STORIES OF THE BIBLE – ADAM & EVE

by CLC_Staff on September 15, 2014

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The whole story of the Bible is now how does God restore us to our intended place in right relationship to him and in a state of paradise. We fall because we want to take his place. The big problem of the world is sin. It has come into the world due to the free choice of people. Now begins the start of the whole plan to reinstate people to their intended place. The fall is played out in everyone’s life (the concept of total depravity and the complete extension of original sin). The teaching points will be we choose to go our own way and god let us. Now he goes about the work of restoration (salvation).

Scripture Reference: Genesis 3

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STORIES OF THE BIBLE – CREATION

by CLC_Staff on September 8, 2014

Bible Stories Web Sept 14 - Creation

You’re God, I’m Not!

This is the beginning of the story, and if we begin wrongly then everything else will be off kilter. The main point of creation is to know that God is god and He has created all things good. The continuous spiritual transaction that we all must deal with is “God is god and I am not”. Creation is good and we are intended to be in relationship with God in paradise.

Scripture Reference: Genesis 1: 1-6, 1: 24-2:3

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HIStory: OUR PLACE IN HIS STORY

by CLC_Staff on September 2, 2014

Bible Stories Web Sept 7Discipleship will be our general theme over the next 26 weeks. We want to learn how to become better disciples and learn how to make disciples in the same manner of Jesus. This week I hope to give a broad overview to the importance of knowing God’s story, our story, and how they impact each other in the disciple-making venture. Come join the discipleship adventure!

Scripture Reference: I Thessalonians 1: 1-10

ROMAN ROAD, week 9

August 26, 2014

Yes, Take It Personally! We often think of Paul’s letters as theological treatises. But they really are letters, personal correspondence to people he cares about. Perhaps Romans seems all the more impersonal. It’s theology is more lofty and Paul himself says he has never been to Rome. Yet, Romans finishes with an entire chapter of […]

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ROMAN ROAD, week 8

August 21, 2014

Another “Therefore”!! This time the theology is done. Now the question is, In light of what we know now of the Gospel and God’s plan of salvation, How Then Shall We Live? Romans, chapter 12 gives special insight into this question as we walk the path of being disciples of Christ. Unfortunately it boils down […]

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COME CLOSER TO ME

August 11, 2014

Stacy Bonczyk This week we will again hear a message from seminary student, Annastasia Bonczyk, daughter of CLC’s own Mary Potts. This Sunday, we enter Joseph’s story at the moment of happy reconciliation with his brothers. Joseph’s actions in this story are commendable but he is focusing on the way that the Lord has been […]

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A SOUND OF PURE SILENCE

August 6, 2014

This week we will hear a message from seminary student, Annastasia Bonczyk, daughter of CLC’s own Mary Potts. Elijah’s story features one of the most dramatic miracles in the Old Testament. The story we are engaging today happens right after. It is the valley between big events in the ministry of Elijah. Perhaps in this […]

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ROMAN ROAD, week 7

August 6, 2014

What Do You Consider Worthwhile? In Romans 8:18, Paul writes that “our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us“. So what do you consider worthwhile? A new purchase, an expensive vacation? Perhaps, but suffering or a difficult experience? When we consider Paul’s experiences the word worthwhile is […]

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ROMAN ROAD, week 6

July 21, 2014

Therefore! One Should Always Know What Therefores Are There For! “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” ~Romans 8:1 I was taught in seminary, in a class called Hermeneutics,  to always know what your ‘therefores’ are there for. I’ve seen this saying, with variations, in several books since. Romans 8:1 […]

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ROMAN ROAD, week 5

July 14, 2014

I’m Stuck! We can’t seem to get unstuck from sin. Like Paul in Romans 7 we all know this experience as Christians. How do we get unstuck? Scripture Reference: Romans 7: 7-25

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