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"The Spirit of Jesus"

August 27, 2015 | by: Pastor Greg Norfleet |0 Comments

“Lord Jesus Christ, “Fill me with your Spiritthat I may be occupied with his presence. “I am blind—send him to make me see;dark—let him say, ‘Let there be light’! “May he give me faith to beholdmy name engraved in your hand,my soul and body redeemed by your blood,my sinfulness covered by your life of pure obedience. “Replenish me by his revealing grace,that I may realize my indissoluble union with y... Keep Reading

Seven Ways You can Welcome Guests to CCC

August 20, 2015 | by: Pastor Byron Peters |0 Comments

It’s a perennial l challenge. It’s one of the easiest things in the world to forget. I can be reminded of it one minute, and it flies out of my brain the next as though it was never there.I’m talking about noticing and welcoming guests at our worship service! Just this Monday, the elders were looking at one another with sheepish blank stares as we read the names of people who have been visiting. We left reminded how important it is to he... Keep Reading

Worshams in South Asia Newsletter

August 13, 2015 | by: John and Alison W |0 Comments

So, I've trained 2 batches through Nature's Water Filter entrepreneur and technician course. Over the last several months, I've followed up and made myself available for whenever someone wanted to begin their business. Last week, my first entrepreneur began. Pastor N. has a vision for loving his community. He has already found suppliers for the materials as well as made multiple sales in his community. So, I traveled down to help him install his first filt... Keep Reading

A Song to Share, A Favor to Ask

August 7, 2015 | by: Pastor Greg Norfleet |0 Comments

Like many of you, I’ve enjoyed learning from members of CCC’s Music Team during Sunday School in recent weeks. Hearing the story behind some of the church’s most beloved hymns has been illuminating and refreshing, so much so that I thought I’d share a favorite hymn of mine and ask a special favor of you. The hymn? Written in 1664 by Anglican minister Samuel Crossman, “My Song Is Love Unknown” is a beautiful and profound... Keep Reading

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

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