NEW SERIES: The Minor Prophets, week one

by CLC_Staff on May 21, 2018

Upcoming Sermon: Sunday, May 27 – 10am

Joel: Rend Your Heart, Not Your Garments

Joel speaks to making real change, not just symbolic change. An expression of repentance or grief was to tear your clothing (rend your garments). Joel says that it is an inner work of the heart, not outward expressions, that count. He then follows up his message with great hope for the future and the promise of the Holy Spirit.

Scripture Reference: Joel 2:13-14; Joel 2: 28-3

BIG THEOLOGICAL WORDS, week six

by CLC_Staff on May 14, 2018

Upcoming Sermon – Sunday, May 13 – 10am

Trinity – Shouldn’t It Be Easier? How Are Three, One?

Trinity is not a word used in the New Testament and yet it is essential to our understanding of God. The church worked hard and debated much through the first 400 years of her history to work out what trinity means. We wonder if it should not be easier, yet it is God who we speak of so it is fitting that it is complex. Trinity is mostly about relationship and its centrality to all that exists.

Scripture Reference: John 16:5-16

BIG THEOLOGICAL WORDS, week five

by CLC_Staff on May 7, 2018

Sunday, May 13 – 10am

Baptism– You Have To Start Somewhere

Similar to last week with communion I think it is beneficial to us from time to time to review the meaning of baptism. There is a wide variety of baptismal traditions, often we know them through personal experience. We look to examine the history and meaning of baptism today.

Scripture Reference: Romans 6:1-10

BIG THEOLOGICAL WORDS, week four

April 30, 2018

Upcoming Sermon – Sunday, May 6 at 10am Communion – Drawing Close Without Words Each month we serve communion in the worship service. Today I want to talk more about its meaning and particular history in the Reformed Church in America. By doing so, I hope we can continue to draw deep nourishment from this […]

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BIG THEOLOGICAL WORDS, week three

April 23, 2018

Sanctification – Can I Really Make Progress? Sanctification is the process of becoming more and more holy. One wonders if the average Christian experiences this progress and acknowledges it in their own lives. Sanctification also includes us and our will as we move forward. What can we do to move ahead? Scripture Reference: Philippians 1:3-11

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THE SCENIC TURNOUT

April 16, 2018

 The Scenic Turnout God is made known to us in God incidents. God incidents can strengthen and inspire faith in a living Christ. One of the places God incidents occur is at the scenic turn-out. Examples of scenic turnouts will be given in nature, in scripture, and in life. Scripture Reference: Matthew 1:1-17. Bio of […]

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BIG THEOLOGICAL WORDS, week two

April 9, 2018

Salvation– Saved from What? The question we don’t follow up on is, “Saved from what?” When we delve into the answers, we realize exactly what God has done for us, thereby causing us to praise Him more. Scripture Reference: Ephesians 2:1-10

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BIG THEOLOGICAL WORDS, week one

April 4, 2018

New Series – Big Theological Words In this new series we will begin to eat these difficult to understand words down to digestible size. Justification – More Than Having A Good Excuse This week we will explore the meaning of “Justification”. To be truly justified in any situation is a remarkable thing. Through Jesus we […]

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EASTER DAY & APRIL FOOL’S – What An Odd Coincidence!

March 26, 2018

Easter Day and April Fool’s, What an Odd Coincidence! What an odd confluence of days, Easter and April Fool’s Day. Today we will look at the outlandish qualities of the resurrection. They are so outlandish that some think it to be another April Fool’s prank. We know better. Scripture Reference: Luke 24:1-12

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NEVERTHELESS, WE PRAISE GOD!

March 19, 2018

Nevertheless, We Praise God! Palm Sunday is a complex day to decipher. Is it a great day of celebration or a harbinger of doom? Only Luke includes the events about the stones crying out to praise Him, if we were silent. So, whatever our circumstances…. Nevertheless, We Praise God! Scripture Reference: Luke 19:28-40

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