COV LIFE BLOG

Acts 19:21-41 – How The Gospel Confronts Idols in People’s Lives

Both the message of the gospel and the lives of those who have believed the gospel confront sinners with their sin. The message necessarily confronts people with their sin, because if people are not sinners, they have no need for a Savior. A “gospel” that presents Jesus as the way to a happier life, but […]



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Posted on: February 27, 2014 - 10:00PM

Acts 19:11-20 The Power of Word of God

So in this city full of magic, full of humours and systems and incantations and exorcisms, God wrought special miracles; and people, taking even the garments Paul wore in his work, their sick were cured, and evil spirits were cast out. God condescended to work not on a higher plane, but on a lower plane. […]



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Posted on: February 20, 2014 - 10:00PM

Resource Highlight – The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness

I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human court; indeed, I do not even judge myself. My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me. – 1 Corinthians 4:3-4  Do you struggle with an inflated self-esteem? What about a low opinion […]



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Posted on: February 19, 2014 - 9:00AM

Member Update: Marris Smith and the Mercy Ship, Part 2

I could write you FOREVER about the little stories from the ward, but I’ll spare you! I’ll just include a few of the things that have made me smile through my time here so far… Ward service. Every Sunday they have a service in the ward for the patients and caregivers. It has been so […]



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Posted on: February 18, 2014 - 11:00AM

Acts 19:1-10 The Necessity of True Belief and Conversion

Paul noticed that something was missing–which was the power and the fruit of the Holy Spirit–in the spiritual lives of these men in Ephesus. Their hearts had been prepared to receive Christ–they were in the process of being saved–but they had not yet been born again. They were like the fetus in the womb: possessing […]



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Posted on: February 13, 2014 - 10:00PM

Member Update: Marris Smith and the Mercy Ship

For those of you who are unaware, one of our members, Marris Smith, is currently spending two months in Africa with an organization known as the Mercy Ships. While she is away she is sending us updates about her time aboard the “Africa Mercy.” Because of the length of her first update, we will be […]



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Posted on: February 11, 2014 - 10:00AM

Foundations Class: Feb. 22-23

I have to admit, I was more than a tad nervous. Did I read or skim enough of the required reading? What if the professor called on me first? Would there be a pop-quiz? My first college class proved to be one I’d remember for the rest of my life. Turns out, Dr. Spring did […]



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Posted on: February 10, 2014 - 1:52PM

CLC Ministering Cross-Culturally

And to him was given dominion
 and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed. – Daniel 7:14 Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 22. From 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, CLC is […]



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Posted on: February 7, 2014 - 8:00AM

Acts 18:18-28 Giving and Receiving Correction

See an instance of truly Christian charity in Aquila and Priscilla; they did good according to their ability. Aquila, though a man of great knowledge, yet did not undertake to speak in the synagogue, because he had not such gifts for public work as Apollos had; but he furnished Apollos with matter, and then left […]



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Posted on: February 6, 2014 - 10:00PM

Biblical Living – Caring Through Shared Meals

As we sat across the table from a traveling baseball player and his also athletic wife, I—who have never run a mile or watched a sports game—couldn’t help but think, “We would never be friends with these people … but I love them so much.” It didn’t make sense for us to find such richly […]



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Posted on: February 3, 2014 - 3:37PM