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Midweek Misc- Resources for Spiritual Growth

Midweek Miscellanies (3/31/21) – An assortment of articles, book recommendations, blog posts, podcasts and other links that we hope you find helpful. We Cannot Overestimate Heaven: Lessons on happiness from Jonathan Edwards. Christ’s Sacrifice for Us: As we approach Good Friday, here are some quotes to consider as we reflect on Christ’s sacrifice for us. ...

Midweek Miscellaneous- Resource for Spiritual Growth

Midweek Miscellanies (3/25/21) – An assortment of articles, book recommendations, blog posts, podcasts and other links that we hope you find helpful. Reflections on the Killings in Atlanta: Julius Kim, President of The Gospel Coalition reflects on this past week’s tragic killings in Atlanta. Log Off Instagram. Embrace Your Place.: Brett McCracken reviews Grace Olmstead’s new book, Uprooted: Recovering the ...

Midweek Miscellanies (3/18/21) – An assortment of articles, book recommendations, blog posts, podcasts and other links that we hope you find helpful.

Midweek Miscellanies (3/18/21) – An assortment of articles, book recommendations, blog posts, podcasts and other links that we hope you find helpful. Podcast: Preparing Our Kids for a Post-Christian World (Rebecca McLaughlin): In this episode, Rebecca McLaughlin, author of “Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion” discusses what it looks like for parents to ...

Testimonies of Transformation

Hi Friends, As many of you know, Christ Church has a faith based recovery ministry called Transformation to Recovery and part of that ministry is a residential discipleship house for guy’s in recovery.  We call this place Hope House.  Since Hope House opened just about 3 years ago, we have seen 15 men graduate and ...

Resources for Personal Growth

Midweek Miscellanies (3/5/21) – An assortment of articles, book recommendations, blog posts, podcasts and other links that we hope you find helpful. Live According to a Plumb Line, Not a Pendulum: “You may have heard the stories. Sadly, it’s a pattern many Christians follow. A believer grows up with a misconception about the Christian worldview. One day, ...

Growing Deeper Together

Hi Friends, I’m really excited that next week we will begin to go through a new book together in our Small Groups called “Caring for One Another: 8 Ways to Cultivate Meaningful Relationships”, by Ed Welch.This is a small book, but I believe it has the potential for big impact. To give you a taste ...

Some reflections on Ravi

I’ll never forget the first time I heard Ravi Zaccharias speak.  As a college student grappling with various challenges to my faith and I stumbled across a video series of his (this was before Youtube) and over several days binged watched it.  His words cut like a sword, but with a winsome and humble tone ...

Family Meeting Update from Vision Sunday 2021

This past Sunday was Vision Sunday.  We started by hearing a sermon where we heard the call of God to go Deeper.  In the midst of all the forces in our culture, as well as, the things coming at us through the pandemic, we need to go even deeper into who God is, who we ...

When we don’t know how to HELP

Have you ever had an experience where someone you care about is going through something really hard and you aren’t sure how to help?  Few things are more frustrating than feeling helpless as you watch someone hurt.  Sometimes there are clear, helpful steps that can be taken to ease someone’s burden.  But many times, there ...

Christ Church Sunday Service Preview 1/31/21

Hi Friends, Our God loves us too much to leave us to navigate this broken world without His guiding light.  His word speaks into all issues of our lives, and even when His word challenges us, it is for our good as thriving in life comes through following His will.  This Sunday we are going ...