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Upon Further Review – May 6, 2017

May 6, 2017 1:51 pm

This Sunday The truth is that I can’t wait to spend some time this Sunday with everyone looking at John 21 and the resurrection record in the text. Jesus shows up on the beach and grills fish and bread for hungry seamen, especially three noteworthy characters: Peter, Thomas, and Nathanael. More about them on Sunday. It’s been a joy to dwell in that passage this week and go back through the commentaries on John as well. I probably have 30 or more commentaries and several more studies about this Gospel, including sermon collections. Here’s a Pastor that has some wonderful... Read this post

Prayer Guide for Lent, Week 2

March 13, 2017 11:09 am

Hunger “O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. Thus I have beheld you…” – Psalm 63:1 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness; they shall be filled” – Matthew 5 Given that one of my life heroes is Julia Child it will come as no surprise that preparing and serving exquisite food for friends is a singular delight. So is eating that food! Imagine spending several hours preparing a menu, shopping for the... Read this post

Prayer as Life: Sermon Notes for February 12, 2017

February 11, 2017 11:47 pm

Rise and Build Part Two: Prayer as Life Nehemiah 1- 2:4 February 12, 2017 We’re not very good at this, but we can learn. Paul wrote, “We don’t know how to pray as we should…” “One moment of prayer, of weak worship, confused contrition, tepid thanksgiving, or pitiful petition will bring us closer to God than all the books of theology in the world.” ― Peter Kreeft Praying in the passion and reality of exile and unrealized hope Psalm 61:1-2 This is sustained prayer over four months (1:1-4; 2:1): around 100 Days. This is the first of nine prayers recorded... Read this post

The Cross-Shaped Supper: Sermon Notes for January 29, 2017

January 29, 2017 12:48 pm

The Cross-Shaped Supper 1 Corinthians 11 January 29, 2017   Brief Review:   The Lord’s Supper is Spiritual Food, offered to us by the Trinity, for the nourishment of the soul. This was Charles’ emphasis last Sunday. It’s what Paul emphasizes in 1 Corinthians 10. Spiritual food and drink in the wilderness Spiritual communion through food Make a choice between demons and Christ This is the vertical dimension of the Lord’s Supper.   “My own experience is that when I first became a Christian, about fourteen years ago, I thought that I could do it on my own, by retiring... Read this post

Letter to Diognetus

January 22, 2017 4:07 am

The following is from the Letter to Diognetus, an anonymous epistle from a Jesus follower to a non-Christian, written around 130-150, and noting the place of believers as both citizens and aliens in our various cultures. Peter writes that we are ‘strangers and aliens’ and we do well to remember this, with Abraham always seeking the City that has foundations, whose architect and builder is God. When we conflate the Kingdom of God with the politics and/or civic culture of a particular nation or empire we inevitably undermine the credibility of the Faith. We are servants. Is there a place... Read this post

King of the Jews

December 19, 2016 12:12 pm

The phrase ‘King of the Jews’ occurs four times in Matthew’s Gospel, on each occasion being uttered by Gentiles. The first is spoken by seeking worshippers at the beginning of the Gospel and the final three by condemning mockers at the end of the Gospel. The Magi ask, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him” (Matt 2:2). Pilate asks, “Are you the king of the Jews?” (Matt 27:11). The Roman soldiers mock Christ saying, “Hail, king of the Jews!” (Matt 27:37). Finally,... Read this post

The Feast of Gathered Worship – Sermon Notes for November 6, 2016

November 12, 2016 1:07 pm

Hearts on High The Feast of Gathered Worship 1 Corinthians 5:7a-8; 10:1-4, 16-17; Exodus 24:9-10; Psalm 34 November 6, 2016 Review: Worship as Gift; Worship as Sacrifice Both lead to the subject today : Feast Top Ten Restaurants in Nashville according to the Tennessean The 404 Kitchen Arnolds Country Kitchen Biscuit Love The Catbird Seat City House Etch Flip Burger Two Ten Jack Christ Community Church Ancient Christians used that very word to describe their Gathered Worship – the Feast! Creation to Consummation Israel’s Redemptive History Celebrated: Passover, Pentecost, Tabernacles – Feasting three times a year (“You WILL have a... Read this post

Sermon Notes for September 25, 2016

September 24, 2016 12:51 pm

Prepare the Way Restoring and Reclaiming the Vision of CCC Our Mission Distinctives Restoring the Vandalized – Holistic Ministry Luke 8:26-39; Romans 8:1-2, 29-30 Christ Community Church is called by the God of all grace for the transforming of life in middle Tennessee—spiritually, socially and culturally—through the power of the gospel, from Franklin to the nations of the world, and all to the glory of God. I. The Terrifying Vandalism of the Fall * Humanity Vandalized by Evil – ‘The Death of Satan’ and our naivete about evil – This man is homeless but for the tombs, but he is... Read this post

Sermon Notes for September 11, 2016

September 10, 2016 5:36 pm

Prepare the Way Restoring and Reclaiming the Vision of CCC Our Mission Distinctives Radical Hospitality Luke 14:12-24; Hebrews 13:1-2 Christ Community Church is called by the God of all grace for the transforming of life in middle Tennessee—spiritually, socially and culturally—through the power of the gospel, from Franklin to the nations of the world, and all to the glory of God. Luke begins his Gospel with a young couple on a journey to Bethlehem… when they arrive the woman gives birth, not in a comfortable place but on a barn floor and places her baby in a food trough… ‘There... Read this post

Sermon Notes for August 21 – Biblical People: What it Means to Trust the Scriptures

August 20, 2016 8:23 pm

Prepare the Way Restoring and Reclaiming the Vision of CCC CCC Value Two: We are Biblical People Romans 1:1-2; Matthew 22:29-33; 2 Timothy 3:14-17 Mission Statement: Christ Community Church is called by the God of all grace for the transforming of life in middle Tennessee—spiritually, socially and culturally—through the power of the gospel, from Franklin to the nations of the world, and all to the glory of God. BLESSED Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by... Read this post