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Those who are well have no need of a physician

As He reclined at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners were reclining with Jesus and His disciples, for there were many who followed Him. And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that He was eating with sinners and tax collectors, said to His disciples, “Why does He eat with tax collectors and sinners?” And when Jesus heard it, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to…

Made New

So then, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; what is old has passed away—look, what is new has come! (2 Corinthians 5:17) But, according to His promise, we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness truly resides (2 Peter 3:13, NET Bible). Today in worship, we look to the New. Not the illusion of new things, which the world provides, but the Newness of which only God can create.  New Life!  New…

Understanding Who Christ Is

And Jesus went on with His disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the way He asked His disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” And they told him, “John the Baptist; and others say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.” And He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered Him, “You are the Christ” (Mark 8:27-29 ESV). Please join us this Sunday morning at 9:45 for our Worship Service, followed…

New Books–June 2015

Not a Chance: God, Science and the Revolt Against Reason (Expanded Edition), by R.C. Sproul and Keith Mathison. Can chance really be responsible for all we see in creation? Death by Dying: Life Is Meant to be Spent, by N.D. Wilson, author of Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl and son of Douglas Wilson. A portrait of faith, futility and the joy of this mortal life. Eric Metaxas says: “Our sad, dark and decaying culture needs more salt, light and joy from…

New Books–May 2015

Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism and other God Substitutes, by Nancy Pearcey, best-selling author of Total Truth and Saving Leonardo.In this book, her whole approach is based on Romans 1. Experiencing the New Birth: Studies in John 3, by Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Reflections on the powerful story of Jesus’ encounter with Nicodemus and what it means to be “born again”. God, Adam and You: Biblical Creation Defended and Applied, edited by Richard D. Phillips. What difference does Adam…

To Him who is able to keep you from stumbling

Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen Please join us this Sunday morning at 9:45 for our Worship Service, followed by our Fellowship Break, and then Teaching at 11:15. Today’s 11:15 Speaker: Tom Wright: The Undoing of…

Look and Save

The Son of Man is Lifted Up Then the Lord said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole; and it shall be that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, shall live.” So Moses made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole; and so it was, if a serpent had bitten anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived (Numbers 21:8-9). And as Moses lifted up the serpent in…

Behold the Living God

(Jesus to John): “Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living One. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.” Revelation 1:17-18 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying:“Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be His people, and God Himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear…

Special Resurrection Service, April 5, 2015

A Special Resurrection Service is planned for this Sunday, April 5, and will begin at 10:00 a.m. Fellowship Time will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Gym. There will not be a Teaching Hour this Sunday. Scripture to Prepare for Next Week: 1 Corinthians 2:1-16  

For giving grateful praise

  Psalm 100 A psalm. For giving grateful praise. Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the Lord is good and His love…

Easter Service, 10:00 a.m. Sunday, April 5th, 2015

We'd like to invite you to our special Easter service to celebrate the Resurrection with us at Community Bible Chapel in Richardson, Texas. Not sure why it's worth celebrating? Please come and find out!10:00 a.m.Sunday, April 5th, 2015Community Bible Chapel418 E Main St.Richardson, TX 75081

New Books–April 2015

The Allure of Gentleness: Defending the Faith in the Manner of Jesus, by Dallas Willard. John Ortberg says: “Dallas Willard’s understanding of apologetics is revolutionary. It is at once more intellectually rigorous (and) more humble and more tied to character than anything I have seen on the subject. What he describes is what Jesus actually did. “ Amy Carmichael: Beauty for Ashes, by Iain H. Murray. A brand-new biography of Amy Carmichael (1867-1951) who was a missionary and author and…

New Books–March 2015

Complete New Book List March 2015 The Daring Mission of William Tyndale, Steven J. Lawson (Long Line of Godly Men series). In translating the Bible into English, for which he was martyred, he became the father of the English Reformation and of the modern English language (NOTE: this book is not to be confused with another Tyndale biography added to the library a few months ago). Kept for Jesus: What the New Testament Really Teaches About Assurance of Salvation and…

New Books–February 2015

The Pilgrim’s Progress, by John Bunyan. Only the Bible has sold more copies than Pilgrim’s Progress. This newly published version includes a foreword by Leland Ryken, a preface by John Newton and a sketch of Bunyan’s life by John Piper. John Stott’s Right Hand: The Untold Story of Frances Whitehead, by Julia Cameron. John R.W. Stott (1921-2011) was a highly influential English Christian leader and Anglican cleric, prolific writer, and leader in the world-wide evangelical movement from his home parish…

New Books–January 2015

Eternal Perspectives: A Collection of Quotations on Heaven, the New Earth, and Life after Death, compiled by Randy Alcorn. A large (656 pages) collection of quotations from Augustine, Aquinas, Calvin, Wesley, Spurgeon, C.S. Lewis, and many more, compiled by the author of the best-selling book, Heaven. Hand in Hand: The Beauty of God’s Sovereignty and Meaningful Human Choices, by Randy Alcorn. If God is sovereign, how can I be free to choose? But if God is not sovereign, how can…

New Books–December 2014

Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More—Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist, by Karen Swallow Prior. Hannah (1745-1833) was a champion of literacy, an evangelical author of “cheap tracts” for England’s poor, an accomplished writer, and an opponent of the slave trade. Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God, by Tim Keller. Prayer is the only way we experience deep change—the reordering of our lives. It is the way we know God, the way we finally treat God as God. God Dwells…

New Books–November, 2014

The People, the Land, and the Future of Israel: Israel and the Jewish People in the Plan of God, edited by Darrell L. Bock and Mitch Glaser. A dispensational perspective on God’s plan for His chosen people Good News for Weary Women: Escaping the Bondage of To-Do Lists, Steps, and Bad Advice, by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick. A Lifelong Love, by Gary Thomas, author of the acclaimed Sacred Marriage. What if marriage is about more than just staying together? David Wilkerson:…

New Books–October 2014

Complete New Book List October, 2014 Why God Created the World: a Jonathan Edwards Adaptation, by Ben Stevens. From the mind of one of America’s greatest theologians, Jonathan Edwards, comes a classic work on why God created the universe and everything in it. Many of Christianity’s modern thinkers (including John Piper) consider it one of the most important books they’ve ever read. Explore these truths in this updated version paraphrased especially for today. Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the…

New Books–September 2014

Complete New Book List September, 2014 Renaissance: The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Times, by Os Guinness. Some think the best days of the Christian faith are behind us. Is there hope for societal redemption and renewal? Guinness says yes. Truth in a Culture of Doubt: Engaging Skeptical Challenges to the Bible, by Andreas J. Kostenberger, Darrell L. Bock and Josh D. Chatraw. Demonstrates that belief in the Scriptures does not represent sacrifice of one’s intellect. Apologetics Beyond…