THIS WEEK AT CHRIST COMMUNITY | A CHRIST-EXALTING WEEKEND | APRIL 25, 2019

God Moved Powerfully on Easter Weekend Our Easter weekend began with the solemnity of Good Friday, where we gathered to remember the death and burial of our Savior, on the cross and in the tomb. It was a powerful evening of heavy hearted worship and reflection. We ended the night in silence as we left the room with the tomb …

Five Principles for Understanding the End of Mark’s Gospel

[Some of the earliest mss conclude with 16:8] As we conclude our sermon series in the Gospel of Mark, we come to a unique set of verses accompanied by a note:  “[Some of the earliest mss conclude with 16:8]”.  In the Christian Standard Bible, Mark 16:9-20 is included in brackets, indicating that these verses are in some way different than …

Seven Days of Prayer: Sunday, February 3rd

Read Colossians 4:7-18 7 Tychicus, our dearly loved brother, faithful minister, and fellow servant in the Lord, will tell you all the news about me. 8 I have sent him to you for this very purpose, so that you may know how we are and so that he may encourage your hearts.9 He is coming with Onesimus, a faithful and dearly loved brother, who is one of you. They …

Seven Days of Prayer: Saturday, February 2nd

Read Colossians 3:18 – 4:6 18 Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.19 Husbands, love your wives and don’t be bitter toward them. 20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. 21 Fathers, do not exasperate your children, so that they won’t become discouraged. 22 Slaves, obey your human masters in everything. Don’t work only while being watched, as people-pleasers, but work wholeheartedly, fearing the …

Seven Days of Prayer: Friday, February 1st

Read Colossians 3:1-17 1 So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. 5 Therefore, put to …

Seven Days of Prayer: Thursday, January 31st

Read Colossians 2:16-23 16 Therefore, don’t let anyone judge you in regard to food and drink or in the matter of a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day. 17 These are a shadow of what was to come; the substance is Christ. 18 Let no one condemn you by delighting in ascetic practices and the worship of angels, claiming access to a visionary realm. Such people are inflated by …

Seven Days of Prayer: Wednesday, January 30th

Read Colossians 2:1-15 1 For I want you to know how greatly I am struggling for you, for those in Laodicea, and for all who have not seen me in person. 2 I want their hearts to be encouraged and joined together in love, so that they may have all the riches of complete understanding and have the knowledge of God’s mystery—Christ. 3 In him are hidden …

Seven Days of Prayer: Tuesday, January 29th

Read Colossians 1:15-29 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For everything was created by him, in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and by him all things hold together. …

Seven Days of Prayer: Monday, January 28th

Read Colossians 1:1-14 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by God’s will, and Timothy our brother: 2 To the saints in Christ at Colossae, who are faithful brothers and sisters. Grace to you and peace from God our Father. 3 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4 for we …