It was another banner year for Christ Community Church in 2012. Over 65,000 people visited Christ Community Church’s website, and those individuals were often watching some of the video content we published. Here’s a list of some of the top videos from 2012.
1. Start Me Up – It All Starts Here (Mark Ashton, January 1)
2. Finish The Work – Esther (Mark Ashton, October 7)
3. Mo-Mentum – A Prophet’s Preparation (Gavin Johnson, January 22)
4. Rock The Temple – Fearfully And Wonderfully Made (Mark Ashton, May 6)
5. A Good God In Hard Times – In The Presence Of My Enemies (Gracia Burnham, August 26)
1. February 14 (Numbers 27, 32-35, Mark and Kelle Ashton)
2. January 22 (Exodus 1-4, 6, Mark Ashton)
3. February 27 (Deuteronomy, Exodus 22-23, Leviticus 19, Mark and Kelle Ashton)
4. January 24 (Exodus 9-11, Mark Ashton)
5. February 15 (Deuteronomy 1-4, Steve Walters)
3. Project 4:4
5. Smart Alecks
Greg Nunamaker, CCC’s Web Manager and all-around creative guy, produced another animated Project 4:4 recap. An amazing job by Greg, once again. Here are both animated recaps he has created this year.
If you watch one episode of evening news, you know our world is broken. And its getting worse. The fixes for the ills are not easy assignments. They are not short term. They are not going to have compensation packages. They will take decades or lifetimes. God is looking for some strong shoulder leaders who will take tough assignments. People who are willing to be attacked. People who will sign up for anything.
When you go to a conference you can be overloaded with new ideas and concepts. You’re entertained by the speakers and presentations. But what is the lasting impact? What sticks with you six months later, after the swell of the conference subsides?
In the latest Beyond The Message, I sit down with Tim Perry to discuss the Servant Songs. Tim and I briefly touch on each one of the four “songs”, which are found in the Book of Isaiah.
To watch or listen to Tim’s message, click here.
Tomorrow, at the Old Mill and Online Campuses, Lead Pastor Mark Ashton will be talking about the life of Jonah. This is one of Mark’s favorite books of the Bible to discuss. We hope to see you in person, or online, for what should be a great service. Here’s a teaser, an animation we produced in 2007 for a message series on Jonah.
I really enjoyed the creative piece for “The Meaning of Life” message today, at the Old Mill and Online Campuses. It was shot in the Old Market, an area in downtown Omaha, NE. People walked by the whiteboard, and in their own expressive ways answered the question of “What is the meaning of life?”
In our current Solomon message series, we are covering material that isn’t ordinarily preached during a Sunday message. Last Sunday we covered Song of Solomon, and this Sunday we’ll cover Ecclesiastes.
You would think we would also have a message on Proverbs, but we chose to skip over the book with our Project 4:4 messages. One of the reasons was due to the Proverbs message series we had last year. We did a 10-part Proverbs message series in May, June and July, and then did another 4-part series in November. We thought we covered the book extensively, and it would still be relatively fresh for everyone.
If you’re looking for more resources on Proverbs, as we read through the book in our daily readings, check out the messages from last year.
This past Sunday, at the Old Mill and Online Campuses, we had services focusing on the musical aspect of worship. From all accounts, it was a fantastic experience for everyone. God was glorified through the diverse musical styles. (more…)
Right now, in Project 4:4, we are reading about the life of David. Despite David being one of the most influential characters of the Bible, and in human history, we are only having one Sunday message about him. One of the reasons for this decision is back in 2009 we did a thirteen part series on the life of David. The series was called “Where Is God When?” (more…)