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Happy Pascha

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In many parts of the world, Christians call Easter Pascha. It comes from the Hebrew word Pesach, which means to omit, bypass, or skip. In the Bible, it is usually translated as Passover.  You may remember that a few weeks ago, during my sermon on Luke 22:7, we looked at the relationship...

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See How He Loves Us

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33 “When Jesus saw [Mary] weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in his spirit and greatly troubled. 34 And he said, 'Where have you laid him?' They said to him, 'Lord, come and see.'  35 Jesus wept. 36 So the Jews said, 'See how he loved...

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The Saving Prayer of Jesus

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“Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.” Hebrews‬ ‭7:25‬ ‭ESV‬‬ On the cross, Jesus accomplished his mission to save his people. It was...

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Teachable and Ready

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I’m always grateful when Christ Church lets me head off for a few days to study, do work for Arab Vision, and visit friends. The past ten days have been especially meaningful to me as I have had the chance to spend time with my old friend Dick Lucas, who’s like a father to me, and to...

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Leaders at Christ Church

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Christ Church Carrollton has thirty-two stated goals for 2018! One of them--and arguably one of the most important--is to identify, train, and mobilize lay leaders for service to the church and to our community. Raising up new leaders has got to be a priority for Christ Church and for every...

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On Becoming an Acts 6 Church

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Acts 6:1-15 was last Sunday's sermon text here at Christ Church Carrollton. This rich passage has great significance in the life of God's people. Drawn from the earliest post-Pentecost experiences of the apostolic fellowship, it establishes at least three principles. First, it establishes the...

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Ash Wednesday, Valentine & Us

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Ash Wednesday 2018 is February 14, the beginning of Lent, a season when Christians traditionally reflect on sin and mortality. February 14 is also Valentine’s Day, when we Americans spend our hard-earned money on overpriced candy, cheesy greeting cards, and expensive dinners celebrating...

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Safety | Security | Service

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On Sunday morning, November 5, 2017, 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley walked into the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, TX, and killed 26 people, injuring another 20. The attack—just east of San Antonio—was "the deadliest mass shooting by an individual in Texas, the...

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iMission

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In Exodus 24:4, it is said that Moses "wrote down all the words of the Lord." This is the first Biblical reference to non-oral communication of God's word. Since that time, God's people have been using one variety of media after another to communicate God's message to God's world. We've used...

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Our Plans, God's Plan

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I wrestle a bit with the idea of "planning" in church life. In an era when churches have increasingly bought in to secular categories imported from the business world, my ministry experience has always been like Jim Cymbala's at Brooklyn Tabernacle. Jim says that, when people ask him about his...

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