THIS WEEK’S SERMON

by CLC_Staff on February 25, 2015

Take Up YOur Cross - 3-1-15 by Annastasia Bonczyk

Stacy Bonczyk If you were raised around the church you have heard these words hundreds of times. We hear them and  I wonder if we really know what to do with them. We seek after so many different things in an attempt to honor this command from Jesus. As we head toward Easter we will dwell for this one Sunday on where God is in the midst of our journey to follow Him.

Scripture Reference: Mark 8:31-38

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STEWARDSHIP IS A LIFESTYLE

by CLC_Staff on February 16, 2015

February 22 - Stewardship

God owns everything, we are just stewards. As such, everything in our lives is to come into conformity with God’s will and ways. For the Christian, there is no division between secular and sacred. Today we look at our use of money… How do we spend it? How do we give it? How do we save it? Every aspect of our decisions here are spiritual.

Scripture References:  Matthew 6: 19-21 and II Corinthians 9: 6-15

STORIES OF THE BIBLE – PAUL

by CLC_Staff on February 12, 2015

Bible Stories Web Feb 15 PaulPaul Gets Knocked Off His Feet         

This story tells us no one is beyond reclamation. It is true in the individual case as evidenced with Paul and in the general case as this event continues to propel the Gospel to the Gentiles.

Scripture Reference: Acts 9: 1-19          

Memory Verse: Memory Verse: Acts 9:4

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STORIES OF THE BIBLE – THE MARTYRDOM OF STEPHEN

February 3, 2015

The Gospel Is Not Easy Stephen is an extreme example of how difficult spreading the Gospel is. If we proclaim the Gospel it does offer blessing and calls existing behavior, social systems and institutions to change. It can be and has often been seen as powerful. We want to be cognizant of this in our […]

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STORIES OF THE BIBLE – PENTECOST

January 26, 2015

What An Event! The world is now working its way back to Paradise. The tower of Babel is reversed. Those who were dead are now becoming alive. The power of the Holy Spirit drives this movement . Scripture Reference: Acts 2: 1-21 Memory Verse: Acts 2: 21  -“ And everyone who calls on the name […]

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STORIES OF THE BIBLE – CRUCIFIXION/RESURRECTION

January 19, 2015

This is What God Is Like The Crucifixion and Resurrection are the clearest revelation of who God is:       He is willing to die for us       He cannot be held down by death The phrase, “why do you look for the living among the dead?”, still instructs us today. There is nothing about Jesus […]

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STORIES OF THE BIBLE – JESUS CALMS THE STORM

January 12, 2015

Who Is This Guy? This passage is in the midst of teaching and administration of power, or as the Gospels state, “authority”. Do you want your faith to grow? Grapple with the question the disciples had. Who is this? Even the winds and the waves (and diseases, and leprosy, and demons, and dead people, and….) […]

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STORIES OF THE BIBLE – THE PARABLE OF THE TEN TALENTS

January 6, 2015

A Call To Action     This is a clear call to action to use what God gave us to his glory. We are not to lament how little we have, nor glory in how much we have been given, but rather just use it. The account in Matthew is harsher than in Luke but I want […]

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STORIES OF THE BIBLE – THE PRODIGAL SON

December 30, 2014

    God Wants To Celebrate You! There are many sermons to be preached on this passage. It is a big story in understanding and relating to God. God celebrates us being found. Scripture Reference: Luke 15: 1-32

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STORIES OF THE BIBLE – THE GOOD SAMARITAN

December 23, 2014

Ask The Right Questions Two questions are implied in this story: How do I justify myself in God’s eyes? Who is my neighbor? We must ask the right questions if we want the right answers. The question Jesus imposes is, will I be a good neighbor to everyone I meet? One of the early steps […]

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