Spring Update "Be patient as you wait for the Lord's return. Consider the farmers who patiently wait for the rains in the fall and in the spring. They eagerly look for the valuable harvest to ripen. You, too, must be patient. Take courage, for the coming of the Lord is near." James 5:7-8 (NLT) We long for the Lord's return, yet we look eagerly for His harvest in the mean...Keep Reading
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CBC Staff stress the importance of following Christ's example of service. There are many ways to serve at CBC. Each opportunity is a chance to love the church community, serve the church, and further build one another up towards love and good deeds. So where are YOU serving?...
Our Pastors and Elders update the church body on how they are shepherding the body through Mask Mandates and the Covid Pandemic. Read this letter written by our leaders, originally shared on June 21, 2021....
March Update We thank God always for you. In all our prayers for you, we always pray with joy." Phil. 1:3-4 HOME AND FAMILY This year started out on a difficult note with several challenges to our house. We're so thankful God has given this home to us and we seek to share it with many through our hospitality opportunities. This has been a bit of a challenge recently due...Keep Reading
The Power of God on Display In Ephesians 1:15-23, Paul prays that his brethren would have a greater understanding of three things: "what is the hope of God's calling" (v. 18), "what are the riches of the glory of God's inheritance in the saints" (v. 18), and "what is the surpassing greatness of God's power toward us who believe" (v. 19). The latter petition, then, becomes...Keep Reading
March Update from the Philippines Teaching the Heart as well as the Head In our preaching program, we spend focused time discipling our students in an effort to help develop their character. This time has proven very valuable as we challenge our students to allow God's Word to transform their hearts and not just inform their heads. It's not enough to simply understand th...Keep Reading
February and March Updates Conferences for Spiritual Encouragement and Growth Greetings! In February and March some important events took place in my spiritual life. At this time, I had a break in my ministry. I dipped myself into the Word and I tested my heart before God. I attended two conferences that were held in America at Word of Grace Church in Vancouver and Grace...Keep Reading
The Betrayal, Arrest, and Crucifixion of The King of the Jews The Betrayal and Arrest With growing hostility spearheaded by the religious leaders, the inevitable happens sometime after midnight, early Friday morning. Guided by Judas Iscariot and with a traitor's kiss, authorities arrest our Lord. Jesus is first taken for an "informal" hearing with the Jewish leaders, An...Keep Reading
The Passover Meal With the religious leaders intent on finding opportunity to put Jesus to death, and Jesus knowing that this death for sinners is why He came, the Lord instructs His disciples to make preparations for the Passover meal. While in the Upper room, the Lord reveals to them His impending death, speaks to them about His betrayal, and institutes the Lord's Supp...Keep Reading
Jesus Ministers in the Temple Amidst Growing Hostility In comparison to the last three days, Wednesday passes by very quickly, but not without growing hostility from the religious leaders. The events surrounding Jesus, particularly in and around the temple, only cause greater hatred and evil intent on the part of the religious leaders. The Jewish leaders, lead by the Jewi...Keep Reading
Jesus Speaking in Parables Having cursed a fig tree the day before, Jesus uses the opportunity of the withered tree to speak to His disciples about the importance of having faith. The day, however, is focused on controversies with the religious leaders. Due to the monumental event of the triumphal entry, the religious leaders are intent on trapping Jesus in an effort to ...Keep Reading
Cleansing of the Temple On Palm Sunday, Jesus had made an initial visit to the Temple, being disgusted with God's house being misused. This set the stage for His infamous but necessary cleansing of the Temple on Monday. Having shaken the whole city of Jerusalem with his "anti-climactic" but very public entrance the previous day, Monday has no shortage of drama. On his wa...Keep Reading
The beginning of Passion Week Palm Sunday marks the beginning of our Lord's final week before His death and resurrection. After three and a half years of public ministry, and in fulfillment of Zechariah 9:9, the King arrives, and crowds surround Him. Some have followed Him from Galilee, and some meet Him outside the gates of Jerusalem. King Jesus, however, is not the kin...Keep Reading