Apr 8, 2020
Colossians Part 8
Posted by Ashley Ellison
Pastor Ashley continues a verse by verse study of the Book of Colossians.
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  • Apr 8, 2020Colossians Part 8
    Apr 8, 2020
    Colossians Part 8
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    Pastor Ashley continues a verse by verse study of the Book of Colossians.
  • Apr 5, 2020Living on a Cause
    Apr 5, 2020
    Living on a Cause
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    Just as He did with David, God has given each of us a cause to live on that is bigger than ourselves. Pastor Ashley teaches us how to face the giants in life through David's story and by reminding us that "when you live on a cause, you don't live on insecurity."
  • Apr 1, 2020Colossians Part 7
    Apr 1, 2020
    Colossians Part 7
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    Pastor Ashley continues to teach verse by verse from the Book of Colossians.
  • Mar 29, 2020What’s In Between
    Mar 29, 2020
    What’s In Between
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    The space separating where you were from where you are going...the in-between. Pastor Ashley uses the passage from Exodus 15 to show us that victory is coming and we have each been given a measure of something to rejoice about. Our job in the "in-between is to listen, do right, and obey.
  • Mar 25, 2020Colossians Part 6
    Mar 25, 2020
    Colossians Part 6
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    Pastor Ashley continues our study of Colossians and encourages us through the words of the Apostle Paul to continue growing in the Lord.
  • 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 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 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Jan 5, 20202020 Vision Sunday
    Jan 5, 2020
    2020 Vision Sunday
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    Pastor Ashley shares the 2020 vision of Christian Ministries Church by examining the creation account in Genesis. God did not put man into the world until a proper place had been created for him. In that same way, we must create a place for God and all that He has for us.
  • Dec 29, 2019Rewind Sunday
    Dec 29, 2019
    Rewind Sunday
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
     Christian Ministries Academy Senior Jessica Cadle shares a powerful testimony about the importance of reflecting on what God has spoken to us individually. Pastor Ashley winds up 2019 by encouraging us to "never forget to remember" the times that God has seen us through in the past.
  • Dec 15, 2019Indescribable
    Dec 15, 2019
    Indescribable
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    In this message, Pastor Ashley Ellison attempts to describe the indescribable person and character of Jesus Christ. As Christians, we all know the name, “Jesus Christ”, but the impact of His life goes far beyond our imagination!
  • Dec 11, 2019Symbols
    Dec 11, 2019
    Symbols
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    Join Pastor Ashley Ellison as he dives into the meaning and importance behind prominent Christmas symbols. In today's culture, there is a real need for reminding ourselves and others around us of the true reason behind the celebration of Christmas.
  • Dec 1, 2019The Dividing Line Part 4
    Dec 1, 2019
    The Dividing Line Part 4
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    In the final session of the Dividing Line Series, Pastor Ashley gives us three questions to ask when making decisions. 1) Will it produce good fruit? 2) Will it work in my culture? 3) Is the timing right? How we answer these questions will determine whether we live wisely as Ephesians 5 instructs. He also gives 10 vital points to consider in making wise decisions.
  • Nov 24, 2019The Dividing Line Part 3
    Nov 24, 2019
    The Dividing Line Part 3
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    Pastor Ashley Ellison continues talking about biblical lines and wisdom lines. Some dividing lines that we make in our lives are simply based on what is wise (Ephesians 5) and not specific Scripture. He gives us 3 instances where we might feel as if we need to cross our dividing lines in order to "be somebody", but in fact, we do not. Crossing our dividing lines often results in more pain than popularity in the end.
  • Nov 20, 2019Wise Thinking, Dividing Line Part 2
    Nov 20, 2019
    Wise Thinking, Dividing Line Part 2
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    In continuance of "The Dividing Line" Pastor Ashley Ellison teaches us that sometimes we have to draw our lines in places, not because it's a sin issue, but because it simply isn't wise. He uses Ephesians 5:15 to show us that we are to "live like wise people."
  • Nov 17, 2019The Dividing Line
    Nov 17, 2019
    The Dividing Line
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    Everyone draws lines of acceptance and rejection in different places, but what do we base where we draw our lines off of? Pastor Ashley Ellison teaches us to look at what the Lord says about things, and not base our "dividing lines" off of other people.
  • Nov 3, 2019Stay
    Nov 3, 2019
    Stay
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    Pastor Paul Kern talks about staying where we are planted even when the easier option is to leave. Growing often occurs in places outside of our comfort zones.
  • Oct 30, 2019Are You Scared? Pt.2
    Oct 30, 2019
    Are You Scared? Pt.2
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    Pastor Ashley Ellison gives great insight on being aware of the demonic realm around us. We are often times intrigued and entertained by demonic spirits that we should be rejecting. He gives key points on recognizing the powers of darkness around us, so that we might not let them into our lives through fear and ignorance.