What is the benefit of wrestling with and uncovering experiences of shame and guilt? When we become more aware of these experiences, we will better grasp the depth of Christ’s love for us, because Jesus is as concerned about the shame we experience as he is about our guilt. We will know better how to pray, how to ask for help, and how to find help and healing in God’s Word. And as we grow in wisdom, we are better equipped to walk with others. We began this study this past Wednesday at Refresh and it is promising to be one of our best studies from CCEF. It’s not too late to join, each lesson can stand alone and the study guide is designed to be used for personal study as well as group. Join us for this 8 week study at 6:30 pm. Soli Deo Gloria!
Enjoy this wonderful new song that we learned at the recent Ocean City Bible Conference. What exciting truths we proclaim in this song, “Come behold the wondrous mystery Slain by death the God of life But no grave could e’er restrain Him Praise the Lord; He is alive! What a foretaste of deliverance How unwavering our hope Christ in power resurrected As we will be when he comes” CHCC, it will soon be a new song of the month! Soli Deo Gloria
Allow for some self expression in this post. What a week it as been. 28 CHCC ‘family’ members experienced God in a very special way this week at the Ocean City Bible Conference in O.C., New Jersey. As each session of praise and teaching ended, I listened to our folks speak, with enthusiasm, of seeking deeper ‘worship’ as a church or desiring a deeper commitment to finishing well in their marriage and sexual purity. Others were awed at the commitment of the faithful Reformers upon who’s shoulders we stand and still others grew in their love of the theology of the Protestant Reformation as taught by the ‘solas’. To hear the voices of several hundred people singing loudly and in worshipful harmony ‘It Is Well With My Soul’, people who find complete satisfaction and delight in Christ alone, if but for that brief moment, gave each of us a taste of what eternity will be like. Everyone came back changed and longing for more. Fast forward to today. What a day of worship it was for us at Center Hill. I have to believe God was pleased. We combined the Jesus ordained ordinances of the church into one service, the Lord’s supper and 5 baptisms. Wow, what a thrill for this lead Pastor. To preach about our feasting and nourishing ourselves spiritually at the table and to see a near full worship center celebrate the obedience of 5 of our brothers and sisters was an amazing experience. Then to continue in fellowship with a luncheon and welcoming several visitors, brought together what the church is meant to be. A place of worship, edification, encouragement, discipleship and communion. All I can say Center Hill is that I love being your Pastor. Soli Deo Gloria!