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Communion Letter: Jan. 21st

Dear Family at Christ Community,      This coming Sunday we will celebrate the Lord’s Table together as our worship focuses on Psalm 72. This psalm closes Book Two of the Psalter and celebrates the coming of the King who will bring to full fruition the resultant blessings of Psalms 1 and 2. At long last, Creation will be governed with justice and ri...

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Weekly Confession: January 21st

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 justice and righteousness according to Your Word as evidence of Your glory in this world (Psalm 72:1-11). We confess that ...

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Weekly Confession: Jan. 14th

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 rage against You and plot in vain (Psalm 2:1-3).   We confess that we often fail to serve You with fear and rejoic...

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Weekly Confession: Dec. 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 often fail to take the time to truly behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29-34). &...

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Communion Letter: Dec. 26th

Dear Family at Christ Community,     On the last Sunday of 2017, we have the Lord’s Table to look forward to as we conclude our Advent Series. In John 2:1-12, Jesus performs His first miracle at the wedding in Cana as He turns the water in the jars for Jewish purification rites into the finest of wines. This miracle frees the master of the feast and the ...

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Weekly Confession: Dec. 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 fail to see Your glory in Jesus Christ Your Word that became flesh and dwelt among us so as to receive grace upon grace from His ...

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Weekly Confession

    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 live in the reality of and bear witness to the eternal truth that the light of Jesus Christ has o...

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Communion Letter: Dec. 3rd

Dear Family at Christ Community,      Next Sunday we will celebrate the Lord’s Table as part of our Advent worship in John 1:4-13. Advent can be a difficult season for many of us as we deal with the various burdens that come with the holidays that often lead us away from the comforting light of the Gospel. It can feel like we are caught in a whirlwi...

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Communion Letter: Nov. 12th

Dear Family at Christ Community,      We will conclude our current series this Sunday as we engage Colossians 4:2-18. As part of our worship, we will come to the Lord’s Table together to be nourished so as to walk in the power of the resurrection as Paul has encouraged us throughout his letter to the Colossians. The broken bread will help remin...

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Weekly Confession: Nov. 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 fail to display the resurrection in our lives to thoughtfully engage those outside of the church (Colossians 4:2-6). &nb...

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Weekly Confession: Nov. 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 fail to display the resurrection in the context of our families (Colossians 3:18-21). We confess that we often fail to display the resu...

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Baptism Letter: Oct. 29th

Dear Baptized Ones,      We have the privilege this Sunday of witnessing Chloe Turner’s baptism as part of our worship in Colossians 3:12-17. She has previously professed faith in Jesus Christ alone by faith alone through God’s grace alone. She is pursuing baptism as a sign and seal of her being set apart in Christ to walk in newness of life t...

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Weekly Confession: Oct. 29th

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 put on what is heavenly in Christ allowing the peace of Christ rule in our hearts with thanksgiving (Colossians 3:12-15). We co...

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Communion Letter: Oct. 22nd

Dear Family at Christ Community,      Our time of worship on Sunday will focus on Colossians 3:5-11 in which Paul commands us to put to death what is earthly within us through the power of our resurrected union with Christ. We have the opportunity to respond in part by partaking of the Lord’s Table. What a glorious reminder that before we can act on...

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Weekly Confession: Oct. 22nd

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 put to death what is earthly in us choosing instead to live in the sinful patterns of our past (Colossians ...

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Weekly Confession: Oct. 15th

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 set our minds on the things of the earth instead of on the things above where Christ is seated at the right hand of God ...

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Weekly Confession: October 1st

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 act as though we are still alienated from you and do evil deeds instead of walking in newness of life (Colossians 1...

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Weekly Confession: Sept. 24th

  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 walk in Christ as we received Him so as to be rooted, built up, and established in faith abounding ...

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Weekly Confession: Sept. 17th

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 proclaim and teach with all wisdom of the mystery of union with Christ so that others may mature in Him (Colossia...

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Communion Letter: Sept. 10th

Dear Family at Christ Community,     On Sunday, we will worship in Colossians 1:21-23 and celebrate the supremacy and sufficiency of Christ in and through the Lord’s Table. The bread and cup signify our eternal reconciliation to God through the death and resurrection of Jesus. Though we were once alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, Jesus...

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Weekly Confession: Sept. 3rd

  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 recognize the supremacy of Christ in both Creation and the Church (Colossians 1:15-18).   We...

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Weekly Confession: August 27th

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 walk in a manner worthy of You bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of You (Colossian...

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Communion Letter: August 20th

  Dear Family at Christ Community,      This Sunday we will celebrate the Lord’s Table together as we begin the Letter to the Colossians. The broken bread and offered cup humbly display both the sufficiency and the supremacy of Christ which serves as the main theme for Colossians. The broken body of Christ proved sufficient to pay for all of o...

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Weekly Confession: August 20th

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 love other saints as a result of the hope that is laid up for us in heaven and the Gospel which has come to...

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Weekly Confession: August 6th

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 don’t bring words of repentance to return to You remaining instead orphans without mercy (Hosea 14:1-3).   W...

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Weekly Confession: July 30th

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 ignore You as our redeeming savior requiring You instead to overtake us as a beastly tyrant (Hosea 13:4-9).   We c...

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Baptism Letter: July 16th

  Dear Baptized Ones,     On Sunday, we will have the occasion to reflect again on our baptisms as we witness Frances DeMar’s baptism. James and Catie confess in Frances’ baptism their faith in and need of God’s grace in raising their daughter. They trust that this means of grace will help cultivate Frances’ knowledge of God&rsquo...

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Weekly Confession: July 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 the more You call to us, the more we go our own way (Hosea 11:1-7).   We confess that we frequently surround You with lies ...

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Communion Letter: July 9th

Dear Family at Christ Community,      We have the opportunity this Sunday to rejoice again through the bread and cup at what Christ has sown so that we could reap eternal life. As our worship focuses on Hosea 10, the prophet will challenge us in verse 12 to “sow for yourselves righteousness; reap steadfast love; break up your fallow ground, for it i...

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Weekly Confession: July 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 from a false heart utter mere words and make covenants with empty oaths causing judgment to spring up like poisonous weed...

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Weekly Confession: July 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 ignore the blessings of Your means of grace making them instead a painful means of judgment (Hosea 9:1-9). &nb...

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Weekly Confession: June 25th

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 have been slow to worship You by hearing and obeying Your Word (Hosea 8:1-10).   We confess that we frequently put our h...

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Weekly Confession: June 18th

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 offer You heartless religious rites rather than a relationship born of steadfast love and knowledge as You desire (...

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Weekly Confession: June 11th

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 choose to run from You instead of returning to You after You have torn and struck us down because of our unfaithfulness (Hosea 6:1-2).   We confess that ...

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Weekly Confession: June 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 You while You may be found by the means of grace that You have given to us (Hosea 5:1-7).   We confes...

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Communion Letter: May 28th

Dear Family at Christ Community,      On Sunday, we will again celebrate Jesus’ covenant faithfulness to us His bride, the church, as signified and sealed in the Lord’s Table. The broken bread and full cup calls us to praise the Bridegroom’s past fidelity to our justification, His present provision for our sanctification, and the future ...

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Weekly Confession: May 28th

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 apply our knowledge of You in faithfulness and steadfast love (Hosea 4:1-11).   We confess that we are fre...

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Weekly Confession: May 21st

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 frequently blind to the depth of our wickedness and rebellion against you (Hosea 3:1-2). We confess that we fail to rejoice in the d...

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Welcoming and Helping Our Children Grow in Worship

In preparation for having CCC’s kindergarten-2nd grade children participate in the entire worship service over the summer months, we are encouraging you to read this letter so that we can all be prepared to welcome and help our children grow in worship. Though it is only for 3 months, we want to use the time in obedience to Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and Psalm 78:5-8 that c...

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Opportunity for Mission's Education and Generosity

   On Sunday, 5/21, at 9:30 am, Byron Johnson, executive director of Vision 9:38, will share about his trip this summer to Australia with MTW to serve and equip leaders with the Aboriginal Mission. This trip will also serve to encourage African Americans to serve as missionaries particularly in contexts where it would be more advantageous as in the mission to t...

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Weekly Confession: May 14th

  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 ignore the pleading of those You send and the exposing of our sin as calls to return to You through Your redempti...

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Communion Letter: May 7th

Dear Family at Christ Community,      This Sunday we will be reminded of Christ’s work to make us God’s people though we were once not God’s people as we receive the elements from the Lord’s Table. We, like we will read and hear from Hosea 1:2-11, once forsook God’s historical warnings, offered mercy, and covenant love as we ...

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Weekly Confession: May 7th

  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 forsake Your historical warnings, offered mercy, and covenant love as if we were not Your people (Hosea 1:2-9). ...

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Baptism Letter: April 30th

  Dear Baptized Ones,           We have the opportunity to improve upon our baptisms this Sunday in gathered worship as Wes Calton will baptize his and Kelly’s third born son Whitley Benjamin. While baptism will not save Whit, it will serve as a sign of the Lord calling him to respond in repentance from sin and by faith in God&r...

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Weekly Confession: Apr. 30th

  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 listen and respond to Your word that comes to us graciously (Hosea 1:1).   We confess that we are frequently content to continue in the s...

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Weekly Confession: Apr. 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 often fail to find comfort in the Holy Spirit as a sign and seal of God’s fulfilled redemptive promises (John 16:5-11). ...

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Weekly Confession: April 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 often fail to walk in the benefits of the historical fact that Jesus has risen indeed from grave (Mark 16:1-7).  ...

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Communion Letter: April 9th

Dear Family at Christ Community,     This Sunday we will partake of the Lord’s Table. As we approach the cross of Jesus in our time hearing from Mark’s Gospel we learn again how necessary this meal is for sinners like us. One of the sobering realities we have observed in Mark is the repeated failures of the disciples to listen, trust and obey. Like...

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Weekly Confession: Mar. 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 often betray Jesus with our words and actions (Mark 14:43-52).   We confess that we sometimes break the law and justify ...

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Communion Letter: Mar. 19th

Dear Family at Christ Community,    This Sunday we will have the privilege of celebrating the Lord’s Supper. As we heard from God’s Word last week, the Lord’s Supper visibly reminds us of what the Gospel gives to us— Jesus Himself. It also physically confirms that the Gospel is a reality operative in our lives if we have received Jesus ...

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Weekly Confession: Mar. 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 often make bold claims contrary to Your Word that we cannot accomplish in our own strength (Mark 14:26-31).   We confess...

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Communion Letter: Mar. 5th

Dear Family at Christ Community,      We will begin our sermon series The Passion of Christ in the Gospel of Mark for the Easter season this Sunday. It is fitting that we would celebrate the Lord’s Table together as we embark on a journey through the betrayal, crucifixion, and resurrection of Christ in Mark’s Gospel over the next few weeks. Th...

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Weekly Confession: Mar. 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 are more concerned with our own needs and what others think of us than with being free in worshipping You (Mark 14:1-9). &...

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Communion Letter: Feb. 12th

Dear Family at Christ Community,     As we continue our series, Grace in Unexpected Places, we will be in Numbers 21:4-9 on Sunday. This brief story of the Israelite’s last episode of grumbling in the wilderness displays both the cost of sin and God’s enduring grace. We will have the privilege of celebrating the healing of our sin and the overthrow...

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Weekly Confession: Feb. 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 too often grow impatient with where You lead us and how you provide for us along the way (Numbers 21:4-5).   We confess that we ...

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Weekly Confession: Feb. 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 too often forsake weekly corporate worship as You designed according to Your means of grace in favor of our own private means (Leviticu...

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Weekly Confession: Jan. 29th

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 call to You for help, trusting in our own strength to overcome trials (Exodus 3:1-12).   We confess t...

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Communion Letter: Jan. 22

Dear Family at Christ Community,     We will begin our new series, Grace in Unexpected Places, in Genesis 3 this Sunday. As part of our worship, we will come to the Lord’s Table together seeking nourishment from the broken bread and filled cup. We need to be reminded of our forgiveness and newness of life in Christ so as to endure temptation, survive our...

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Weekly Confession: Jan. 22

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 don’t know Your word well enough to protect us from both the devil and ourselves (Genesis 3:1-5).   We confess tha...

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Confession of Sin: Jan. 8th

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 be a people of good reputation filled with the Spirit and wisdom for the sake of the growth of Your kingdom (Acts...

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Communion Letter: January 1st

Dear Family at Christ Community,     As we conclude the Advent series in Luke and begin a New Year, we have the blessed opportunity to celebrate the Lord’s Table together as family. The broken bread and cup overflowing remind us of the death and resurrection of Christ as well as granting us hope for the future. Our hope is born of our ability to walk in ...

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Weekly Confession: Jan. 1st

  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 trust and obey Your Law (Luke 2:22-24).   We confess that we frequently forget that Christ came to offer s...

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Weekly Confession: Dec. 25th

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 be patient with Your perfect sovereign timing (Luke 2:1-7).   We confess that we infrequently see ourselve...

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Baptism Letter: Dec. 18th

Dear Baptized Ones,    We have the benefit of witnessing the baptism of Ellie Street on Sunday, Dec. 18th. Daniel and Greta recognize that Ellie is the wonderful answer to prayer from God that they had (and we had) anticipated for so long. They desire that she would grow up knowing this God that lovingly fashioned her as a covenant gift in His perfect but myst...

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Weekly Confession: Dec. 18th

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 rejoice with our neighbors for the mercy and grace that they have received from You (Luke 1:56-58). We confess that we are slow ...

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Communion Letter: Dec. 11th

Dear Family at Christ Community,    This Sunday we will have the opportunity to celebrate the most amazing of gifts: our redemption, forever accomplished by the finished work of Christ. Compared to so much of the glam and glitter that deck the halls at this time of year, the bread and the cup are remarkably simple. Like Mary, they are humble and ordinary. And ...

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Weekly Confession: Dec. 11th

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 magnify You Lord and rejoice in You as Savior (Luke 1:46-50).   We confess that we are frequently prideful choosin...

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Baptism Letter: December 4th

Dear Baptized Ones,     This coming Sunday we have the privilege to celebrate God’s fatherly care for children through the baptism of Sadie Foster. Cody and Maria Foster desire for Sadie to grow up knowing God’s specific care and love for her as initially expressed by being born to believing parents seeking to grow in covenant community. The sacram...

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Weekly Confession: Dec. 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 believe and live in light of the reign of Christ and His kingdom (Luke 1:26-33). We confess that we refuse to submit ourselves a...

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Communion Letter for Nov. 13th

Dear Family at Christ Community, We approach the Lord’s Table this Sunday as a people eternally united by two historic realities: the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. The bread and cup serve as tangible reminders of our sure unity in Christ alone. The broken bread points us back to the death of Christ at the hands of selfishly corrupt religious leaders and f...

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Weekly Confession for Nov. 13th

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 overwhelmed by times of trouble and forget that You will deliver Your people eternally in the resurrection (Daniel 12:1-2). We confe...

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Weekly Confession for November 6th

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 fail to see Your truth unfolding in historical events (Daniel 11:1-20). We confess that we can be easily carried away by flattery and false pr...

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Communion Letter, Oct. 30th

Dear Family at Christ Community, This coming Sunday we will have the chance to taste and see yet again that the Lord is good as we come to the Lord’s Table! As we handle and taste the broken bread, we will be reminded of our total, life-changing forgiveness through Christ’s broken body. As we hold and drink the offered cup, we remember our newness of life in...

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Weekly Confession: Oct. 30th

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 fail to mourn the sin that separates Your people from You (Daniel 10:1-3).   We confess that we often don’t have t...

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Baptism Letter: Oct. 23rd

  Dear Baptized Ones,      This Sunday we will witness the baptism of Emilee Story by profession of faith as she joins our family here at Christ Community. She is a student at Kennesaw State University and part of RUF. Wes Calton, TE, will have the privilege of baptizing her as evidence of the fruit of his faithful service in her life through RUF at...

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Weekly Confession: October 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 are not moved to prayer by Your Word (Daniel 9:1-3).   We confess that we fail to invoke Your attributes and confess our sin based...

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Communion Letter, Oct. 16th

Dear Family at Christ Community,     We have the privilege this Sunday to celebrate yet again the victory of Christ over sin and death as we come to the Lord’s Table. The truths signified in the broken bread and cup of the new covenant should be particularly comforting to us given the weight of the prophecies from Daniel 7 last Sunday and Daniel 8 this L...

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Weekly Confession for October 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 fail to recognize Your sovereign and faithful hand at work in the events of history (Daniel 8:1-9). We confess that we are easily discouraged whe...

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Weekly Confession for October 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 fail to trust in Your unchanging sovereignty and faithfulness as kings and kingdoms rise and fall (Daniel 7:1-12). We confess that we don’...

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Communion Letter, October 2nd

Dear Family at Christ Community,      On Sunday, we will have the opportunity to celebrate the fully finished redemptive work of Christ on our behalf. Our time of worship will focus on the familiar story from Daniel 6 of Daniel in the lion’s den. As with so many stories from the Old Testament, we can be so familiar with them that we miss how they co...

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Weekly Confession for Sunday, Oct. 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 frequently fail to do the work to which You have called us with an excellent spirit and faithfulness leaving others no ground for complaint or an...

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Weekly Confession for Sunday, Sept. 25th

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 use Your treasured things for our own purposes and glory (Daniel 5:1-4). We confess that we too often fail to seek wise counsel from t...

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Weekly Confession Sept. 18th

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 fail to see the good in showing others things that You have done for us (Daniel 4:1-3). We confess that we too often resent You disturbing our ...

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Communion Letter: September 11th

Dear Family at Christ Community,     This coming Sunday we will celebrate the past, present, and future work of Jesus Christ as represented in the Lord’s Table. As we behold and partake of the bread and cup, we will have the opportunity to give thanks for redemption both accomplished by Christ and applied to the whole of our lives in the power of the Spi...

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Weekly Confession Sept. 11th

  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 too often rebelliously try to fashion You into our image and call for others to worship it like we do (Daniel 3:1-7). We confess that we are guilty of worshipping the ...

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Weekly Confession of Sin: Sept. 4th

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Communion Letter: August 28th

Dear Family at Christ Community,     We will take the time on Sunday to remember the work and governance of Jesus Christ by celebrating the Lord’s Table together. As we begin our series in Daniel and wrestle with a biblical perspective on politics and governance amid our current political and cultural circumstances, we will need a tangible reminder of th...

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Weekly Confession of Sin: August 21st

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 too often think that everybody who gathers to pray and worship are already Christians and don’t need to hear the Gospel (Acts 16:11-15). ...

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Baptism Letter for Aug. 14th

Dear Baptized Ones,     Sunday we have the opportunity to improve upon our own baptism as Claire and Graham King will be baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit as covenant children. While obedience to this sacrament does not ensure the salvation of either child, Brent and Melissa pray that the Lord will use this means of grace in thei...

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Weekly Confession: August 14th

  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 too often refuse to be submissive to rulers and authorities choosing instead to be disobedient and unprepared for every good work (Titus ...

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Communion Letter August 7th

Dear Family at Christ Community,    This coming Lord’s Day Sabbath we will have the opportunity as sons and daughters of God in Christ to have our faith nourished by the bread and cup of the Lord’s Table. The Holy Spirit will use this means of grace to bless and fortify us in the redemptive promises of God as secured in the finished work of Jesus C...

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Weekly Confession: August 7th

  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 too often believe that salvation can be attained through our earthly efforts apart from Christ who brings it to us (Titus 2:11). We co...

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Communion Letter July 17th

        On Sunday, we will participate in proclaiming the Lord’s death until he comes again by celebrating the Lord’s Supper together. In the broken bread and poured out cup, we remember the death of Christ on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins and the blood of the new covenant providing newness of life. Entrance to the table is base...

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Communion Letter: June 26th

Dear Family at Christ Community, This Sunday we will again be reminded of the merciful and gracious forgiveness that has been afforded to us through the broken body and shed blood of Christ as we celebrate the Lord’s Table together as family. The common elements of bread and cup will point us graciously to Christ’s payment of our incalculable debt due to God...

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Communion Letter for June 12th

      Dear Family at Christ Community,    We have the privilege as God’s sons and daughters to celebrate the Lord’s Table together this Sunday. In preparation for this means of grace, consider Jesus’ response to the disciples question of their individual status and greatness in the kingdom from Matthew 18: “And calling...

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Devotional for Upcoming Sermon Series

(click picture above to download devotional)      This devotional is designed to encourage daily meditation and prayer in personal devotions and/or family worship. You are encouraged to use it the week prior to the associated sermon so that you and your family are prepared for worship. In addition to the Scriptures and associated questions, there are opp...

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Baptism Letter May 29th

Dear Baptized Ones,    This Sunday we are privileged to witness the baptisms of Judson and Wren Argo. Alicia and Tony deeply desire for both of them to one day put off their old selves through the death and cleansing blood of Christ and put on their new selves to be renewed in the knowledge of the image of their Creator in the resurrection of Christ. This powe...

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Communion Letter for May 22nd

    As we approach the Lord’s Table this Sunday, we should soberly consider Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 5 in preparation for the elements of grace in light of what is going on in the world around us and how we have been challenged in worship over the last few weeks. In this passage, Paul addresses a difficult set of circumstances in the Corinthian...

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Baptism Letter, May 4th

Dear Baptized Ones,     This Sunday we will have the joy of seeing Jake Anderson baptized. Chris and Michelle want this means of grace to serve Jake as he grows up as a sign of his need to repent of the sin that will come to him so naturally and receive the cleansing death and resurrection of Christ so as to walk in newness of life before the Lord. The Anderso...

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Communion Letter for April 24th

Dear Family at Christ Community,    This Sunday we have the joy of partaking of the Lord’s Supper together. Our time in worship will deal with how the Fall affects our lives in terms of the work-Sabbath rhythm and yet does not have the final say. The bread and cup serve to remind us that Christ’s redemptive work is finished granting Him rest at the...

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Devotional: How We Are Designed to Live

   This devotional is designed to encourage daily meditation and prayer in personal devotions and/or family worship. You are encouraged to use it the week prior to the associated sermon so that you and your family are prepared for worship. In addition to the Scriptures and associated questions, there are opportunities to pray for the various vocations represented...

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Baptism Letter, April 10th

Dear Baptized Ones,    This Sunday we will have the blessing of witnessing the baptisms of David and Elizabeth Sauers. Their newly adoptive parents, Matt and Bethany Sauers, desire for them both to know God’s sovereign redemptive work in both of their lives long before they could possibly know His love and work on their behalf. The story of their adoptio...

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Baptism Letter, March 27th

Dear Baptized Ones,     This Sunday we will have the joy of seeing Steven Walters baptized. His parents, Tyler and Jessica, desire for him to know and live in the covenant promises of God and respond to God’s call to faith in Christ. They confess both their and Steven’s helplessness in being reconciled to God apart from His grace and the application ...

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March 20th Communion Letter

  Dear Family at Christ Community,    We have the privilege of celebrating the Lord’s Supper this Sunday. Our service will focus on the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in the Gospel of John in which he uniquely records the victorious declaration: “It is finished.” John Calvin in his Commentary on John brilliantly captures what this means fo...

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Easter Devotional

This devotional is designed to encourage daily meditation and prayer in personal devotions and/or family worship. In addition to the Scriptures and associated questions, there are opportunities to pray for the missionaries, church plants, and others going into ministry that we support through Faith Promise. We also have the opportunity to pray on Saturday to prepare oursel...

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February 14th Communion Letter

Dear Family at Christ Community,    We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper this Sunday as part of our worship service which will focus on Colossians 4:2-6. It is a passage that I return to often. Each time, I am challenged afresh by Paul’s words as he calls us to be steadfast in prayer and watchful with thanksgiving. I, like many of you, am more like ...

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January 31st Communion Letter

Dear Family at Christ Community, We will bring our series on the Abrahamic Covenant to a close with the Lord’s Supper this Sunday. We will need the encouraging nourishment of the bread and cup following the challenge that will come from Jesus’ words of commencement in Matthew 28:16-20. The Great Commission is delivered following Jesus’ resurrection on ...

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December 13th Communion Letter

Dear Family at Christ Community, As we conclude our Advent Series in Matthew 2:13-23, I am struck by the cost of redemption. I am even more struck by how lightly I take the cost of redemption (if I even consider it all). Part of the problem is rooted in the idea that permeates Western Christianity that “redemption (or salvation) is free.” The other part of t...

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Nov. 29th Communion Letter

Dear Family at Christ Community,     The Advent Season begins this coming Sunday, and we will focus on the birth of Jesus from The Gospel According to Matthew in Chapters 1 and 2 over the four Sundays before Christmas. While there are a number of different traditional ways to recognize and celebrate the purpose and meaning of the Advent of Jesus the Christ, th...

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Advent Devotional 2015

We've prepared an Advent devotional for you and your family. Its purpose is to help us all grow in our understanding of and trust in God’s faithfulness to His redemptive promises to His people as revealed in the first coming of Christ. This devotional is designed for daily reflection and response so as to saturate our minds and hearts with the beauty of the Christ Ki...

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November 15th Communion Letter

Dear Family at Christ Community, As we conclude our sermon series on the book of Job, we have the opportunity to partake of the Lord’s Table. I can think of no more fitting way to conclude our time of wrestling with such weighty material. It has been deeply edifying and challenging for me as I hope that it has been for you. In preparing for the concluding sermon ...

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November 1st Communion Letter

Dear Family at Christ Community,     We have the opportunity this Sunday to again be reminded of the eternal provision of our great God in the meager elements of the Lord’s Table. The bread and cup point us back to the Creator’s initial promise in Genesis 1 to provide all that was necessary for life most abundant while also pointing us forward to t...

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October 11th Communion Letter

  Dear Daughters and Sons of Our Heavenly Father,     After we have heard from Job 19 about his only hope in a Redeemer before whom he will stand prior to death declaring him righteous in His justice, we will have the opportunity to come to the Lord’s Table as the redeemed children of God declared righteous in Christ Jesus. It is critical for us to...

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Communion Letter

Dear Family of Christ Community, This Sunday we will have the opportunity to enjoy the Lord’s Supper together. We will be reminded of the finished work of Jesus the Christ on our behalf redeeming us while we were enemies of God. We will be reminded of the great sacrifice that Jesus offered in his broken body and shed blood so that we would not be defined by our br...

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Job Devotional

(Click Image Above to Download Devotional)         Great works of art often unsettle and destabilize us, forcing us to re-evaluate and rethink familiar truths. In addition, great works of art often comfort us with firmer foundations in the darkest valleys. This is the power and the beauty of the book of Job. Confronted by loss and despair, many have ...

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Baptism Letter

Dear Baptized Ones,     This Sunday we will have the joy of seeing Anthony John DeMar baptized. His parents, James and Catie DeMar, desire for him to know and live in the covenant promises of God and respond to God’s call to faith in Christ. They confess both their and Anthony’s helplessness in being reconciled to God apart from His grace and the app...

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Communion Letter for July 19th

To the Sons and Daughters of Our Father, As we worship together this Sunday with Matthew 6:11 and its associated truths as our guiding light, we will have the blessing of coming to the Lord’s table. We will celebrate our Father’s rich and lavish provision of the true bread of life and the life giving wine of the new covenant through the body and blood of Jes...

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Letter for the Lord's Supper

To Those Who Know and Are Known By the Lord,     We have the privilege of participating in the Lord’s Supper and growing in our knowledge of the Lord this coming Sunday. As I have been reflecting on our texts for the worship service, I am struck by how important it is to know and be known by God. This may seem simplistic and obvious, however, it is a mat...

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Update on the Streets

Dear Family at Christ Community,   Daniel and Greta Street have asked us to share with you the devastating news that they have lost their baby. During the 14 week ultrasound yesterday, they discovered that the baby’s heart had stopped beating possibly four weeks ago. Greta must now endure the painful process of delivering the baby and has asked that we pray tha...

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In Preparation for Baptism

Dear Baptized Ones,     We have the blessed opportunity this Sunday to witness the baptism of Kayden Mayne. A particularly beautiful aspect of this baptism is that Jeff and Janet Mayne are adopting Kayden. This story is one of valleys and peaks, longing and satisfaction, and prayers answered “No” and most resoundingly “Yes!” in the provis...

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The Lord's Prayer Devotional

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In Preparation for Communion

To Those Who Rejoice in the Lord, We will observe the Lord’s Supper this coming Sunday. Our main text for worship will be Habakkuk 3:17-19 in which the prophet declares: “Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the ...

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Preparation for Communion

To Those Who Live By Faith, We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper this coming Sunday as those who confess and live out our righteousness in Christ alone by grace alone through faith alone. I encourage this week to reflect on how God’s faithfulness to His covenant promises serves as the firm foundation on which you can live by faith. Particularly remember and giv...

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Habakkuk Devotional 2.0

(Click image to download the devotional.)    As you look around at all that is going on locally, nationally, and world-wide, do you ever wonder if maybe God is deaf to the cries of His people or just idly looking on with little interest for justice and salvation? Do you ever question the way that God answers some prayers suggesting that you may know of a bette...

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Preparation for Baptism

Dear Baptized Ones, We have the privilege this Sunday of witnessing the baptisms of Wesley and Brendan Skeen. Both men have professed faith in Jesus Christ alone by faith alone through God’s grace alone. They are pursuing baptism as a sign and seal of their being set apart in Christ to walk in newness of life to the glory of God. This serves as an excellent opportun...

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Lord's Supper Preparation

Dear Family at Christ Community,We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper this coming Sunday as the family of God united in the person and work of Jesus Christ as our Savior. I would encourage you to reflect on God’s faithfulness in providing you with every means of grace necessary to draw you to Himself in the power of the Holy Spirit. You should also take time to e...

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Addition to Easter Devotional

We hope this additional page will help you as you reflect on the Resurrection of Christ and the implications it has on how we (believers) live our lives as ambassadors of reconciliation. Please take some time this week to think on these things as we head into worship on April 12th.  Click here for page....

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Easter Devotional

We are moving into a 6 week series that will finish on Easter Sunday. This devotional is for your encouragement and personal study as we move through this series. Click Picture to Download:  ...

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Missions Month Letter

  Dear CCC, February is Missions Month during which we will have the opportunity to hear from four men who are serving in missions in different contexts. My hope is that we will gain a more robust view of missions as a result of our time with these faithful servants. Below are their names and organizations with associated web sites. Take some time to look at what ...

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In Preparation for the Lord's Supper

Dear Family in Christ, As we conclude our sermon series on the Redemptive Story in Romans, we will partake of the Lord’s Table this Sunday. We will have the opportunity to focus on a unique aspect of communion as our time of worship will celebrate Restoration in which all things will be made new. The Lord’s Table points forward to this glorious reality and ser...

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Dear Baptized Ones...

Dear Baptized Ones, We have the privilege this Sunday of witnessing the baptism of Pack Calton. As part of this service, we will sing “Wash Me Clean”, written by David Wilton and performed by Page CXVI (https://soundcloud.com/pagecxvi/03-wash-me-clean). The song opens with words worthy of our consideration: Wash me clean, In the warm sun dry me Cleanse my he...

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The Redemptive Story in Romans Sermon Series

Dear Christ Community, We will begin a 4 week sermon series this Sunday entitled The Redemptive Story in Romans. The redemptive story is broken up into the four categories of Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Restoration which together serve as the overarching backbone of the Gospel narrative. These categories grant Scriptural cohesion and a means of how to think in terms...

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In Preparation for Sunday's Baptism

Dear Baptized Ones, We have the privilege this Sunday of witnessing the baptism of Eamon Jolly. This is a wonderful opportunity for those of you who have been baptized to reflect on and improve your baptism. The Larger Catechism Q. 167 is instructive and helpful to us in this regard as it addresses how our baptism is to be improved by us: A. The needful but much neglecte...

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Preparation for Lord's Supper 12/14

Dear Flock of Christ, We have the unique opportunity this week to celebrate the Lord’s Supper in the midst of the Advent season. As we come to the table this coming Sunday, we will participate in and bear witness to the glorious fruit of the first Advent and the promised hope of the last Advent. The words and truths of Isaiah 53 have been encouraging and instructi...

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Advent Devotional for 2014

We are entering into the Advent season and also into a new sermon series, "Christmas in Isaiah." Here is a devotional that goes with the sermon series and is also an aid to your worship during this Advent season. ...

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Preparation for the Lord's Supper 11/9

Beloved, We will have the opportunity to participate in the Lord’s Supper this coming Sunday. Below is a quote from Mathew Henry in Method of Prayer to help you prepare for this valuable means of grace (italics and bolding are mine): “Most holy, and blessed, and gracious Lord God, will all humility and reverence, I here present myself before Thee, to seek Thy...

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