Sermons Proclaiming to The World

Church Reopening and Covid-19 Update - June 3, 2020

Dear Church Family,

This Sunday, June 7th will be “Reopening Day” for public church services  We are thankful that we can finally gather together once again as a church family and get back to what we love doing.

We realize there will probably be a variety of expectations for our first Sunday, so we want to make sure you all understand that our goal is to prepare in such a way that we provide all of you a safe, healthy, orderly, and worshipful church environment.  We will do our best to cover as much as is possible to ensure your heath, but we are asking you to practice the guidelines that all of us need to follow in reference to hygiene, hand cleansing, and most of all “social distancing.”  We are posting “Guidelines for Attending CBC” which will explain some general bits of information to keep us all healthy and comfortable as we head back to church.  Those “guidelines” will also be published on our Sunday bulletins.

So our reopening will be June 7th at 10:30am. We are asking you to arrive at 10:15am to help us strategically seat each of you in the church sanctuary.  Greeters will be outside to give you instructions and ushers will escort you to your seats with social distancing in mind.  That means you will most likely sit in an area you normally do not sit.  Also there will be no nursery care, but our newly expanded and almost completed foyer can be a place for nursing moms and small children if needed.

As an FYI - there will be no refreshments before or after service and there will be no Equipping Hour for the foreseeable future.  Hand sanitizer will be in designated locations throughout the church.

And, with weather permitting, as the ushers escort you out we encourage you to mingle outside under our beautiful trees and enjoy the precious fellowship that we have with our brothers and sisters in Christ. 

I will continue to provide Wednesday Bible Study video messages that can be watched via our church website, but the Sunday messages will only be available through an audio format on the website.  I look forward to seeing all of you this Sunday “face to face” at 10:15.

1 Peter 2:1-3

Sound Instruction for Suffering Christians

A Study of the Apostle Peter’s Practical Theology for Suffering

1 Peter 2:1-3               Reading  Psalm 34


How is the Christian to Love Christ, Love His Truth, and Love People, while Suffering?

  1. 1. Get Rid of Hidden Vices in Order to _______________ _______________ 1

            The Five Deadly Sins that Push Us _______________

                        Malice - Evil thoughts and intentions that desires to harm others

                        Deceit  - An imposter, full of lies, half truths, and deviousness - Matt 26:4

                        Hypocrisy - The masking of inward evil by an outward show of righteousness

                        Envy - Jealousy, displeasure over another’s prosperity - Matt 27:8

                        Slander - Disparaging gossip destroys a person’s reputation                      

            The Hard Pursuit of Christlikeness which Produces _______________

  1. 2. Develop an Appetite for God’s _______________ 2

            _______________ Like Newborn Infants

            _______________ for the Pure Word of God        

            And You Will Grow in Christlikeness                                

                        Mary - Luke 10:39                   Sitting at the feet of Jesus

                        Ezra - Ezra 7:10                      Set his heart to study, practice and teach - Neh 8:8

                        Josiah - 2 Kings 22                 He heard, repented, called upon the Lord, obeyed

                        Priscilla/Aquila - Acts 18         Discipled and instructed Apollos in sound teaching

                        Solomon - Eccles 12:13          Fear God and keep His commandments

  1. 3. Have You Tasted the Goodness of Christ? 3

            Is this spiritual milk high on your list of pleasures?    Psalm 34:8