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Christ Church Sunday Service Preview 10/11/20

God has made us to be at our best through relationships with others.  Yet, loneliness and isolation can be so real- 2020 has made it even more real.  Past hurt can make us reluctant to let others get close.  There are so many barriers we can have to experiencing deep relationships with others.  This Sunday we are ...

Christ Church Sunday Service Preview 10/4/20

Hi Friends, How would knowing what happens in eternity change how we live today? This Sunday we will be continuing in our series Jesus Unfiltered and looking at a story that Jesus told about life after death.  Jesus has something really important to teach us about the future that is meant to reshape how we think about ...

A prayer about politics and our identity as followers of Jesus

Hi Friends, During our Sunday worship service y we always spend time in prayer together.  We do this because we believe that prayer is not meant to be our last resort, but our first priority.  We believe that God can do in a moment far more than we could do in a lifetime and so ...

Christ Church Sunday Service Preview 9/27/20

Hi Friends, Authority can almost feel like a dirty word.  It comes natural to resist authority, especially when we don’t trust authority.  But what if Jesus is different?  What if Jesus and His authority is actually something that bring incredible freedom in our lives?  Join us this Sunday at 10am as we study Luke 16:16-18 ...

Christ Church Sunday Service Preview 9/20/20

Hi Friends, One of the challenges we can experience in our walk with Christ is that we keep trying to turn it into a religion.  That might sound odd, because many think of Christianity as a religion. But in Luke 16:14-16 we are going to see Jesus going against religion and teaching something totally different.  ...

Children and the Lord’s Supper

Hi Friends, As we have been having our children present for our entire worship service, a question my kids ask me almost every Sunday is, “Dad, can I take the Lord’s Supper?”  I love that they are asking! This season offers us a unique opportunity for us to think through or reexamine how to teach ...

Christ Church Sunday Service Preview and Family Meeting 9/13/20

Hi Friends, I’m excited this Sunday to be getting back into our series in Luke.  It’s been a long break!  I think God has a really important word for us from a parable that is pretty confusing, yet beautiful.  It’s been said that money makes our world go around.  But Jesus turns that statement on ...

Midweek Miscellanies (9/10)

Midweek Miscellanies (9/10) – An assortment of articles, book recommendations, blog posts, podcasts and other links that we hope you find helpful. Podcast pick: Why You Shouldn’t Feel Bad about Enjoying the World. “In this episode, Joe Rigney, discusses why it’s okay to celebrate God’s good gifts. He explains the impact that John Piper and ...

Fighting Gospel Amnesia- And small group announcement!

Hi Friends, Have you ever stopped and thought about how much of our everyday lives are spent compensating for our forgetfulness? We set alarms, write to-do lists, keep calendars, take notes, set reminders, try to organize things so we remember where they are. I know for myself that sometimes when a thought comes to me, ...

Christ Church Sunday Service Preview 9/6/20

Hi Friends, This Sunday we are bringing our series, Questioning Christianity, to a close.  We are going to be looking at, not objections to faith, but evidence for faith.  My hope is that this will not only furtehr ground you in the reasonableness of what we beleive, but also equip you to engage others in ...