Growing in knowing God’s word

In the sermon this past Sunday, we saw how important it is to give ourselves to continually growing in knowing God’s word.  But how do we start?  First, I would recommend getting a study Bible.  We use the ESV translation at the church, and so an ESV study would be... Read more

Getting more out of Sunday Worship

Last week, I started a 3 part series on how to get the most out of our Sunday gatherings. Our time of corporate worship is the high point of our week. So how can we receive all God has for us on the Lord’s Day? Part 1 of this series was about preparing ourselves... Read more

Preparing for Sunday Worship

As we get ready to go to two services on September 17th (9am and 11am), I’ve been freshly reflecting on why we gather for worship as a church. Scriptures like Ex. 19; Acts 2:42; 1 Cor. 11:17-34; 1 Cor. 14:26-39; Heb. 10:25, show us the tremendous significance of... Read more

Changes Coming this Fall

Hi Friends, I can’t believe it, but we are already a third of the way through the summer. You probably don’t appreciate that reminder. But don’t get mad at the messenger! Please take it as an encouragement to enjoy this season while it is still here 🙂 As I said in our... Read more

What is a Gospel Issue?

Hi friends, I was asked a really good question following Sunday’s sermon, and I think it is something that others might be wondering about too. Before sharing the question, let me give the context. I was preaching on Jude 3-4 and the call for Christians to... Read more

2023 Christ Church Prayer and Fasting

Hi Friends, As we come into a new year, we want to set aside time for prayer and fasting, asking God to lead us as we join Him on His mission for His church to make, mature, and multiply disciples of Jesus Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit, for the glory of... Read more

Satisfy us in the morning

Hi Friends, In the sermon this past Sunday, I encouraged us to consider making Bible reading and prayer the way to start our day. Obviously, you can read your Bible and pray at any time throughout the day. However, Scripture does seem to place a priority on doing it... Read more

Advent 2022

Hi Friends, This Sunday marks the start of the Advent season. Advent is the Latin word for “coming.” Advent is a season in the Church calendar dedicated to the hopeful anticipation for the arrival or “advent” of Jesus of Nazareth. For over a... Read more

Serving Sunday- Discover Your Part!

Hi Friends, We are excited about Serving Sunday, your opportunity to get more plugged in at Christ Church! Each of you has a purpose that God wants you to discover in His church and a joy that He wants to give you through this purpose. So this Sunday everyone has an... Read more

Bible Reading Plans

In yesterday’s sermon I encouraged us to consider regularly reading through the Bible.  As God’s word it is the daily spiritual sustance that our souls need.  Like any healthy diet, it is best to not “eat” (read) haphazardly, but with... Read more

Ok, so we are not actually stopping small groups. Our small groups are a vital part of our church community. God’s word teaches us that having fellowship with one another is crucial to growing in our fellowship with Him (1 John 1:1-10). Small groups help us facilitate... Read more

Resources for Esther

Hi Friends, I am really looking forward to spending the next few Sundays with you in the book of Esther. It is a fascinating and beautiful book that I would encourage you to read in its entirety during our series. Below is a short video that gives you an overview of... Read more

What words are shaping you?

Hi Friends, I was sent a really good article about preaching, and there was a section in it that I thought was worth sharing with all of you, especially in the times in which we live. Think about the work of the Word in a church through at least four movements: (1)... Read more

Prayer for Ukraine

Hi Friends, I’m sure you’ve heard at this point that Russia has invaded Ukraine and Putin threatened that any country that seeks to hinder their efforts will be met with “such consequences that you have never encountered in your history.”... Read more

Praise and Ministry Night

In the book of Acts, one of the common themes is that the church would gather together to praise God and pray. Through praise, their hearts were lifted to God, and in prayer, they were able to minister the grace of God to one another.   This Sunday night at 6pm, we... Read more