Finding Our Story in His Story: Ephesians 4:1-16

Blog Post for Sunday, October 22, 2017   What does it mean to grow up by growing small? This week in our study in Ephesian marks a transition in the letter. Typically, the way that Paul writes and expresses his understanding of the gospel is first by way of making clear the way in which… Continue Reading

Finding Our Story in His Story: Ephesians 3:14-21

Blog Post for Sunday, October 15, 2017   What should Christians be regularly praying for? This week in our text from Ephesians we will explore the second of Paul’s two prayers that he offers for the church. Once again, as we saw a couple of weeks ago after we looked at the first prayer, the… Continue Reading

Finding Our Story in His Story: Ephesians 2:11-22

Blog Post for Sunday, October 1, 2017   Does the gospel actually make a visible difference in hostile relationships and places? This week in our study in Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, Paul is going to make the audacious claim that the cross of Jesus Christ actually brings peace to relationships and communities formerly marked… Continue Reading

Finding Our Story in His Story: Ephesians 2:1-10

Blog Post for Sunday, September 24, 2017   What is so amazing about grace? Most Christians are familiar with the famous hymn by John Newton called “Amazing Grace.” It’s a beautiful hymn that richly reminds us of and celebrates God’s amazing grace towards us in Jesus Christ. Back in my college days, I recall that… Continue Reading

Finding Our Story in His Story: Ephesians 1:15-23

Blog Post for Sunday, September 17, 2017   What do you most often pray for? One of the great joys and privileges we have as followers of Jesus is that we have been granted open and free access to the presence of God the Father in the power of the Spirit. While we can’t physically… Continue Reading

Finding Our Story in His Story: Ephesians 1:3-14

Blog Post for Sunday, September 10, 2017   How well do you know God’s script for your life? Every play, drama and movie has a script which the actors all follow. A good script not only provides the overall story and point of the play/movie but also allows each actor to fully embrace their role… Continue Reading

Finding Our Story in His Story: Ephesians 1:1-2

Blog Post for Sunday, September 3, 2017   So what is your story? Have you ever started a movie – or maybe even a book – and about half-way through you suddenly realize that you are completely lost and have no idea where the story is going? In some cases, it may mean going back… Continue Reading

Launch Sunday: Finding Our Story In His Story

Blog Post for Sunday, August 27, 2017 So what’s your story? Where have you been and where are you going? Where does the story of your life find its place within the bigger story of who Jesus is and what He is up to in your life and this world? For many people, life just… Continue Reading

Hope in Reconciliation

Blog Post for Sunday, August 20, 2017 How do we find healing, hope and reconciliation with relationships that are difficult or seemingly broken? In the gospel accounts, Jesus makes the claim that the entire Mosaic Law of the Old Testament (the Ten Commandments, everything in Deuteronomy and Leviticus, etc.) is fulfilled in two very simple ways:… Continue Reading

ONE Service Sunday :: August 13, 2017

Blog Post for Sunday, August 13, 2017 Hello, CCCov Church Family! Our family had a great and restful time on our vacation, and were able to make it to two different family reunions in two different parts of the country – all the while keeping our sanity and humor intact ☺. We have definitely missed seeing… Continue Reading