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Christ Church Sunday Service Preview 10/13/19

Call to Worship  Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD from the heavens; praise him in the heights! Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his hosts! Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars! Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens! Let them praise the name of ...

Story Saturday: God’s Care for His Church

This Sunday was an incredible moment of experiencing God’s care for our church as we ordained the first pastors who had been raised up at Christ Church.  We are excited for how this is going to strengthen us for our mission and we thank God for His faithful provision. Here are some pictures from the ...

Christ Church Sunday Preview 10.6.19

Hi Friends, One of God’s expressions of love to us are the people he puts in our lives.  This Sunday we are going to be celebrating the love of God in giving us Matt Slingerland and Steve Crowell to be pastors of Christ Church.  This Sunday will be a historic moment for Christ Church as ...

Catechism follow Up

Hi Friends, This Sunday we went over two questions from the New City Catechism regarding baptism. Question 44:  What is baptism? Answer:  Baptism is the washing with water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; it signifies and seals our adoption into Christ, our cleansing from sin, and our commitment ...

Hi Friends, What do a midnight snack run, a serpent sandwich and scorpion scrambled eggs have to do with prayer?  Come see what Jesus says as we study Luke 11:5-13.  You can say a lot of things about the Bible, but you can never say it’s boring! See you on the best day of the ...

A Guide for Prayer

Hi Friends, I came across this great article about using the Lord’s prayer as a guide for your daily prayer.  I think this is a great way to apply the sermon from this past Sunday.  Check it out. A Simple Way to Pray Everyday by Nick Aufenkam Of all the things Martin Luther is known ...

Health Update

Hi Friends, A number of people have been asking me for an update on my health, which I really appreciate.  I am so grateful for the prayers that have been sent my way! I continue to experience repeated infections and I am starting a new course of antibiotics today.  Overall I feel fine.  My energy ...

Sunday Follow Up: Catechism and an Exciting Announcement!

Hi Friends, I’ll start with the announcement for those that missed it.  I’m excited to announce that Matt Slingerland and Steve Crowell have both passed their comprehensive Bible Knowledge Exam, as well as, their Theology Exam.  Since they have proven themselves to be men of godly character, gifted to lead, and competent in the scriptures, ...

Christ Church Sunday Preview 9/22/19

Hi Friends, Prayer is one of the most essential things to a vibrant spiritual life.  Yet, it can often be one of the most challenging things for us to do.  This Sunday we are going to follow Jesus into His school of prayer as He teaches about the life giving nature of prayer. See you ...

Sunday Service Follow Up

Hi Christ Church, This Sunday I preached from Luke 10:38-42 on how we can be devoted in an age of distraction. https://christchurchsouthphilly.org/messages/being-devoted-in-an-age-distraction/    As you talk with one another this week about what God was speaking to you, here are a few questions to consider  What do you feel are your biggest distractions? Why are ...

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