Framed - January 17, 2021 - Pastor Vann Trapp

January 17th, 2021

In the world of art, the most underappreciated and maligned member has to be… the frame. When does anyone ever joyfully exclaim, “I’ve been framed!” Never. And yet the frame is what helps us to focus our attention on what is essential in the picture within in. It provides a clear boundary between what is being portrayed and everything else. An essential part of our development as God’s people is letting Him frame us as well. Through His Word, His Spirit and His people, He clarifies what is important in our lives as individuals and as a community, and what needs to be let go. Have you been framed? Have we let God frame Christ Church? Let’s talk about it…

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No et ceteras - January 10, 2020 - Pastor Vann Trapp

January 10th, 2021

When you think about who some of the necessary people are in our community, who do you think of? Doctors and lawyers? Plumbers and electricians? Mayors and police officers? Teachers and social workers? What about when you think of who is a necessary part of God’s community, the Church? God says that when it comes to the Church, everyone He calls is an essential part. It’s like a Body. There are no extra parts. There are no et ceteras.

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The Next Step - January 3, 2021 - Pastor Vann Trapp

January 3rd, 2021

With the arrival of Jesus, God started a new thing as well, and He has continued it up to our day. But each new season, we get to participate in a new part of God’s plan to make all things new. So, what is this season? What is our part? Let’s find out together…

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Kindness - December 27, 2020 - Ken Bell

December 27th, 2020

We are all happy to wave goodbye to 2020.  The year was filled with turmoil, heartache and sadness. Our routines were upended and our lives forced to abruptly change.  We worry about facing more of the same in the New Year.  Times Square will be empty when the ball drops. So how do we find optimism and hope in an uncertain future?  Why not try a little kindness.

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Surprise Endings - Dec 20, 2020 - Pastor Vann Trapp

December 20th, 2020

The best stories always have a surprise ending. Some twist or turn that there was no way to expect… except when you look back at the story again. And then you realize that this ending was intended by the author from the beginning. Everything went into setting it up. And because of that, the ending is all the more amazing and glorious as it is revealed, and the author is praised for the mastery with which they told the story. Such is the story of God’s rescue of the people He loved; you and me. Let’s take a closer look at this surprise ending together this week.

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Surprised by the Detour - December 13 2020 - Pastor Cheryl Lavornia

December 13th, 2020

It's probably safe to say that most of us are struggling... It's not us, it really is 2020. But in the midst of the struggle, it's how we make decisions, how we treat one another, and how we respond that really impacts our lives. What if there was a way to continue your journey, even with the various detours and disruptions, that would help you stay connected to God's purposes and plan? 
 
Join us this week as we walk through the narrative of scripture, examining the detours of others in order to find our own way. 
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The Surprise of the Unexpected Pause - Pastor Vann Trapp - Dec 6, 2020

December 6th, 2020

You know the situation, you’re on your way somewhere important and you get interrupted, waylaid, detoured. What a hassle! What a waste of time! But what if God is working something, not just in the project, but even in the pause? Could God be speaking and forming you right now… even in the pause? Let’s talk about it…

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The Surprise of God’s Call - Nov 29, 2020 - Pastor Vann Trapp

November 29th, 2020

Mary and Joseph receive the announcement about Jesus. What an exciting time! God’s Messiah, forgiveness of sins, they are the parents. But immediately, they begin to understand some of the harder implications. But how could they ever understand the depth and length of the disruption to their lives?

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Prayer that Changes Things - Nov 22 2020 - Pastor Vann Trapp

November 22nd, 2020

Effective prayer is not about having the right words, or speaking in a “sanctified” voice to God. It is not about tears or emotional shouting. Effective prayer is about simple words that flow from a heart that is seeking God. The life that flows from such a heart is seen as righteous. So, it makes sense that the prayer of a person who is living right before God would be effective. So, how can we be those kind of people who pray those kind of prayers; prayers that change the world? Let’s talk about it…

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Moving God’s Hand - November 15, 2020 - Pastor Vann Trapp

November 15th, 2020

Humility is always the first step to an answered prayer. When we are humble, we quit pushing to get our way and finally ask God what His way might be. It is only when we join God in His purposes that we find that He brings in all the resources of heaven to accomplish even the seemingly impossible. Let's talk about it ...

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