Pastor Rick's blog 01/12/2023
by Eli Alexander on January 12th, 2023
CCW Weekly UpdateJoshua is one of the greatest characters in all of the Bible. He was Moses' protege and chosen to lead God's people courageously into the promised land.  There is a great hymn with these lines "Onward Christian Soldiers Marching as to war with the cross of Jesus going on before" and the theme running through the pages of Joshua is moving Forward.  Forty years the children of Israe...  Read More
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Pastor Joe's blog 12/15/2022
by Eli Alexander on December 15th, 2022
CCW Weekly Update “Peace be still, YOU are here so “it is well”, lyrics from a song performed by Lauren Daigle. Do these lyrics mean something to you? This week as we look at “Peace” and my prayer is that these lyrics would capture your heart and that no matter what comes, you will be able to hold onto the peace that Jesus offers you and I. It's a peace that surpasses all understanding, and keeps ...  Read More
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Pastor Dave's blog 11/10/2022
by Eli Alexander on November 10th, 2022
CCW Weekly Update Jonah gets a second chance… straight outta the belly of the fish.  How will he respond?  What about the Ninevites?  What will they do?What about God?  Will He relent?Join us in person or online at 10 a.m.!Sunday School is available for adults. Find your place at 8:45 a.m.! The elementary age children are in Children's Church and the nursery is open at 9:45 a.m.If you haven't visi...  Read More
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Pastor Rick's blog 11/03/2022
by Eli Alexander on November 3rd, 2022
CCW Weekly Update What a great Harvest Jam and Friend Day weekend we had - all things considered we ministered to nearly 1,800 people! Thank you so much for praying, providing, and participating. It is so much fun to be a part of this very special CCW family!We left Jonah running into a storm, being thrown overboard into the sea and into the mouth of a great fish! We are going to look at what happ...  Read More
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Pastor Rick's blog 10/27/2022
by Eli Alexander on October 27th, 2022
CCW Weekly Update This Sunday is Friend Day and we will be looking back at Jonah 1, where we see a huge storm strike almost causing the boat that Jonah and the mariners are in to break. What is Jonah doing during the storm? He is sleeping!!! The mariners are frantic in the biggest storm of their lives and Jonah is unmoved. Our Friend Day message is entitled "Running to our Neighbor." When people a...  Read More
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Pastor Rick's blog 10/20/22
by Benji Wilson on October 21st, 2022
Last week, we learned that Jonah heard the call of God and attempted to high tail it the other direction.  In doing so, Jonah ran right into a real life Storm.  Have you ever looked back after a trial and saw how it all could have been avoided if you just would've done one thing differently?Jonah figures out he is the problem and tells the Mariners to throw him overboard!  That could have been the...  Read More
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Pastor Rick's blog 10/13/2022
by Eli Alexander on October 13th, 2022
CCW Weekly Update Israel and Ninevah were bitter enemies, and God gives Jonah a tough assignment. Jonah theme is sin reaches far, but God’s grace reaches farther. We will see the the contrast of the sinful heart of man and the Gospel heart of God. God is calling, Jonah goes running, but God in His pursuit of man is “Relentless.” Join us this Sunday 10 AM as we kick off this new sermon series!  Ple...  Read More
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Pastor Rick's blog 10/06/2022
by Eli Alexander on October 6th, 2022
CCW Weekly Update Joni Eareckson Tada once said this "If you had never known physical pain in your life, how could you appreciate the nail scarred hands with which Jesus Christ will meet you?" I believe that how we endure pain in life is one of the greatest ways we can show God's faithfulness to the world. The apostle Paul said in his writings to The Church at Corinth that "I boast in my weakness ...  Read More
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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...  Read More
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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...  Read More
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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...  Read More
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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...  Read More
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