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Weekly Confession: Sept. 23rd

Gracious and Merciful Father, We come before you to confess our sin as Your redeemed and beloved children. May Your Spirit alone convict us of our sin and remind us of our pardon in Christ through repentance. We confess that we frequently fail to shepherd in the image of the chief Shepherd what You have entrusted to us (1 Peter 5:1-4). We confess that we often...

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Communion Letter: Sept. 16th

Dear Family at Christ Community, We will have the opportunity this Sunday to gather together and commune with Christ at His Table through the broken bread and abundant cup. These nourishing elements help to empower us in the Holy Spirit to also commune with Christ in His suffering for the sake of the life of the world. In 1 Peter 4:12-19, Peter calls for us to "rejoic...

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Weekly Confession: Sept. 16th

Gracious and Merciful Father, We come before you to confess our sin as Your redeemed and beloved children. May Your Spirit alone convict us of our sin and remind us of our pardon in Christ through repentance. We confess that we are often surprised at the fiery trials that come upon us to test us thinking it strange that this is happening to us as Christians (1 Pete...

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Weekly Confession: Sept. 9th

Gracious and Merciful Father, We come before you to confess our sin as Your redeemed and beloved children. May Your Spirit alone convict us of our sin and remind us of our pardon in Christ through repentance. We confess that we often live according to our passions instead of according to Your will (1 Peter 4:1-6). We confess that we frequently fail to be self-cont...

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Communion Letter: September 2

Dear Family at Christ Community, This Sunday we will gather together to celebrate the victory of Jesus Christ over death and all of its associated powers. Our focal text will be 1 Peter 3:18-22 which contains one of more complex set of verses in the Bible. Martin Luther's comment on 1 Peter 3:19-20 captures the complexity in his confession that, "A wonderful text is t...

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Weekly Confession: September 2nd

Gracious and Merciful Father, We come before you to confess our sin as Your redeemed and beloved children. May Your Spirit alone convict us of our sin and remind us of our pardon in Christ through repentance. We confess that we often deny Jesus' lordship over our life, death, and resurrection by living in fear and anxiety (1 Peter 3:18-20). We confess that we fr...

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Weekly Confession: Aug. 26th

Gracious and Merciful Father, We come before you to confess our sin as Your redeemed and beloved children. May Your Spirit alone convict us of our sin and remind us of our pardon in Christ through repentance. We confess that we frequently repay evil with evil and reviling with reviling rather than entrusting ourselves to Your love. (1 Peter 3:8-12) We confess ...

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Baptism Letter: August 19th

Dear Baptized Ones, This Sunday we will have the privilege of witnessing the baptism of Zoey Weathers. As a means of grace, baptism helps us to see and have assurance that the blood of Christ really does cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Baptism itself will not save Zoey, but it will remind her all her days that it is only through the washing regeneration accomplishe...

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Weekly Confession: August 19th

Gracious and Merciful Father, We come before you to confess our sin as Your redeemed and beloved children. May Your Spirit alone convict us of our sin and remind us of our pardon in Christ through repentance. We confess that we frequently fail to put Your glory and redemptive will above our own comforts and desires in our closest relationships (1 Peter 3:1-7). W...

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Communion Letter: Aug. 12th

Dear Family at Christ Community, This Sunday we will have the privilege of partaking of the Lord's Table. The Table invites us to reflect upon the fact that we are the free sons and daughters of God. In Christ, we are free from all condemnation, no matter what our present circumstances may be. We have been invited to feast upon Christ, who has been given all rule and au...

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