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January 27, 2022 - Pastor's Corner

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This is our final week in 1 John, and we know the key verse of 1 John is 5:13 is, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.” From that verse we derive the main theme of John’s letter, which is Certainty of Faith in Jesus Christ and Our Subsequent Practice. John addresses this assurance in mul...

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January 20, 2022 - Pastor's Corner

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Last week, we talked about the passage that contains the key verse of 1 John, which is 5:13, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.” From that verse we derived the main theme of John’s letter, which is Certainty of Faith in Jesus Christ and Our Subsequent Practice. And we have seen this as...

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January 13, 2022 - Pastor's Corner

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Today, we have reached the passage that contains the key verse of 1 John, which is 5:13, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.” From this verse we derive the main theme of John’s letter, which is Certainty of Faith in Jesus Christ and Our Subsequent Practice. And we have seen this assuran...

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January 6, 2022 - Pastor's Corner

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Once again, the key verse of 1 John is 5:13, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life,” and the main theme of his letter is Certainty of Faith in Jesus Christ and Our Subsequent Practice. This assurance is addressed in multiple ways throughout 1 John through contrasts, direct statements, and th...

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December 28, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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The key verse of 1 John is 5:13, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life,” and the main theme of his letter is Certainty of Faith in Jesus Christ and Our Subsequent Practice. This assurance is addressed in multiple ways throughout 1 John through contrasts, direct statements, and three specific...

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December 23, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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The key verse of 1 John is 5:13, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life,” and the main theme of his letter is Certainty of Faith in Jesus Christ and Our Subsequent Practice. This assurance is addressed in multiple ways throughout 1 John through contrasts, direct statements, and three specific...

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December 16, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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The key verse of 1 John is 5:13, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life,” and the main theme of his letter is Certainty of Faith in Jesus Christ and Our Subsequent Practice. This assurance is addressed in multiple ways throughout 1 John through contrasts, direct statements, and three specific...

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December 9, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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The key verse of 1 John is 5:13, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life,” and the main theme of his letter is Certainty of Faith in Jesus Christ and Our Subsequent Practice. This assurance is addressed in multiple ways throughout 1 John through contrasts, direct statements, and three specific...

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December 2, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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As we return to our study in 1 John, I remind you that the key verse of 1 John is 5:13, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life,” and the main theme of his letter is Certainty of Faith in Jesus Christ and Our Subsequent Practice. This assurance is addressed in multiple ways throughout 1 John t...

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November 18, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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The key verse of 1 John is 5:13, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life,” and the main theme of his letter is Certainty of Faith in Jesus Christ and Our Subsequent Practice. This assurance is addressed in multiple ways throughout 1 John through contrasts, direct statements, and three specific...

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November 10, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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The key verse of 1 John is 5:13, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life,” and the main theme of his letter is Certainty of Faith in Jesus Christ and Our Subsequent Practice. This assurance is addressed in multiple ways throughout 1 John through contrasts, direct statements, and three specific...

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November 4, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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The key verse of 1 John is 5:13, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life,” and the main theme of his letter is Certainty of Faith in Jesus Christ and Our Subsequent Practice. This assurance is addressed in multiple ways throughout 1 John through contrasts, direct statements, and three specific...

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October 28, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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The key verse of 1 John is 5:13, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life,” and the main theme of his letter is Certainty of Faith in Jesus Christ and Our Subsequent Practice. This assurance is addressed in multiple ways throughout 1 John through contrasts, direct statements, and three specific...

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October 21, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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The key verse of 1 John is 5:13, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life,” and the main theme of his letter is Certainty of Faith in Jesus Christ and Our Subsequent Practice. This assurance is addressed in multiple ways throughout 1 John through contrasts, direct statements, and three specific...

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October 14, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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The main theme of 1 John is Certainty of Faith in Jesus Christ and Our Subsequent Practice, and the key verse of John’s letter is 1 John 5:13, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.” This assurance is addressed in multiple ways throughout 1 John through contrasts, direct statements, and th...

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October 7, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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As you know, the main theme of 1 John is Certainty of Faith in Jesus Christ and Our Subsequent Practice, and the key verse of John’s letter is 1 John 5:13, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.” This assurance is addressed in multiple ways throughout 1 John through contrasts, direct state...

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September 30, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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Once again, the main theme of 1 John is Certainty of Faith in Jesus Christ and Our Subsequent Practice, and the key verse of John’s letter is 1 John 5:13, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.” This assurance is addressed in multiple ways throughout 1 John through contrasts, direct statem...

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September 23, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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By way of reminder, the main theme of 1 John is Certainty of Faith in Jesus Christ and Our Subsequent Practice, and the key verse of the letter is 1 John 5:13, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.”...

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September 16, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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Again, the main theme of 1 John is Certainty of Faith in Jesus Christ and Our Subsequent Practice, and the key verse of the letter is 1 John 5:13, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.” This verse is why we look within this letter to hear God tell us how to be certain we belong to Him. And ...

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September 9, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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As stated last week, the main theme of 1 John is Certainty of Faith in Jesus Christ and Our Subsequent Practice, and the key verse of the letter is 1 John 5:13, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.” ...

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September 2, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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Welcome back, family, to CEFC’s Pastor’s Corner! Below is the current entry on our website under Resources. This email/letter is to make the content easily accessible to all who desire to read it. ...

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June 17, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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Well, the day has arrived—today is the last insight entry from Philippians. Once again, this has been a wonderful experience in God’s Word for me, and I hope it has been for you as well....

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June 10, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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Can you believe it? Today is the first of the last two insights from Philippians. I have greatly enjoyed our brief time in this letter, and I pray our Lord Jesus has blessed you as well. As we prepare to close this time, we will look at 4:21-22. Please take a quick moment to read these verses afresh....

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June 3, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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Just like last week, today, we come to a very well-known and often quoted verse among Christians. May our brief insights from Paul’s letter to the Philippians in 4:15-20 be a blessing to you. Please take a quick moment to read these verses afresh....

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May 27, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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Today, we come to a very well-known and often quoted verse among Christians. May our brief insights from Paul’s letter to the Philippians in 4:10-14 be a blessing to you. Please take a quick moment to read these verses afresh....

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May 20, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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For today, our specific focus on our journey of pulling out brief insights from Paul’s letter to the Philippians is on 4:8-9. Please take a quick moment to read these verses afresh...

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May 13, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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For today, our specific focus on our journey of pulling out brief insights from Paul’s letter to the Philippians is on 4:4-7. Please take a quick moment to read these verses afresh....

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May 6, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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For today, our specific focus on our journey of pulling out brief insights from Paul’s letter to the Philippians is on 4:2-3. Please take a quick moment to read these verses anew....

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April 29, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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For today, our specific focus on our journey of pulling out brief insights from Paul’s letter to the Philippians is on 3:17-4:1. Please take a quick moment to read these verses anew....

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April 22, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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For today, our specific focus on our journey of pulling out brief insights from Paul’s letter to the Philippians is on 3:12-16. Please take a quick moment to read these verses anew....

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April 15, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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We are continuing our journey of pulling out brief insights from Paul’s letter to the Philippians. As we do this, please remember that the overall theme of this letter is the gospel’s impact on our personal lives as expressed in a corporate setting...

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April 8, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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Today, as we continue our journey of pulling out brief insights from Paul’s letter to the Philippians, please remember that the overall theme of this letter is the gospel’s impact on our personal lives as expressed in a corporate setting...

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April 1, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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As we continue our journey of pulling out brief insights from Paul’s letter to the Philippians, please remember that the overall theme of this letter is the gospel’s impact on our personal lives as expressed in a corporate setting...

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March 25, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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Our journey of pulling out brief insights from Paul’s letter to the Philippians continues. Please remember that the overall theme of this letter is the gospel’s impact on our personal lives as expressed in a corporate setting...

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March 18, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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Today, we are continuing our journey of pulling out brief insights from Paul’s letter to the Philippians. You will remember that the overall theme of this letter is the gospel’s impact on our personal lives as expressed in a corporate setting....

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March 11, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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Today, we are continuing our journey of extracting brief insights from Paul’s letter to the Philippians. By way of reminder, the overall theme of this letter is the gospel’s impact on our personal lives as expressed in a corporate setting....

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March 4, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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We are continuing our journey of extracting brief insights from Paul’s letter to the Philippians. You will recall the overall theme of this letter is the gospel’s impact on our personal lives as expressed in a corporate setting. That is, the truths we see in this brief letter by Paul should impact us first as we live them out among our fellow brothers and sisters in Ch...

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February 25, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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As we continue our journey of extracting brief insights from Paul’s letter to the Philippians, let’s remember the overall theme of this letter: the gospel’s impact on our personal lives as expressed in a corporate setting....

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February 18, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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As we continue our journey of extracting brief insights from Paul’s letter to the Philippians, let’s remember the overall theme of this letter: the gospel’s impact on our personal lives as expressed in a corporate setting....

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February 14, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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Special Entry for Husbands (and Wives) As stated in today’s message, “Submission in Marriage, Part 1: Husbands,” below is the link to the list entitled, “40 Things Husbands Should Stop Doing.” Also, the link to the Family Life Ministry’s link to Staying Married is provided for both husbands and wives:...

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February 11, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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As we continue our journey of extracting brief insights from Paul’s letter to the Philippians, let’s remember the overall theme of this letter: the gospel’s impact on our personal lives as expressed in a corporate setting....

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February 4, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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As we begin our journey of extracting brief insights from Paul’s letter to the Philippians, I encourage you to read the entire letter at one sitting. It’s short, so it shouldn’t take much longer than 45 minutes. Periodically, it is good to keep doing this, so we do not miss the overall theme of this letter and our time in it. ...

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1/28/21-Weekly Letter from Pastor Melvin

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Dear Church Family, Well, today is the final day of our current “Weekly Letter.” Beginning next week, the content of my weekly communication to you will be through the “Pastor’s Corner” tab on our church’s website......

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1/21/21-Weekly Letter from Pastor Melvin

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Dear Church Family, For this week and next, this weekly letter will be slightly different than it has been in weeks and months past. The reason is we are finally transitioning this letter to be the intentional weekly blog post on our website entitled, “Pastor’s Corner.”......

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1/15/21-Weekly Letter from Pastor Melvin

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Dear Church Family, Almost every year in January brings about thoughts of renewed purpose and practices in the lives of many people, including many Christians. This is understandable given the worldwide focus on “newness” as a new year begins......

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1/9/21-Weekly Letter from Pastor Melvin

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Dear Church Family, As I’ve reflected this week in our interactions with one another as the body of Christ, my thoughts repeatedly returned to a very familiar passage of Scripture. It is a passage that talks about how we serve one another in the church, as believers in Jesus Christ......

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1/2/21-Weekly Letter from Pastor Melvin

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Dear Church Family, Happy New Year, beloved! There are so many “traditional” things concerning resolutions I could say at the beginning of this new year that could both challenge and encourage us......

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12/23/20-Weekly Letter from Pastor Melvin

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Dear Church Family, Once again, during this Christmas season, as well as throughout the year, I simply want to draw our attention to Jesus......

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