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Scripture Memory Meditation | Revelation 3:20


"It is impossible to abide in Christ if we leave him standing on the doorstep. We need ears to hear the knocking on the door."...

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Book Review: Stewards of Eden


Stewards of Eden provides a careful assessment of the biblical texts, current practices, and potential paths toward a more conscientious and biblical approach to the earth and its resources....

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A Baptist's Musings on Lent


Why, if there is any reason at all, should Baptists take interest in Lent? And if they do, are they stepping onto the slippery slope of legalism that will inevitably end in Roman Catholicism?...

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Scripture Memory Mediation | Numbers 6:24-26


There is nothing magical about the benedictions at the end of our services, but there is something powerful about an appeal to our covenant God to bless and keep us....

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Scripture Memory Meditation | Proverbs 12:18


Just as the tree of life will provide healing for the nations, so too can a wisely worded sentence bring healing to those who hear it....

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Scripture Memory Meditation | 1 Corinthians 15:19-20


There is, therefore, no virtue in placing hope in the promises of the Christian faith or in abiding by the Christian ethic if Christianity is not true....

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What to Know About the Mask Mandate (And Everything Else)


What we must know is how to navigate the situations before us in a way that will foster life in Christ and love for one another....

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Scripture Memory Meditation | Psalm 23:1-4


The significance of the psalm is that Yahweh is the shepherd ...

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Scripture Memory Meditation | Revelation 19:15-16


This important book has encouraged the persecuted and downtrodden for centuries and can do the same for us....

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Book Review: Being Logical (McInerny)


I’m thankful for such a helpful book that will, I hope, facilitate meaningful conversation about whatever pressing issue is before us....

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Logical Fallacies in an Internet Age


In an internet age, bad thinking can be perpetuated by liking, sharing, or commenting on posts with logical fallacies....

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Scripture Memory Meditation | Psalm 4:7


We must learn to find our security and our joy in God alone. ...

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The Killing of George Floyd and the Image of God


The death of George Floyd and the events surrounding it are tragic because they all efface the image of God. What does that mean?...

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Motherhood: A Sacred Gift


Motherhood is a gift from God. Mothers bring life into the world, mitigating the curse of death resulting from sin....

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On Not Neglecting to Gather


Are Christians disobeying God by staying home from church?...

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Cancellation Notice | COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 concerns, we will not meet for our regular gatherings this week. We will continue to assess on a week-to-week basis. If you have questions or need assistance, please email

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Gathering Together Is a Grace


"It is by God’s grace that a congregation is permitted to gather visibly around God’s word and sacrament in this world. Not all Christians partake of this grace."...

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COVID-19 and CLBC (Update)


- No Bible Classes on Sunday - AM Service at 10:45; doors open at 10:30 - No Communion on Sunday...

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Coronavirus and CLBC


Please know that we are monitoring the situation and will respond accordingly. If you are feeling sick, please stay home. Though we desire that all gather with us, it is an act of love to others in the church and our community at large to self-quarantine if you suspect illness....

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Scripture Memory Meditation | Genesis 15:6


God always remains faithful and true to His promises...

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Scripture Memory Meditation | Luke 24:44


Jesus began the fulfillment of the messianic mission prophesied about in the Hebrew Bible. He invites us to join in that mission as we await his return. ...

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Scripture Memory Meditation | Romans 1:20


God reveals through the gospel and creation that he is powerful and that he deserves to be worshipped. ...

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Book Review: Spiritual Gifts

Spiritual Gifts

In this book, Tom Schreiner provides a primer on spiritual gifts. ...

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The Unchurching of the Church


Responding to the unchurching of America by unchurching the church simply isn't viable. ...

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Church Partnerships: For the Gospel


Partnering with other local churches in these (and other) ways requires sacrifice, humility, and creativity....

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Book Review: Your Future Self Will Thank You

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Nobody—not even Christians—perfectly exercise self-control. That is why Your Future Self Will Thank You: Secrets to Self-Control from the Bible & Brain Science is so helpful....

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Our Church Blog: Coram Deo


Our church blog exists for the purpose of informing, encouraging, and challenging our church family. ...

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