STORIES OF THE BIBLE – SIMEON

by CLC_Staff on December 15, 2014

Bible Stories Web December 21 Anna & SimeonAdvent – The Plan – Week 4 – Who Would Say This?

The plan is revealed, but mostly because of it, we are the ones revealed. Some will rise and some will fall. We may think that The Plan is to save all. I think the plan is to confront all and force us to declare ourselves.

Scripture Reference: Luke 2: 21-35

Memory Verse ~ Luke 2: 34-35: Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.”

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CLC Christmas Program – December 14

by CLC_Staff on December 10, 2014

nativityToo often we make the Christmas season into a time for things that distract us from the true meaning of Christmas. Join us at CLC this Sunday as we focus on joyfully receiving the gift of God’s love,  the Christ Child!  Our Christmas Program will be presented during the regular morning worship time at 10am. All of the regulars will be in attendance – Mary, Joseph, Shepherds, Angels, Sheep and more! We will have music, drama and dance, followed by a short homily by Pastor Tom. If this doesn’t get you in the Christmas spirit, nothing will! You won’t want to miss it.

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Bible Stories Web December 7 Magi Advent – The Plan –  Week 2 – Planning the Work and Working the Plan

Nothing surprises God. God always knows what he is doing. He arranges all to suit his purpose. Is Caesar in charge? He declares a census. Are the stars in alignment by accident? Do the Magi come on a whim? Nothing that happens surprises God.

Scripture Reference: Luke 2: 1-8

Memory Verse: Luke 2:1 –  “In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.”

STORIES OF THE BIBLE – JOHN THE BAPTIST

November 25, 2014

Advent –  The Plan – Week 1 For Advent, we continue our walk through the Bible by looking  at the birth of Jesus. The Old Testament is now behind us. God has instituted a covenant of  blessing and now, in Jesus Christ, the plan is fully revealed. John writes: “The law was given through Moses, […]

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STORIES OF THE BIBLE – EZEKIEL

November 18, 2014

This story is found in Ezekiel 37. It is a vivid story of dry bones coming to life. Interesting, in movies today, this motif is always a horror theme. But here in the Bible it is a message of hope to a dispirited and defeated people. God, by his spirit, can make anything alive. It […]

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STORIES OF THE BIBLE – JONAH

November 11, 2014

I’m Not Jonah, Am I? This is a short book. Most people know that Jonah was swallowed by a whale, but the key point of this story is that all people are to be included in the blessings of God. This Old Testament book is key for what is to come in the gospel message of […]

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STORIES OF THE BIBLE – ISAIAH

November 3, 2014

Hope for the Present Passages in Isaiah 53 and 61 are relatively well known. One describes the coming savior as a suffering servant. The second Jesus reads at the beginning of His ministry as recorded by Luke, Chapter 4. I want to connect these passages to Jesus and introduce the prophets as ones who promote the […]

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STORIES OF THE BIBLE – DAVID

October 28, 2014

When Does David Become The King? David is cited throughout the Bible as the model of the King to come and the pinnacle of all kings. Yet his character at times is deeply flawed. The key it seems is that he relentlessly pursues God and desires a close relationship with God. It is good news […]

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LET ME SEE YOUR PICTURES

October 21, 2014

This week we will welcome former CLC pastor, Rev. Dale Matthews, to the pulpit. Rev. Matthews will speak about God’s leading, lifting and love. Reflecting about our ministry over the last 40+ years in relationship to each of our “Life’s Trip” and our “Final Destination”. Scripture Reference: John 14: 1-21 Rev. Matthews was called to […]

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STORIES OF THE BIBLE – GIDEON

October 13, 2014

God Does More Than We Ask or Imagine Gideon is a classic story of God rescuing His people though a charismatic leader (a judge), this time Gideon. Gideon offers a fleece to confirm God’s commands to him. This is often seen and still referenced as an act of faith. It is more an act of […]

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