November 29 – Advent Answers, week one

by CLC_Staff on November 24, 2015

Advent Answers - Week 1What More Can I Do?

Many people think God is distant and does not know our difficulties and frailties. God, for many, disappoints. But we must then ask, “What more would you like God to do?” The word has become flesh and made his dwelling with us. What more can I do? God might ask. Surprisingly this is not the end, but a beginning.

Scripture Reference: John 1:1-16



by CLC_Staff on November 17, 2015

Psalming Thoughts, week 5Contentment & Thanksgiving

One of the most calming and thankful phrases in the Bible is Psalm 16:6. What contentment it is to live within pleasant boundaries. This week we try to develop this godly contentment that the Psalmist clearly has.

Scripture Reference: Psalm 16



by CLC_Staff on November 10, 2015

Psalming Thoughts, week 4Freedom From Worry

Psalm 23 is easily the most well-known Psalm. Have you ever heard it other than at a funeral? Today we talk about why it is so beloved and how it can shape the modern life by freeing us from worry.

Scripture Reference: Psalm 23



November 6, 2015

Being at Peace Among the Frazzled Are you frazzled, stressed, or worse, overwhelmed and depressed? When we read Psalm 116 we see this is not a new phenomena. For the patient reader of Psalm 116 we are encouraged to know this is not new, nor are we alone. Better yet, the Psalm gives us directions […]

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October 30, 2015

Pay Close Attention Here Psalm 1 and 2 are, I suppose, introductory to the Psalms. They are probably better thought of as bookends, framing all 150 Psalms. Notice how Psalm 1 begins and Psalm 2 ends. All Psalms fit into them. Scripture Reference: Psalm 2  

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October 20, 2015

Psalm 1: A Good Recipe Not too many recipes are in the Bible, but Psalm 1 could qualify. It gives the main ingredients for a blessed life. All of us can make this dish. Scripture Reference: Psalm 1

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October 13, 2015

Attitude Adjustments: Peace So, what is more difficult to do, adjust your circumstances or adjust your attitude? This does not always have an obvious answer? I want to be at peace. People strive for it, yet it seems so elusive. Paul had it. Did I mention he wrote this letter while incarcerated? How can we […]

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PHILIPPIANS, week four

October 6, 2015

Spiritual Training Even Michael Jordan Practiced Do I have to? The answer can always be, no! But are you then ready to bear the consequences? Do we have to be in training as Paul teaches? No, you don’t have to, but what then is the results? Michael Jordon is arguably the best basketball player ever. […]

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PHILIPPIANS, week three

September 28, 2015

Imitating Christ: Humility Is God shy? Is God Humble? Does this seem right? Philippians 2: 1-11 is fairly well known and is likely a Christian hymn that pre-existed Paul’s letter. Much has been written and preached about this passage. I still think God is shy and hope to explain why I think that and what […]

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September 22, 2015

September 27 – Being Part of God’s Work: Joy Where does joy come from? One senses there is a lot of drudgery in the world. Disney tells us to “whistle while we work”. The more cynical would say, “I owe, I owe, so off to work I go”. Joy exudes from Paul in the book […]

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