HEARING GOD, week three

by CLC_Staff on 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: 22-40


HEARING GOD, week two

by CLC_Staff on January 11, 2017


God speaks to us through the Bible, directly by the Spirit, and if we are attune, through circumstances and through others.

Scripture Reference: John 16: 12-15

HEARING GOD, week one

by CLC_Staff on January 4, 2017

This week we begin a new series called, “Hearing God”. However to get started it is important to affirm that God does still speak and we are able to listen. We say this because there are some, not just outside the church, that think that God does not speak anymore. Some even think that if God spoke to everyone it would be problematic. Today I want to say that God does speak, and if we listen it is a blessing to us, to others, and to the church.

Scripture Reference: John 10: 1-6, Matthew 7:24-29


December 29, 2016

A new day, a new year, and if we wish, a new beginning. We look forward to hearing what God has in store for us in 2017. Scripture Reference: Psalm 118: 19-29

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December 20, 2016

Treasuring Christmas In Our Hearts Today, because it is Christmas Day, I want us to share Christmas memories among ourselves. Mary did this too, she “treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart”. Scripture Reference: Luke 2: 16-20

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December 20, 2016

The Incarnate God There are so many images and memories at Christmas Eve. Some of them are invented (Little Drummer Boy). Others are supposed or inferred (Cows, goats, sheep and camels are not explicitly mentioned… but likely). We look today simply at the wonder, that God came in the flesh, tie incarnate deity. Scripture Reference: […]

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SING TO THE KING – The Carols of Advent, wk 4

December 15, 2016

“What Child Is This?” Many people weigh in on this question, even in the Biblical account. The shepherd, angels, Simeon, and Anna. Even as Jesus grows to be a child of 12, in Luke 2:41-52, his parents’ wonder, as do the Rabbi in the temple. The question still confronts us today. Who is Jesus? Scripture […]

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SING TO THE KING – The Carols of Advent, wk. 3

December 6, 2016

 “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear“ The time foretold in Isaiah is now declared to be in force. The day will come. Knowing that it is certain, what is our hope now? Scripture Reference: Isaiah 61: 1-7

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SING TO THE KING – The Carols of Advent, wk. 2

November 30, 2016

“Joy to the World” This week “Joy to the World” will be our theme carol. It certainly includes the basic Christian message, “I bring you good news of great joy”. The lyrics were based on Psalm 98 and the song was never expressly intended to be a Christmas Carol. However, the soaring music has made […]

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SING TO THE KING – The Carols of Advent, wk. 1

November 22, 2016

“I Heard The Bells on Christmas Day” On this first Sunday in Advent we begin a new series exploring some of our beloved Christmas Carols to find the timeless message of Christmas – the celebration of the birth of Christ. Scripture Reference: Hebrews 11: 1 and Psalm 121

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