Feb 16, 2020
Say Yes
Posted by Ashley Ellison
While Jesus was on the earth, He was always teaching His disciples to be like Him. He did not live His life as a receiver, but rather as a giver and a doer. The Word says that Christians will be identified by their fruit.  You are unable to "produce" if you go through life as a receiver. Pastor Ashley shows us how to move from the receiving stage of Christianity to the giving stage in order to live a transformed life. One of the ways we can do this is to "say yes." When given the opportunity to serve/give, say "yes."
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  • Feb 16, 2020Say Yes
    Feb 16, 2020
    Say Yes
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    While Jesus was on the earth, He was always teaching His disciples to be like Him. He did not live His life as a receiver, but rather as a giver and a doer. The Word says that Christians will be identified by their fruit.  You are unable to "produce" if you go through life as a receiver. Pastor Ashley shows us how to move from the receiving stage of Christianity to the giving stage in order to live a transformed life. One of the ways we can do this is to "say yes." When given the opportunity to serve/give, say "yes."
  • Feb 12, 2020Prepare the Dwelling Place Part 2
    Feb 12, 2020
    Prepare the Dwelling Place Part 2
    Psalm 22 states that God is enthroned upon the praises of Israel.Because we are now His people, this means that God is enthroned upon our praises. This means that His presence is made manifest when we praise Him. This presence is different that His indwelling presence or His omnipresence. God's manifest presence is experienced and brings transformation in us and/or circumstances.
  • Feb 9, 2020Stages of Christianity
    Feb 9, 2020
    Stages of Christianity
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    There are three stages of Christianity: Receiving Stage, Transition Stage, and Transformation Stage. In the receiving stage, we are like children who are being fed by others. In the transition stage, we are learning to feed ourselves. And in the Transformation stage, we are feeding ourselves and feeding others. Pastor Ashley teaches us to recognize the stage that we are each in, and to understand the importance of reaching the transformation stage, where we are living to give of ourselves and our resources.
  • Feb 5, 2020Prepare the Dwelling Place
    Feb 5, 2020
    Prepare the Dwelling Place
    From Exodus Chapter 40, Melanie Bertoglio  teaches us about the construction and layout of the tabernacle, the dwelling place of God in the Old Testament. As New Testament believers, each member of the Body of Christ is individually the dwelling place. It is important that we take great care, just as the Israelites did, in preparing our dwelling place in order to achieve intimacy with God.
  • Feb 2, 2020This is How I Fight My Battles
    Feb 2, 2020
    This is How I Fight My Battles
    Posted by Wade Ford
    Wade Ford reminds us that just as it was with Elisha and his servant, "there are more with us than with them." When we go into battle, whatever that may be, we are going in with heaven's armies on our side, and when it looks like we're surrounded...we're surrounded by the army of God. We must create a place in our minds for the Word of God to work so that we have the faith to let God do the fighting on our behalf.
  • Jan 29, 2020Colossians Part 3
    Jan 29, 2020
    Colossians Part 3
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    Paul's prayer for the Colossians was that they would have spiritual intelligence, that they would walk in simple obedience, and that the power of God would be manifest in their lives. All of these are things available to the Christian today as they mature in the Lord.
  • Jan 27, 2020Creating Vs. Making
    Jan 27, 2020
    Creating Vs. Making
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    When God created the world, He did so to make a place for man to dwell so that He could have fellowship with him. He created something so that He could have something. He did not rearrange things already in existence, but rather He made something new. Our human tendency is to rearrange our lives in an effort to make time/room for something else, when God may be telling us to get rid of something altogether in order to "create" a place for Him.
  • Jan 22, 2020Colossians Part 2
    Jan 22, 2020
    Colossians Part 2
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    Pastor Ashley Ellison explores Colossians 1:3-8. In this verse-by-verse study, we learn that Epaphras took the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of Colosse where they: 1) heard the Good News, 2) believed in Jesus, 3) were discipled, and 4) became faithful followers who bore good fruit. The Colossians faced many of the same cultural issues then that the church is facing today.
  • Jan 19, 2020Panel: Creating a Place
    Jan 19, 2020
    Panel: Creating a Place
    Posted by Panel
    Pastor Ashley hosts a panel discussion with four of CMC's premiere teachers...Youth Pastor Wade Ford, Teacher Deann Daniel, Children's Pastor Rachel Warren, and CMA Teacher Adam Jones. Each one gives us a specific application of this year's vision, "Creating a Place."
  • Jan 15, 2020Colossians Part 1
    Jan 15, 2020
    Colossians Part 1
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    "Colossians Part 1" by Ashley Ellison dives into some of the issues that the church of Colosse was dealing with that our culture still deals with today. Eastern philosophy and Jewish legalism, or gnoticism, was threatening the church, and Paul addresses them head-on. We can learn from Paul's teaching that God is very near to us and not a distant God.