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Read Any Good Books Lately?

April 16, 2015 | by: Rik Gervais |0 Comments

Most of us are so busy that we don’t have time to read ANY books, other than those assigned for course work, or maybe a “how-to” thing on parenting or home repair. And, of course, there is always THE “good book” which, if you are like me, you don’t spend nearly as much time in as you would like. In other words, most of what we read we choose because it’s something we need to make it through the next big “thin... Keep Reading

Loving Long

April 9, 2015 | by: Pastor Byron Peters |0 Comments

A couple of years into my first pastoral position, I was dealing with a sensitive situation within my own family. My instinct was to draw a line in the sand, make it an “all-or-nothing” encounter. But was that the right course? Was this worth exploding the relationship? Maybe you can relate. “My friend of 30 years still isn’t a Christian—I’m fed up. My friend of 10 years seemed to have been a Christian and now says he&r... Keep Reading

Easter Reflections

April 1, 2015 | by: Rick Hawkes |0 Comments

A part of me is embarrassed by the resurrection. The cross is a clean and simple, though gracious, transaction. We love talking about how Jesus died for us. The resurrection is tougher. Now that I am forgiven, what does the resurrection have to do with anything? I feel pretty good about telling people that Jesus died to save sinners. Even if the details are a little foggy to them, they get the idea of sacrificial love. In our naturalistic society, the idea... Keep Reading

Clock Watching

March 26, 2015 | by: Brian Ellison |0 Comments

Trouble, it seems, is all around. Illness. Layoffs. Death. Breakups. Tragedies. Terrorism. The list goes on and on. Trouble is a very real presence in my life these days. A few weeks ago, I learned that my job had been eliminated during a corporate restructuring. As I confront this new situation, it seems like life is moving in the wrong direction. I’ve asked questions:· “Why is this happening?”· “What’s the ... Keep Reading

Youth Ministry and Prairie Home Companion

March 19, 2015 | by: Martin McCorkle |0 Comments

I often feel like I serve in Lake Woebegone. You know, that fictitious Minnesota town made famous by Prairie Home Companion filled with great stories. You may also recall that all the kids were “above average.” It’s easy to forget how amazing this group of kids is. After all, we see them all the time. They are our children. But they are quite exceptional. As the following stores do tell. The names have been changed just because I thought... Keep Reading

Tips for Electing the Right Men as Deacons

March 12, 2015 | by: Pastor Byron Peters |0 Comments

Last week we considered what it means that we are an “elder led” congregation. But even from the earliest days of the church, the elders recognized that, if they were going to be able to do what God was calling them to do (pray, teach the Bible, and shepherd people) they would need help. In Acts 6, as the church was growing exponentially, the elders were bleary-eyed and over-worked. And no matter how hard they worked, there was a lot of import... Keep Reading

Tips for Electing the Right Men as Ruling Elders

March 5, 2015 | by: Pastor Byron Peters |0 Comments

We are an “elder led” congregation. This means that the congregation is to prayerfully choose men whose lives reflect the pattern set down in Scripture for church officers (see Acts 20, 1 Timothy 3, Titus 1, 1 Peter 5, etc.). Currently CCC has seven elders. Five of them are designated “ruling elders.” These are Brian Ellison, Rik Gervais, Rick Hawkes, David Stepp and Jeffrey West. Greg and I are “teaching elders” becaus... Keep Reading

Back to Singapore

February 25, 2015 | by: Chong- Yaw Wee |0 Comments

I came to CCC two and half years ago and have become an associate member since last year. Within the last two years, God has blessed my family through this great congregation! I am impacted by the culture and the ways how activities are conducted by this congregation. I joined community group for more than a year, though left after having my baby girl. The biggest lessons that I have learnt are sharing and asking questions. In the community group meeting, ... Keep Reading

Follow Me

February 19, 2015 | by: Martin McCorkle |0 Comments

The gospels comfort and disturb me. On the one hand, I love Jesus and remain enamored by his words and actions. On the other hand, the oft repeated challenge to “follow” him frustrates me. What does it mean to “follow” Christ? As married man with adult children, I can’t leave my life here to wander around Palestine and preach in towns and cities. Nor, if this was what Christ wanted me to do, am I physically capable of doing s... Keep Reading

CCC observes the Lord's Supper monthly. Why is this?

February 12, 2015 | by: Elders of CCC |0 Comments

Historically, Reformed churches have sought to follow closely what Scripture teaches in ordering how we worship God. Several key principles concerning the observance of the Lord’s Supper (also called “communion”) emerged from this commitment. · The Lord’s Supper was instituted by Jesus Christ and should be taken regularly (1 Corinthians 11:25).· The Supper is a means of grace; that is, a sign and seal of Christ and hi... Keep Reading

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