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Mainstream 11-08-15

November 8, 2015 • Harvey Flake

What Does Christmas Look Like in the New Year?

Romans 12:1-2 • January 3, 2016 • Pastor Pete Van Dyke

Men's Breakfast with Pastor Pete

November 14, 2015 • Pastor Pete Van Dyke

Joshua's Thanksgiving

November 22, 2015 • Pastor Pete Van Dyke

Thanksgiving is here! It is a great time to gather with family and friends and celebrate that fact that we are a blessed people. God is good! There are many family traditions at Thanksgiving, with one being the opportunity for each person to share why they are thankful. The message today centers around the Old Testament character, Joshua. You are going to be asked to imagine that Joshua is at your Thanksgiving table and you are going to hear what he is thankful for as recorded in Joshua 1:1-11. I know some may be thinking Thanksgiving didn't take place until about 395 years (or so) ago. Let me tell you, that Thanksgiving has always been a theme echoed again and again in the Scriptures. May you all enjoy a Blessed Thanksgiving Day!

Church Life

November 9, 2014 • Pastor Pete Van Dyke

This week we are going open God’s Word and examine what it means to be the church. When we pause long enough to look at the church we see many ministries designed for all ages, fellowship groups, service, missions, opportunities and celebrations, just to mention a few. But the questions are, where do you see yourself in the church? Do you feel connected? Do you believe you have something to offer? Do you feel blessed to be a part of the fellowship? God’s Word reminds us of the significant place we all have in the church. I trust the message will be an encouragement and a challenge as the Holy Spirit speaks to each one of our hearts.

Dealing with Our Pain

June 22, 2014 • Pastor Pete Van Dyke

Pain is seldom our welcomed friend, but it seems to come upon every single one of us at some point in our lives. So the issue is not whether or not we can avoid it. You and I simply cannot. The issue is, how will we respond to it when it arrives in our lives. This week we will be looking at the Scriptures to some very special promises God offers to us and how God walks with us through painful times. We will also consider how God desires to use each one of us and His church to minister to those who are experiencing pain.

Father's Day 2014 (Sanctuary)

A Man of God • June 15, 2014 • Dave Dick

Being a dad today comes with much more scrutiny then it did 50 or 60 years ago. Fatherhood is being redefined, expectations have grown, and failures are being proclaimed with regularity. On the other hand, some are challenging the very need for a father in the home at all. It can be a confusing time for dads. Join us Sunday as we find encouragement from God's Word for the importance of fatherhood.

Father's Day 2014 (Threshold)

God is a Consuming Fire (Happy Father's Day) • June 15, 2014 • Pastor Thor Ramsey

When it comes to parenting, the Bible gives scant practical advice but when it does speak directly to parenting, it speaks to fathers who in times past were seen as the primary parent in the home. We are now in a day when dads are seen as the supplemental parental support in the home. This Sunday in Threshold, we begin with the two New Testament parental passages concerning fathers and their children and with that, springboard into a focus on how we can be gospel fathers. Our God is a Consuming Fire (Happy Father’s Day).

Mother's Day 2014

Celebrating Women (HOW JESUS REVOLUTIONIZED SOCIETY’S VIEW OF WOMEN) • May 11, 2014 • Pastor Thor Ramsey

When we think of the influence of Jesus upon culture, we really take a lot for granted. Schools, hospitals, the emancipation of slaves were all spearheaded by followers of Jesus. But one of the things that we are often oblivious to is how Jesus changed society’s view of women. So, being that it’s Mother’s Day, we are not only going to honor mothers, but we’re going to celebrate womanhood by looking at how Jesus's treatment of women laid a foundation for all the freedoms that women in our culture enjoy today. There are far too many examples to use than we have time for, but this Sunday we’re going to look at five women with five different reputations. Celebrating Women, this Sunday in Threshold.

The Sacraments

April 7, 2013 • Pastor Pete & Pastor Thor

What exactly is baptism? Do you need to be baptized in order to receive salvation? If not, why not? What about communion? What happens during communion? Pastor Pete and Pastor Thor answer these questions in a combined service here at CLCC.

Hands of Humility

May 19, 2013 • Dave Dick

Humility can be complicated. The moment you know you have it, you have probably lost it. This week, Dave Dick will show us how essential humility is to a thriving walk with Christ as we study the parable of the wedding feast.

Forgiveness

Colossians 3:13 • April 22, 2012 • Dave Dick

Dave Dick will be teaching this week from Colossians 3:13. Real forgiveness is costly. Real love is personal.

Seven Marks of True Repentance

2 Corinthians 7:2-11 • April 3, 2011

This was Pastor Thor's first message as interim pastor before he became the permanent teaching pastor of the Threshold service. There are some messages that pastors preach to themselves. This is one of those messages.