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22 08, 2017

An Emblem of God’s Love (Eph. 4:1-6)

2017-08-22T01:29:10+00:00

How are you processing the storm of last weekend’s events in Charlottesville? The Scripture calls us, as His church, to live worthy of his calling. What is that calling in such a time as this?

An Emblem of God’s Love (Eph. 4:1-6) 2017-08-22T01:29:10+00:00
16 07, 2017

Living God’s Shalom (Gen 1-2, Rev 21-22)

2017-07-19T00:28:50+00:00

In the biblical bookends, Genesis 1-2 and Revelation 21-22, we find a vision for God’s creation – how it began and where it finishes - one that we’re invited into through Christ.

Living God’s Shalom (Gen 1-2, Rev 21-22) 2017-07-19T00:28:50+00:00
9 07, 2017

Church in Action: A Call to Repent (Acts 17:16-34)

2017-07-15T15:44:06+00:00

Distressed by the idols of Athens, Paul calls the city to repent. He does so, in love, in a way that the people can understand. Do we as a church, as a people, respond to God’s invitation to repent and invite others to do the same?

Church in Action: A Call to Repent (Acts 17:16-34) 2017-07-15T15:44:06+00:00
14 05, 2017

A Church thriving amid Hostility (Acts 14:1-7)

2017-07-15T15:44:07+00:00

The message of grace comes to Iconium with both grace and power, challenging human tradition and creating a divide in the city. And yet, the church thrives. What type of culture enables a church to thrive in hostile settings?

A Church thriving amid Hostility (Acts 14:1-7) 2017-07-15T15:44:07+00:00
7 05, 2017

A Faithful Church (Acts 14:26-15:4, 15:30-35)

2017-07-15T15:44:07+00:00

In the Antioch church we see a church on the move, directed by the Spirit as a new people united in mission. What happens after the initial burst of gospel-fire? The steady flame of a faithful church.

A Faithful Church (Acts 14:26-15:4, 15:30-35) 2017-07-15T15:44:07+00:00
30 04, 2017

Why Not Us? (Acts 12:25 – 13:12)

2017-07-15T15:44:07+00:00

In the Antioch church we see a church on the move, directed by the Spirit as a new people united in mission. The same Spirit directs us today. Could God not also use us?

Why Not Us? (Acts 12:25 – 13:12) 2017-07-15T15:44:07+00:00
26 03, 2017

God of the Harvest: Belonging (Ruth 4:1-12)

2017-07-15T15:44:08+00:00

One of the ways to understand redemption is with the idea of purchasing from bondage, which is what we see in Boaz’s actions here. As people bought by God, we begin to understand and experience true belonging.

God of the Harvest: Belonging (Ruth 4:1-12) 2017-07-15T15:44:08+00:00
20 03, 2017

Tweets from God

2017-07-15T15:44:08+00:00

My Child... You may not know me, but I know everything about you...Psalm 139:1 I know when you sit down

Tweets from God 2017-07-15T15:44:08+00:00
12 03, 2017

God of the Harvest: Redeemer (Ruth 2:13-23)

2017-07-15T15:44:08+00:00

We don’t know what’s around the next bend of our lives, but we know the Lord is at work and that He – our redeemer – will provide, allowing us to “harvest from the sheaves” of his grace.

God of the Harvest: Redeemer (Ruth 2:13-23) 2017-07-15T15:44:08+00:00
19 02, 2017

God of the Harvest: Love (Ruth 1:6-22)

2017-06-30T19:38:04+00:00

Following a season of devastating loss, Naomi experiences unexpected love. We see that love sows for a harvest, even in what looks like barren soil. Do you believe God can change your script?

God of the Harvest: Love (Ruth 1:6-22) 2017-06-30T19:38:04+00:00
12 02, 2017

God of the Harvest: Loss (Ruth 1:1-5)

2017-06-30T19:42:16+00:00

Ruth begins in a season of loss. For Naomi, the fields are razed; the crops are bare. How does God call his people to walk through loss? What can we stand upon, even amid devastation?

God of the Harvest: Loss (Ruth 1:1-5) 2017-06-30T19:42:16+00:00
15 01, 2017

Inside Devotion: Praise (Psalm 34:1-3)

2017-06-30T20:08:33+00:00

A heart of devotion begins with praise. God command praise out of His love, as magnifying God accomplishes good in us, aligning us with what is true, regardless of circumstance.

Inside Devotion: Praise (Psalm 34:1-3) 2017-06-30T20:08:33+00:00
12 10, 2016

Work & Play

2016-11-24T01:34:40+00:00

[thaudio href='http://cvilleccc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/01-Work-Play.mp3']Work & Play[/thaudio] Mike Cramer, October  3, 2016

Work & Play 2016-11-24T01:34:40+00:00
12 10, 2016

The Gospel… and Technology

2016-11-17T23:50:24+00:00

[thaudio href='http://cvilleccc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/01-1-Cor.-7_29-31.mp3']The Gospel... and Technology[/thaudio] Geoffrey Maurer, October 9, 2016 [one_half][/one_half][one_half last=last] [/one_half]

The Gospel… and Technology 2016-11-17T23:50:24+00:00
19 09, 2016

1 John 3:1-3

2016-11-24T01:39:03+00:00

[thaudio href='http://cvilleccc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/01-1-John3_1-3-1.mp3']1 John3:1-3[/thaudio] [Geoffrey Maurer, September 19, 2016]

1 John 3:1-3 2016-11-24T01:39:03+00:00
20 03, 2016

Deuteronomy 4:32-35 – He Acts

2017-07-19T15:59:59+00:00

God’s actions (such as the exodus, the Cross) are not only to accomplish something for us, but also to communicate something TO us about who He is (=embodied communication).   God longs to be known. Does that idea fit into your grid about who God Is?  What impact does that make?

Deuteronomy 4:32-35 – He Acts 2017-07-19T15:59:59+00:00
13 03, 2016

Exodus 7:6 – He Commands

2017-07-19T15:51:54+00:00

Think of 2 examples, one simple and the other more complex, where God has commanded you to obey.  Did the obedience come naturally?  Did you chafe against the command? Why can obedience be so difficult? 

Exodus 7:6 – He Commands 2017-07-19T15:51:54+00:00
6 03, 2016

Exodus 3:18-22 – He is Sovereign

2017-07-19T15:49:03+00:00

God has Sovereign authority... but does He limit it with the human heart? What's the relationship between Sovereign love and free will? Using the Biblical metaphor of the Potter and Clay, we explore the intersection between Sovereign Love and Free Will.

Exodus 3:18-22 – He is Sovereign 2017-07-19T15:49:03+00:00
28 02, 2016

Exodus 3:19-20 – He Triumphs

2017-07-19T15:45:33+00:00

Is God your “mighty warrior”?  (Exodus 15:3, 6)  Is this the reality with which you approach life? Are there times in the past where he has fought and had victory for you?

Exodus 3:19-20 – He Triumphs 2017-07-19T15:45:33+00:00
21 02, 2016

Exodus 3:11-15 He IS

2017-07-19T15:42:07+00:00

Our self-absorption blinds us to the reality of God in our midst.  What parts of your SELF need to move out of the way (die) so that you can see God?

Exodus 3:11-15 He IS 2017-07-19T15:42:07+00:00
14 02, 2016

Exodus 3:11. He is With Us

2017-07-15T17:05:37+00:00

In Exodus 3:11, Moses has “a close encounter” with the Lord as he asks him a very basic and yet vital question; “Who am I?”. The Lord then graciously responds when he reminds Moses, “I will be with you”.

Exodus 3:11. He is With Us 2017-07-15T17:05:37+00:00
7 02, 2016

Exodus 3:10 – He Sends Us

2017-07-15T17:01:55+00:00

What are the fears and insecurities associated with being SENT by God? The “What ifs” that stand in the way of responding to His call? What do we see in God’s character that wrestles with those What Ifs?

Exodus 3:10 – He Sends Us 2017-07-15T17:01:55+00:00
31 01, 2016

Exodus 3:7-9 – He Rescues Us

2017-07-15T16:58:20+00:00

God rescues his people completely, not halfway (think Superdome illustration). There are two “moves” of rescue – coming out of bondage (an event) and into a good and spacious land (a journey).

Exodus 3:7-9 – He Rescues Us 2017-07-15T16:58:20+00:00
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