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Question #27: Are all people, just as they were lost through Adam, saved through Christ?

Our catechism question was a little tricky yesterday.  So make sure you read it again and feel free to reach out with any questions! Question 27 Are all people, just as they were lost through Adam, saved through Christ? answer:  No, only those who are elected by God and united to Christ by faith. Nevertheless ...

Story Saturday: I’m finally honest

Hi Friends, One of the most frequent comments I get from people who I sit down and talk with about life is this, “Finally, I can be honest.”  Now I grew up in a healthy church and so being honest with pastors and friends is all I’ve ever known.  Yet, for many honest leads to ...

Church is a mess

Hi Friends, Our church building is currently a mess as we continue in our renovations.  But it is such an encouraging mess!  The mess is being made, because we need to make space for God to move in more people’s lives .  And so we don’t regret the mess, but see it as a necessary ...

Christ Church Sunday Preview 6/16/19

Hi Friends, More and more as I talk with friends, neighbors and even members of the church, I find that there is so much confusion and hurt when it comes to gender identity.  So on mother’s day we took some time to try to bring healing by show what God says about being a woman ...

Why does God care about sobriety?

I was recently having a conversation with someone and they asked me “What’s the big deal about getting drunk?”  I appreciated the honesty of the question. God’s word clearly says that drunkenness is wrong, but why does God care?  If we aren’t hurting anyone, what’s the big deal? I thought perhaps the response might be ...

Church Renovations are under way!

Hi Friends, Our renovation project has officially started. It’s amazing to see in a few short hours, how different the space looks already! We are really excited about this project and can’t wait to see how God will use it to help further the mission He has given us here in South Philly to make, ...

Catechism Follow Up Question 25

What a glorious truth this is! Question 25 Does Christ’s death mean all our sins can be forgiven? Answer:  Yes, because Christ’s death on the cross fully paid the penalty for our sin, God graciously imputes Christ’s righteousness to us as if it were our own and will remember our sins no more. 2 Corinthians ...

Christ Church Sunday Service Preview 6/9/19

Hi all, This Sunday you are going to have the awesome opportunity of hearing from Davis McCurley.  Besides having over 39 years of pastoral experience in several different states, Davis greatest recommendation is that he is Caleb’s Dad.  I’ve gotten to know him over the past few years and I’m excited for you all to ...

We continue in exploring the fundamentals of our Christian Faith through question 24 from the New City Catechism: Question 24 Why was it necessary for Christ, the Redeemer, to die? Answer:  Since death is the punishment for sin, Christ died willingly in our place to deliver us from the power and penalty of sin and ...

Story Saturday: Strength from brokenness

Good morning Christ Church, and thank you for allowing me the privilege of standing here this day and sharing with you my testimony. 85% of my life has been spent in total darkness, before coming to know Christ. At the age of eight I was molested and drawn into a lifestyle of homosexuality. By the young ...

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Philadelphia, PA 19148

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