But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Monday, 07 May 2018 06:33

Christian, Rethink Your Public Speech

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Believer, if you truly relish a life of turmoil, public anger, boiling arguments, caustic debates and throwing out verbal darts like porcupine quills, you will genuinely help the cause of Christ by not identifying publicly as a Christian. I’m serious. We are in desperate need of Christian...

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Monday, 23 April 2018 00:19

Giving Up Our Rights

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Consider the formula: Giving up rights = Gospel advancement. Rights are those preferences and freedoms we enjoy as Christians related to what we eat, drink and enjoy and even some things that we are owed or deserve.

To us in the West, willingly giving these up is an uncomfortable concept.

However, in...

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Sunday, 22 April 2018 07:41

A Letter from Jim | April 2018

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I’ve just been 12 feet from a very loud business consultant, whose confident speech was nearly deafening. He had made money and was pushy and totally sure of himself as he told his subordinate just how to do it. I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone so brash as this man. Frankly it...

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018 04:38

Questions for a Prospective Pastor

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It is not uncommon for a pastor to be opposed by the very people who at first enthusiastically promoted him. Why? Often it is because only surface communication took place between the potential pastor and the congregation before he assumed his position in the church. In our day it is possible for a...

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018 02:03

Taxes and the Day of Salvation

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That dreaded day is upon us again, April 15th.

When our American fathers stormed the Boston docks, threw out the British tea, and cried, “No taxation without representation,” they could not possibly have imagined what freedom from our mother country would bring.

Untold treasure and...

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Monday, 02 April 2018 04:07

A Letter from Jim | March 2018

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First, A Story to Ponder

There were thirteen trumpets in a row on the porch.

The lady came alone. She still had the choice to keep the two small copper coins in her hand. She slowly walked across the Court of the Women. Then she paused close to the colonnade watching certain religious leaders step...

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Thursday, 29 March 2018 09:00

As It Is In All the World

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“. . .the gospel which has come to you, just as in all the world also it is constantly bearing fruit and increasing, even as it has been doing in you also since the day you heard of it and understood the grace of God in truth; just as you learned it from...

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As Ignatius of Antioch made his sunset journey from Antioch to Rome, he passed through the city of Smyrna, stopped in Troas, and continued his journey through Neapolis to Rome. The first four of Ignatius’ letters are the product of the Antiochan overseer’s stay in Smyrna (Ephesians,...

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Friday, 02 March 2018 08:03

A Letter From Jim | February 2018

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imageI just got off Skype with a pastor in Colorado who has been studying Galatians with me. We’ve had several weeks of study, marking the text in our notebooks, reading and re-reading together and separately, sectioning the book, and discussing the major themes and minor conundrums. We tried to...

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I have been involved in leading churches for four decades, with an emphasis on church planting in the last few years. I’ve also visited and addressed hundreds of churches around the world and have had the privilege of meeting thousands of Christian leaders. Through this time I’ve...

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Thursday, 25 January 2018 09:59

A Letter from Jim | January 2018

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Dear CCW family,

I hope you will take some time to look over the collage of photos in this letter. We can’t begin to show even one photo from each of our ministry experiences this last year, but we wanted you to see some. What a year!  Our team spoke hundreds of times in the US and...

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Wednesday, 24 January 2018 00:19

Culture is the Backdrop for the Real Story

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Christians, God is infinitely more concerned about the heart, faith, behavior and unity of true believers in our country than the politics, economics, social trends, racial tensions, sexual downgrade, and international relations of the country.

But that does not mean these things have no meaning or...

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Saturday, 20 January 2018 01:23

Rebuilding Our Churches with Bible Reading

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I’m no prophet, but I believe we may soon see a swelling interest in reading the Bible both together & alone that could rebuild our faltering churches, and improve the good ones. My information is purely anecdotal but substantial. I’m certainly not the only one seeing this...

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018 23:11

A Letter From Jim | December 2017

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Dear CCW Family,image

Please take a good look above. This is our main CCW “communicators” team — Jim Elliff (and Pam with Laura. Benjamin and Bryan not pictured), Steve Burchett (and Patty with Katie, Luke and Lilly), Kole Farney (and Rachel with Karter and Russell) and Bryan Elliff...

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Friday, 09 June 2017 08:04

We Must Live With This

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image“Let anyone who has no love for the Lord be accursed.” (1 Cor 16:22, NET)

This verse seems to dangle there with no immediately apparent connection to what precedes it or follows. Paul placed this thought in the very last handful of sentences in the first letter to the Corinthians....

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Friday, 09 June 2017 08:04

We Must Live With This

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image“Let anyone who has no love for the Lord be accursed.” (1 Cor 16:22, NET)

This verse seems to dangle there with no immediately apparent connection to what precedes it or follows. Paul placed this thought in the very last handful of sentences in the first letter to the Corinthians....

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Friday, 09 June 2017 07:52

What Does it Mean to Believe in Christ?

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imageTo believe in Christ is to whole-heartedly, with mind and life, buy into the supreme value and status of Christ along with the system of truth and way of life He represents. Trust, or faith in Him, who has alone done what is necessary for our forgiveness and complete salvation now and forever, is a...

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Friday, 09 June 2017 07:52

What Does it Mean to Believe in Christ?

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imageTo believe in Christ is to whole-heartedly, with mind and life, buy into the supreme value and status of Christ along with the system of truth and way of life He represents. Trust, or faith in Him, who has alone done what is necessary for our forgiveness and complete salvation now and forever, is a...

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Friday, 09 June 2017 07:50

Seeking Assurance?

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imageThe “security of the believer” is the unchanging objective reality that God has forgiven us and has accepted us through Jesus Christ forever.

The “assurance of the believer” is the sometimes shifting subjective confidence that God has forgiven us and has accepted us through...

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Friday, 09 June 2017 07:50

Seeking Assurance?

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imageThe “security of the believer” is the unchanging objective reality that God has forgiven us and has accepted us through Jesus Christ forever.

The “assurance of the believer” is the sometimes shifting subjective confidence that God has forgiven us and has accepted us through...

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Friday, 09 June 2017 07:48

Tolerance Trouble

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imageThe Corinthian church boasted about it’s tolerance of the incestuous man who was permitted to retain membership and acceptance within the Corinthian church. They were congratulating themselves for such open-mindedness when they should have been weeping. Their tolerance was beyond even what...

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Friday, 09 June 2017 07:48

Tolerance Trouble

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imageThe Corinthian church boasted about it’s tolerance of the incestuous man who was permitted to retain membership and acceptance within the Corinthian church. They were congratulating themselves for such open-mindedness when they should have been weeping. Their tolerance was beyond even what...

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Friday, 09 June 2017 07:45

Missionary or Missionary Worker?

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imageMissionaries must have other workers, long and short term, to assist. Many of these will naturally come from among those who show promise as converts through the missionary’s efforts. Paul, though perhaps exceptional in his management skills, had 38 whose names appear as likely assistants at...

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Friday, 09 June 2017 07:45

Missionary or Missionary Worker?

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imageMissionaries must have other workers, long and short term, to assist. Many of these will naturally come from among those who show promise as converts through the missionary’s efforts. Paul, though perhaps exceptional in his management skills, had 38 whose names appear as likely assistants at...

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Friday, 09 June 2017 07:43

He’ll Stand

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imageThe following words by Paul the Apostle make for tangible peace between sincerely conscientious Christians who differ in convictions: “Who are you to judge the servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls; and he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand” (Romans...

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