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Feeding and Leading

So guard yourselves and God’s people. Feed and shepherd God’s flock—his church, purchased with his own blood—over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as leaders. … Read more

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Preparing for Marriage?

It is always exciting for me to hear about folks getting married in our community, especially in our church. We are often asked by potential brides and grooms about our process for weddings, and many… Read more

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“The name’s Epaphras!”

Do you ever lose sight of the power of God through discipleship? I know we talk about discipleship here often enough. Most people who come to CFC would say that they’ve seen a graphic with… Read more

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Countdown to Adulthood

You’ll find that the story content of many movies is about the transition from adolescence to adulthood. Often, an overconfident teen meets the world head on and is no match for it. The movie… Read more

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Read Before Walking

This weekend we will consider the Faith Path again by looking at the stones of Bible Reading, Prayer, Worship, and Giving. In preparation of this weekend, I read through a book loaned to me by our… Read more

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Get Ready to be Ready

My personal context for coming to faith in Jesus was pretty straight forward. Church life was a family experience that was shared by most of my relatives. I could mark my weekly calendar by the… Read more

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Bless Their Hearts

This week we begin a series that will help us pull some general principles for passing on our faith through discipleship while practiced in the specific context of family life. … Read more

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Ancient Wisdom Still Speaks

In September of 1982, maybe you were mesmerized by him along with the 7000 others in Roberts Stadium. Fresh off of his album, “Working Class Dog” and catapulted to fame by his portrayal… Read more

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Back to Bristol

Last week we were privileged to continue our study of Ecclesiastes and hear a solid message from Sam Lynn on the importance of companionship. This weekend we will continue the “Under the… Read more

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It Doesn't Feel Like Vacation

Dale is on vacation this week, but as he stopped by CFC to get some boxes, he passed on some info for eNews. … Read more

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Step into the Water

This Sunday at Burdette Park we are privileged to celebrate one of the sacred ceremonies given to the church - baptism. But this is not to say that the church invented baptism. Baptism was practiced… Read more

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The World Won't Stop for Broken Hearts

I keep only one picture of me with Dale Earnhardt, Sr. It’s actually not even a picture of us, it’s almost an accidental shot taken by my old friend Steve Rose. Steve was one of the… Read more

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For the Byrds

This is one of those entries that separates the generations. If you are reading this and you were born in or before the 60’s you probably know what I’m referring to even by my title. If… Read more

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A Full Heart

When was the last time your heart felt full? As I ask that, I am also aware of the frustration that could come with the question. It’s so subjective. What does it even mean to have a full… Read more

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Under the Sun

If you’ve been with us during the past few summers, we often take this time to explore a helpful dose of what we have in our Bibles called “Wisdom Literature.” Specifically,… Read more