To Live is Christ, and to Die is Gain

“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”  (Phil. 1:21, ESV)


Many of you have been praying for my dear friend, Steve Fernandez (Pastor of Community Bible Church in Vallejo, and President of The Cornerstone Seminary).  He was diagnosed last September with an inoperable brain tumor.  In the perfect wisdom and providence of God, it appears that Steve will soon be experiencing the gain of dying in Christ.  The Lord alone knows the timing, but Steve’s condition is indeed worsening.


Please continue to pray for the Lord to give strength and comfort to Steve, his wife Karen, their children, and all the folks connected with the church and seminary.  Pray that Christ would continue to be exalted in Steve’s life, and in his death.  And pray that each of us would passionately and increasingly live with this singular resolve – that to live is Christ, and to die is gain.


Here’s a brief video of Steve speaking to his congregation last October about A Brain Tumor and Exalting Christ.


And here’s a wonderful song based on Phil. 1:21, To Live is Christ.


Because He lives,