The Country Club Christian Church clergy and staff offer the following advent devotions for the 2018 season. Check back here Monday-Thursday, from Dec. 3-Dec. 24, for new devotions.
The Donkey – Carla AdayDecember 24, 2018One of the little boys in our church’s preschool raised his hand and volunteered to be a donkey in the annual preschool Christmas pageant. Then a few days later one of his friends told him it was “stupid” to be an animal. So he went home and told his mother ... Read More
Not having an ideal Christmas? – Joe WalkerDecember 20, 2018John 3: 16-19 A 13 year old’s Christmas Morning Checklist: Open stockings. Eat cinnamon rolls. Call paramedics. Wait, what?! Paramedics aren’t on the list. There’s supposed to be church and a big meal and playing with presents, right? Well, that long-ago Christmas morning in our house there were paramedics. Then ... Read More
A Message – Lara SchoppDecember 19, 2018Mark 1:1-3 The Christmas tree has been trying to tell me something. It’s the perfect Currier & Ives tree. So pretty you can almost hear the baby angels singing O Holy Night. But moments after we think the tree is secure in the stand, the cat innocently sashays underneath and you can ... Read More
Darkness and Light – Mike GravesDecember 18, 2018Isaiah 9:2, 6-7 Scholars call it intertextuality, placing one thing next to another. One of the classic examples is how the prodigal son parable in Luke’s Gospel could be echoing the Jacob story in Genesis. Lots of reverberations there when you set those two next to each other. Whenever I ... Read More