July 24 - Sept. 4, 2022
August 28, 2022 • Dr Charles Kyker • 2 Corinthians 1
Where do you turn for comfort, for answers in this post-pandemic grid we find ourselves? Thoughts regarding life, work, and family relationships have been fine-tuned. Many people continue to deal with grief over the loss of a loved one. Extreme loneliness and isolation has caused many to suffer silently. Interruption of work and school routine is still affecting us, resulting in a lack of focus, motivation, meaning and purpose, at some level. Anxiety and depression is a daily battle for many of us. Are you weighed down with troubles? Where do you find respite? This week we are looking at our fifth essential core value represented by the “S” in the acronym of C-H-R-I-S-T. “Small Groups are the best place for life change.”
Incarnational & Inspirational Worship
August 21, 2022 • Dr Charles Kyker
Using the acronym C-H-R-I-S-T, the fourth core value of Christ Church is ‘I’ – “Incarnational and inspirational worship that is relevant and authentic is at the heart of who we are as we help people grow closer in their walk with Christ.” This fourth core value is a big one! What comes to mind when you think about worship? What does worship mean to you—how would you describe (explain, define) worship to someone who has no clue about God, the church, or who Jesus Christ is? Often, even those of us familiar with Christianity and the church may think of worship as a corporate service involving music, teaching, communion, and prayer. Others may think of worship as an event resembling a Christian concert. Still others may think of worship more in terms of a private setting, involving solitude and quiet reflection. Worship means different things to different people. What does the Bible say about worship?
August 14, 2022 • Dr Charles Kyker • 1 Corinthians 9
There are six essential core values that keep Christ Church grounded in Scripture, our mission, and focused on the Lord’s work. Today we look at ‘R’ in the acronym of C-H-R-I-S-T – Reaching. Reaching millions of unchurched persons because lost people matter to God. Who is called to go and preach the Gospel? We all are!
August 7, 2022 • Dr Charles Kyker • 1 Corinthians 3
Christ Church has six essential Core Values that keep us grounded in our mission. Using the acronym of C-H-R-I-S-T, this week we are looking at H – Healing happens best in need-based ministries and small groups. Need-based ministries, like Celebrate Recovery, and sermon-based small groups we call Life Groups, are all about living into holiness – Sanctification, as John Wesley called it. We all have areas where we need special attention, intentional work, healing, deliverance, and transformation. Salvation is simply inviting the Person of Jesus Christ into your life, into the work-zone. And once you ask Jesus into your heart, you surrender your will (your way to His way) and trust Him to make Himself at home in your heart. The Lord loves you deeply and is ready to begin the healing and cleansing process. You both will work together.
July 31, 2022 • Dr Charles Kyker • Matthew 19
At Christ Church, we have six essential core values to which we hold tightly. Utilizing the acronym of C-H-R-I-S-T, the first core value is C – “Children and Students matter to God. Therefore, we will provide with excellence, children and youth ministries so they can know Christ and make Him known to their generation.” The sobering truth is, we are always only one generation away as a culture from experiencing the haunting words written in the book of Judges: “After that generation died, another generation grew up who did not acknowledge the LORD or remember the mighty things He had done for Israel” (Judges 2:10). For several years now at Christ Church, we have boldly declared: ‘Not on our watch!’ We will do our best with God’s help to teach the next generation to acknowledge the Lord and honor Him for all He has done. “We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the LORD, about His power and His mighty wonders” (Psalm 78: 3b-4). Children and students matter to God. Do they matter to you?
Reaching & Developing
July 24, 2022 • Pastor Mike Faircloth • Romans 8
What would you be willing to do to save the life of your child or someone you love? What are you willing to do to introduce people around you to the Lord Jesus Christ? Christ Church is willing to do whatever it takes to introduce people to the love of Christ. Our mission statement at Christ Church is “To reach millions of unchurched persons by developing thousands of fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ” – a big mission, but we have a big God. And our God is full of big, unfailing love. Christ Church is about reaching and developing. We want to reach people (individuals and families) who have yet to belong; and then to develop them so that they live into their full potential, with complete commitment to Christ. This is what God has done for us. God reached for us when He crossed the eternal portals of heaven and came to earth, when He gave the world the gift of His Son.