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Satisfy us in the morning

Hi Friends, In the sermon this past Sunday, I encouraged us to consider making Bible reading and prayer the way to start our day. Obviously, you can read your Bible and pray at any time throughout the day. However, Scripture does seem to place a priority on doing it in the morning to set the ...

Advent 2022

Hi Friends, This Sunday marks the start of the Advent season. Advent is the Latin word for “coming.” Advent is a season in the Church calendar dedicated to the hopeful anticipation for the arrival or “advent” of Jesus of Nazareth. For over a thousand years, the church has celebrated the coming of Jesus during the ...

Serving Sunday- Discover Your Part!

Hi Friends, We are excited about Serving Sunday, your opportunity to get more plugged in at Christ Church! Each of you has a purpose that God wants you to discover in His church and a joy that He wants to give you through this purpose. So this Sunday everyone has an opportunity to sign up ...

Loved at the lowest of lows: Mike Moreno Testimony

Hi Friends, It’s been a little bit since I’ve had the opportunity to post a testimony.  That’s not because God isn’t working, but because He is doing so much that our leadership team is super busy trying to keep up! This past Sunday we had the opportunity to celebrate yet another story of God bringing ...

Bible Reading Plans

In yesterday’s sermon I encouraged us to consider regularly reading through the Bible.  As God’s word it is the daily spiritual sustance that our souls need.  Like any healthy diet, it is best to not “eat” (read) haphazardly, but with purposeful and intentionality.  Here are a few Bible reading plans to help you engage with ...

Healing in a post Roe vs. Wade country

Hi Friends, As I said on Sunday, there are a wide spectrum of emotions when it comes to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade.  I believe this is a crucial moment for our church to engage with our neighbors, co-workers, and family with grace and truth in Christ.  Below are some resources to help ...

Ok, so we are not actually stopping small groups. Our small groups are a vital part of our church community. God’s word teaches us that having fellowship with one another is crucial to growing in our fellowship with Him (1 John 1:1-10). Small groups help us facilitate fellowship and grow together in the Lord as ...

Resources for Esther

Hi Friends, I am really looking forward to spending the next few Sundays with you in the book of Esther. It is a fascinating and beautiful book that I would encourage you to read in its entirety during our series. Below is a short video that gives you an overview of the book and will ...

What words are shaping you?

Hi Friends, I was sent a really good article about preaching, and there was a section in it that I thought was worth sharing with all of you, especially in the times in which we live. Think about the work of the Word in a church through at least four movements: (1) the preacher brings ...

Prayer for Ukraine

Hi Friends, I’m sure you’ve heard at this point that Russia has invaded Ukraine and Putin threatened that any country that seeks to hinder their efforts will be met with “such consequences that you have never encountered in your history.” Already casualties are being reported from the Russian strikes. We grieve the loss of life.  ...