14
Apr
2015
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Stop Treating People Like Dirt

This past weekend we kicked off a sermon series here at CCM called UNSHOCKABLE!!! This series is all about how we as the church can stop being so shocked by those that are not like us and love them the way Jesus personified in scripture. The fact that Jesus uses imperfect people to reach other imperfect people is beautifully perfect. If you missed out this past weekend catch up below. I truly believe that this is one of those series that will absolutely change the way we reach people with hope and redemption.

 

 

8
Apr
2015
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We Will Be The UnShockable

This weekend we start a brand new series here at CCM simply titled UNSHOCKABLE!!! This is one of those series that we truly believe is a church altering series. It will change you, your family, our church, the community, your friends, and all who need Jesus. Just like we asked each of you to invite someone along for Easter…DO IT again this weekend. Bring back those friends who came. Invite those that said the couldn’t or wouldn’t. Do whatever you have to do to get them here. This is a series that you will not want to miss out on. Check out our promo below and then share it wherever you can.

 

5
Apr
2015
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Sunday Morning Thoughts: EASTER EDITION

HE IS NOT THERE!!! He is RISEN!!! Those were the words screamed over 2000 years ago from an empty tomb in a garden. Today is not the only day we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus…in fact here at CCM we celebrate it every week. But today…today we celebrate all around the globe the fact that our God defeated death, jumped up out of tomb, and said “peace…I’m outta here…and I am coming back to get you soon.” (emphasis mine)

With that said, here are some thoughts to get you ready as we gather and PARTY like it is 33 A.D.

 

4
Apr
2015
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I’m Ready To Quit

It was all over their faces.

Despair, heartache, confusion, ruin…

At this point, they are ready to be done. They are ready to throw it all away. They are ready to quit. What they had thought was a movement was just a moment…now it is time to quit this silliness and get back to reality. It was nice while it lasted. For a few years at least they felt like someone wanted them to be a part of something bigger than themselves. But today…they are ready to quit.

They could hear just outside their little hiding place the voices and conversations about what had happened just a short while earlier. They could hear the taunts about his “followers.” The “where are they now’s,” and the “told ya so’s.” The city that was usually a hub of excitement and joy, was now one of solidarity and whispers. In that little apartment though…it was dark. Darker than it had ever been. Even with the light shining through the cracks and crevices of the windows and ceiling, it was pitch black.

Imagine giving your whole life to what you thought was the movement of all movements, only to wake up to it…or him…being dead and gone. You would not have believed it had you not seen it with your own eyes. However, in a short 6 hours the day prior it was FINISHED!!! You even heard him utter those words. In fact you cannot get them out of your head…you thought he had told you it was just the beginning, but he said “it is finished.” Just two days prior you were ready to usher in what you had worked so hard for and now…now it is just a pipe dream of confusion.

Today is full of questions. Today is full of despair. Today is full of the phrase over and over…“I’m ready to quit.”

In the moment of “I’m ready to quit” is usually when God is about to move. If the apostles had walked out of that room that day and quit…given up…not given it a second thought, they would have missed out on the greatest movement in all of history. Today, for some of you, you are ready to quit. You are ready to throw it all away. You are ready to quit the marriage, the job, the church, the child, the living. Before you quit…before you let the darkness overtake you….before you let confusion talk you into something…let God remind you that tomorrow…the tomb is EMPTY!!!

Today may seem bleak at best, but tomorrow when you wake up, and the day after that, and the day after that, and the day after that…the darkness has been rolled back and light has re-entered to remind us that HOPE…IS…ALIVE!!!

29
Mar
2015
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Why Have You Abandoned Me?

For the past week or so I have been scarce around these parts of the internet. Not on purpose really, but kind of on purpose. I have been walking through life with numerous folks who are dealing with this thought and feeling in life that they have been abandoned.

Abandoned by a spouse.

Abandoned by a child.

Abandoned by a friend.

Abandoned by a parent.

Even…

Abandoned by God.

Ironically, today here at CCM we are dealing with the issue of abandonment. Jesus understands your feelings of alone. Jesus understands your feelings of isolation. Jesus understands your friends leaving you. Jesus understands those closest to you no longer being there for you. Jesus understands it, because he screamed the loneliest words in history on the cross. Today we are going to try and wrap our minds around his question of “WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?” In other words…why have you abandon me?

This post is not our typical Sunday Morning Thoughts, but that is exactly what this is. It is meant to spark our hearts and thoughts towards what we are going to learn and hear today. If you come to the blog, but don’t go to our church here at CCM, make sure that you catch this online and remember, Jesus understands your loneliness. Here are some quotes to get you thinking today.

 

22
Mar
2015
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Sunday Morning Thoughts: TWHS Edition

Today we will be wrestling with the central question of Jesus in the book of Matthew of “What Good Is It?” As we prepare for that today, here are a few quotes and thoughts to start piercing your mind and soul as you get ready to wrestle through scripture today.

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