THE POW!er OF WORDS: Repealing Sarcasm

by CLC_Staff on February 21, 2017

The POW!er of Words: Repealing Sarcasm

The old joke is… “Pastor, it must be nice to work one day a week!” How does one address comments, “made in jest”? Sarcasm is in epidemic proportion in today’s society. It is so prevalent that we use it ourselves and hardly notice. Yet, it is a not so subtle way to demean people… and even worse, it is unassailable. Try to reply to sarcasm with, “Hey, that hurts!”, and you’ll see what I mean. I think it is time to expose sarcasm and repeal its usage. It should not be a cultural norm, certainly not in the Kingdom of God.

Scripture References:   Ephesians 4: 29, James 3: 3-7

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BEING FULLY AUTHORIZED

by CLC_Staff on February 14, 2017

There is a certain confidence when you know you are fully authorized to do the job, whatever it is. We are set aside and authorized to do God’s work by God Himself.

Scripture Reference: I Peter 2: 9-12

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LETTING GOD BE THE JUDGE

by CLC_Staff on February 8, 2017

Letting God Be The Judge

What would the world be like without defensiveness? What would your family be like without defensiveness? We can live that way. Romans 12 helps us to do so.

Scripture Reference:   Romans 12: 17-21

 

HEARING JESUS IN THE MIDST OF THE STORM

February 1, 2017

This week we welcome Pastor Jean LeMahieu from Mears, Michigan. She is filling in for Pastor Tom this week. When storms come into our lives and we find ourselves in unexpected chaos, how do we hear God’s voice? Sometimes life’s circumstances simply overwhelm us and we have a hard time stilling our minds and hearts […]

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HEARING GOD, week four

January 23, 2017

Paul tells us to, Pray continually. One wonders how this is possible , yet I do think we can and ought to develop an ongoing conversation with God. If God speaks and we can hear (and obey!) why would we want this to be a rare occurrence? Today I will talk about being in more […]

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HEARING GOD, week three

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: 33-40

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HEARING GOD, week two

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

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HEARING GOD, week one

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 […]

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IT’S A BRAND NEW YEAR, IS IT THE SAME OLD YOU?

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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CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE – 10am

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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