Pastor Rick's blog 09/22/2022
by Eli Alexander on September 22nd, 2022
CCW Weekly Update Families matter to God. That’s why few things are more painful than unresolved family conflict. Families fight and deal with minor issues constantly, but a happy home can turn into a war zone if Satan has his way. Sadly, family fighting in homes and in churches, is a part of the enemy's ultimate plan for Christian division. Matthew 12:25 says, "A House divided against itself can...
Pastor Rick's blog 09/08/2022
by Eli Alexander on September 8th, 2022
CCW Weekly Update Paul writes to the Church in Ephesians 6: "Children obey" and "honor" your parents, followed by "fathers, do not exasperate your children, but bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord." Parents need children and children need parents. It is God's plan and purpose to continue the gospel through the examples of the family. In the day and age we live in, it is para...
Pastor Rick's blog 09/01/2022
by Eli Alexander on September 1st, 2022
CCW Weekly Update It has been great to see the Biblical portrait of the family as God's plan to continue His work throughout the earth. "When a man and a woman give themselves to each other in the act of marital love, they can know the love of Christ as no one else can know it" - J. Vernon McGhee.Join us this Sunday at 10 AM as we continue our Family Matters Series with Pastor Rick's sermon, "The...
Pastor Rick's blog 08/25/2022
by Eli Alexander on August 25th, 2022
CCW Weekly Update Lee Iacocca once said, "No matter what you have done for yourself or for humanity if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?"God's timing has been so good for our families at the Church at Chelsea-Westover as we have been diving into this study and growing. This Sunday we will be looking at the next sermon in t...
Pastor Rick's blog 08/18/2022
by Eli Alexander on August 18th, 2022
CCW Weekly Update Every week has 168 hours, yet it seems like everyone, everywhere is running out of time. You might hear these phrases uttered often: "I need more time", "I don't have enough time", "I wish there was more time." The truth is we have the same exact amount of time every day as everyone else. What we do with that time is so vital! We will be looking at this exponentially important...
Pastor Rick's blog 08/11/2022
by Eli Alexander on August 11th, 2022
CCW Weekly Update At CCW we believe in FAMILY! - "FAMILY MATTERS"When God created humanity, He designed us to live in families. The Bible reveals that family relationships are vitally important to God; and is the crown jewel of His creation.The Church, the universal body of believers, is called the family of God. When we obtain the Holy Spirit at salvation, we are adopted into his family. Marria...
Pastor Dave's blog 08/04/2022
by Eli Alexander on August 4th, 2022
CCW Weekly UpdateJust before he was arrested and crucified, Jesus said, “This is My Commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” (John 15:12).So… How do we do that? How do we show love like Christ?This week, as we look forward to the upcoming Family Matters series, we will explore various ways Christ showed love while he was on earth and discuss how we can imitate Him and love peop...
Pastor Rick's blog 07/21/2022
by Eli Alexander on July 21st, 2022
CCW Weekly UpdateHow to have Liberty Over Temptation. If ever a man lived under the pressure of temptation it was Paul, the apostle. In one passage, he talks about being ”hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed”(2 Corinthians 4:8-9). Yet this amazing man always seemed to find a way of escape. When face...
Pastor Rick's blog 07/14/2022
by Eli Alexander on July 14th, 2022
CCW Weekly UpdateWe have made it CCW! It’s taken 10 weeks, but we are closing out the freedom book of the Bible this Sunday. Paul does not tiptoe his way to the close. He ends with a grand finale. He pens one of the most important lines in all of scripture, "God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Galatians 6:14). Paul makes a freedom declaration: to enjoy th...
Pastor Rick's blog 07/07/2022
by Eli Alexander on July 7th, 2022
CCW Weekly UpdateIf we aren’t vigilant as Christians, we can put ourselves on a pedestal and begin to disregard those who don’t seem to measure up. In Galatians 6, Paul warns those who are growing to 1. restore anyone who has fallen and 2. bear the burdens of fellow believers. He uses the picture of farming to illustrate the importance of living in the liberty of sowing good seed at every oppor...
Pastor Rick's blog 06/30/2022
by Eli Alexander on June 30th, 2022
CCW Weekly UpdateWe are nearing Independence Day. How fitting that we have been studying a series at CCW called "Of Life and Liberty." This coming Monday, the 4th of July, we celebrate the joy and privilege of living in the United States. Our celebration is one of remembrance for those who gave their lives to secure our freedoms and for the gift that God has given us to be in America! God Bless A...
Pastor Rick's blog 06/23/2022
by Eli Alexander on June 23rd, 2022
CCW Weekly UpdateHave you ever said, "I just can't resist __________" (fill in the blank)? Paul says, in Galatians 5:17, "The Flesh fights the Spirit and the Spirit against the Flesh, and these are contrary to one another so that you do not do the things you wished." Every human existence is saturated by this conflict of Flesh and Spirit. You have already dealt with it several times today. It is l...