How well do you know Jesus? Luke, a physician of the first century, was a careful historian, and he wrote over 25% of the New Testament! In the book we call Luke, he tells the story of the life of Jesus. In the book we call Acts, Luke writes the history of the early church and the spread of the gospel to Jews and Gentiles alike. In this series, we will travel together through the Gospel of Luke so that we might freshly encounter the real Jesus with an intimate view of his life and ministry.
Family matters to God. Family matters to all of us. In this series we will seek to give God's perspective and assistance on various family matters such as marriage and parenting.
This series is a study of Paul's letter that we call 1 Corinthians. People often wonder whether the Bible is relevant for today since it was written in the first century. We will discover in this series that the challenges and problems faced by the church in Corinth are the same kinds of challenges and problems we face today. Paul addresses a multitude of real life issues in this letter, and we will find ample application of the gospel truth to our own lives today.
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Jesus wants his disciples to be well-balanced in growth. While our gifts and passions may lead us to be stronger in one area more than another, we are not to neglect any area of the Christian life. Here at Clairmont Hills Baptist Church, we speak of growing in "Head, Heart, Hands, and Feet." That is a simple, memorable way to remember that...
Previously, we highlighted the "feet" in 40 Days of Sharing, an emphasis that focused on our call to share the message of Jesus with those around us and around the world. This series focuses on God's call to each of us to minister in 40 Days of Serving. How is your serve? That's what we will explore during the forty day period that encompasses this series.
“I know the plans I have for you,” God tells his people through the prophet Jeremiah. God really does have plans for our lives. But do we know those plans? In this three week series of messages, we will seek to understand more about God's plan, learn how to discern the will of God in our lives, and think practically about how to listen to the voice of God.
God calls us to a life of balance. There is often in the Bible a truth presented in one place and a balancing truth in another. Together, these balancing truths give us the boundaries for thought and action. At other times, imbalance in life comes through faulty understanding of life and/or God’s word. In this series we will look at some areas needing balance…
Emotions are an integral part of life. They can certainly add spice of life! They can also be unpredictable. While we enjoy many of our emotions, others are difficult to cope with and can present problems in our decision making—our heads may tell us one thing while our hearts point us in another direction.
In this brief series, we will seek to learn some godly wisdom in understanding and dealing with emotions such as anger that is directed toward us, shame, and disappointment...
Genesis is a book of beginnings. In it we are grounded in the proper worldview for living here, and it contains some of the most inspiring stories—as well as some of the most heartbreaking—that you will ever encounter. This series of messages by Pastor Fred O. Pitts goes through most passages in Genesis and was preached in 2011 and 2012.
What is Christmas all about? During our services on the four Sundays of Advent in 2014, our pastor is delivering a series of messages that will help us understand more fully not only the story of Christmas but the meaning of Christmas. The title of this year's Advent series is "I'll Be Home for Christmas." The messages are as follows:
Week One: The Home of Your DreamsWeek Two: Running Away from HomeWeek Three: Father Knows BestWeek Four: Home for the Holidays
Are you ready for Christmas? This Advent Series features the following messages to help us get truly ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus...
Nov. 29 Waiting for GodDec. 6 Preparing for ChristmasDec. 13 Sharing ChristmasDec. 20 A Christmas Gift
God designed our families as the environment for living life! In our families, we give and receive love. In our families, we give and receive instruction. In our families, we are to learn how to give and take, how to get along in life in general. In our families, we learn about acceptance, belonging, and forgiveness. In our families, we learn to take care of each other.
Family begins with marriage. For strong families, we need strong marriages. In our culture today, marriages struggle. How can we strengthen them? Most families include children as well. It seems like it is harder and harder to raise godly children in an increasingly ungodly society. Does God give any practical instruction to us? As you can see, family matters to God, and even if we protest otherwise, family matters to us. In this series, we will learn to build strong family foundations...
The book of Psalms is the hymnal of the Old Testament—and for us. It motivates us and leads us into praise for God. Yet, these words of faith also express honestly the human emotions we all feel at different times as we look at our circumstances and as we relate to God—trust, doubt, joy, anger, praise, and more. During this summer, our pastor will be taking us through a few of these psalms, showing us again how timeless are the words of Scripture...
Paul wrote letters to many churches, and they answers questions, both spoken and unspoken, that are in the minds of both believers and those who are considering placing their faith in Jesus. The relatively short letter we call 1 Thessalonians gives solid answers to some very significant questions we may ask, and it ends with some practical advice for life...
Christmas tells us so many things about God. In this series, we learn some incredibly powerful truths...* God Is FOR Us* God Is WITH Us* God Is ONE OF Us* God Is IN Us
Previously, we highlighted the "feet" in 40 Days of Sharing and "hands" in 40 Days of Serving. This series focuses on the "heart" and is called 40 Days of Love. What is true love—for God and others? How well are we loving? Are we growing in our love? That's what we will explore during the forty day period that encompasses this series. Our desire is to learn to love God's way more effectively.
In the early part of the book of Revelation, Jesus dictates letters to seven churches in Asia Minor. He has a specific message to each church and an encouragement to overcome. To each, He says, "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." Many churches today are facing all kinds of struggles. What can we learn from these letters? Can we discern today what the Spirit is saying to the churches—and specifically to our own?
For many, faith in Jesus comes easily. It was natural for us to confess Jesus as Lord and Savior. Others, for a variety of reasons, find the whole idea of God hard to believe. They may want to believe, but there are barriers that stand in their way. In this series, we will consider some frequent barriers to belief:
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