Hope you’re enjoying summer and are able to find some time for rays and relaxation. 🙂
Does the Bible ever seem more like a huge book of outdated history than pertinent information? Maybe a nice decorative piece of literature displayed on the mantle or bookcase? Wish someone would just explain the nuts and bolts of the gospel? Well, you’re at the right place!
Continuing the series from the Apostles’ Creed, Pastor Cliff Purcell shares essentials of the Christian faith. You may listen to his message here: Stripped Down Faith (June 10, 2018).
Have a great week!
Though it may seem that many churches in America are dwindling, some churches are becoming effective tools in God’s hands. What is the common thread for these churches? The return to the essentials of faith. Listen as Pastor Cliff Purcell shares another of these truths in his series on the Apostle’s Creed: Jesus: God + human (June 3, 2018).
Have a wonderful week!
I hope all is well with you. Besides enjoying Spring rain showers, fresh blooms, and trying to keep the weeds down, I’ve been feeling like our cat lately. Not in her ability to run and jump—wouldn’t that be fun—but in the way she often chases her tail. Just wish I could make all my busy errands fun and games like our Lucy cat does. 🙂 On a high point, my boys’ high school baseball team advances to the State Championship game this weekend. I’m both excited and proud of their accomplishent. My daughter’s Jr. High softball team is also undefeated. My oldest son graduates in a week, which makes me happy-sad. Happy for his achievements and hopeful for his future plans, but also sad that he’s about to launch from the nest.
In all the busyness and fluctuating emotions, however, God’s blessings are abundant. I’m especially thankful for the relationship I have with my Lord, Jesus Christ. He’s the true glue that holds me together: both in the happy, smooth times and also when I’m spinning in circles chasing my tail.
This is a picture of the molecular structure of Laminin, which is what holds our cells together to form us into a complete being. I don’t think it’s coincidental that the glue that holds us all together is in the shape of the cross. Colossians 1:16-17 says, “For in Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things HOLD TOGETHER.”
In continuation on the fundamentals of our Christian faith, based on the Apostle’s Creed, here is another great podcast message from my Pastor Cliff Purcell: Jesus: Christ. Son. Lord. (May 20, 2018).
What are the fundamentals of the Christian faith? Why is there division in the church today? Find out in part by listening to Pastor Cliff Purcell’s second message from the “Apostle’s Creed” podcast series: Maker of Heaven and Earth (May 13, 2018).
Why isn’t the church in America today on a winning streak? It is probably because we have lost our focus on the fundamentals of our faith. Listen to the following podcast, “We Believe….In God the Father Almighty” (May 6, 2018), as Pastor Cliff Purcell begins a new series on the beliefs that are crucial to every Christian: http://firstnaz.com/media.