Overwhelming Odds vs. Overwhelming God

by Jon Wiziarde

2 Chronicles 13 tells the story of King Abijah of Judah, the great grandson of King David. Abijah and his army had gone out to battle against the army of Israel led by King Jeroboam. Militarily, the prospects of victory could not have been worse for Judah. The Bible tells us that Abijah’s army was […]

Super-Glued by Choice: Our Goal for the 2013-2014 School Year

by Leo Barnes

Here is the challenge we have issued our junior and senior high youth for the 2013-2014 school year.  It’s applicable to us post-teenagers as well…   Super-Glued by Choice: Our Goal for the 2013-2014 School Year Congratulations.  You have prayed a prayer.  You have confessed your sinful condition.  You have understood that Jesus paid the […]

Toxic Charity

by Mike McDowell

Our mission team at CCC has read and discussed the book When Helping Hurts by Steven Corbett and Brian Fikkert.  If you have been on a mission trip sponsored by CCC it’s likely you were given a copy of the book to read in preparation for your trip.  If you haven’t read it then I’d […]

The Story

by Ken Langley

Beginning with our service on the lawn September 1, the CCC family will spend nine months with “The Story,” an immersion in the grand narrative of the Bible from creation to consummation.  Here’s an invitation to join in.  The words are almost all those of Pastor Rick Brown of Christbridge Fellowship in Tomball, Texas.  He […]

Aching for Maturity

by Jon Wiziarde

There’s a challenge I didn’t expect in raising missionary support. The most common question I’ve been asked by strangers is “Do you have children?” It’s not just a casual get-to-know- you question; they’re asking deeper questions. They’re really asking … How hard will your transition be? Will you have to uproot your kids and separate […]

Missions and Purpose in the Church

by Mike McDowell

“The purpose of Christ Community Church is to make known and promote the worship of God in obedience to the Great Commission and the Great Commandments.”  This statement is a one sentence summary of Article II of CCC’s constitution and it embodies what I think is the heart of God’s desire for the church.  We […]

Maintain the Wonder

by Leo Barnes

Here is a great set of resolutions, not for losing weight or getting in shape, but for continuing to cultivate wonder and awe no matter what age you are: Clyde Kilby’s Resolutions for Mental Health 1.) At least once every day I shall look steadily up at the sky and remember that I, a consciousness […]