STORIES OF THE BIBLE – GIDEON

by CLC_Staff on October 13, 2014

Bible Stories Web Oct 19God 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 doubt. This week I want to highlight that God can do more than we ever ask or imagine. His power, his plan, his will cannot be thwarted no matter what the odds or difficulties are in our viewpoint.

Scripture Reference: Judges 6: 11-17 and 7: 17-22

Memory Verse: Judges 7:7“The Lord said to Gideon, “With the three hundred men that lapped I will save you and give the Midianites into your hands.”

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STORIES OF THE BIBLE – MOSES

by CLC_Staff on October 6, 2014

Bible Stories Web Oct 12

I Will Reveal, Rescue, Redeem

God sets his people free. Here freedom from slavery is introduced as an ideal of the people of God. Later on we see that this is freedom from sin and death. This New Testament theme is clearly foreshadowed in the Passover event and subsequent celebrations of the event. The Passover Lamb and the spilling of blood to cause the Angel of Death to “Passover” are all themes picked up in the New Testament. Jesus is the “lamb of God”.

Scripture Reference: Exodus 6: 6-12, Exodus 12: 21-28

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STORIES OF THE BIBLE – JOSEPH

by CLC_Staff on September 29, 2014

Bible Stories Web Oct 5Does God Know What He Is Doing?

God provides and continues to work out his plan. This is not always seen in the midst of God working it out. In Joseph this belief is steadfast. In addition, forgiveness,  a key theme throughout the Bible, is introduced most vividly in this story. God will continue to forgive us and we are called to continually forgive others.

Scripture Reference: Genesis 45: 1-11

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STORIES OF THE BIBLE – ABRAHAM

September 22, 2014

Abraham and the Covenant God institutes a covenant with Abraham (Genesis 12 and Genesis 15). This week I spend time to explain what a covenant is; an agreement between two parties. God makes promises through this covenant. God promises land, many descendants and, through this budding people, one who will be a blessing to all […]

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STORIES OF THE BIBLE – ADAM & EVE

September 15, 2014

What Went Wrong? 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 […]

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STORIES OF THE BIBLE – CREATION

September 8, 2014

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 […]

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HIStory: OUR PLACE IN HIS STORY

September 2, 2014

Discipleship 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 […]

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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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