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Christ Church Sunday Preview 11/22/20

Hi Friends, It has been quite a week.  I don’t know about you, but I never felt more of a need for church.  As sad as things are, I believe that God wants to work peace, hope, comfort and joy in our hearts as we worship Jesus together this Sunday.  Whether online or in person, ...

Christ Church Sunday Preview 11/15/20

Friends, I can’t wait to worship with you this Sunday.  Pastor Ian is bringing the word and it’s going to be a good one!  Please review the announcements below to stay connected,  Also, take some time to read through our liturgy and please pray over each element that God would meet us richly during it.  ...

Christ Church Sunday Service Preview 11/08/20

Hi Friends, Are you feeling discouraged? Doubtful? Feeling defeated by all that’s been going on? This Sunday we are going to see what Jesus has to say about when we feel like giving up. He’s got some good news for weary hearts. This would be a great Sunday to invite some to church, either in ...

Scripture Verses to Fight Fear

Hi friends, This past Sunday I used various scriptures in the sermon to illustrate the promise of God’s presence that is meant to produce fearless faith.  I’m sure there will continue to be temptations to fear in the coming days and so as you fight those temptations, I’d encourage you to direct your hearts to ...

Christ Church Sunday Service Preview 11/01/20

Hi Friends, It has been another challenging week for us here in Philly and who knows what will happen next week.  In these uncertain times, I am so grateful that we can gather together as the church of Jesus Christ and have our hearts filled with hope as we worship our risen, reigning and glorious ...

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.  ...