Posts with the category “church-blog”

Pastor Rick Wright's Update
by Rick Wright on February 29th, 2024
In 2 Kings 2, Elijah is ready to graduate to his Heavenly home and senses it is near, but there is one holdup.. his protege Elisha.  3 times Elijah tries to get Elisha to stay behind, but undeterred he went on resolved in his heart to stay with his mentor through it all until Elijah passed his mantle of blessing.Have you ever been Spiritually mentored? Have you ever Spiritually mentored someone?  ...  Read More
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Pastor Rick Wright's Update
by Rick Wright on February 22nd, 2024
A new King, Ahaziah. A time for a new direction, a fresh start, a clean slate, right? Wrong. This newly crowned royal comes with the same old baggage. Another generation from Solomon's compromise to Omri, Ahab, and now Ahaziah. What happens when the new King is injured? Will he reflect on the God of Israel or will he continue in the string of idolatry?  Are you able to see how idolatry is prevalen...  Read More
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Pastor Rick Wright's Update
by Rick Wright on February 15th, 2024
What hill are you willing to die on? Are there principles that you will fight for against any odds? In 1 Kings 21 we find wicked Ahab with a presumptuous offer of trade or money for Naboth's Vineyard. The problem that ensues is that this was not a mere possession, but for Naboth's family it was inheritance and it was his legacy.  Proverbs 22:1 tells us “a good name is to be chosen rather than grea...  Read More
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Pastor Rick Wright's Update
by Rick Wright on February 8th, 2024
"That was the last straw."  "I've had as much as I can handle.""I'm at the end of the rope."Have you ever felt what these phrases convey? In 1 Kings 19, Elijah, the mighty prophet of God gets to that point. He is on the run - running from Jezebel, running from God, and running on empty. I love this passage because if Elijah can get to that point it encourages all of us when circumstances are drain...  Read More
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Pastor Rick Wright's Update
by Rick Wright on February 8th, 2024
Have you ever gone through a dry time physically, emotionally, or spiritually? Elijah, Ahab, and all of Israel had been 42 months without a droplet of rain, but why?  Deuteronomy 11:16-17 explains it clearly, "If you turn away to other gods, The Lord's anger will be kindled and he will shut up the Heavens so that it will not rain." Talk about dry.   I've grown up in church and can't remember a tim...  Read More
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Pastor Rick Wright's Update
by Rick Wright on January 25th, 2024
Have you ever been stuck between two choices, vacillating between what is right and wrong? In one of the greatest lop-sided battles, humanly speaking, Elijah takes on the prophets of Baal and Ashtaroth in a 1 versus 850, whose God is the real God, fire on the altar showdown.  Elijah strikes before the challenge commences with a cutting interrogation and provocation in I Kings 18:21, "How long will...  Read More
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Pastor Rick Wright's Update
by Rick Wright on January 18th, 2024
In every age, the ministry and miracles of the prominent prophet Elijah have benefited the Church. Elijah shows up out of obscurity and God uses him in dramatic fashion to intervene in a generation, and then sweeps him away in a chariot of fire.  In 2024, at CCW we are making a declaration to STAND on the MOUNTAIN in that place we want to meet with the glory, voice, and touch of Almighty God! In I...  Read More
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Pastor Rick Wright's Update
by Rick Wright on January 11th, 2024
In every age, the ministry and miracles of the prominent prophet Elijah have benefited the Church. Elijah shows up out of obscurity and God uses him in dramatic fashion to intervene in a generation, and then sweeps him away in a chariot of fire.  In 2024, at CCW we are making a declaration to STAND on the MOUNTAIN in that place we want to meet with the glory, voice, and touch of Almighty God! In I...  Read More
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Pastor Rick Wright's Update
by Rick Wright on January 4th, 2024
Happy New Year CCW Family!  2024 is here and this Sunday is VISION SUNDAY!!In a moment of great, purposeful clarity in 3 of the 4 gospels Jesus journeys with Peter, James, and John, to go and STAND on the MOUNTAIN.In this fascinating passage the disciples behold the brilliance of the glory of God as Jesus reveals His deity, and then out of nowhere, Elijah and Moses appear and speak to Jesus. In Mo...  Read More
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Pastor Rick Wright's Update
by Rick Wright on December 28th, 2023
This week we celebrate the last Sunday of 2023!  New Year’s Eve!  Next week starts a brand new year is Vision Sunday.   Pastor Rick is going to communicate the vision he has for CCW for 2024.  Before we do that, we are going to take a few minutes on New Year’s Eve to talk about focus.  If you’re out of focus, the vision won’t mean that much to you.  Join us this week was we prepare for the upcomin...  Read More
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Pastor Rick Wright's Update
by Rick Wright on December 21st, 2023
Merry Christmas CCW Family!It’s almost Christmas and it always seems to be a time of magic in the air. Most of us awake early with anticipation of a great day. We are stirred for the presents that we will give and receive. We are exhilarated as we are ready for the people we will see and the traditions and moments we will exchange!It is joyous and wonderful to be ready for Christmas!It is vital to...  Read More
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Pastor Rick Wright's Update
by Rick Wright on December 14th, 2023
This week we will be looking at Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus. You have probably heard the song “Mary Did You Know?” but no one ever asked Joseph. He had a hard choice: marry an already pregnant woman or leave her and the baby to fend for themselves. Joseph wanted to walk away but God had other plans, and so, in a Holy nap, God sent an angel to speak the truth to him. Joseph, being a just ma...  Read More
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Pastor Rick Wright's Update
by Rick Wright on December 7th, 2023
We are nigh unto two weeks until the celebration of the greatest birth account in history.  In all certainty at CCW, Jesus is first, Jesus is last, Jesus is everything. Church, Jesus is the reason for every season!We will be celebrating the next three Sundays by looking at the three foremost characters in the greatest birth account in history: Mary, Joseph, and Jesus.  In Luke 1:26-56, we see this...  Read More
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Pastor Rick Wright's Update
by Rick Wright on November 30th, 2023
Can you believe December is here? We are so looking forward to celebrating Christmas at CCW with you. The church has been decorated and carols have been selected and it is wonderful to gear our minds toward the birth of Jesus.  Sunday is a very exciting day! We, as a church, will be prayerfully participating in the ordination of our Family Pastor, Eli Alexander.  What a blessing to be a church to ...  Read More
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Pastor Rick Wright's Update
by Rick Wright on November 23rd, 2023
Happy Thanksgiving CCW Family!!I hope that you have a glorious day reflecting on the incomparable depths of the goodness of God. There is a great song recently put out called, “Gratitude” and in it are these words:All my words fall shortI've got nothing newHow could I expressAll my gratitudeSo I throw up my hands And Praise You again and againCause all that I have is a hallelujah.Our Words may see...  Read More
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Pastor Rick Wright's Update
by Rick Wright on November 16th, 2023
The writing on the wall is a very notable, popularized phrase in culture.  The writing on the wall is the title of movies, songs, albums, and books, so what is  all the clamor over this phrase?  The Cambridge dictionary states that it means "there are clear signs or indications that failure is forthcoming."  The actual writing on the wall comes from Daniel 5, it says "Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin" and...  Read More
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Pastor Rick Wright's Update
by Rick Wright on November 15th, 2023
What is the greatest need of the church? What would happen if everyone in our church would commit to prayer? What has God done in the past for a people who pray?Spurgeon said “Prayer is the engine room of the church.” What power will we experience if we would just pray? Join us Sunday 10AM to hear the message, “Supplication of the Surrendered” - Exodus 33:1-23. If you haven't visited CCW, we'd lov...  Read More
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Pastor Rick's Blog 11/02/2023
by Eli Alexander on November 2nd, 2023
CCW Weekly UpdateWhat a tremendous Harvest Jam weekend we had! There were over 2,100 people on campus Saturday and Sunday between Harvest Jam, Friend Day, and Upward Soccer.  I am so thankful for God's open doors to reach our community and for a church family who serves so graciously.  You guys are AWESOME!In Daniel 4, we may finally receive resolution to the spiritual roller coaster, that is King...  Read More
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