Here are the quotes Bill used in his message on Sunday. "For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds." --2 Corinthians 10:3 "The LORD is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made." --Psalm 145:9 "God places upon His ...Keep Reading
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In this week’s video, Bill encourages us from Psalm 25 to persevere in the midst of loneliness and discouragement. These are difficult times and God's word helps us call out to him and trust him. It's like God sits down on the couch with us, puts his arm around us, and helps us....
Trials bring out the best and worst in humanity. We see examples of love, wisdom, generosity, self-sacrifice, and unity. We also see hatred, foolishness, selfishness, finger-pointing, and discord. What is our duty as Christians in this trial? Kevin reminds us we keep calm and carry on loving like we have been loved....
Tedd Tripp says, "Covid-19 has given us a lot of time together as families. Have you noticed a shocking amount of conflict in your home? We have to train ourselves not to look at the conflicts with dread or as unnecessary problems, but as opportunities to help our children understand themselves and others." These weekly lessons are designed to help your family spend time in God's word, rehearse the gospel, and apply scripture together....
How do we square the knowledge of God’s sovereignty and goodness with challenging circumstances? In this week’s devotion, Kevin Shipp helps us from Isaiah 45 and reminds us that God "bends everything around for a saving purpose….It’s what we love about God. Not even evil can frustrate him. And his surprising strategies are our assurance." ...
Some of the highlights from this week's Sunday school lesson at CCK Children's Ministry. Whether your child is participating in our Gospel Story curriculum that goes from preschool up through 3rd grade, or whether they are a part of our New City Catechism curriculum that is being taught to 4th and 5th grade, here are this week's lessons, to help you feel connected to the larger church body as you worship the Lord at home with your family this week....
About a month from now, the college students will head to Laguna beach Florida for VFC's annual spring break trip, Vision Quest. It's a major highlight of the year, and the closer it draws the more excited they get. One of the most important priorities for VFC is to be tightly connected to this church, and the church connected to the college students. One of the ways w...Keep Reading
Here are the quotes Bill used in his message on 1 Timothy 1:18-20. "We ought to take the supernatural seriously and realize that we are in a warfare that cannot and should not be domesticated by reinterpreting everything in the biblical worldview so that it fits nicely with secular, naturalistic ways of thinking about the world." -- John Piper "The Christian has n...Keep Reading
Here's what we are planning for this coming Sunday. Songs: My Hope is Built Come Ye Sinners Blessed Assurance Cling to Christ Grace and Peace Pastoral Prayer: we'll be praying for Redeeming Grace Church. They are preparing to move to Sunday mornings for their meetings and we want to pray for increased outreach opportunites, for their evangelism, and for their se...Keep Reading
Here are the quotes Walt used in his message on Sunday: "But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. Now as he went on his way, he approached Damascus, and...Keep Reading
Here is what we are planning for this Sunday. Songs: Creation Hymn Come Praise and Glorify New Again Not in Me Blessed Assurance Announcements: Guest Lunch Today in White Oak Room FX is this Thursday night for all young adults Heritage Lake Co-op t-shirts will be on sale in the lobby Cornerstone U on marriage is coming up on Feb. 21st. 6 pm. Message is ...Keep Reading
This week, for our Cornerstone U, we are kicking-off the Crown Moneylife course. This is a 5-week course looking into what the scriptures have to say about money and possessions. During this course, we will dive into: A biblical view of finances Reducing debt Giving generously How much to save vs. how much to give How we should view our "stuff" With each of these...Keep Reading
"Before we are in Christ, all we will see in the law is our condemnation. But, as Paul is at pains to stress, the law is good, and just, and holy. And we need to understand, sense, feel, and then delight in the grace of law. For unless we are persuaded that God has shown his grace in his law as well as in his Son, all we will hear and see at Sinai is thunder and lightning....Keep Reading
This past Sunday, Brett and Katie Gleason shared about God's faithfulness to them as expressed through their community group. Here is what they shared: (Katie)We are the Gleasons. We have five precious children, ten and under. The first four came the old fashioned way and our youngest came through the difficult and amazing journey of international adoption. Our little guy...Keep Reading