COV LIFE BLOG

Praying for our Children

I still remember the first time I received that one “favorite” comment-from-a-stranger about parenting. At the time, my husband was deployed and we had only one child (my most difficult one to parent to date). Sitting in the car before entering a store, my oldest and I shared a sanctifying moment. Soon after this, as we walked through […]

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Posted on: April 24, 2017 - 9:00AM

Philippians 1:27 – When to Leave A Church

Church leaving is a pervasive and regular occurrence, and it has no small impact on the Christian communities of which we’re a part. Yet despite the weight of the issue, it’s not something we reflect on thoughtfully too often. We ought to reflect on what the Bible tells us about what church is. We’re thinking […]

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Posted on: April 20, 2017 - 10:00PM

Colossians 3:12-14 – Living As the Church In Light of the Resurrection

No man can breathe into another’s nostrils the breath of life. But Christ can and does breathe His life into us; and this true miracle of a communication of spiritual life takes place in every man who humbly trusts himself to Him. This life from Christ is a resurrection life. Consider that our union to […]

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Posted on: April 13, 2017 - 10:00PM

1 Corinthians 12:12-27 – Why Join A Local Church

Five reasons to join a local church: 1. For the sake of the pastors. It lets the pastors know who you are and makes them responsible for you (see Acts 20:28; Heb. 13:17). 2. For the sake of obedience to Jesus. Jesus did not give you the keys of the kingdom for binding and loosing. […]

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Posted on: April 6, 2017 - 10:00PM

John 3:1-10 – To Be A Christian You Must Be Born Again

A little acquaintance with the world will furnish us with instances, of no small number of persons, who, perhaps, were before openly profane; but seeing the ill consequences of their vices, and the many worldly inconveniencies it has reduced them to, on a sudden, as it were, grow civilized; and thereupon flatter themselves that they […]

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Posted on: March 30, 2017 - 10:00PM

Jude 20-25 – A Real Christian Will Persevere Until The End

To be saved is to be preserved in the faith to the end. “He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved” (Matt 24:13). Not that perseverance is an accident in Christianity, or a thing performed by human industry; they that are saved “are kept by the power of God, through faith […]

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Posted on: March 23, 2017 - 10:00PM

John 3:1-10 – Christians Don’t Walk In Continual Sin

Even an unregenerate man, a non-Christian, if he wants to for one reason or another, can set his will against doing something that is harmful or wrong or evil, and can stop it. Certainly he can. But he will not have any particular joy in doing so. He will be acting from a grim, dismal […]

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Posted on: March 16, 2017 - 10:00PM

More Reflections from the Winter Women’s Retreat

For those of you who haven’t met me, my name is Laura Brown. I have been a member at CLC for a few years along with my husband Doug and our daughter Caroline. I am honored to share ways the Women’s Retreat has influenced me. When Doug and I began attending CLC, one of the […]

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Thoughts from the Winter Women’s Retreat

I don’t know about you, but for me Friday means the last day of the work week and a catered lunch at the office. It is the glorious door mat to Saturday! Friday, December 2, started like many others. I hit snooze three times before dragging myself out of bed that morning. Wiping the crust […]

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Posted on: March 14, 2017 - 6:04PM

Matthew 7:21-73 – Am I Really A Christian? Week One

I want to remind you that These People Found Out Their Mistake In A Most Terrible Way. Oh, if they could only have found it out before! Possibly, they attended a ministry that was very soothing. Or, if they heard a sermon that seemed to plough them up, they said, “The preacher is very rough, […]

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Posted on: March 2, 2017 - 10:00PM