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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 instructive to ...

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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 face and en...

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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 Community to be de...

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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's Supper. I ...

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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 and lov...

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A Letter from the Barhams

Warm Greetings to Our New Family at Christ Community, Susan and I would like to thank you for how you have already made us feel welcome through the pastoral search process and the congregational meet and greet and vote on Sunday. We feel humbled and blessed to get the opportunity to join the Christ Community family in what God is doing for His glory in the Kennesaw/Acwort...

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A Rhythm of Remembering and Rejoicing

Remember and rejoice that God saved you. It is imperative that you understand that you did not save you. God saved you. Ephesians 2:13 says, "But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ." Remember and rejoice that God is present in your circumstances. God has not abandoned us to our circumstances. It doesn't matter h...

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Lent 2014

~from theVillage 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 to judge my b...

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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 make ...

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