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October 31, 2017 By Tyson Guthrie
October 31st marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. I hope I didn’t lose you on that sentence. Perhaps you are saying, “Things that happened 500 years ago are history (school/boring), and those other words are long and capitalized. Are you going to give me a history lesson using big words I have to...
July 19, 2017 By Tyson Guthrie
Nobody likes running. Runners will disagree with me, but only because they have forgotten. Non-runners know: God gave us running so we would know what death feels like. Think about it. The first thing that happens when you start running is your body starts to attack itself. Its first attack is on your breathing. A...
June 21, 2017 By Amy Brooks
Foster care is a complex ministry. We entered this new season with the intention to keep children safe. We now realize Jesus had an even broader brushstroke in mind. Certainly, our primary responsibility is to open our lives to a child from traumatic experiences. But we never considered the abundance of new people our lives...
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