Christ Church - West Campus
West Campus 8/28/16
Get Fit Through Serving
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  • Christ Church Elyria
    1420 S Abbe Rd, Elyria, OH 44035, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM, Sunday 12:00 PM

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Christ Church University Fall Growth Opportunities

Continue to learn & grow in your faith this fall! It's time for all of us to gear up for fall and invest in growing in our faith! Check out the class opportunities being offered at all of our campuses inside today’s bulletin. Choose one or all of the classes in today’s insert. Sign up online or at the table. Discover Christ Church: Sundays beginning Sept. 11, 9:00 a.m

Corruption, Conspiracy, and Confusion: can we trust the New Testament?

Thursday, September 15 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. • Main Campus Dr. John Byron of Ashland Theological Seminary is returning with another interesting and informative lecture on why the New Testament is reliable. You won’t want to miss it! Sign up online for this free event!

5-Week Budget Workshop

Thursdays beginning September 15 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.West and Old Brooklyn Campuses Register online or at the table
Intro to Christ Church~Sunday, September 18th after the noon service
Join us following the noon service where you will learn about our history, vision and the best way to get involved. Lunch and childcare are provided. Sign up at the Connection Center today!
"Get Fit Through Serving"

Those who serve most grow most

The more we grow in our spiritual lives the more a lifestyle of service makes sense

a.We will value people more and see their inherent dignity
b.We will have greater compassion and empathy
c.We will take responsibility to do good to others with no expectation of return
d.Our hearts will constantly be stretched to love unlovable people
e.We will sacrifice for the sake of others

The habit of serving creates long-term character transformation

a.Self-righteous service:
i.Impressed with the big deal-photo ops
ii.Requires external rewards
iii.Highly concerned about results
iv.Picks and chooses whom to serve
v.Affected by moods and whims
viii.Fractures community

b.True service
i.Serving without an agenda
iii.Serving with our best effort
iv.Serving without results or fanfare
v.Serving people who cannot give us anything in return

True service is a discipline; it requires endurance and expectation

“Be not surprised when friends fail you: it is a failing world. Never count upon immutability in man: inconstancy you may reckon upon without fear of disappointment. The disciples of Jesus forsook him; be not amazed if your adherents wander away to other teachers: as they were not your all when with you, all is not gone from you with their departure. Serve God with all your might while the candle is burning, and then when it goes out for a season, you will have the less to regret. Be content to be nothing, for that is what you are. When your own emptiness is painfully forced upon your consciousness, chide yourself that you ever dreamed of being full, except in the Lord.”

“Often we combat our evil thoughts most effectively if we absolutely refuse to allow them to be expressed in words…It must be a decisive rule of every Christian fellowship that each individual is prohibited from saying much that occurs to him.”-Bonheoffer

God, show me who to serve and show me how to serve