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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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, […]
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 […]
Today we’re concluding our teaching series on God’s Sabbath Rest; and, we’ll be talking about what it means to live lives that are thankful. In preparation this week, God led me to a very unlikely text – Isaiah 58. When you first read it, you’ll probably ask yourself, “What is Pastor Bob thinking?! I’m not […]
The only meaningful way that we can keep God’s Sabbath day rest command is by trusting Him. We’ll be looking at Exodus 16 & Deuteronomy 8 as we consider key principles and insights on how trust relates to rest.
Today, we are talking about how all of the Old Testament prophecies and promises regarding Rest find their fulfillment in Jesus. And, our text will be Matthew 11:28-30, “Come unto Me all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am […]
This Sunday we’ll be talking about how we can Redeem Time – you know that dictator that orders our lives! And, we’ll be studying Leviticus 25:1-22 as we discover how less is more – that when we observe the Sabbath, the purposeful rest that God commanded, it actually results in greater productivity & fruitfulness! I […]
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