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*PARKING for Sunday, Aug. 27th

Parking will be challenging for us this Sunday. The Pigs and Peaches Festival is this Friday and Saturday so there will be a number of tents and vendors set up all around the Community Center. Please consult the attached maps for some POSSIBLE parking options. The YELLOW areas should have the most options. The PURPLE area may have a few spots open. The area in f...

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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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MNA Disaster Relief: Flood Bucket Drive

We are working to collect the contents to complete 20 full cleaning/flood buckets. We are also collecting items to complete several buckets that were almost complete, but missing some key items. Please CLICK THIS LINK to sign up to bring these (specific) items over the next three weeks with the final due date of Sunday, November 27. We look forward to this practical wa...

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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 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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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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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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Update: Mara Girls' Home

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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 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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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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The Lord's Prayer Devotional

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Update from the Batusics

Update from David and Bethany Batusic, MTW Missionaries to London: Our goal is to be fully funded by June 10th. We are a mere $300 a month away from being 100%! Along with the remaining support we need, please also be praying for our visas to be approved so that we can leave for the field by the end of June. To reach 100%, we are praying for: 3 Partners at $50/month5 par...

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Sunday Evening Equipping Time

Is there a class or study that you would like to see offered on a Sunday evening? Topics could include how your job / vocation is a missional field, The Art of Neighboring, When Helping Hurts, Tim Keller's Prayer, Gospel Fluency, marriage and/or parenting issues, or whatever you may suggest that would help you love God and your neighbors better. We want to make sure tha...

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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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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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Thoughts on our next sermon series.

Dear Christ Community Church, Our next sermon series which starts this Sunday is called “The Church is Called to be...: Gleanings From Paul’s Letters.” The series is born out of thinking about how those in our various contexts should describe our church as we seek to live as a kingdom of priests in the midst of a fallen world. I would love for Christ ...

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Preparing for the Lord's Supper

Dear Beloved in Christ, We will observe the Lord’s Supper this coming Sunday, and I wanted to give a few words of encouragement as we prepare to receive the sacrament. I am looking forward to participating in my first Lord’s Supper with you all! I love how the Larger Catechism expresses what we truly receive when we participate in a worthy manner in the Lord&...

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An update from Pastor Barham.

  Official Greetings to Our Christ Community Family, I am humbled and excited to report to you that things went very well at the Northwest Georgia Presbytery Meeting on Saturday. The elders that were present from the various churches in the presbytery were very encouraging and supportive. I am looking forward to our church participating with them in glorifying God a...

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Lent 2014

~from the Village Church blog.  http://www.thevillagechurch.net/the-village-blog/lent-into-the-wilderness O Lord and Master of my life! Take from me the spirit of sloth, faint-heartedness, lust of power and idle talk.But give me rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience and love to my servant.Yea, O Lord and King!Grant me to see my own errors and not t...

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What's Holding You Back?

6 Things Holding You Back from Making a Difference. Article by Neal Samudre, from Relevant Magazine. Read more at: http://www.relevantmagazine.com/reject-apathy/worldview/6-things-holding-you-back-making-difference#t3eqvu1duSMXo5f4.99 "As a child, I used to dream of changing the world. But now, I no longer treat that dream as a reality. That desire to dream big and...

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My Abundance & Your Emptiness

2 Corinthians 4:7   "As this year draws to a close, receive My Peace. This is still your deepest need, and I, your Prince of Peace, long to pour Myself into your neediness. My abundance and your emptiness are a perfect match. I designed you to have no sufficiency of your own. I created you as a jar of clay, set apart for sacred use. I want you to be filled with My v...

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Gloomy Anticipations

Psalm 42:9 “Why must I go about mourning? "Can you answer this, believer? Can you find any reason why you are so often mourning instead of rejoicing? Why yield to gloomy anticipations? Who told you that the night would never end in day? Who told you that the sea of circumstances would ebb out ‘til there should be nothing left but long leagues of the mud of hor...

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Being 'radical' = being faithful.

"I’m a thirty-something with two kids living a more or less ordinary life. And what I’m slowly realizing is that, for me, being in the house all day with a baby and a two-year-old is a lot more scary and a lot harder than being in a war-torn African village. What I need courage for is the ordinary, the daily every-dayness of life. Caring for a homeless kid is a...

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Distractions

Distractions As my Covenant Group has been working through Matt Chandler’s study in Philippians for the past several weeks, God has used him to bring forth some very difficult questions that I have to answer, particularly about my passions and affections toward Jesus. When I read Paul say things like, “I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing wor...

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Missions Month

I could not think of a more appropriate time to begin a CCC Staff Blog than the month of February -- Missions Month! The one time every year when we as a body of believers spend concerted effort and focus on seeing how the Gospel must go through us to a lost and needy world! As important as it is to pray for, support, and send missionaries to foreign lands, it is also cruc...

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