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June 23 - Aug 4, 2019

Week 6 - Chris Harris

July 28, 2019 • July 28, 2019 • Pastor Chris Harris

"If you had one message to preach, What would be the most important teaching to give?" This question was asked of each of the Christ Church pastors. The One series is an in depth look into the tenants of the Christian faith and what it means to follow Christ and live in a Godly way. Chris Harris is the pastor at the Fairgrove campus of Christ Church. 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 NASB 17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 18 Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Week 7 - Dr. Charles Kyker

August 4, 2019 • August 4, 2019 • Dr. Charles Kyker

"If you had one message to preach, What would be the most important teaching to give?" This question was asked of each of the Christ Church pastors. The One series is an in depth look into the tenants of the Christian faith and what it means to follow Christ and live in a Godly way. Dr. Charles Kyker is the Lead pastor of Christ Church and primarily teaches at the Mt. View Campus.

Week 5 - Harley Scalf

July 21, 2019 • July 21, 2019 • Pastor Harley Scalf

"If you had one message to preach, What would be the most important teaching to give?" This question was asked of each of the Christ Church pastors. The One series is an in depth look into the tenants of the Christian faith and what it means to follow Christ and live in a Godly way. Harley Scalf is the pastor at the Northside campus of Christ Church. Romans 5:1-11 NLT 1 Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. 2 Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory. 3 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. 4 And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. 5 And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. 6 When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. 7 Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good. 8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. 9 And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation. 10 For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son. 11 So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.

Extra Message - Vince Ross

July 20, 2019 • July 20, 2019 • Pastor Vince Ross

"If you had one message to preach, What would be the most important teaching to give?" This question was asked of each of the Christ Church pastors. The One series is an in depth look into the tenants of the Christian faith and what it means to follow Christ and live in a Godly way. Vince Ross is the pastor at the Gastonia Mission of Christ Church.

Week 4 - Trent Jones

July 14, 2019 • July 14, 2019 • Pastor Trent Jones

"If you had one message to preach, What would be the most important teaching to give?" This question was asked of each of the Christ Church pastors. The One series is an in depth look into the tenants of the Christian faith and what it means to follow Christ and live in a Godly way. Trent Jones is the pastor at the Lincolnton campus of Christ Church. Matthew 22:37-39 NLT 37 Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’#22:37 Deut 6:5. 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’#22:39 Lev 19:18.

Week 3 - Chip McGee

July 7, 2019 • July 7, 2019 • Pastor Chip McGee

"If you had one message to preach, What would be the most important teaching to give?" This question was asked of each of the Christ Church pastors. The One series is an in depth look into the tenants of the Christian faith and what it means to follow Christ and live in a Godly way. Chip McGee is the pastor at the Statesville campus of Christ Church. Acts of the Apostles 16:13-34 NLT 13 On the Sabbath we went a little way outside the city to a riverbank, where we thought people would be meeting for prayer, and we sat down to speak with some women who had gathered there. 14 One of them was Lydia from Thyatira, a merchant of expensive purple cloth, who worshiped God. As she listened to us, the Lord opened her heart, and she accepted what Paul was saying. 15 She and her household were baptized, and she asked us to be her guests. “If you agree that I am a true believer in the Lord,” she said, “come and stay at my home.” And she urged us until we agreed. 16 One day as we were going down to the place of prayer, we met a slave girl who had a spirit that enabled her to tell the future. She earned a lot of money for her masters by telling fortunes. 17 She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, and they have come to tell you how to be saved.” 18 This went on day after day until Paul got so exasperated that he turned and said to the demon within her, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And instantly it left her. 19 Her masters’ hopes of wealth were now shattered, so they grabbed Paul and Silas and dragged them before the authorities at the marketplace. 20 “The whole city is in an uproar because of these Jews!” they shouted to the city officials. 21 “They are teaching customs that are illegal for us Romans to practice.” 22 A mob quickly formed against Paul and Silas, and the city officials ordered them stripped and beaten with wooden rods. 23 They were severely beaten, and then they were thrown into prison. The jailer was ordered to make sure they didn’t escape. 24 So the jailer put them into the inner dungeon and clamped their feet in the stocks. 25 Around midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening. 26 Suddenly, there was a massive earthquake, and the prison was shaken to its foundations. All the doors immediately flew open, and the chains of every prisoner fell off! 27 The jailer woke up to see the prison doors wide open. He assumed the prisoners had escaped, so he drew his sword to kill himself. 28 But Paul shouted to him, “Stop! Don’t kill yourself! We are all here!” 29 The jailer called for lights and ran to the dungeon and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas. 30 Then he brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” 31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with everyone in your household.” 32 And they shared the word of the Lord with him and with all who lived in his household. 33 Even at that hour of the night, the jailer cared for them and washed their wounds. Then he and everyone in his household were immediately baptized. 34 He brought them into his house and set a meal before them, and he and his entire household rejoiced because they all believed in God.

Week 2 - Brian King

June 30, 2019 • June 30, 2019 • Brian King

"If you had one message to preach, What would be the most important teaching to give?" This question was asked of each of the Christ Church pastors. The One series is an in depth look into the tenants of the Christian faith and what it means to follow Christ and live in a Godly way. Brian King is the Leader of the Celebrate Recovery Ministry at Christ Church. Luke 15:11-32 NLT 11 To illustrate the point further, Jesus told them this story: “A man had two sons. 12 The younger son told his father, ‘I want my share of your estate now before you die.’ So his father agreed to divide his wealth between his sons. 13 “A few days later this younger son packed all his belongings and moved to a distant land, and there he wasted all his money in wild living. 14 About the time his money ran out, a great famine swept over the land, and he began to starve. 15 He persuaded a local farmer to hire him, and the man sent him into his fields to feed the pigs. 16 The young man became so hungry that even the pods he was feeding the pigs looked good to him. But no one gave him anything. 17 “When he finally came to his senses, he said to himself, ‘At home even the hired servants have food enough to spare, and here I am dying of hunger! 18 I will go home to my father and say, “Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, 19 and I am no longer worthy of being called your son. Please take me on as a hired servant.”’ 20 “So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him. 21 His son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, and I am no longer worthy of being called your son.#15:21 Some manuscripts add Please take me on as a hired servant.’ 22 “But his father said to the servants, ‘Quick! Bring the finest robe in the house and put it on him. Get a ring for his finger and sandals for his feet. 23 And kill the calf we have been fattening. We must celebrate with a feast, 24 for this son of mine was dead and has now returned to life. He was lost, but now he is found.’ So the party began. 25 “Meanwhile, the older son was in the fields working. When he returned home, he heard music and dancing in the house, 26 and he asked one of the servants what was going on. 27 ‘Your brother is back,’ he was told, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf. We are celebrating because of his safe return.’ 28 “The older brother was angry and wouldn’t go in. His father came out and begged him, 29 but he replied, ‘All these years I’ve slaved for you and never once refused to do a single thing you told me to. And in all that time you never gave me even one young goat for a feast with my friends. 30 Yet when this son of yours comes back after squandering your money on prostitutes, you celebrate by killing the fattened calf!’ 31 “His father said to him, ‘Look, dear son, you have always stayed by me, and everything I have is yours. 32 We had to celebrate this happy day. For your brother was dead and has come back to life! He was lost, but now he is found!’”

Week 1 - Dr. Charles Kyker

June 23, 2019 • June 23, 2019 • Pastor Charles

"If you had one message to preach, What would be the most important teaching to give?" This question was asked of each of the Christ Church pastors. The One series is an in depth look into the tenants of the Christian faith and what it means to follow Christ and live in a Godly way. Dr. Charles Kyker is the Lead pastor of Christ Church and primarily teaches at the Mt. View Campus. Revelation 21:1-8 NLT 1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone. 2 And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. 4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” 5 And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!” And then he said to me, “Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.” 6 And he also said, “It is finished! I am the Alpha and the Omega—the Beginning and the End. To all who are thirsty I will give freely from the springs of the water of life. 7 All who are victorious will inherit all these blessings, and I will be their God, and they will be my children. 8 “But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars—their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”