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The Final Words

Do you ever think about the last words in the Bible? The last words in our New Testament are spoken by Jesus and the Apostle John. Found in Revelation 22:20-21, they frame for us what should be part… Read more

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Light and Life

Light and Life. It is not only the theme of our upcoming Christmas services but also a fitting description of the Advent season. What is Advent? It can be generally defined as “the arrival of a… Read more

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You're Forgiven Because He Was Forsaken

My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? … Read more

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A Little Something Extra

I am very eager to preach the message from our Colossians study this weekend. I was convicted deeply in my own preparation and trust that this will take us places as a church where we need to go. … Read more

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Check Your Philosophy

Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ. … Read more

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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