by this ministry and would like to support us in our mission of…
10: The What and Whys of Life
Nov 5, 2018 • 61 min
Attending church can get us real acquainted with blindly keeping up with a certain set of rules. Why do we somehow equate this with a functioning relationship with God? Pastor Joe muddies our cozy familiarity with mere law-abiding in this week’s…
God, Our Refuge and Strength
Oct 29, 2018 • 41 min
Who do you turn to for refuge when life becomes overwhelmingly too much to handle? Pastor Doug Vaughan, Crosspoint Community Church’s Lead Pastor, expounds on the fundamental truth Psalm 46 contains. When you’re at the end of yourself, and anxiety begins…
12TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY: Stand
Oct 22, 2018 • 45 min
In order to protect ourselves, we think we need to take action and put matters into our own hands. For the church’s 12th anniversary, Eternidad Centro Cristiano Lead Pastor Leo Castro asks that we shift our paradigm a little. In order to cover ground,…
9: Promises—Made to be Broken?
Oct 15, 2018 • 61 min
When a trusted loved one goes back on their word and the pain of abandonment hasn’t really left you yet, you have a someone else you can turn to whose promise will never waver. Points from the sermon: JESUS SAID: - Matt. 5:37 THE LAW AND GOD’S PROMISE -…
8: WWJD: What Would Jesus Do?
Oct 8, 2018 • 55 min
Reading it off the pages of the Bible, Jesus’ off-the-cuff problem-solving savvy surely inspires us all to live more like Him daily. But how often, if at all, do you actually allow His moving of you to manifest and reproduce identical results? Points from…
7: ‘Til Death Do Us Part…
Oct 1, 2018 • 73 min
Imagine how silly it would’ve been if we started accusing a widower adultery if they ever, however long after, choose to remarry? Yet seemingly, that‘s how we tend to portray our testimony before others—glorifying our past sins far more than what we have…
6: Houston, We Have a Problem!
Sep 24, 2018 • 62 min
When we weaponize the Mosaic Law to gauge each other’s right standing with God, it becomes drastically problematic. Pastor Joe’s continuation of our series lands on the irony: Religion we observe that doesn’t deliver us to an in-depth encounter with…
5: Raise Your Hand if You’re Humble
Sep 17, 2018 • 52 min
Pastor Joe’s next installation of our series inspects the condition of our humility before God deploys us to confront a conviction. In the midst of all the mayhem, where you hinge your validation on ultimately determines the inner peace you receive for…
4: A Life of Obedience to God
Sep 10, 2018 • 56 min
Isn’t it frustrating when God goes off-script and completely disregards the stage cues we’ve set up in our Little Production™? Worse, we hold Him hostage over the things that go awry in this heist we execute. Pastor Joe resumes our series only to find…
Stewardship: An Act of Love
Sep 3, 2018 • 87 min
Money, albeit a hairy subject no matter where you go, merely exists as an opportunity for God to develop your character. Deacon Richard Fennimore takes over this week and aptly puts matters into perspective: The posture of your heart, and your response to…
The Honorable Child
Aug 27, 2018 • 43 min
Relationships are hard work, especially with people who were picked for you—in advance and without your permission—and ones you get to keep for the rest of your life. If they say parents are a gift from God, how come some of us only feel like taking the…
3: Chosen For His Pleasure
Aug 20, 2018 • 54 min
It doesn’t sit well with our ego if we’re picked last for anything. Maybe you’ve been rejected elsewhere, and the memory of that hasn’t really gone away. Continuing our series, Pastor Joe delves into this type of selection event that’s happened before the…
Box of Chocolates: Life’s Unexpected Twists and Turns
Aug 14, 2018 • 71 min
On his deathbed, multi-billionaire founder of Apple Steve Jobs’ final words “Oh wow,” depict the collapse of this visionary’s life-long pursuit of wealth and merit. Having accumulated excess fame and fortune, Jobs realized fullness of life is a state of…
2: Who Are You Pleasing?
Aug 13, 2018 • 54 min
All your life, you’ve only been told to be nice, no matter what—bend over backwards, even, just to make everyone happy. We live in a world where getting along is the bedrock of a functioning society. It seems like that’s the only way to get by… by trying…
1: Chosen By God
Aug 6, 2018 • 67 min
Hey there, friend! We jump right ahead into a new sermon series tackling the book of Galatians! In this week’s sermon, we look at the life of Paul and how a believer should live after accepting Christ as their Lord. Which side are you on: Are you part of…
Living in God’s Will
Jul 30, 2018 • 56 min
As he wraps up the finale of our journey through 2nd Corinthians, Pastor Joe sends us off with a message that hopefully emboldens people to make a stand in God’s Name. Bulletpoints from the sermon: INTRO: To Whom are You Living For? - Phil. 1:21 I. LIVE…
Not For My Sake But Yours
Jul 23, 2018 • 57 min
This week, Pastor Joe reinforces the imperative role of thoroughly examining oneself; whether our actions fundamentally embody Christ or we merely allow the enemy’s lies to disarm the Holy Spirit’s fruits—inadvertently disqualifying us from finishing the…
For the Love, or Money?
Jul 18, 2018 • 54 min
Have you ever been accused of being a fake fan before? It’s not a very fun experience for all parties involved. As we approach the end of our series, Pastor Joe asks that we conduct an honest examination of what motivates our every endeavor. Do we come…
Remembering the Lord’s Heartaches…
Jul 11, 2018 • 72 min
Everyone knows of this exclusive realm you wound up on with a sibling or a friend where you both understand exactly how the other one operates at any given point in time without even uttering a single word. Pastor Joe envisions the church striving to…
In Our Weaknesses, God’s Power is Made Perfect
Jul 3, 2018 • 90 min
Live in this broken world long enough, you will soon learn that having a weakness leaves you vulnerable to other people’s exploitation. If Psalm 139 makes a magnanimous declaration of God’s fearfully and wonderfully making of us, what purpose do our weak…
CAMPING 2018: Why Do We Need/Have Fellowship?
Jul 3, 2018 • 41 min
Why is it essential to fellowship with other broken people who can potentially disappoint us more than anyone else in this world? In an attempt to reconcile this oxymoron, Pastor Joe takes the church on a nature trip in the beautiful campgrounds of Lake…
FATHER’S DAY ‘18: Love, Live, Lead by Example
Jun 19, 2018 • 61 min
It goes without saying that it takes a village to raise your children. But miles beneath that perfectly curated hook is a nonstarter truth that gets lost in all the shuffle: Our fathers shape who we eventually become. Child-rearing is no easy task by any…
Thou Shall Not Practice ‘Selective Hearing’
Jun 13, 2018 • 76 min
Did you know that selective hearing is a legitimate psychological filtering our brain is physiologically capable of? Yes, our brain can’t process all stimuli constantly bombarding us. But far from being an impairment, this voluntary choice of where we…
Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover
Jun 5, 2018 • 73 min
As imperfect people, we can be deceived by the appearance of a man, and we often measure how successful he is by what we see on the outside. This week’s message tackles on how we can live a holy life by accepting one another instead of judging them first.…
One Great Need, One Great Fear, & One Great Challenge
Jun 1, 2018 • 48 min
Have you seen this post lately? ‘FEAR NOT’ WAS MENTIONED 365 TIMES IN THE BIBLE It serves as preface to a life lived impenetrable to fear. While it is an encouraging, well-meaning thought—it’s also a false statement. At best, King James’ translation only…
Call for Obedience
May 21, 2018 • 63 min
Don’t you just wish on some days following Christ is like the film Yes Man (2008)? The movie’s premise is hinged on this cult ideology that there’s zero need for a complex formula to better your conditions or an excruciating ordeal to go through to…
MOTHER’S DAY ‘18: The Best Mother’s Day Gift…
May 14, 2018 • 46 min
Has this ever happened to you? Mother’s Day is fast approaching and somehow you just can’t come up with the perfect special gift to give your beloved mom. Unless you have an immaculate track record you maintain, you might have missed the mark on several…
It’s My Pleasure
May 12, 2018 • 58 min
Unbeknownst to many, the last book of the Harry Potter franchise befuddled critics and fans alike when it featured Matthew 6:21 in its plot line. Like the Bible verse: “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also,“ Pastor Joe urges us, this…
Looking Into the Heart of God
May 1, 2018 • 84 min
Shortly after its launch in 1990, NASA discovered that the billion-dollar initiative Hubble Telescope had a lens problem when photos it took of the Milky Way came back blurry. Richard Fennimore pleads a case against our complacency when it comes to God’s…
Being and Doing Everything for God
Apr 23, 2018 • 57 min
They say worship is a lifestyle, in such a large scale that it hijacks your weekend plans, sabotages the habitual decisions you used to make and interferes with your regularly scheduled program called Life. An insidious operant takes over a Christian’s…
Why Not?
Apr 22, 2018 • 75 min
Jesus clearly said that He came that we may have life and enjoy it to the fullest. There were no hidden caveats—He was not talking about this seemingly far and ahead afterlife we all long to get to someday but, instead, this * right now* life that we…
Marked for Life
Apr 22, 2018 • 41 min
Heavy is the head that wears the crown. The very first motion picture of Spider-Man has cemented what probably is the most tired quote of all time: “With great power comes great responsibility.” What it entails is this huge, unspoken obligation expected…
RESURRECTION SUNDAY ‘18: Spoiler Alert—The Tomb is Empty!
Apr 21, 2018 • 56 min
In this day and age, information is open-access. But imagine being alive during the first century, when mere mention of Christ’s Name comes with risk; when grieving for a death of a son, a brother or a friend is punishable by law. Can we sincerely pledge…
Grace and Truth: God’s Policy and Orientation
Mar 28, 2018
How do you sail a ship and dock it successfully? You orient yourself in the right direction and you consistently sail forward, according to your measured bearings. This metaphor is analogous of Richard Fennimore’s take on the perilous, legalistic stance…
The Promissory Note
Mar 18, 2018
Just accepted Christ into your life? What’s next and what do we do now to please God with our actions? We find our way out of the woods this week and get an intimate know-how on proper service as new creations with our new body in Christ for God’s glory…
Part of the Game
Mar 12, 2018
This week’s sermon attempts to unravel God’s mysterious intent on providing pain in this world. Pastor Joe carefully drives us home to the point: We ought to focus our energy on propagating God’s Word throughout our personal frontiers. Fix your eyes so…
By the Power of God
Mar 5, 2018
How do you tap into God’s unlimited power? Pastor Joe delves deeper into our series: The Book of 2nd Corinthians and plays out this dynamic between the Spirit and our capacity to choose to stay behind the eponymous veil Jesus has already torn apart.…
VALENTINE’S DAY ‘18: I Love You
Feb 27, 2018
Come and revisit Pastor Joe’s post-dated Valentine’s day message.We take a break from our series with a message about love that comes out tomorrow! Be on the lookout for release on our YouTube and Facebook page! This podcast is available on your native…
The Greater Glory of the Holy Life
Feb 20, 2018
‘What fuels your drive to serve the Kingdom?’ This is Richard Fennimore’s loaded premise for this week’s installment of the 2nd Book of Corinthians. The punch? Recalibrate your scale. Gauge your Kingdom progress in the satisfaction of how glorious you…
Show Me Your Proof
Feb 11, 2018
The jig is up. This week’s sermon unwraps a universal deception we all tell ourselves from time to time: I’m good enough. Intrigued? Listen to this week’s podcast. » NOTES: MAIN VERSE: 2 COR 3:1-3 CSB INTRODUCTION: BELIEVER BEWARE MATTHEW 7:15-20 I: WE…
A Matter of Life and Death
Feb 4, 2018
Pastor Joe presents to us a harsh reality of a dying church. He challenges us to do what Jesus has told us and follow in obedience to live holy and blameless. Not only that, be active, move and be ready to be a part of God’s work in this world. Verse: 2…
The Viewpoint of God
Jan 29, 2018
This week, Richard Fennimore takes a step deeper inside the Book of 2 Corinthians and unearths a heart issue on integrity. _________________ Track us down! Website: www.ficfreno.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ficfreno/ Instagram:…
By the Will of God
Jan 21, 2018
Welcome to a brand new series! The following weeks will be spent poring over virtues found in Paul’s second letter to Corinth. We hope you find these messages encouraging! Pastor Joe’s take on passionate submission under God’s will is now available on…