STANDING IN THE GAP FOR BAHRAIN

by CLC_Staff on July 27, 2015

August 2 - Jim and Beth Harrison

Jim and Beth Harrison
Jim and Beth Harrison

This week we welcome Jim Harrison to CLC.  Jim serves as senior pastor of the English language congregation in Bahrain, in a predominantly Muslim context. Jim preaches, teaches Bible classes, mentors and develops new leaders, visits members of the congregation, and assists in administration. These are some of the things that Jim and his wife, Beth, are asking for prayer for:

  • For peace in Bahrain, where social and political unrest continue.
  • That Jim would be anointed with the Holy Spirit as he shares God’s Word and leads the English-language congregation.
  • That the Lord would shine his light through the entire Harrison family, as they all are deeply involved in the ministry.
  • For the person of God’s choosing to come serve as associate pastor of the English-language congregation and as chaplain with American Mission Hospital.

 

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NOW HIRING: DISCIPLESHIP DIRECTOR

by CLC_Staff on July 24, 2015

Now Hiring BannerDiscipleship Director: Will have the responsibility of organizing and directing the Discipleship Program from lower elementary to high school. Will provide leadership to present lay leaders and volunteers. Need someone with a strong faith who relates well to youth.

The position is 20 hours per week.

Send resume to: Church of the Living Christ, Attn: Pastor Tom Jasperse, 605 Hemlock Street, Fremont, MI 49412 or tom@clcfremont.org

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FOLLOWING JESUS – A DISCIPLE BELIEVES

by CLC_Staff on July 20, 2015

July 26 DiscipleshipA Disciple Believes

This week we will be beginning a 7-week series on being a disciple/follower of Jesus. Here are some questions to ponder:

  1. A Disciple Believes What?
    A. That Jesus is who He says he is as revealed in scripture
    B. That I accept His death on my behalf
    C. That all this makes a difference
  2. What is Belief?

Scripture References: Mark 8: 27-30, John 1: 1-18, Hebrews 11:6

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PRACTICAL OR PERSONAL?

July 13, 2015

Paul closes this letter with final greetings. Why add in Scripture personal messages to people we really don’t know? The Christian life is not merely practical, it is essentially personal. The challenge this week is to continue to have our discipleship be personal! Scripture Reference: Colossians 4: 2-18

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AFFIRMATION OF CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE

July 8, 2015

This week, in light of the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage, we thought it would be appropriate to speak on Christian marriage, same-sex marriage, homosexuality and how we might move forward in this changing world. Scripture Reference: Genesis 2: 24  

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BASICS

June 29, 2015

Paul prays to a big God and describes how Jesus shows us that. He then goes on to walk with God. Now in this short passage Paul gives the basics for Christian discipleship – compassion, kindness, patience, humility and gentleness, forgiveness, love and thankfulness. Scripture Reference: Colossians 3: 12-17

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DANGER, WILL ROBINSON!

June 22, 2015

We are not to be deceived by other ideas about God. People still do this and we need to remember what we have been given. Scripture Reference: Colossians 2: 6-12 and 16-23

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PRAY BIG! Big Prayers Require A Big God!

June 15, 2015

Big Prayers Require a Big God! We will walk through Paul’s description of who Jesus is in Colossians: – All things are created through Him – All Things are held together in Him Scripture Reference: Colossians 1: 15-23

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PRAY BIG! Do You Pray Like This?

June 8, 2015

Paul prays in big expansive ways. He prays big things for the Colossians because He has a big God! – Challenge: Pray Bigger Prayers Scripture Reference: Colossians 1: 1-14  

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CELEBRATING PENTECOST

June 1, 2015

Reflections on the Holy Spirit while in Armenia Pastor Tom was not sure what would happen during his time in Armenia, but he wants to share what he saw the Holy Spirit doing while he was there: Giving people the words to speak And you shall be my witnesses Reminding us of all Jesus said and taught […]

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