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Loving the Little Ones

July 31, 2015 | by: Pastor Byron Peters |0 Comments

Have you noticed how many babies have been born lately in our church family? In light of the wonderful population explosion, I want to call attention to a change we’ve recently made in the bulletin. The last page now contains the following note: To the parents of young children Welcome! In order to make the most of your time with us, may we suggest the following: • Relax! We want CCC to be a place where children are both seen and heard! So d... Keep Reading

Joy in Serving

July 23, 2015 | by: Ben Yarnoff |0 Comments

I can’t say that I started out liking serving the church. It’s part of my sinful nature of course; I’m selfish and self-centered. But God, by his grace, has been sanctifying me to find joy in serving.   One of the realities of attending a church that does not own a building is that many things need to get set up and taken down every Sunday. It’s another reality that with a young congregation there are many children to care fo... Keep Reading

Fighting Slavery with Spreadsheets: Reflections on "Justice Matters"

July 21, 2015 | by: Mike Allen |0 Comments

I love a good spreadsheet. Ordering the messy world into a two-dimensional grid of numbers is really satisfying. It’s possible there’s some idolatry going on there. Before I met Excel in accounting school, I worked as a lawyer. Which also meant, to me, ordering the messy world of people’s problems using the legal system. But God used it to teach me about justice. At one job, I mostly served clients with small legal problems. Their troubl... Keep Reading

Transcendence, Please

July 9, 2015 | by: Dave Stepp |0 Comments

I always enjoy the 4th of July. I like fireworks, and I resonate strongly with the celebration of independence and freedom. The United States is founded on these principles, and they are a great thing to celebrate. A recent read of Paul Tripp’s, “A Quest for More” helped me to realize that my personal desire for independence and freedom can quickly corrupt my relationship with God. At first it seemed ridiculous, how could freedom and ind... Keep Reading

Side by Side: How God Helps Us Help Each Other

July 2, 2015 | by: Pastor Greg Norfleet |0 Comments

Each Thursday, this space is typically dedicated to sharing a biblical perspective on an important issue facing members and friends of Christ Community Church by means of a written article. Today, let me share something of the same, but this time by means of a two-minute video. First, a brief word of orientation. From our church’s inception ten years ago, we have partnered with the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) to help our m... Keep Reading

When we finally realized how impossible parenting really is.

June 18, 2015 | by: Pastor Byron Peters |0 Comments

If you are single or do not have kids, maybe you’ll consider writing about your experience. Contact byron@cccpca.org to get your story in print. Ruby Bea and I used to know how to parent. I bought a swing set, built a sand box, and cleared the driveway for big wheel races. I and my boys built a non-OSHA-approved tree house. To get in it required a 5.6 climbing move with an opposition grip on slippery footing, a good 14 feet off the ground. Our birt... Keep Reading

An Elder’s Prayer for His Flock

June 11, 2015 | by: Jeffery West |0 Comments

And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.‭‭- 1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:14‬ An Elder’s Prayer for His Flock Jesus, you are the head of your church and will build it according to your will. You care for each of your people far more than I can imagine or imitate and you will remain faithful to bring all who call on you to full salvation. Yet, you have found it good to appoint... Keep Reading

Be Careful What You Pray For

June 3, 2015 | by: Wen Reagan |0 Comments

“You have multiple sclerosis." I suddenly left my body. I was floating above myself, watching my own reaction, watching my mind reel as I tried to come to grips with what that sentence meant. My neurologist—well, mine in the sense that I had met with him for the first time about four hours earlier—had called me with the results of my MRI. I heard his words, but I couldn't comprehend them. Finally, the questions came pouring out: I have w... Keep Reading

Life is transitory

May 28, 2015 | by: Sarah Chaney |0 Comments

Life is transitory. College didn't teach me that. My parents and mentors have emphasized the transitory nature of life for years. Things change, God opens and closes doors–I heard and saw all of this before I arrived at UNC almost three years ago. But what college has taught me is that these changes can be extremely hard and that with each transition, I enter a phase of life that throws me into a bigger, scarier world than the preceding one. I, li... Keep Reading

Not What I Would Choose

May 20, 2015 | by: Kat Prentice |0 Comments

In the past 12 calendar months, my life has seen quite a drastic change. This year is the first I haven’t taught since I graduated college nine years ago. This time last year my dream of adopting came to a screeching halt when I realized my husband and I weren't on the same page; I had already resigned my job to take care of our anticipated adopted baby. Two weeks after we decided to put adoption on hold we found out that my father had a terminal ill... Keep Reading

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