At Least Wrestling Doesn’t Make God Spew

by Jeremy McCoy • January 3, 2019

I have a friend in California who I’ve known for almost 20 years. I was on my way to church around 4:45am a couple of weeks ago, and I got a text from him saying he was distressed and feeling lonely. He is 2 hours earlier on Pacific Time, so that was 2:45am for him. […]

Stop Your Wandering

by Larry Rutledge • November 21, 2018

“I have asked one thing from the Lord; it is what I desire: to *dwell* in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, gazing on the beauty of the Lord and seeking Him in His temple.” Psalm 27:4 (CSB) “The one who eats my flesh and drinks my blood *remains* in […]

Give Them Something To Talk About

by Larry J Rutledge • November 14, 2018

A pastor friend of mine recently posted a video to his Facebook feed that was so powerful I got his permission to transcribe it to post here for you to read. Please read and be challenged and encouraged.   Hey everybody! This is Trevor L. Smith and once again I want to share something I […]

Identity, Part 2

by Jeremy McCoy • November 7, 2018

Sometimes I think about…. What if aliens came down from space or out of another dimension or something… (not that I believe in aliens…just hypothetically speaking)? I wonder how they would look at humanity with their fresh, enormous, buggy eyes. What would be their impression? I assume they would begin drawing conclusions about us based […]

Get in a circle

by Jon Laster • October 17, 2018

If you have been around Christ Chapel any length of time, you have likely heard Pastor Jerimy refer to the early church in the book of Acts or mention the phrase “Circles Not Rows.” This is something we strongly believe in!! Here is the scriptural basis… The Community of Believers – Acts 2 The Passion […]

Identity, Part I

by Jeremy McCoy • October 10, 2018

A long time ago, I traveled with a worship band on the road. We spent a lot of time on airplanes, so we decided that, instead of sitting next to each other on the flights, we would split up and sit next to strangers so that we could potentially talk to people about Jesus. If […]

Pause, Don’t Stop

by Larry Rutledge • October 3, 2018

Rest is an important rhythm of life. It is one of our core values here at Christ Chapel. it is also a biblical value. There are so many scriptures that talk about rest. They encourage it as a good practice and they live out examples of rest. We see in the account of creation that […]

Nothing Fails Like Success

by Jerimy Kanaday • September 26, 2018

My favorite thinker, philosopher and theologian Dallas Willard coined this phrase “Nothing Fails Like Success.” He spoke of it many times in the context of local congregations. Some times we begin with an organic, pure desire to reach lost people and see them discipled but somehow lose our way in programs, services and offerings. While […]

Facing Your Ninevah

by Larry Rutledge • September 19, 2018

As children growing up in church we are told some amazing stories. And those stories come with powerful overarching themes presented as the lesson we are supposed to learn. For example: Noah and the Ark: God’s Promise – Genesis 5:32 – 10:1 David and Goliath: God’s Strength and Provision – 1 Samuel 17 Daniel and […]

A Seat at the Table

by Landry Lowrimore • September 12, 2018

School is back. These days as a (somewhat) adult, this season does not affect me the way it used to. Now, it just means that I see school buses more often, and traffic is a living horror. But sometimes when I’m sitting in traffic, or pass by a school bus, or see bright lights suspended […]