Mar 11, 2020
The Father’s Heart
Posted by Chatman Laxton
Chatman Laxton uses the life and mistakes of Jephthah to remind us of the futility of bargaining with God for things that He has already given. Jephthah knew all of the facts, but he didn't know the Father's heart. He unnecessarily sacrificed his future to secure what was already in God's heart to do for him.
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  • Mar 11, 2020The Father’s Heart
    Mar 11, 2020
    The Father’s Heart
    Posted by Chatman Laxton
    Chatman Laxton uses the life and mistakes of Jephthah to remind us of the futility of bargaining with God for things that He has already given. Jephthah knew all of the facts, but he didn't know the Father's heart. He unnecessarily sacrificed his future to secure what was already in God's heart to do for him.
  • Mar 8, 2020Position Yourself
    Mar 8, 2020
    Position Yourself
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    Position matters. It is important to know your season of life and what God has made available to you in order to position yourself for blessing and favor. God's desire is to bless us, and we receive blessing and avoid physical, mental, and spiritual frustration by learning that we play a part in positioning ourselves for that blessing. 
  • Mar 4, 2020Colossians Part 5
    Mar 4, 2020
    Colossians Part 5
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    In Part 5 of our study of Colossians, we learn that Paul did three very important things in regards to the church at Colosse. He shared the Gospel, suffered for the Gentiles, and worked hard on their behalf. These are all things that we Christians should consider when we are evaluating our personal responses to what Christ has done for us. Are we willing to do the very things that Paul did?
  • Mar 1, 2020Say Yes, Part 2
    Mar 1, 2020
    Say Yes, Part 2
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    Pastor Ashley teaches us the importance of positioning ourselves for obedience and blessing. The reason we say "no" to something is so that we can say "yes" to something else that is more important. There are 3 things in life that affect our positioning: Adamic sin nature, our work ethic, and God's supernatural blessing.
  • Feb 26, 2020Colossians Part 4
    Feb 26, 2020
    Colossians Part 4
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    Pastor Ashley continues the verse by verse study in Colossians with an important message on the preeminence that Jesus Christ should have in our life."Colossians Part 4" from CMC Podcast by Ashley Ellison. Released: 2020.
  • Feb 23, 20204 Lessons in Ministering
    Feb 23, 2020
    4 Lessons in Ministering
    Adam Jones teaches us four keys to ministering that every Christian needs to know: 1) Don't stay in your comfort zone. 2) It's okay to ask for help. 3) Don't allow your mistakes to define you. 4) With God, there is power in trivial things.
  • Feb 19, 2020Prepare the Dwelling Place Part 3
    Feb 19, 2020
    Prepare the Dwelling Place Part 3
    In Part 3 of the series, "Prepare the Dwelling Place," Melanie Bertoglio teaches us that worship is our response to who God is and what He has done in our lives.Worship does not have to be music and singing; however, God created music, He enjoys it, and He responds to it. If we want to prepare the place for God to inhabit in our lives, we will sing His praises.
  • 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.