ROMAN ROAD, week 9

by CLC_Staff on August 26, 2014

Roman RoadYes, Take It Personally!

We often think of Paul’s letters as theological treatises. But they really are letters, personal correspondence to people he cares about. Perhaps Romans seems all the more impersonal. It’s theology is more lofty and Paul himself says he has never been to Rome. Yet, Romans finishes with an entire chapter of personal greetings.  What do we make of that? My theme for this week is in opposition to the tired, phrase, “Don’t take it personally”. I think we do read chapter 16 personally as well in the book of Romans and in fact the whole Bible. We’ll look at Romans 16 as a help to take all of God’s word as a personal message to us.

Scripture Reference: Romans 16


ROMAN ROAD, week 8

by CLC_Staff on August 21, 2014

Roman RoadAnother “Therefore”!! This time the theology is done. Now the question is, In light of what we know now of the Gospel and God’s plan of salvation, How Then Shall We Live?

Romans, chapter 12 gives special insight into this question as we walk the path of being disciples of Christ. Unfortunately it boils down to a 16-point sermon. What’s a preacher to do? What about the congregation? Bring pencils today!

Scripture Reference: Romans 12: 1-13



by CLC_Staff on August 11, 2014

Come Closer To Me Web

Stacy BonczykStacy Bonczyk

This week we will again hear a message from seminary student, Annastasia Bonczyk, daughter of CLC’s own Mary Potts.

This Sunday, we enter Joseph’s story at the moment of happy reconciliation with his brothers. Joseph’s actions in this story are commendable but he is focusing on the way that the Lord has been at work. Joseph’s journey has included some moments of considerable pain but there is something in the words he says and the way he responds to his brothers that might be worth copying in our own lives.

Scripture Reference: Genesis 45:1-15, Psalm 133


August 6, 2014

This week we will hear a message from seminary student, Annastasia Bonczyk, daughter of CLC’s own Mary Potts. Elijah’s story features one of the most dramatic miracles in the Old Testament. The story we are engaging today happens right after. It is the valley between big events in the ministry of Elijah. Perhaps in this […]

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ROMAN ROAD, week 7

August 6, 2014

What Do You Consider Worthwhile? In Romans 8:18, Paul writes that “our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us“. So what do you consider worthwhile? A new purchase, an expensive vacation? Perhaps, but suffering or a difficult experience? When we consider Paul’s experiences the word worthwhile is […]

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ROMAN ROAD, week 6

July 21, 2014

Therefore! One Should Always Know What Therefores Are There For! “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” ~Romans 8:1 I was taught in seminary, in a class called Hermeneutics,  to always know what your ‘therefores’ are there for. I’ve seen this saying, with variations, in several books since. Romans 8:1 […]

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ROMAN ROAD, week 5

July 14, 2014

I’m Stuck! We can’t seem to get unstuck from sin. Like Paul in Romans 7 we all know this experience as Christians. How do we get unstuck? Scripture Reference: Romans 7: 7-25

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ROMAN ROAD, week 4

July 7, 2014

Is God Good For It? We are considered by God to be righteous, through faith. Knowing what we know about ourselves can God still keep His promise? Scripture Reference: Romans 4:16-25

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ROMAN ROAD, week 3

June 30, 2014

Sinners Anonymous! In the third week of our Roman Road series we will look at the sinful nature of people using step #1 of a 12-step program as a launching point – We are powerless over sin. A couple of things that we will explore are: 1. If we all acknowledge we are sinners, why […]

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ROMAN ROAD, week 2

June 23, 2014

The Harshness of God, He Lets Us Go Our Own Way! We will look at both the patience of God and His judgement. People often think of judgement as punishment. More sobering to me is that He allows us to reject Him to go our own way. Whether we like our own way when we […]

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