Stand Alone Message

Church Planting is the Great Commission

March 20, 2022 • Zach Weihrauch • Matthew 28:16–20

In this stand-alone message, Pastor Zach Weihrauch discusses how church planting is the Great Commission. In looking at Matthew 28:16-20, we learn about God’s heart behind his command for us to make disciples.

So, This Is the Church?

February 6, 2022 • Jim Colledge • Acts 2:42–47

In this stand-alone message, Pastor Jim Colledge discusses what it means to be the Church. As we look at Acts 2:42-47, we learn that saved people who share experiences, convictions, and identity make up a community of believers.

Better Together

January 2, 2022 • Mike Holwerda • Galatians 6:1–2

Life has its ups and downs, and the Christian life is not meant to be lived alone. Listen in as Pastor Mike Holwerda speaks about the importance of caring for each other to fulfill what Jesus has called us to do and see we are better together.

God Does It for Us

October 24, 2021 • Joe Coffey • Isaiah 53:4–8, Hebrews 6:13, Hebrews 6:19, Genesis 15, Mark 15:33

We have officially reached the halfway point of our time in Romans. This week, we are taking a break from our “10 Sentences To Change Your Life” series for a standalone message on Genesis 15, where we see a significant encounter between God and Abram. Pastor Joe will help us fix our gaze on three main points: the doubts, the covenant, and the anchor. As we see in Genesis 15, even faithful believers like Abraham experienced doubt. But when we come face to face with doubt, and our faith starts to feel unsteady, we can remember the covenant God made with Abraham and the better covenant God made through Christ that would redeem us all. Our part has been taken care of. We never need to fear. Our doubts can remind us to look to Jesus, who signed our contract for us and paid our ransom, who took away the penalty of sin and gave us his gift of grace in its place. Jesus serves as the anchor our souls desperately need. God showed us that he would do his part, and he would also do our part through Jesus. There is no other anchor we can put our hope in, no other anchor that stays consistent with time and never changes. If you find yourself experiencing doubt today, look to Jesus and see the hope of the steadfast anchor we all desperately need for our souls.

Why Growth Matters

September 12, 2021 • Zach Weihrauch • 1 Peter 2:9–12

What comes to mind when you hear the word “growth” as it concerns the Christian life? Maybe you think of knowledge and how much someone knows about God, the Bible or theology. Maybe you think of it more in terms of what a person does and how their behavior has been changed during their Christian walk. But as Pastor Zach shows us in 1 Peter 2, neither of these descriptions are at the foundation of Christian growth. While we often think of growth as knowing and doing, Peter encourages us to look at it as being. Our identity and what we believe about ourselves shape us more than any other influence in our lives. In a world that is constantly shouting about who we should be, the Christian’s goal is to grab hold of the voice of God and who he says we should be. As we delve into the concept of Christian growth, Pastor Zach fixes our thoughts on three points to consider: what is Christian growth, why does it matter, and how does it happen?

A Place to Belong

September 5, 2021 • Ken Prabucki • Acts 2:42–47

“If we can trust that Jesus saw us as worth dying for, we can trust he is worth living for.” These beautiful words were brought to us by Pastor Ken Prabucki as he discussed Acts 2:42-47 and the concept of community. In his three points, we learned about the kind of community we want, the kind of community we get, and the kind of community we can have. Our hearts desperately want to be welcomed as we are and part of something bigger. The communities we find ourselves in often don’t allow for our authenticity or our messes. But Jesus isn’t afraid of our mess. And in Jesus, we can become more ourselves than we could ever imagine. Through the finished work of Christ on the cross and the ongoing work of the Spirit within us, we can be a part of true, lasting community. Just like the early church, we can walk alongside one another in the mess and experience the unity Christ calls us to partake in together.

Who is the Greatest?

March 21, 2021 • Zach Weihrauch • Luke 22:24–30

Tune in as Pastor Zach shares about the security we can find in Jesus when we know who we are.

The Power of Reimagined Lives

February 7, 2021 • Zach Weihrauch

Dream Big

January 3, 2021 • Joe Coffey • Genesis 50:15–20

2020 was a difficult year for most of us. Tune in as Pastor Joe discusses why God is closer than we might think, and that God does not dismiss our pain, but uses it. Let's dream big in 2021!

Our Time To Shine

March 15, 2020 • Joe Coffey

Well, this weekend definitely felt a little different! While we weren't able to be with you all in person, we are so grateful that we can still worship together online. Thanks for tuning in as Pastor Joe encouraged us to respond to current events with courage and compassion while others are filled with fear. It may feel like we are facing a mighty storm, but as followers of Jesus, we know we are safe in the boat with him. We believe that as the body of Christ, this is our time to shine. We encourage you to reach out to those around you. Think about your elderly neighbors or those who might not be able to provide for themselves. Give them some of your extra toilet paper! Live in a way that others know you're not controlled by fear.

The Transforming Power of Community

September 1, 2019 • Todd Iannetta

Orchard NEO Weekend

August 25, 2019 • Zach Weihrauch

Orchard NEO Weekend was a celebration of both the mission God has given us as a church, to ensure every neighborhood of Northeast Ohio has an effective gospel-centered church and the role he has given each of us to play in that mission. If you missed it, make sure you take the assessment at ccchapel.com/Orchard to learn what part you can play in our church planting mission!

Year In Review

December 30, 2018 • Joe Coffey

In the last service of the year, we take a look at some of our favorite memories of 2018. It was a year that we asked God to transform our church, and we joyfully celebrated 347 new believers and 718 baptisms! As we praise God for all that he has done, we look forward to 2019 where our new goal is to Make Jesus Famous everywhere we go.

CCC Kids Weekend

February 25, 2018 • Joe Coffey

In 3 John 1:4, the disciple John says that there is no greater joy than to hear his children are walking in the truth… We agree. When the next generation is raised up in the ways of the Lord, it's good for them, it's good for us and it's good for the world. Join us this week as we celebrate our children’s ministry and take the opportunity to give to some children-focused ministries: the Coalition of Children in Need Association (COCINA) in Haiti, Action for Empowerment (AOET) in Uganda, and CCC's own foster care and adoption ministry.

The Problem of a King

October 22, 2017 • Joe Coffey

We have a strange relationship with kings. There is a part of each of us that wants a king, fascinated by their power and portrayal as heroes in our stories. There is another part of us, however, that rebels against the idea of a king, resenting the idea that they might lord over us and tell us how to live our lives. We love kings, but we seem to hate them at the same time. That, fundamentally, is the problem of a king. But the fact is we need a king on an innate, spiritual level. God is the ultimate king, demonstrating complete authority over all things; yet as with any king, we pull away as part of our sinful desire to rule our own lives. If, however, we can learn to obey his commands, accept whatever he brings into our lives and look forward to the fulfillment of his kingdom, we can begin to experience the endless joy God intends for us as a part of his kingdom.