Why we choose not to practice Lent at Christ Community Church Lent season is coming soon. This year, Lent begins on March 6. Before long, we will be seeing people post what they have “given up” for Lent, or some of our coworkers will show up with a spot of ash on their forehead. At…

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Celebrate Dependence on God on Independence Day Americans celebrate Independence Day on July 4th. It is the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The signers of the document declare independence from the present King of Great Britain while stating causes which impel them to throw off British governance. They did not consider…

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 Evangelism has become more and more challenging as our culture has become less and less moored to its Christian heritage. The old ways of thinking, and the old ways of doing “outreach” and “evangelism” do not connect with most people today (and even less so here in New England). Here is the material that the…

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In my current preaching series through Romans, our church family had to join with me in navigating the ethical high wire act Romans 1:24-32—the New Testament passage that most clearly and thoroughly discusses the sin of homosexuality. This article is an “edited for reading” version of my two sermon manuscripts on that passage. It is…

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  Spiritual Warfare: How to Win How to win a spiritual battle To human reasoning, it seems impossible for the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to accomplish great spiritual feat. To the Jew, the cross is a stumbling block. To the Greek, the cross is foolishness. But to God, it is powerful to rescue His saints…

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Jesus and Mack Trucks – Part 2 If you haven’t already, it may help to read the first installment of this post. You can find it here. What does a Christian look like if they are truly a Christian? In other words, how are they different from the rest of the people in the world?…

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