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How do we know what Jesus actually said?

Hi Friends, This Sunday in my sermon I raised the question, “How can we know that the gospels contain what Jesus actually said?”  To answer this question, I introduced the subject of textual criticism.  I gave a very rough thumbnail sketch.  If your interest was piqued, below are some excerpts from a 4 part series ...

Kid’s Music Recommendations

Hi Friends, Megan Crowell recently sent Angie and I a bunch of recommendations for kid’s music.  We’ve been listening to them with our kids and they’ve been a huge hit. Our favorite is definitely Shai Linne’s album “Jesus Kids” that puts the Catechism to hip hop music.  I’ll be honest, I listen to it just ...

Heart Check

Hi Friends, This past Sunday I preached on Luke 6:43-45 and how our behavior comes from what we are treasuring in our hearts.  I went over a tool developed by Christian Counseling and Education Foundation called the “3 Trees” Change happens changing what we treasure in our hearts. Below are some questions to help you ...

Sunday Service Preview 1/27/19

Hi Friends, I want to start getting our service preview out earlier, so that you can have more time to know what to pray for and to think about who you can invite. Also, I’ve had a few people ask about the pre-service prayer meeting.  Anyone is welcome!  The prayer team is always there, but ...

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 ...

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