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Sunday Service Preview 1/20/19

Hi Friends, The great philosopher, Charlie Brown, once said, “I love humanity, it’s people I don’t like”.   How often that can be true.  God created us to enjoy a richness of relationships, but how often those relationships can get messy.  This Sunday we are going to be learning what Jesus has to say about how ...

Praying for the Persecuted Church

Hi Friends,   This past Sunday I preached from Luke 6:27-36 on how Christians are to act when in persecution.  While persecution is something that we all can face, it is important to remember that we have many brothers and sisters in other parts of the world where this persecution often comes in life threatening ...

Christ Church Sunday Preview 1/13/19

Hi Friends, I’m looking forward to us gathering this Sunday to celebrate our glorious God of love.  We are going to be continuing in our Luke series and getting into part two of Jesus’ sermon on the mount.  As we study this section we are going to see Jesus laying out a different idea about ...

Prayer Categories for 2019

Yesterday at Christ Church I rolled out 4 categories that I want our whole church to be praying for in 2019.  To keep them easy to remember, I made them all “D” words. Kinda corny, but if it works let’s go with it! 1. Disciples The mission of the church is to make, mature and ...

Christ Church Sunday Service Preview 01//06/19

  Hi Friends, Happy New Year! This Sunday, Christ Church is going to be getting back into our series in the Gospel of Luke.  We are going to be starting a section of Jesus’ most extended portion of teaching and I think God has some great things in store for us as we kick off ...

25 books that have shaped my life

I’ve been getting a bunch of requests for book recommendations for the New Year.  I love that people want to read and learn about our awesome God! Below is a list of the 25 books that jump to my mind when I think of things that have shaped my life.  There is no particular order ...

Christ Church: 2018 in Review-Revised!

Hi Friends, In 2018 we saw God continue to do amazing things as we joined Him in His great mission to make, mature and multiply disciples of Jesus in South Philly.  In a neighborhood where only 3% of the population are involved with a church, we have continued to see God do great work.  Please ...

God saved me through my son’s addiction

This past Sunday I had the privilege of baptizing Lou Scartoli.  When Jesus left earth he commanded his disciples to preach the gospel and when people believed in the gospel to baptize them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  At Christ Church we give people the opportunity to share their testimony ...

Nothing better than servant leaders

Hi Friends, This past Thursday through Saturday I went away with the guys on our pastoral track (Steve Crowell, Matt Slingerland, Joe Catoe and Caleb McCurley) to spend extended time praying for our church, reviewing this past year and discussing preliminary plans for next year.  Then we all met on Saturday with the advisory team ...

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