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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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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 remember that Jesus is ...

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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 brokenne...

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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 turned to this complex, ...

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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 application of Christ's fin...

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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 Jesus Christ. A...

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