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  • Hope (Advent Series)

    During Christmas, we talk about a Messiah, a King and Savior who was anointed or appointed as our deliverer. There are a lot of things that need fixing in the world – the song rightly included a whole list of things that Jesus fixed while he was on earth – but the most important thing […]

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  • A Sunday Of Prayer And Worship

    Abraham Lincoln issued a Proclamation Appointing a National Fast Day, issued March 30, 1863. The context is the middle of the Civil War, so some of the language reflects specifically the challenges of that situation. However, the content is applicable to us still today. ….Whereas, it is the duty of nations as well as of […]

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  • Biblical Theology – Getting to the Theological Heart of the Bible

    Biblical Theology is concerned with the big picture of the Bible. This message is a look at why that should matter to every Christian and how they can learn to apply it themselves.

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  • Reflecting The Glory Of The Lord

    “A glass can only spill what it contains.” – mewithoutyou That’s not bad insight into life. We often hear the phrase, “garbage in, garbage out,” but that’s true of good things as well. Jesus taught this clearly: "The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil […]

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  • Aliens and Strangers

    John 15:18-19 "If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.” John 17:16 […]

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  • The Counselor Has Come To You (John 16:7-14)

    It is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Counselor (or Advocate) will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convince (or convict) the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: concerning sin, because they […]

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  • Making Things Right With God

    (If you would prefer to listen, you can find the audio here) Intro We’ve recently spent five months covering some of the bigger topics recorded for us by the apostle John. John spent almost half of his book telling us about Jesus’ last days of life on earth. Why did he do this? Of course […]

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  • The Why Question (John 9)

    Today we are going to take a look a topic that has great personal meaning to me (Karl Meszaros).The problem of pain, or as we like to say, “Why does bad things happen to good people?” I find the way Jesus deals with those dealing with pain and suffering to be highly useful.  John 9 […]

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  • Church Life At CLG: The Big Picture

    Mission “Our mission is to be a church community committed to pursuing healthy, authentic relationships with God and each other.” Vision “Our vision is that we become a community of individuals transformed by the life of Christ. We believe this transformation happens by the power of the Holy Spirit in the context of authentic community […]

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  • The Life God Grants In His Name (John 20:30-31)

    The Apostle John concludes his gospel in this fashion: “Jesus performed many other wondrous signs that are not written in this book.[1] These accounts are recorded so that you, too, might believe that Jesus is the Anointed, the Liberating King, the Son of God, because believing grants you life in His name.” John 20: 30-31 […]

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