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Weekly Confession: July 30th

Gracious and Merciful Father,   We come before you to confess our sin as Your redeemed and beloved children. May Your Spirit alone convict us of our sin and remind us of our pardon in Christ through repentance.   We confess that we often ignore You as our redeeming savior requiring You instead to overtake us as a beastly tyrant (Hosea 13:4-9).   We c...

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Weekly Confession: July 23rd

Gracious and Merciful Father,   We come before you to confess our sin as Your redeemed and beloved children. May Your Spirit alone convict us of our sin and remind us of our pardon in Christ through repentance.   We confess that we struggle to wait upon Your covenant love as the only true source of hope and transformation in our lives (Hosea 12:2-6).  ...

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Baptism Letter: July 16th

  Dear Baptized Ones,     On Sunday, we will have the occasion to reflect again on our baptisms as we witness Frances DeMar’s baptism. James and Catie confess in Frances’ baptism their faith in and need of God’s grace in raising their daughter. They trust that this means of grace will help cultivate Frances’ knowledge of God&rsquo...

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Weekly Confession: July 16th

Gracious and Merciful Father,   We come before you to confess our sin as Your redeemed and beloved children. May Your Spirit alone convict us of our sin and remind us of our pardon in Christ through repentance.   We confess that the more You call to us, the more we go our own way (Hosea 11:1-7).   We confess that we frequently surround You with lies ...

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Communion Letter: July 9th

Dear Family at Christ Community,      We have the opportunity this Sunday to rejoice again through the bread and cup at what Christ has sown so that we could reap eternal life. As our worship focuses on Hosea 10, the prophet will challenge us in verse 12 to “sow for yourselves righteousness; reap steadfast love; break up your fallow ground, for it i...

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Weekly Confession: July 9th

Gracious and Merciful Father,   We come before you to confess our sin as Your redeemed and beloved children. May Your Spirit alone convict us of our sin and remind us of our pardon in Christ through repentance.   We confess that we often from a false heart utter mere words and make covenants with empty oaths causing judgment to spring up like poisonous weed...

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Weekly Confession: July 2nd

Gracious and Merciful Father,   We come before you to confess our sin as Your redeemed and beloved children. May Your Spirit alone convict us of our sin and remind us of our pardon in Christ through repentance.   We confess that we often ignore the blessings of Your means of grace making them instead a painful means of judgment (Hosea 9:1-9). &nb...

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Weekly Confession: June 25th

Gracious and Merciful Father,   We come before you to confess our sin as Your redeemed and beloved children. May Your Spirit alone convict us of our sin and remind us of our pardon in Christ through repentance.   We confess that we have been slow to worship You by hearing and obeying Your Word (Hosea 8:1-10).   We confess that we frequently put our h...

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Communion Letter: June 18th

Dear Family at Christ Community, This Sunday we will have the privilege of partaking of the Lord’s Supper. This means of grace visibly represents and seals upon our hearts the reality of our union and fellowship with Jesus. It is by union with Jesus that we are saved from the wrath to come—sinners though we were—because He has stood in our place and bo...

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Weekly Confession: June 18th

Gracious and Merciful Father,    We come before you to confess our sin as Your redeemed and beloved children. May Your Spirit alone convict us of our sin and remind us of our pardon in Christ through repentance.   We confess that we often offer You heartless religious rites rather than a relationship born of steadfast love and knowledge as You desire (...

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