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Central Christian Church
Rockford, Illinois 61107
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  • Helps For Your Test

    Contributed on Mar 31, 2021
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    Some of the helps that God gives us to endure life's tests.

    I want to start off this message today by reading the opening of Peter’s letter… 1 Peter 1:1-9 (ESV) Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the ...read more

  • When You Have Real Hope

    Contributed on Mar 31, 2021
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    Book sermon from 1 Peter. Introducing a series through the book

    I Peter (*1:3) Introduction: A man in Levelland, TX got his lost dog back after he put this ad in the paper: "Lost or strayed, Chihuahua dog answering to the name of Chico. Brilliant dog, acutely aware of national and world politics - he shakes all the time." September 10th was ...read more

  • Unafraid

    Contributed on Mar 31, 2021
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    Christmas Eve sermon - a wrap up to a series about being "unafraid."

    For several weeks we’ve been working on being unafraid this Christmas season. After all, there are several things about Christmas that can be pretty scary, aren’t there? In case you haven’t considered it, I put together a few things of which to be afraid this Christmas: • Scrooge is a bit ...read more

  • Unafraid - There’s Good News For Everyone!

    Contributed on Mar 31, 2021
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    Christmas sermon - in series. This is a look at the Shepherds and the reason to "fear not" at Christmas!

    (Video - Skit guys - shepherd - First Christmas - 2:02) Intro: All people. That means you too. Here at CCC, we want it to be very clear that we believe God has good news for all people. If you read or watch what’s usually referred to as “news,” I’ll bet you’re with me when I say we could ...read more

  • Unafraid - God Has A Plan

    Contributed on Mar 31, 2021
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    Continuing Christmas series. A look at Joseph, the way his plans were submitted to God's.

    All through these days, weeks, months, Joseph has been making a plan. God knew what He was doing when He created marriage and made it the central place where mankind would be reproduced, and nurtured. Little boys will grow up to become young men. Young men will feel the urge to establish their ...read more

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  • The Stink Lets You Know

    Contributed on Apr 27, 2009
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    THE STINK LETS YOU KNOW March 18, 1937. It was just 17 minutes before school was to dismiss in the little town of New London, TX. It was oil country, and the school board had decided to save some money by using natural gas siphoned off an oil company’s pipeline. It would allow them to fuel ...read more

  • Clear Conscience—but Still Wrong

    Contributed on Apr 27, 2009
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    CLEAR CONSCIENCE--BUT STILL WRONG My dad had paid for a membership at Rainbow Falls – a fishing lake about 1 hour into the mountains from our home. About our 2nd visit there, the fish just weren’t biting. That happens at stocked lakes. You could see them – right there in front of you, but ...read more

  • Searing Our Conscience

    Contributed on Apr 27, 2009
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    SEARING OUR CONSCIENCE My dad had a ‘76 Honda Accord. One day, the "service engine" light came on. He said, "Here, I’ll show you how we fix that," and he pushed the key into a slot right below it that reset it. The light went off, but I'm not sure that was the point of it being there in the ...read more

  • Object Lesson: Your Reputation

    Contributed on Apr 27, 2009
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    OBJECT LESSON: YOUR REPUTATION (Light a candle on stage.) It’s easy to keep a fire going. What do you do to it? Not much. You work to get it started, and then it pretty much burns on its own. You may have to protect it, maybe do a little maintenance on it. But the fire is automatic. But ...read more

  • Larry Kiser – The Joy Of Sacrificial Giving To ...

    Contributed on Jan 2, 2008
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    Larry Kiser – The joy of sacrificial giving to the Lord’s work is one value easily lost in the presence of prosperity. I regularly saw my parents give beyond what was comfortable for them. I don’t know how frequently my children see me give sacrificially to God’s kingdom. Proverbs 3:9 tells us to ...read more