Entries by CCNA

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How can we become a lampstand? Revelation 1:20

The seven stars are the angels of the seven congregations, and the seven lampstands are the seven congregations themselves. (Revelation 1:20) Through the centuries people have pictured the divine world as a world of light and fire.  The higher a person can look up, the more radiant is the light, the more scorching the fire.  […]

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The Key Power of the I

The Key Power of the I At all possible times the world, with all that goes wrong in it, pushes itself into our lives and demands our attention.  Illness, famine, climate crisis, conflicts, and wars—we cannot escape from alarming reports.  Closing ourselves off from them is of course not the solution.  That would in the […]

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Annual Delegates Meeting 2021

The Annual Delegates Meeting 2021 will be November 11-13, in Hillsdale, NY.  This year’s theme is: Christ’s Light in Our Daylight Spirit-led boards, Spirit-led communication; bringing sacramental qualities to the more secular aspects of The Christian Community For more information, contact ccnaoffice@gmail.com REGISTER HERE

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Letter to the Ephesians, Chapter 6

Letter to the Ephesians, Chapter 6 The first Christians had a remarkable saying with which they distinguished themselves from their contemporaries: “We Christians stand above destiny.” Was it courage, presumptuousness, or hubris that led to this saying?  One thing is certain: even when they had to die a horrible death, they faced their lot with […]

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Priest Child Education Fund

Our priest families are supported through the freely given donations of their congregational members that cover the basics of housing, food, utilities, transportation, health care, etc.  One key expense that is not typically included in the priest support is the cost of educating their children.  North American congregations have helped to raise money for the […]

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Online Study Groups

The Toronto congregation is offering the following online study groups Note: All times are East Coast   The Nathan Soul and The Gospel of Luke – on Zoom An online study group with Inken Contrares starting Tuesday, September 15, 10.30 am – 12 pm This study group intends to gain a deeper understanding of the […]

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The Blind Man of Jericho (Lk.18:35-43)

Sometimes blind people can recognize more than those who have eyes with which to see.  Once, in a group of people who were observing flowers, I was impressed with the way a blind person examined a flower.  Very cautiously he traced with his fingertips the stem and the leaves; even more gingerly he touched the […]

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Sending the Disciples

“Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not have two tunics.” (Lk.9:3) That sounds like an impossible task in a world where we are used to traveling with full suitcases.  What was still possible two thousand years ago seems in our time like a reckless undertaking.  How […]