GROW UP – BECOMING MATURE IN CHRIST, week 2

by CLC_Staff on March 20, 2017

Grow Up! – Becoming Mature In Christ
Not Just At Peace, But At Home

Peace with God is a great blessing, but there is still more. Paul shows us what it means to be at home with God.

Scripture Reference: Ephesians 2: 14-22

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GROW UP – BECOMING MATURE IN CHRIST, week 1

by CLC_Staff on March 13, 2017

Grow Up – Becoming Mature In Christ
Saved by Grace… for What?

This week we start a Lenten Series walking through the book of Ephesians. Paul, in Ephesians, is urging the church further and deeper into the Kingdom. We might call it growing into Christian maturity. In the next weeks I want to explore this.

It is key to begin to understand that we are saved by grace. Verse 10 then tells us the place of good works. It’s important to always get this in the right order.

Scripture Reference: Ephesians 2: 1-10

ABOUND IN HOPE

by CLC_Staff on March 6, 2017

Abound in Hope

This week we once again welcome Rev. Jean LeMahieu from Mears who will bring us this word from God.

Jesus’ life, suffering, death, and resurrection has everything to do with our ordinary, everyday lives. Paul calls us to abound in hope and to be filled with joy and peace. But when we look honestly at our lives, do we abound in hope no matter our circumstances? And truly, do we overflow with joy and peace? Is it even possible to become the people God calls us to be in this text?

Scripture Reference: Romans 15:13

THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT

February 27, 2017

The Sermon on the Mount I have often borrowed ideas from other pastor’s sermons. I do try to give credit to them or let you know the origin of that particular sermon. This week I’m borrowing an entire sermon intact and whole. My plan is to recite the Sermon on the Mount in its entirety. […]

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THE POW!er OF WORDS: Repealing Sarcasm

February 21, 2017

The POW!er of Words: Repealing Sarcasm The old joke is… “Pastor, it must be nice to work one day a week!” How does one address comments, “made in jest”? Sarcasm is in epidemic proportion in today’s society. It is so prevalent that we use it ourselves and hardly notice. Yet, it is a not so […]

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BEING FULLY AUTHORIZED

February 14, 2017

There is a certain confidence when you know you are fully authorized to do the job, whatever it is. We are set aside and authorized to do God’s work by God Himself. Scripture Reference: I Peter 2: 9-12

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LETTING GOD BE THE JUDGE

February 8, 2017

Letting God Be The Judge What would the world be like without defensiveness? What would your family be like without defensiveness? We can live that way. Romans 12 helps us to do so. Scripture Reference:   Romans 12: 17-21  

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HEARING JESUS IN THE MIDST OF THE STORM

February 1, 2017

This week we welcome Pastor Jean LeMahieu from Mears, Michigan. She is filling in for Pastor Tom this week. When storms come into our lives and we find ourselves in unexpected chaos, how do we hear God’s voice? Sometimes life’s circumstances simply overwhelm us and we have a hard time stilling our minds and hearts […]

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HEARING GOD, week four

January 23, 2017

Paul tells us to, Pray continually. One wonders how this is possible , yet I do think we can and ought to develop an ongoing conversation with God. If God speaks and we can hear (and obey!) why would we want this to be a rare occurrence? Today I will talk about being in more […]

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HEARING GOD, week three

January 16, 2017

Problems with our Hearing When we try to listen to God several obstacles impair our hearing – Did I hear right? What if I do what God asks (i.e. seems crazy?) or What do I do if I don’t know God that well? Scripture Reference: Judges 6: 33-40

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