Christ Wesleyan Church
September 8, 2019
Join us for our primary worship service each week on Sunday.
Locations & Times
  • CWC Milton: The Auditorium
    363 Stamm Rd, Milton, PA 17847, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
  • CWC Sunbury: The Auditorium
    238 Walnut St, Sunbury, PA 17801, USA
    Sunday 9:15 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
Welcome to CWC!
Welcome! We're glad you're here with us today. You can follow this week's message and add your own notes. Visit our website at to watch past sermons, and discover more about CWC.
Is This Your First Visit?
If this is your first visit with us, welcome! We're so glad you're here! Please stop by The Hub (our welcome desk) for a gift, and if you'd like to discover more about us and the variety of ministries here, visit the Connection Center. If you have any questions, we're here to help!

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Watch weekly messages, discover more about CWC, ministries, groups, serving opportunities, and events all on our website.
1. Our map for this journey is God's Word!
2. Our journey is taking us toward spiritual maturity and will produce fruit.
3. Our journey will be guided by the Holy Spirit.
4. Our journey is always better in community.
Acts of the Apostles 2:42, 46-47 NLT

B. Why do we need to build God's Word into our lives?
1. We are commanded to keep the Word of God in us.
2. God promises His blessing and success in our spiritual lives.
3. God gives understanding and wisdom through His Word.
4. God's Word has overcoming power for sin.
5. The words of God are only in one place: the Bible.
6. God's Word will develop a biblical worldview.
7. God's Word will build your faith.

Core52 Webpage

C. Let's look at the website...
1. Go to:
2. Week 1: Creation
3. Click on Personal Study
4. Scroll down
5. You will find this week’s sermon outline and the sermon video (the video comes up on Mondays)
6. Day 1 Essay Video (This video is approximately 6 minutes. The chapter from the book has more content.)
7. Day 2 Memory Verse Video
8. Day 3 Story (Scripture surrounding the topic)
9. Day 4 Scripture Meditation (Asking God to speak to you through the passages)
10. Day 5 Application (We have included additional steps to take. They will be in your outline each week and on the website.)
11. ***To the ambitious overachiever there is an additional memory verse!
12. There will be additional group discussion items that will be used in your small groups.
But…here is why we should memorize…
1. Jesus memorized Scripture!
2. We are called to memorize!
3. It renews our lives.
4. It helps us overcome temptation.
5. It brings God’s blessing to our lives.
6. It helps us encourage one another.
7. It gives a better understanding of God and His Will.
8. It makes us wise!
D. Memorizing Scripture...
Many will have excuses...
Overcoming excuses for not memorizing:
1. “I don’t have a good memory” Actually, you do!
2. “It will take too much time”
3. “I’m too busy”
4. “I’m not very interested” Ouch!
5. “I’ve tried before and it never really worked”
6. “I don’t see the benefit of working on it that hard”
7. “I read the Bible every day… why do I need to memorize it?”
8. “I don’t know what translation to use”
9. “I might become prideful”
10. “I don’t know how to do it”
“Bible memorization is absolutely fundamental to spiritual formation. If I had to choose between all the disciplines of the spiritual life, I would choose Bible memorization, because it is a fundamental way of filling our minds with what it needs. This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth. That’s where you need it! How does it get in your mouth? Memorization.”
– Dallas Willlard
“I know of no other single practice in the Christian life more rewarding, practically speaking, than memorizing Scripture. . . . No other single exercise pays greater spiritual dividends! Your prayer life will be strengthened. Your witnessing will be sharper and much more effective. Your attitudes and outlook will begin to change.”
– Chuck Swindoll

Core52 Series

A fifteen-minute daily guide to build your Bible IQ in a year You want to know the Bible better because you know the Bible will make you better. But where should I start? And how can I progress past the confusing parts? Core52 is your guide through the maze of a very big book. Welcome to the fast-track of biblical training.

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Prayer Requests

Need prayer support? Our prayer team prays for your requests throughout the week. We love to hear how God has answered prayer! If you have a praise that God has answered a prayer and worked in incredible ways, share it with us.