Apr 15, 2020
Colossians Part 9
Posted by Ashley Ellison
Pastor Ashley continues into our study of Colossians, bringing into context what Paul was writing to the church of Colossae while in prison.
  • Apr 15, 2020Colossians Part 9
    Apr 15, 2020
    Colossians Part 9
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    Pastor Ashley continues into our study of Colossians, bringing into context what Paul was writing to the church of Colossae while in prison.
  • Apr 12, 2020Empty
    Apr 12, 2020
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    Ashley Ellison illustrates that the empty things that God gives us are FULL of promises. Showing us that the empty cross, the empty tomb, and the empty grave clothes are symbolic of the power that God has.
  • 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 15, 2020A Biblical Response to COVID-19
    Mar 15, 2020
    A Biblical Response to COVID-19
    Posted by Chatman Laxton
    Pastor Ashley Ellison gives a Biblical response to COVID-19. He encourages us that Christ is over every sickness and disease and that it is our responsibility to lean on Joshua 1:9 during difficult times. "Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."
  • 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.
  • 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.