STORIES OF THE BIBLE – PENTECOST

by CLC_Staff on January 26, 2015

Bible Stories Web Feb 1 Pentecost What An Event!

The world is now working its way back to Paradise. The tower of Babel is reversed. Those who were dead are now becoming alive. The power of the Holy Spirit drives this movement .

Scripture Reference: Acts 2: 1-21

Memory Verse: Acts 2: 21  - And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

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STORIES OF THE BIBLE – CRUCIFIXION/RESURRECTION

by CLC_Staff on January 19, 2015

Bible Stories Web January 25 Crucifixion and ResurrectionThis is What God Is Like

The Crucifixion and Resurrection are the clearest revelation of who God is:

  •       He is willing to die for us
  •       He cannot be held down by death

The phrase, “why do you look for the living among the dead?”, still instructs us today. There is nothing about Jesus that is dead, lifeless, boring, irreverent, impractical, powerless, useless, aloof, or uncaring. Everything about Jesus is alive, dynamic powerful, practical, wise, caring, fun, interesting, and amazing. So why would we attribute dead things to Jesus?

Scripture Reference: John 17: 1-6

 

 

STORIES OF THE BIBLE – JESUS CALMS THE STORM

by CLC_Staff on January 12, 2015

Bible Stories Web January 18, 2015Who Is This Guy?

This passage is in the midst of teaching and administration of power, or as the Gospels state, “authority”. Do you want your faith to grow? Grapple with the question the disciples had. Who is this? Even the winds and the waves (and diseases, and leprosy, and demons, and dead people, and….) obey him!

Scripture Reference: Mark 4:35-41

 

 

STORIES OF THE BIBLE – THE PARABLE OF THE TEN TALENTS

January 6, 2015

A Call To Action     This is a clear call to action to use what God gave us to his glory. We are not to lament how little we have, nor glory in how much we have been given, but rather just use it. The account in Matthew is harsher than in Luke but I want […]

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STORIES OF THE BIBLE – THE PRODIGAL SON

December 30, 2014

    God Wants To Celebrate You! There are many sermons to be preached on this passage. It is a big story in understanding and relating to God. God celebrates us being found. Scripture Reference: Luke 15: 1-32

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STORIES OF THE BIBLE – THE GOOD SAMARITAN

December 23, 2014

Ask The Right Questions Two questions are implied in this story: How do I justify myself in God’s eyes? Who is my neighbor? We must ask the right questions if we want the right answers. The question Jesus imposes is, will I be a good neighbor to everyone I meet? One of the early steps […]

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STORIES OF THE BIBLE – SIMEON

December 15, 2014

Advent – 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 […]

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CLC Christmas Program – December 14

December 10, 2014

Too 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. […]

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STORIES OF THE BIBLE – GOD ARRANGES THE CENSUS & THE STARS

December 2, 2014

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 […]

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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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