As part of our 10 Year Anniversary Celebration this month at CCK, we are having our weekly service at McFee Park in West Knoxville this Sunday morning! Church will start as usual at 9:30am but come around 9:15am to get settled and grab a cup of coffee before we get started.
As part of the Christ Church Knoxville 10 Year Anniversary we are having a movie night this Friday night! Join us this Friday, September 18th at Christ Church for snacks, drinks and an outdoor movie.
- The movie is starting at 7:45pm so be there by 7:30pm to get snacks and get settled.
- Bring camping chairs, blankets and some warm clothes (the temperatures are starting to drop!) and get ready for a fun time together.
- Invite your friends and family too!
- If you have any questions feel free to email us here.
The Christ Church Knoxville 10 Year Celebration is almost here! We have a lot of great things planned week to week along with testimonies, pictures and stories from the last decade for everyone to see and share. Here is a copy of our calendar of events that we handed out on Sunday: Read the rest of this entry →
The Christ Church Knoxville 10 Year Anniversary is coming up this September but we have an early present for everyone this week! Pastor Nathan has taken a biography sermon from several months ago and turned it into an ebook. His book, entitled “The Fruit of Lips that Acknowledge His Name”, chronicles the life and ministry of pastor Paul Schneider, who was the first Christian minister to be put to death by the Nazi regime for his biblical teaching and preaching. This ebook is currently listed on Amazon.com and from today until this Thursday it will be free to download! Read the rest of this entry →
This summer is big milestone for Christ Church Knoxville: We’re turning 10 years old! Through several church names and several locations we have seen the faithfulness of God in our little church body here in Knoxville Tennessee and we want to celebrate that! It would be our hearts to see faith mightily stirred for the future as we consider all that God has done over these past 10 years. For that reason the whole month of September will be dedicated to “The Fame of His Faithfulness: Celebrating 10 Years of God’s Abundant Goodness”. (Please note the change from August to September!) The anniversary will kickoff on August 30th and run all through September. Here’s a preview of a few things we’ll have that month: Read the rest of this entry →
Sometimes comparing one thing to another helps us to see more than we would if we studied each one by itself. This was true on my recent trip to Myrtle beach. I have been to the beach before. And I have read the Bible before. But in comparing them to one another, I saw the truth of Scripture in a way I had not before. Here are at least twenty ways the Bible is like the ocean. I pray these encourage you to “take up and read” – and add it to the list on your vacation! Read the rest of this entry →
This Saturday is July 4. It is a day that we are right to set aside to celebrate the privilege of living and working and worshipping in a free country. It is right both as citizens and as saints. It is right as citizens because the privileges we enjoy were purchased, developed and defended at great cost to our fellow citizens, both past and present. It is right as saints because the sovereignty of God extends over all governments. It is God who raises up kings and removes them (Dan. 2:21). It is God who dispenses authority to governments (Rm. 13:1). And without that gift, they would wield no authority (Jn. 19:11). Therefore, the relative peace and stability and freedom and opportunity that we have inherited in this Republic are good gifts from the hand of God. There is, therefore, everything right with marking that gift and acknowledging the human instruments He has used in the past to secure such blessings for us. I am thankful to God that I am an American citizen. Read the rest of this entry →
This past week has brought news of distress in two of our nation’s historically significant churches.
On Wednesday evening, at a prayer service at Emanuel AME church in Charleston, Dylan Roof shot nine people to death. The congregation of “Mother” Emmanuel first gathered in 1816, and has played a prominent role in the ongoing struggle for civil and social equality for the African-American community.
Then, on Sunday evening, Coral Ridge Presbyterian church in Ft. Lauderdale announced that its senior pastor, Tullian Tchividjian, had resigned over an extra-marital affair (which seems to have been in response to his wife’s infidelity). Coral Ridge was founded by the late Dr. D. James Kennedy, a contributor to the rise of the Religious Right in the 1980s. Tchividjian himself, grandson of Billy Graham, has steered the church away from political involvement, but has become a popular writer and speaker in his own right.
In many ways these churches are very different. In many ways the darkness and sin that each is dealing with are very different. And yet, these two shocks have confronted us just days apart. There have been thoughtful responses offered to these incidents individually. But it may also be wise to ask what the Lord is speaking to His church as we consider both of these events together. Read the rest of this entry →