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Rev. Craig Robertson, Pastor
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Something to think about . . .

Here are some scriptures I want to lift for Mother’s Day:

Hebrews 10:35-39: Do not lose your courage, then, because it brings with it a great reward.  You need to be patient in order to do the will of God and receive what he promises. For, as the scripture says . . . We are not people who turn back and are lose. Instead, we have faith and are saved.

Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me.

1 Corinthians 16:13: Be alert, stand firm in the faith, be brave, be strong.

Hebrews 10:22-23: Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

2 Corinthians 5:7: For we walk by faith, not by sight.

As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.

These scriptures remind me a lot of what my mother taught me about faith and keeping it during hard times in my life as a Christian and as a minister. It is because of my mother that I have a strong faith. She demonstrated it to me in so many ways when I was growing up, but I did not understand what she was telling me and showing me.

But as I have grown older, I can look back and lean on her many examples of keeping her faith when times were bad or hard. Life and ministry do get hard. Sometimes people say things and do things that are not Christian, even though they might think it is.

May the faith of our mothers at Capitol Hill Christian Church be an example for each other and families in sharing God’s love, hope, and joy. 

Something to think about and do . . .

Love you all,

Rev. Craig

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Disciples of Christ History

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) began in the early 1800s in the United States. Seeking to move beyond denominational disagreements, the founders envisioned a united church modeled on the New Testament.
Disciple congregations today share these characteristics:
  * Each congregation is self-governing and calls its own pastor.
  * Worship services may be formal or informal, and include lay women and men in leadership.
  * Open discussion of issues is encouraged. Diversity of opinion is common.
  * We are growing in racial and ethnic diversity. 
Disciples affirm that Jesus Christ is the son of the Living God, and offers saving grace to all. Disciples also believe that all persons are children of God.

Disciples practices and beliefs include:
Open Communion - The Lord's Supper, or Communion, is celebrated in weekly worship. It is open to all who believe in Jesus Christ.

Freedom of Belief
- Disciples are called together around one essential of faith: belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Persons are free to follow their consciences guided by the Bible, the Holy Spirit, study and prayer, and are expected to extend that freedom to others.

Baptism by Immersion
- In baptism the old self-centered life is set aside, and a new life of trust in God begins. Although Disciples practice baptism by immersion, other baptism traditions are honored.

Belief in the Oneness of the Church
- All Christians are called to be one in Christ and to seek opportunities for common witness and service.

The Ministry of Believers
- Both ministers and lay persons lead in worship, service, and spiritual growth.
The symbol of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a red chalice, emblazoned with a white St. Andrew's cross. The chalice symbolizes the central place of communion in worship. The X-shaped cross of the disciple Andrew is a reminder of the ministry of each person and the importance of evangelism.

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