God is always working in the hearts and lives of His people. He is always working for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. Even in the midst of challenging times – seasons of change and growth, we can rest in that truth. For nothing – not death, nor life, nor angels, nor the present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing – will be able to separate us from the love of God, Christ Jesus our Lord. If God be for us, who can be against us?
Here at Chesapeake, our three core values are: All People Matter To God, Full Devotion To Jesus Christ Is Normal, and Excellence Honors God.
Excellence tends to display itself in all kinds of ways. And Full Devotion is more easily recognizable, too. But the value of All People Matter To God – this can be a bit harder to see at times.
It shouldn’t be this way.
So what if we did something about that? What if we made loving people visible? What if we so clearly displayed excellence and our devotion to Christ in the way we love people? And not just those who are easy to love – but even loving the unlovely. Imagine the community we would be if together we made our God known through the beauty of loving people.
Because if All People Matter To God, shouldn’t all people matter to us?
Jesus’ earthly ministry was filled with incredible signs and wonders. But there were three things that Jesus did that were especially amazing: The Last Supper and The Crucifixion, both culminating with The Resurrection on Easter weekend. And the beauty of it all is not only what Jesus did – it’s what Jesus still does today.
When we live purpose-full lives for Christ, suddenly things are not so safe anymore. It becomes dangerous. From the very beginning, Christians were seen as dangerous. The early church bucked the culture and sought to reverse the status quo. Join us as we spend the next five weeks learning from people in the Bible who impacted the world for Christ by Living Dangerously.
From man’s first days, every person has had an inner desire to live a life of purpose, a deep rooted belief that it mattered you were here. And yet the everyday anxieties of life often overwhelm our passion for life, and we find ourselves just “going through the motions.” The Bible is clear, God created us for significance and Kingdom achievement. Join us as we discover (and rediscover) the PurposeFULL Life.
Have you ever noticed that a house with a new baby quickly becomes a home filled with excitement? It’s the same in a Biblical Community. Because nothing quite excites a church like new faith. Our mission to reach the lost – and in doing so we renew our own sense of everlasting hope – Christ and Christ alone.
Every New Year we drag out the same old resolutions. And yet nothing ever seems to change. Something’s not working folks. What if this year you made it simple: achieve what God wants you to achieve! Start 2019 by rejecting the RE • SOLUTIONS and instead pursue the REAL SOLUTION found only in life with Christ.
It’s natural to think of family during Christmas, but often the truth is that we aren't able to be with family during this season. But no matter where we are, we can always have friends around us! That's why when Jesus said to His followers, “I call you My friends,” He was telling them He would be with them always. As we head into Christmas, as a church, let's focus on the friendships Christ has brought into our lives.
It used to be “You are what you eat,” but nowadays it’s more like “You are what you own.” As a culture we are overwhelmed with messages telling us that we are defined by our stuff. And, while in our hearts we know it’s not true, we still find ourselves lingering over the seasonal catalogs that fill our mailboxes or the latest Cyber Monday deals online. As we head into the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, let’s turn our focus to desiring more of Christ. Not more stuff.
Every week we’re challenged with questions from the pulpit. But we know that you often come to church with questions of your own. Well, now you get to ask them! For the next weeks, you pick the subject and we respond. Based on your input from our surveys, your Chesapeake Teaching Team will answer your toughest questions – because we know you have ‘em! What a great time to invite your friends to church!
There are many reasons to do missions: to spread the Gospel, to provide humanitarian aid to the less fortunate among us or even just to increase our gratitude for what we have in our lives. At Chesapeake all these reasons matter – but we have one more – to see people as God sees people. When we see people as God sees people, we come to a deeper appreciation of how all people do matter – regardless of where they are.
One of the great aspects of the Bible is that the people in it, are just that: people. They are flawed and imperfect, not the fictional “superheroes” that dominate today’s culture. These real people, with real
Here’s a radical suggestion: What if Christians were the most