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Easter Means Death...And Resurrection

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What does Easter Sunday mean to you? Giant bunnies and colorful eggs? New, brightly colored clothes? Family get togethers with carrot cake? Egg hunts and candy? While I have nothingagainst these things, at the same time I know they communicate nothing of the depth andgravity of Easter. These things are also nothing like what most of our Christian brethren around the world ...

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Foundations of Discipleship


Discipleship is obedience to the call to follow Jesus. But what gives Jesus the right to make such a call? Why should we listen to him when he tells us to reorder our lives to be centered around him? These are fair questions. Anyone who doesn't know or follow Jesus would naturally ask them. And anyone who already follows Jesus would do well to reflect on them. As with a...

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The Sanctity of Life in Exodus


Do we see sanctity of life as a whole picture? Do we see all the different sides and pieces of what it really means to be pro-life? Or do we only care about one? Here are some things we can do to promote the sanctity of human life......

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Five Kernels of Hope


My family had an odd Thanksgiving tradition. When my siblings and I were little, the night before Thanksgiving my parents would gather us into the smallest room in the house that we could all fit in (usually the laundry room), turned off the lights, sat on the floor, and lit a couple candles and we had a small meal of crackers, dried fruit and beef jerky....

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Helpers and Heroes


God honors women by calling them "helpers"...

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Praying Out Loud Together


Praying out loud together takes practice, and requires effort to work through the discomfort and distractions, but it is unquestionably a habit that will strengthen each of our individual spiritual walks as well as our communal faith....

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What does it mean to be “Pro-Life?”


What are churches doing to preserve the lives not only of the unborn, but also of the poor, the orphan, the widow, the hungry, and the immigrant? Are we guilty of “neglecting or withdrawing lawful and necessary means of preservation of life” for some, while we advocate for the lives of the unborn? Our country needs vocal defenders of the unborn, but it also needs activ...

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Why Everyone Should Say “Y’all”


For the Christian, “yous” should matter. We need to reject how our language has trained us to think and reprogram our brains to recognize the “yous’s” and the “y’all’s.” That way our faith will become less about “me” and more about “us,” less about each individual and more about the beautiful community God is building....

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Creation Speaks


“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.” (Ps. 19:1-4)...

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Household Gods


Is the god of comfort reducing the one true God into a fluffy religious cushion in your life? Is the god of recognition robbing you of opportunities for joyful, self-sacrificial ministry? What other household gods have you brought with you into the church and into your life as a Christian? Where are they lurking, waiting to twist your priorities, warp your thinking, and co...

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How Can I Be More Merciful?


Thy mercy my God is the theme of my song, the joy of my heart, and the boast of my tongue. Thy free grace alone, from the first to the last, hath won my affection and bound my soul fast. - John Stocker...

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Light in the Darkness


There is never a completely satisfactory answer to explain what we have been through or are going through. But Jesus doesn’t offer the lesser light of earthly answers, instead he unfailingly offers us the glorious, healing Light of His presence - and He always satisfies. ...

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Mercy and Justice at Christ Church


The purpose of our Mercy and Justice team is to present opportunities to the people of Christ Church to follow Jesus in reaching across the divisions of our society to share the gospel, to show love, to serve, and to be good neighbors to those in our community who may resemble the Samaritan woman of John 4....

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