The Coronavirus (COVID-19) was unheard of 6 months ago, and even just a few weeks ago, it seemed like a faraway problem on the other side of the world. However, it is now front and center in the news and all our thoughts. ...Keep Reading
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July 4th is traditionally celebrated as the “birthday” or beginning of America. July 4, 1776, was when the delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, drafted by (future President) Thomas Jefferson and approved by the Continental Congress two days earlier. ...
When reading the Bible, what is the best means by which we are to understand and interpret difficult passages of Scripture? For we recognize, as the Westminster Assembly observed, “all things in Scripture are not alike plain in themselves, nor alike clear to all.” ...
We are near concluding our second month of dealing with COVID-19 and the attendant restrictions that have been placed on businesses, travel, and socializing. One thing that I think we have learned in these days is that community is critically important for people. We were created by God to live with each other ...
COVID-19 cuts against the grain! We are not accustomed, you and I, to prolonged disruptions to our ordinary, everyday routines. We find such disruptions to be a nuisance, both frustrating and annoying. Indeed, we dislike most anything that presents itself as an obstacle to what we want, to the achievement of our desired goals. And the longer, moreover, such obstacles persist, the more intense, as well as the more expressive, becomes our frustration and annoyance!...
In these times of social distancing and not gathering, I want to continue to remain in "contact" with you, the congregation of Christ Church. I do not know how long our efforts to "Slow the Spread" will continue, but it appears that we will have live stream only worship at least through the month of April....
Pastor Greco sent an update to the congregation of Christ Church regarding changes to the Lord's Day worship services and other ministries in the midst of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. For March 22 and 29, Christ Church will only have live stream worship at 10:00 AM....
Why does Christ Church have a missions conference every (or nearly every) year? Doesn’t the leadership of the church know that everyone is busy, tired, overcommitted, and holding out for spring break so we can vacation or just have a break from the grind of life? Most of us find ourselves unable to keep up and needing rest....Keep Reading
It has been a great blessing over the last few weeks to see the increase in interest and involvement in our Covenant Community Groups. Perhaps now would be a good time for us as a congregation to pause and consider how we might get the most out of these groups....Keep Reading
Iain Duguid’s recent book, The Whole Armor of God: How Christ’s Victory Strengthens Us for Spiritual Warfare, masterfully describes each component of our armor and how it points us to Christ, whose victory has secured our victory....Keep Reading
A brief report from day two of the 2018 Peru Mission Trip....Keep Reading
A brief update from day one of the mission trip....Keep Reading
As we walk through the various ‘one another’ passages in God’s Word, we are seeking to build a Biblical understanding of how we should relate to others within the body of Christ. Scripture tells us in various places to exhort (Heb. 3:13) or encourage one another (1 Thess. 5:11; Heb. 10:25). Encouragement is something that we all need in our Christian walk. Nowhere in...Keep Reading
Do you want to make a difference in someone’s life? Pray for them! Prayer is not sitting idly by, merely hoping for something to change. It is active communication with God, based upon His Word. And it is active involvement in the needs and struggles of our fellow Christians within the church. ...Keep Reading
In a recent blog, we considered the fact that the love that believers show for one another should be the defining element of our Christian community. A concept that is closely related to love is the idea of honor. As the definition above demonstrates, to honor someone is to regard them with great respect....Keep Reading
What does the Bible teach about small groups? The short answer is nothing-but not really nothing. Let me explain. Certainly, Scripture does not give a set schedule of all the weekly activities of the church. ...Keep Reading
At our recent Reformation Day celebration, I met a man who attends another church in the area. He said that our church made an impression on him because “everyone seemed to know each other.” He appreciated that we were a friendly church with people who care about one another. ...Keep Reading