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This Advent/Christmas season, we listen to the story of God coming to earth from the vantage points of six historical figures — an Old Testament prophet (Isaiah), the Child's mother (Mary), an angry king (Herod), the Savior Himself (Jesus), and two devout elderly Jews (Anna and Simeon). Each had a different perspective on the two questions, "Who is this Child?" and "How does His coming impact my life?" As we hear their voices on the Christmas story, how do they inform our own experience of the birth of Emmanuel, God with us?
Generosity has a generative power: it unleashes a chain reaction of transformation, both for giver and receiver. Like electricity produces light in the darkness, generations of Christians who generate generosity shine God’s light on a broken world. What does it look like to use the gifts God has given us — our time, talents, and resources — to live lives of obedient generosity? How can generosity enrich the generations that follow? This series celebrates the power of generosity — and how the source of that power isn’t ultimately in us, but from the Holy Spirit.
As Christians, what we believe begins with in whom we believe. Who Christ is, what He claimed about Himself, and what He demonstrated to us through His life and death, make up the foundations of our faith. This series examines Jesus' seven "I AM" statements from the Book of John, unpacking the revolutionary promises, assurance, and salvation that Christ gives to all who profess His name.
John Crosby moderates four panel discussions on contemporary issues in the Church, culture, and politics. We'll hear different perspectives on hot button issues, including the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and the upcoming election. How do we discuss and disagree graciously?
We are looking at the ways God lovingly invites us to Him, sends us to be inviters of others, and invites us to be reconcilers in a broken world. When we answer God's invitation to grow closer to Him, our hearts begin to change. And we, in turn, begin to reflect His invitational spirit as we invite our friends, neighbors, and coworkers on a new journey . . . of faith, hope, and reconciliation.
In our second worship series this summer, we will hear from CPC's pastors on the verses that they have special love for. Life verses may give you inspiration and direction. Perhaps they are something that you cling to in dark times. Or maybe they are pieces of Scripture that brought you to a belief in Christ. This series will be a time to focus on the truths of Scripture most life-giving to our souls.
In Galatians 5, Paul lays out the distinctive attributes — or fruit of the Spirit — that Christ-followers grow into. Our pastors will lead us in a study of these characteristics, unpacking each spiritual trait and developing ways to make it part of our lives.
Pentecost marks when the Holy Spirit descended on Jesus' followers as cited in Acts 2.
The Bible offers a blueprint for healthy relationships, but are we using the right tools? This series will offer biblical truths and practical solutions to help us build stronger relationships. We examine six values — forgiveness, prayer, boundaries, submission, communication, and encouragement — that bring health to our relationships and help us rely on Christ as our cornerstone. Whether our relationships are already strong or in need of repair, all relationships are works in progress; these biblical values can help strengthen the foundations.
During Holy Week, we will reflect on Christ's sacrifice for us and rejoice in His Resurrection. Join us for prayer, worship, and spiritual growth as we prepare our hearts to meet the risen Christ on Easter Sunday.
Spiritual disciplines are practices that open the door to a flourishing life in Christ. Like a field requires tilling or a marathon involves training, spiritual maturity comes from integrating certain practices into our lives over time. During Lent, we want to focus on five spiritual disciplines — solitude, worship, confession, generosity, and prayer — that both deepen our relationship with Christ and connect us to community. We hope to demystify spiritual disciplines as merely "work" and instead celebrate them as a means to experiencing the abundant life God offers us.
Do we say we believe in God, but act as if He doesn't exist? Sometimes it's a matter of control, where we don't want to let God's standards change our choices. Or maybe we struggle with trust, unsure that God will provide for our needs. This four-week series will help us consider areas of our lives where we still live as if everything is up to us alone.
Who are we as a church body? From where do we receive our purpose? In January, we will spend three weeks looking at Christ Presbyterian’s commitment to follow Jesus, love others, and live missionally. As we begin a new year, we hope this will be a time to refocus our efforts — and our purpose — on what it means to live as a Christian community.
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