You and I – as Jesus’ disciples – are on a most important journey; indeed, THE most important journey. In this life, we are traveling toward a promised resting place, and to live in a promised era of God’s blessing – both of which are beyond our imagination. God has promised it – the place and the era – to those who journey by faith.
So what kind of journey is this? From where have we come, and what is the route, and where are we headed? What’s at stake, and what does it mean to “journey by faith”?
Here's the truth: God richly rewards the obedient traveler of relentless faith ...and it's important to journey well! Join the journey this summer at Christ Community Church!
What was so radical about the cross? Why is it God's most important gift to us? What did it take for God, His Son, and His Spirit to provide such a radical gift? And why are we called to boast in but one thing – God's radical love-gift of the cross? This Easter series will seek to answer these questions – presenting the gospel and calling us to personal, radical, giving love.
A person is his/her theology. Critically important, then, is to understand who we are in light of who God truly is, and let all of the implications of understanding truth about God have their impact in our lives.
This Winter 2017, our Gather services' teaching will be to explore and apply what God has told us about Himself and, consequently, about us.
God's Sovereign Salvation Intercepting a Sinful World
At the heart of Isaiah’s message is God’s purpose of grace for sinners. If that ultimate miracle is accepted—and one cannot be a Christian without accepting it—then a lesser miracle is no barrier. Indeed, the prophet making predictions of future events is not a problem; it is, as Isaiah intended it to be, encouraging evidence of God’s sovereign salvation intercepting a sinful world.
Guess what? Life on earth doesn’t always go the way you expect or even hope for. But…our hope is not focused down. It’s focused ahead, and up!
Those who follow Jesus have a remarkable and lasting treasure – SALVATION. Not merely a religious experience in the past, salvation is a divine gift that unfolds in glory over time, and will flourish in the experience of eternity. Because this is true, Peter writes to raise the hopeful eyes of his fellow followers.
"Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the Law of Christ." --Galatians 6:2
Tough Stuff : We will never be able to rightly understand it in our lives without God and His truth. Tough Stuff : God has so designed us that we better understand and experience His truth about it when we do it together. Tough Stuff : When we share it, people get connected to life-defining relationships in Christ.
On the last, great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Anyone who believes in Me, as the Scripture says, Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water!" Now this He said about the Spirit, whom those who believed Would receive, for the Spirit had not yet been given.