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An Incarnational Sunday School

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Christ Church Carrollton's Sunday School has always been a source of great pride to me and to our our Session. Though we are a small church, with a small Sunday School, we have always had outstanding kids, families, and teachers, and outstanding oversight by Heather Myers, our long-serving...

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A New, Very Old Christmas Tradition

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If you're like me, you love "A Charlie Brown Christmas," the beloved holiday TV special featuring the characters from the Peanuts comic strip, drawn until 2000 by Charles M. Shultz. It premiered on CBS on December 9, 1965 — fifty-three years ago this week! I was just seven the first time I...

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Our Brother, John Chau

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John Allen Chau is the name of the young American missionary recently martyred on North Sentinel Island in the Bay of Bengal between India and Thailand. In an unusual twist, it turns out that Christ Church's Joe Scott actually had a role to play in John's heroic story. Joe has known about...

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Thankful for...You

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Thanksgiving 2018 finds me very thankful for many things: for my wife Leslie, for our five kids and our two (soon to be four) grandkids--and for you! If you are reading this blog post, you are most likely either a member of Christ Church Carrollton or someone who is considering making Christ...

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Building Bridges

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Our Parish Mission 2018 was a great success. Fifty-two people attended one or more of the five sessions, as guest preacher Julian Russell led us in a three-day study of Barnabas--"Portrait of a Bridge Builder"--in Acts 4, 11 and 13. Julian's faithful teaching and engaging style were a great joy...

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King Jesus' Mission

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The 2018 elections are over, and the votes are being counted. As I write this post, Democrats are projected to win the US House, and Republicans are projected to keep control of the US Senate. One person who is not on tonight's ballot--and never will be--is Jesus Christ. The Lord Jesus Christ...

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Christian Citizenship 101

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You might have heard there is an election coming up in just a few days! On Tuesday, November 6, Americans all across the country will be voting for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Senator, Congressman, County Commissioner, Justice of the Peace, etc, etc, etc. I've been...

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You're Going to Love This Guy

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Julian Russell is leading the Christ Church Carrollton Parish Mission '18, November 9-11. His Bible text is Acts 11, and his talks are titled "Profile of a Bridge Builder." As Julian and his wife Chris prepare for their visit, we asked him to share a little about himself and his hopes for the...

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Meet Julian & Chris Russell

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Julian Russell is the featured speaker at Christ Church Carrollton's Parish Mission 2018, November 9-11, "Profile of a Bridge Builder." Julian will be joined by his lovely wife Christiana. Here is info from their mission organization website:  Julian and Christiana grew up in Nassau...

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Who Will You Invite?

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Christ Church's Parish Mission '18 is in just a few weeks. The climax will be our guest service at 10:30am on Sunday, November 11. Our distinguished guest preacher will be the Rev. Julian Russell, a PCA missionary/church planter in Nassau, Bahamas. Julian will be preaching from Acts 11, "Profile...

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