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December 13, 2016 By JR Vassar
Our community recently wrapped up 41 weeks in Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. I enjoyed teaching through the letter and hope you were built up from hearing it preached as much as I was built up by preaching it. It was a rich study for me personally. Ephesians has always been one of my favorite books...
August 25, 2016 By Joseph Tenney
A creed is simply a summary statement of Christian faith and belief. It is believed the original intent for these creeds was to present a short summary of Christian doctrine that a follower of Jesus would affirm at baptism. They later became tools for instruction of new converts, for guarding against heresy, and for use...
August 17, 2016 By JR Vassar
As I was reading through our CATC Daily Bible Readings this week, I was reminded of a critical truth in Philippians 1:19. Paul is writing the Church in Philippi from prison. He is confident that God would deliver him and he tells the Church, for I know that through your prayers and the help of...
August 8, 2016 By Beth Ferreira
“2am” by Megan Svajda In the darkness of night, You find me Evading my dreams to call me out of slumber Sleepless nights to awaken my soul In the quiet, distractions are scarce Left alone with my thoughts, You speak You don’t shout above the noise Demanding Yourself to be heard You are a jealous...
June 9, 2016 By Joseph Tenney
There is an admonition in Jude that oftentimes gets passed over, but is foundational to our communion with God and vital in our fight against idolatry. Verses 20-21: “But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy...
February 11, 2016 By Chuck B. Colson
Typically, evangelicals are shy about Lent. The 40 days prior to Easter—Sundays excepted—are known popularly as a season for giving up chocolate or other extras in order to show God how much we love him. With such impoverished notions, it is no wonder that Lent has fallen on hard times. So should evangelicals bother with...
January 28, 2016 By Church at The Cross
Pastor JR Vassar brings thoughts and answers to some hard questions over the Doctrine of Election. divine sovereignty and human responsibility – a seeming contradiction The God Above Human Reasoning JESUS IS THE MAIN THING
January 6, 2016 By Church at The Cross
“I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” (Psalm 119:11, ESV) “The law of his God is in his heart; his steps do not slip.” (Psalm 37:31, ESV) Internalizing Scripture and locking it into your memory is one of the surest ways to grow in holiness and...
December 22, 2015 By JR Vassar
On Sunday, December 20, I made a few comments toward the end of my message confronting the tendency of some Christians to call for the sending of missiles upon our enemies more than to pray for the sending of missionaries to our enemies. It is impossible to say everything that needs to be said in...
December 21, 2015 By Church at The Cross
“For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes. He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing. And you are to love those...