"Sufferings can bring a new dimension of fruitfulness into our lives. It can produce a new gentleness and a tenderness. This was evident in the life of Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones and never more so than in his later years. During his own suffering he remembered others who suffered. In the last year of his life our daughter became seriously ill and died at the age of thirteen. As...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....
Bill preached this past Sunday from 1 Timothy 3:14-16. You can listen to the message here. Here are the quotes Bill used: I love Thy kingdom, Lord,The place of Thine abode,The church our blest Redeemer savedWith His own precious blood.I love Thy church, O God;Her walls before Thee stand,Dear as the apple of Thine eye,And graven on Thy hand. For her my tears shall fall;...Keep Reading
This past Sunday, Walt preached from 1 Timothy 3:8-13 on the gift that deacons are to the church. You can listen to that message here. Here are the quotes that Walt used: "[Deacons] release the elders to devote themselves to spiritual leadership by serving in physical and financial matters in a way that brings unity among the church under the authority of the elders (A...Keep Reading
This past Sunday, Mike preached from 1 Timothy 2:5-7. You can listen to the message here. Here are the quotes he used during the message. "Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also, since God is one who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith." -- Romans 3:29-30 "Our current culture ...Keep Reading
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
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 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
"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
Here are the quotes Bill used in his message on Sunday. "The pastor by definition is a shepherd, the under-shepherd of the flock of God. His primary task is to feed the flock by leading them to green pastures. He also has to care for them when they are sick or hurt, and seek them when they go astray. The importance of the pastor depends on the value of the sheep." Will...Keep Reading
Here are some of the quotes Jake used Sunday in his message on Psalm 1. You can listen to or download the message here. "It is an old saying, and possibly a true one, that every man is seeking after happiness. If it is so, then every man should read this Psalm, for this directs us where happiness is to be found in its highest degree and purest form" -- Charles Spurgeon...Keep Reading
Here are the quotes from Sunday's messagefrom Colossians 3:16. Matthew Henry "It must dwell in us, or keep house, not as a servant but as a master." Ephesians 5:18b-20 "Be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the ...Keep Reading
This past Sunday, we continued our Indestructible Hope series by looking at the promise God made to Abraham that we see fulfilled thru Christ. Here are the quotes and scriptures Bill used in that message: Genesis 17:17 -- Abraham fell on his face and laughed and said to himself, "Shall a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old? Shall Sarah, who is ninety years...Keep Reading
Here are the quotes from this Sunday's Advent message. "We should not think that the serpent's temptation is nothing more than an invitation to break a rule, arbitrary or otherwise. That is what a lot of people think that "sin" is: just breaking a rule. What is at stake here is something deeper, bigger, sadder, uglier, more heinous. It is a revolution. It makes me god ...Keep Reading
"Christ is innocent so far as His own Person is concerned; and therefore He should not have been hanged from the tree. But because, according to the Law, every thief should have been hanged, therefore, according to the Law of Moses, Christ Himself should have been hanged; for he bore the person of a sinner and thief and not of one but of all sinners and thieves. For we ...Keep Reading