Sermon Archives

October 22, 2017

MARK: Betrayal

Have you ever experienced the sting of betrayal? The unfaithful words or behavior of a boss, a coworker, a friend, a spouse, a relative, a son, or a daughter? I believe that the sting of betrayal is proportional to the closeness of the relationship. This Sunday, we’ll be examining Christ’s betrayal and arrest at Gethsemane.

October 15, 2017

MARK: Gethsemane

This Sunday we’ll be discussing Jesus’ experience at Gethsemane, sharing communion together and saying farewell to the Begert family.

October 8, 2017

MARK: First Supper, Last Communion

This Sunday we’ll be looking at Mark’s record of Christ’s last meal with His disciples. It’s hard to imagine the thoughts that must have been flooding Jesus’ mind as He shared these precious moments with His friends. And yet, there’s not a hint of self-centeredness. No veiled attempts for pity, consolation, or even some sort […]

October 1, 2017

MARK: The Cost

Is our focus on simply following Jesus, or on the cost following Him incurs us? Join us as we take a look through Mark chapter 14 and Mary’s extravagant gift.

September 24, 2017

Freedom Sunday

What do you immediately think of when you hear the word freedom? In America, it seems that the only time we even stop to consider the freedom we take for granted is during the July 4th holiday. However, much of the world does not enjoy the degree of freedom that we have known all our […]

September 17, 2017

MARK: Keep Alert

This Sunday we’ll be studying Jesus’ instructions to His disciples regarding the end times in Mark chapter 13. In the course of this chapter, Jesus repeatedly warns the twelve to “be watchful,” “keep alert,” “be on your guard,” and to “take heed!” We read admonitions like this no less than seven times! There’s so much […]

September 10, 2017

Mission & Vision 2017

There’s a lot going on this Sunday! First of all, in our morning message we’ll be revisiting CBC’s mission and vision: “Inviting people to follow Jesus as we impact our community and world.” Additionally, this Sunday marks our fall kick-off. Small groups and new Bible studies will begin next week. A special full-color bulletin insert […]

September 3, 2017

MARK: Signs of Hope

This Sunday we’ll be studying Mark 12:28-44 and applying the principles that we learn there to our lives. Up to this point in Mark’s Gospel, the religious leaders have been intent on trapping and humiliating Jesus. But, as we transition into our text we see that things change!

August 27, 2017

MARK: Hypocrisy

This Sunday we’ll be looking at a confrontation in Mark 12:13-27 between the religious leaders of the first century & Jesus. They ask Jesus questions that initially seem legitimate, but evil intentions and entrapment lurk just beneath the surface of their feigned curiosity! In a word, it’s hypocrisy. We’ve all experienced it, engaged in it, […]

August 20, 2017

MARK: Real Authority

This week we’re back in our study of the Gospel of Mark; and we’ll be talking about the nature of real authority. In our passage, once again Jesus goes head-to-head with the religious elite of His day, and guess who wins? Not only is the text humorous, but it also teaches us some valuable truths […]

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