When we hear the word â€œacceptâ€ in relation to the call of the gospel, we generally think of ourselves as â€œacceptingâ€ the invitation. But what does the Bible actually say? In Scripture, this language of â€œacceptanceâ€ is not that you or I accept Jesus, but that God accepts us....Keep Reading
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As we walk through the various ‘one another’ passages in God’s Word, we are seeking to build a Biblical understanding of how we should relate to others within the body of Christ. Scripture tells us in various places to exhort (Heb. 3:13) or encourage one another (1 Thess. 5:11; Heb. 10:25). Encouragement is something that we all need in our Christian walk. Nowhere in Scripture is the Christian portrayed as a ‘lone ranger’, out there ‘making it all on his own’! We need others in the Body of Christ. We need to encourage and be encouraged by each other....
Do you want to make a difference in someone’s life? Pray for them! Prayer is not sitting idly by, merely hoping for something to change. It is active communication with God, based upon His Word. And it is active involvement in the needs and struggles of our fellow Christians within the church. ...
In a recent blog, we considered the fact that the love that believers show for one another should be the defining element of our Christian community. A concept that is closely related to love is the idea of honor. As the definition above demonstrates, to honor someone is to regard them with great respect....
At our recent Reformation Day celebration, I met a man who attends another church in the area. He said that our church made an impression on him because “everyone seemed to know each other.” He appreciated that we were a friendly church with people who care about one another. ...
Do you want more proof that God is caring for you and keeping you safe? It might surprise you, but the discipline of our Heavenly Father is yet another confirmation that He is holding us close, protecting us, and loving us. Not one of His children can be snatched from His hand. We can count on it....Keep Reading
When we know that we don't deserve salvation, when we realize that God chose us based on His love for us, we will love others. We canâ€™t hate someone who God loves....Keep Reading
Reverend Parsons reminded us that before we can address the issue of the scope of the atonement, we need to understand what the atonement is....Keep Reading
â€œAnyone who says Reformation Theology is easy, hasnâ€™t read their Bible.â€ - Burk Parsons...Keep Reading
Christ Church announces our 2014 Fall Spiritual Life Conference, held on September 26-28, 2014. This is our second Spiritual Life Conference, the purpose of which is to explore the effects ofthe Bible's teaching on the daily life of the Christian. This year our topic is: "The Five Points of Calvinism and the Christian Life," as presented by our speaker, Rev. Burke Parsons...Keep Reading
This Fall, the ladies of Christ Church are coming together to study God's Word using Nancy Guthrieâ€™s The Promised One, Seeing Jesus in Genesis. Please join us as we connect with women in friendship, prayer and Bible study. The study will meet twice during the week, on both Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings, with both sessions covering the same material each w...Keep Reading
Ladiesâ€¦mark your calendars! On Saturday, August 30, the Womenâ€™s Ministry of Christ Church will host its annual Kick-off Luncheon for the new church year. ...Keep Reading
Surprise, surprise. Iâ€™ve always been a ham. Why else would a perfectly normal 50 year old woman dress up in super-hero space garb and lead singing and tell Bible stories for a week at VBS?...Keep Reading
The great challenges of life can be crushing to our minds and spirits. This is true when we are weighed down by our own inadequacies, mistakes, and especially our sin. We can do everything we want to try and distract ourselves from our need, but in the end it is not enough. We can pretend that our circumstances are not as black as they are; we can make excuses for our sins...Keep Reading