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Jesus Christ the Creator

Posted onJuly 7, 2015 | 0 comments

Jesus Christ is the Creator of the universe. Jesus Christ is the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last. Jesus Christ, the Person, never had a beginning. He is absolute Reality. He has the unparalleled honor and......Keep Reading

Starved for the Glory of God

Posted onMay 17, 2015 | 0 comments

Here is an excerpt from Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ by John Piper: We are all starved for the glory of God, not self. No one goes to the Grand Canyon to increase self-esteem. Why do we go? Because there is greater healing for the soul in beholding splendor than there is in beholding self... ...Keep Reading

Walls and Opposition

Posted onMarch 14, 2014 | by: Grant Blankenship | 0 comments

I wanted to remind us all of a couple of things that we can easily lose perspective over in situations of building. The first is attack. The second is walls. ...Keep Reading

New Web Site for Cedar Springs Church

Posted onFebruary 28, 2014 | by: Rob Adelman | 0 comments

The new web site for Cedar Springs Church is now up! But of course, if you are seeing this, you already know that! We hope you take a moment to look around as we've moved to a site hosted by Church Plant Media in order to better serve you......Keep Reading

Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

Posted onSeptember 4, 2013 | by: Grant Blankenship | 0 comments

The gospel translated simply means "good news." It is the central message that the Christian faith proclaims and according to 1 Corinthians 15:3 is "of first importance." The great reformer Martin Luther wrote of it that "the gospel cannot be preached and heard enough, for it cannot be grasped well enough...Moreover, our greatest task is to keep you faithful to this article and bequeath this treasure to you when we die."...Keep Reading

Who Are You?

Posted onAugust 19, 2013 | by: Grant Blankenship | 0 comments

Pistol right, trips right, screen out, dummy motion, backside flag, rip, on two... What's your job; engineer, teacher, mom, student, contractor, salesman, retired? I often have difficulty answering this question. I'm sure most of us do. What's the context? Who's asking? What answer would best describe who I am to the person who is asking? Generally speaking, when this question is asked we respond with a vocation. Men especially identify with the "profession" that they have chosen to earn income. Naturally, our personality, character, likes and dislikes play a part in what we choose as a vocation. Therefore, there is an element in our "job" that describes who we are as a person. ...Keep Reading

The Wrath of God

Posted onJuly 31, 2013 | by: Grant Blankenship | 0 comments

Do you have any sins you cannot get rid of the guilt? Do you have a continuing routine of confession that includes sorrow for sins already confessed? Or perhaps maybe one big sin that is in the past that is difficult to let go?...Keep Reading

Survivor

Posted onJuly 25, 2013 | by: Grant Blankenship | 0 comments

Picture yourself a soldier in WWII. It's spring 1945 and you have endured a tireless campaign across Europe defeating the Nazis. However, the tide of the war is changing and as each day passes the battles become less and less noticeable. You are beginning to think of the war as a past event. The battles you experienced upon landing in Normandy, the cold winters in the forests of France are memories and the horror of war is beginning to give way to the hope of returning home. You're becoming more and more detached from the atrocities of war. ...Keep Reading

Reasons for Church Membership

Posted onJune 18, 2013 | by: Grant Blankenship | 0 comments

The Elders at Cedar Springs Church are currently reading through Church Membership: How the World Knows Who Represents Jesus by Jonathan Leeman. We wanted to take a moment to share a list of reasons for church membership included in the book....Keep Reading

What Do You Expect?

Posted onMay 21, 2013 | by: Grant Blankenship | 0 comments

I have wondered about the 10 days between the Ascension of Jesus and Pentecost. In the first chapter of Acts, Jesus had told His disciples to wait for the coming promise; the Holy Spirit. But Jesus had not said when that promise would arrive. I can imagine that the shock of Jesus' resurrection had begun to wear off after the disciples had been with Him, on and off, for approximately 40 days after His resurrection. But I wonder about those 10 days....Keep Reading