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In the hours leading up to his arrest in Jerusalem, Jesus offered his disciples peace.  That may seem odd considering what they believed was about to happen.  The disciples were preparing for a revolution while Jesus was plotting his resurrection.  Jesus had something greater in mind when he talked about this peace which he was offering them.
 
Promoting peace in a chaotic world can be as difficult as catching a chicken in a barn yard.  All of us have experienced those moments when peace was in short supply.  In this series of messages, we will consider how the Holy Spirit can produce the spiritual fruit of peace in our lives.  This peace which passes all understanding is often an irresistible fruit for which many crave.  Together, we will discover this wonderful fruit which we can share with a hungry world.

May 19, 2019
Stopping the Violence
Almost every day we hear another tragic story of someone who has lost their life due to the violence on our streets. The apostle Paul told the church at Rome to do everything within their powers to live in peace with others. What can we do as a congregation to help stop the violence that appears to be creeping into our community?
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  • May 19, 2019Stopping the Violence
    May 19, 2019
    Stopping the Violence
    Almost every day we hear another tragic story of someone who has lost their life due to the violence on our streets. The apostle Paul told the church at Rome to do everything within their powers to live in peace with others. What can we do as a congregation to help stop the violence that appears to be creeping into our community?
  • May 12, 2019Stopping the Turmoil
    May 12, 2019
    Stopping the Turmoil
    Mother's Day is a time for our moms to enjoy some peace and quiet. Unfortunately that is not always possible in our world today. Far too many individuals are dealing with some sort of mental health issue. This morning, we will begin our look at the third piece of fruit produced by the Holy Spirit according to Paul in Galatians chapter five.
  • Apr 28, 2019He Had an Irresistible Presence
    Apr 28, 2019
    He Had an Irresistible Presence
    Easter is in the rearview mirror this morning which means we must move on.  The disciples had a hard time moving on when it came to letting Jesus go.  They were told to wait in Jerusalem so that they might receive the Holy Spirit.  It is that Spirit from God which fulfills His promise to always be present in our lives.  Let's look at His irresistible presence.
  • Apr 21, 2019He Had an Irresistible Message
    Apr 21, 2019
    He Had an Irresistible Message
    Today, we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ when he arose from the grave on that first Sunday morning.  Much has been said about the impact Jesus' return to life has had on our lives and rightfully so.  In this unbelievable event we find our hope of eternity.  Let's take a look at what John writes in his gospel about that first meeting between the disciples and the irresistible Savior.
  • Apr 14, 2019He Had an Irresistible Message
    Apr 14, 2019
    He Had an Irresistible Message
    At the tomb, Mary is found weeping for her friend on a Sunday morning. With one word, Jesus forever changed her life. People were drawn to the messages that Jesus would share. That message from the Savior still attracts people. We have an irresistible Savior who speaks to us today when we are ready to listen.
 

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The E-letter for September 6th

Here’s some church news for you that might impact your life ________________________________________ This week’s message: “Come and See” from John 1:35-42 This is a huge weekend for Indianapolis when it comes to sports. Friday night is all about the high school football games taking place throughout the state. Saturday means college football games with thousands of fans gathering in stadiums to cheer on their team. Sunday the Colts kick off their season with a game against the Bengals from Cincinnati. This weekend Indianapolis is hosting racing fans from across the country who will pour into the Speedway to watch several NASCAR races. They even have a dirt track set up inside the complex for a special race. Sports fans will be going crazy with these events and many more that I failed to mention. People will be spending tons of money on tickets, parking, concessions, and memorabilia items. Fans are an important part of the equation when talking about sports. Without fans; it’s hard to support the players and teams. Would you consider yourself a fan of the Colts, Pacers, or Indians? Do you have a favorite driver to cheer on this weekend? Will you be attending a sporting event this weekend or will you be glued to the television? Are you a fan of Jesus Christ? That seems like a no brainer for some of us, but that’s a legitimate question that must be asked. Chair 1 for Dann Spader is for the fan of Christianity. Jesus invited his first admires to come and see. Andrew and Philip would become disciples later, but first they were fans of Jesus. They wanted to see what the rabbi was up to and why John was calling him the Lamb of God. This Sunday morning, we are going to look at what it means to be a fan of Jesus Christ. Our scripture text will have us look at those first encounters for Andrew and Philip. I want to invite you to come and see what chair one has to offer. Invite someone to come and see where we are at in our spiritual journey with the Lord. We love fans here at Cumberland.
In His Service, Tom ________________________________________ This week’s Prayer Request: • Cindy was involved in a head on collusion several weeks ago/ friend of the church/ recovering at home ________________________________________ This week’s Announcements: This week at Cumberland: Sept. 6th: Mission’s meeting @6:30pm in the Conference room Sept. 8th: BMW @7:00am (Men’s ministry w/ breakfast) Sept. 10th: Outreach Meeting @6:30pm in the Conference room Sept. 11th: Fall Keenagers Day @ Camp Allendale Sept. 12th: Wednesday night Bible Study resumes @6:30pm Upcoming Events: Sept. 19th: Annual Meeting @6:30pm in the Chapel Small Groups Be sure to stop by the display in the foyer for our fall small groups. We are offering four different opportunities where you can get plugged in. These small groups will cover in greater depths the material from Dann Spader’s book 4 Chair Discipling. If you have any questions about these studies, please see Dennis Clark. 2018 Fall Keenagers On Tuesday, September 11th, Camp Allendale will be hosting this great event. Danny Curry from Park Chapel is the morning speaker and Kenny Melton will hold an afternoon concert. Cost is $5 for the noon meal. Please RSVP by noon on the 10th if you plan to attend. New Website We want to encourage you to check out our new website. The address for the new site is www.cumberlandchristianchurch.org/. This site is still a work in progress, but we wanted to give you the ability to sign up for our small groups through the website. The team did an excellent job getting this new website up and running. Annual Meeting The leadership of the church would like to invite you to come and see what is happening here at Cumberland as we conduct our Annual Meeting on Wednesday night, September 19th. The meeting will take place in the Chapel and begins at 6:30pm. ________________________________________ This week’s scripture “How long, I men, will you turn my glory into shame? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods? Know that the Lord has set apart the godly for himself; the Lord will hear when I call to him.” Psalm 4:2-3 NIV

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