Thoughts on Faith and Life

Grace

God’s grace is an amazing gift. This gift is available to all but not all will receive or enjoy the benefits of God’s grace in their lives. In Romans 5:1-2 we find that there is an “access point” into grace. Grace is available to all but any who truly desire that grace must come through … [Read More]

Boldness

“For you did not receive a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline….so do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord…” 2 Timothy 1:7-8. The Bible says the “righteous are bold as lions” Prov. 28:1. How and where do we get over our fear of man and live … [Read More]

The Mission Of Christ In Us And Through Us

In Luke 4:18-19 Jesus outlines His ministry purpose: Preach Good News Proclaim freedom for prisoners Recovery of sight to the blind Release the oppressed Proclaim the Lord’s favor. When Jesus walked the earth He certainly accomplished these things, setting people free both spiritually and physically. All along the way He preached the truth that God’s … [Read More]

Shaking?

It seems more and more that our world is encountering problems that are bigger than what we can solve. Whether it is terrorism like ISIS or Boko Haran or viruses that kill many. We have worldwide financial problems. The list can go on and on. Many people see the increase of destruction in the world … [Read More]

Change

I am so thankful for the believers here. As we move forward the prayers of people asking God to lead our future. The change to 9:30 has been great. Fellowship and community are to great benefits. We’ve decided not to go ahead with the move to the theater. Several reasons come into play: manpower to … [Read More]

Courage to Move Forward

September 2014. This month holds two major events for us as a body of believers at CLC. First our outreach event the: Freeport Family Festival. Second a move to the local theater for our Sunday Service. Even now thinking about these I feel my inside get nervous. Maintaining the status quo is so much more … [Read More]

Spring Weather: Encouraged to Encouraged

Finally, our warmer spring weather has arrived. I notice in myself especially and others around me that on days with beautiful weather I am outwardly more happy. That is I show my happiness more. I am encouraged. Walking around in this “state of being” I find myself smiling and encouraging others easily and more frequently. … [Read More]

Greater is He: A boy and his song

1 John 4:4 says: “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the One in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” As Christians we are indwelt by the Holy Spirit. The spirit of this world or as Paul states it, the “god of this age, has blinded … [Read More]

Death and Resurrection

This is the wonderful time of year where we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. It is this fact alone that stands out to prove the Christian faith, that validates Jesus claims to be God and to be the exclusive way to the Father. If Christ did not raise then we are … [Read More]

3 Baptisms

In our Wed. night study we ended up talking about Spirit baptism. I was again encouraged by going through the Scriptures in the Book of Acts and seeing how important Jesus and the Apostle made Spirit Baptism. Jesus tells the Apostles to wait in Jerusalem until they have been baptized into the Holy Spirit. In … [Read More]