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Communion Letter: Nov. 18th

Dear Family at CCC, This Sunday we will finish our series through 1 2 Peter and celebrate the Lord's Supper together. Our status as elect exiles means that Peter's closing call that we continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ is both comforting and urgent. It is comforting because our electionGod's choosing usassures us that He loves us and really wi...

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Weekly Confession: Nov. 4th

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 sometimes attracted to false teaching which promises us freedom from the limits of discipleship (2 Peter 2:17-22). We confess these ...

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Weekly Confession: Oct. 7th

Each week during our service we confess as a congregation that we are sinful in comparison to a holy God and in eternal need of a Savior....

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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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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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Weekly Confession: August 12th

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 resent Your command to submit to human authority, forgetting that our submission brings about good for the life of the world (1 Peter...

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Communion Letter for June 17th

Dear Family at Christ Community, As we conclude our series in Malachi this Sunday, we will again partake of the Lord's Table. The Table is a means of God's grace and through it He helps us to cling to Jesus. Clinging to Jesus is sometimes the best way to describe our Christian experience. We may be going through difficulties that tempt us to question, as the Israelite...

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Confession of Sin: June 10th

Gracious and Merciful Father, We come before you toconfessoursinas Your redeemed and beloved children. May Your Spirit alone convict us of oursinand remind us of our pardon in Christ through repentance. Weconfessthat our confidence in You often wavers because we think more about our present earthly circumstances than Your promises about the future (Malachi 4:1-3). ...

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Baptism Letter: June 3rd

Dear Baptized Ones, During the month of June, we will have the privilege of witnessing several baptisms. Each baptism will remind us that the forgiveness we have all received from God is not a trick of the mind but a vivid reality; we really need to be cleansed of our sin, we really need to be raised to new life, and God really has done these things and we really are ...

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Communion Letter: May 20th

Dear Family at Christ Community, This Sunday we will hear from Malachi 2:17 3:5 and share in the Lord's Table. This Table invites us to reflect on our privileged position as God's people and to know the truth of the indicative spoken over God's people in Malachi 1:2, "I have loved you." The Table is a firm answer to the doubt we sometimes feel about the truth of this...

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Weekly Confession of Sin: May 5th

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 do not stand in awe of Your name (Malachi 2:1-9). We confess all of these things before You because You are faithful to forgive us...

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Weekly Confession: April 8th

Gracious and Merciful Father, We come before you toconfessoursinas Your redeemed and beloved children. May Your Spirit alone convict usofoursinand remind usofour pardon in Christ through repentance. We confess that we often fail to recognize the glory and power of Your promised Spirit (Acts 1:1-8). We confess that we are often more overwhelmed by our present circumsta...

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Weekly Confession: Feb. 4th

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 fail to seek and pray for the blessing of all people as you have blessed us (Psalm 67:1-3). We confess that we are slow to be glad...

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Weekly Confession: Oct. 8th

Gracious and Merciful Father, We come before you toconfessoursinas Your redeemed and beloved children. May Your Spirit alone convict us of oursinand remind us of our pardon in Christ through repentance. We confess that we have often been unable to contribute to the spiritual growth of the church because we have not been daily holding fast to Jesus (Colossians 2:1...

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Communion Letter: Oct. 1st

Dear Family at Christ Community, This Sunday we will hear from Colossians 2:8-15 and partake of the Lord's Table. The bread and the cup signify and seal upon our hearts the fact that we have been filled in Christ. We were once dead, unclean, and outside God's fellowship. But in Jesus, God has made us alive, clean,and brought us near to Him. The elements of the Table hel...

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