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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 of Christ's finished wor...

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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 for us: "It is finished.Now this word...

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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 the disciples in the Gar...

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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 a mountain in Gali...

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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 the problem r...

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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, the Lord's Sup...

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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 King, wh...

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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 on Job...

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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 the coming glory in which...

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