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Central Christian Church
Rockford, Illinois 61107
851 399 6767

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  • What I want on my tombstone: He loved the Lord above all else
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  • Why Do You Seek The Living Among The Dead?

    Contributed on Mar 28, 2016
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    Easter sermon. The great news that Jesus rose from the dead has the potential to change our plans, our outlook on life, and our hope for the future.

    They’re looking for “life” on Mars. Why? I guess it would be interesting just to find out if it’s there or not. The Brits launched Beagle 2 a few years back. They’re not sure what happened with it. That would have been a sure bet. I figure, about 2 days after ...read more

  • Getting Off Dead Center

    Contributed on Mar 28, 2016
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    A reminder that anyone can successfully share some element of the good news with someone who needs to hear it.

    Thanks to everyone who took the time to answer my simple survey over the past 3 weeks! I was thinking I might end up with some really creative tools and ideas for all of us when it comes to sharing our faith. I expected that, at the end of this series on getting evangelism in hand, I might ...read more

  • Getting The Workers Together

    Contributed on Mar 26, 2016
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    When I finish my sermon I want my audience to have a positive change of heart and thinking when it comes to why we are here and what we hope to accomplish as a church family

    This background here, and the NEXT, is going to serve to remind us of what’s next at CCC. Don’t forget those NEXT things! Remember? We’re going to give careful attention to... • The next generation of believers • The next generation of leaders in the church ...read more

  • Getting The Facts Straight

    Contributed on Mar 26, 2016
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    download-for the people to understand all they need to know in order to help lead someone to Jesus for the people to feel confident that they can know all they need to know in order to share their faith; feel excited about sharing their faith;...

    pass out handouts: This helped lead me to Jesus… or I helped lead someone to Jesus this way… Countdowns. We know what they are. It means there’s so much time between some future event and the present. There are 62 days until we take up the special offering for Rancho San ...read more

  • Getting The Father’s Heart

    Contributed on Mar 26, 2016
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    The first necessity of getting evangelism in-hand is that we learn to have a heart for the lost - a heart like the Father's

    Today we’re starting off this series “Getting Evangelism In-Hand.” We’re also asking for you to have a part in it. There are handouts today asking you to give me some information that we will be able to use as a part of the message in 3 weeks. So, please, take a minute ...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