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Welcome to the weekly teaching podcast of Christ's Church. Here you will be able to listen to the Sunday sermons and other teachings from Christ's Church Effingham, IL. Christ's Church exists to glorify God by leading people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

Take a deep dive into Sunday's sermon by listening to The ReThink Podcast. A separate podcast to take you further into God's word. Find it wherever you listen to podcasts by searching The ReThink Podcast Christ's Church.

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Welcome to the weekly teaching podcast of Christ's Church. Here you will be able to listen to the Sunday sermons and other teachings from Christ's Church Effingham, IL. Christ's Church exists to glorify God by leading people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

Take a deep dive into Sunday's sermon by listening to The ReThink Podcast. A separate podcast to take you further into God's word. Find it wherever you listen to podcasts by searching The ReThink Podcast Christ's Church.

    Changed Lives: Jailer

    Changed Lives: Jailer

    Acts 16:25-30
    About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose. The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!” The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. 30 He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

    • 32 min
    Changed Lives: Slave Girl

    Changed Lives: Slave Girl

    Acts 16:16-18
    Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a female slave who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling. She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.” She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so annoyed that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her.

    • 39 min
    Changed Lives: Lydia

    Changed Lives: Lydia

    Acts 16:11-15
    From Troas we put out to sea and sailed straight for Samothrace, and the next day we went on to Neapolis. From there we traveled to Philippi, a Roman colony and the leading city of that district of Macedonia. And we stayed there several days. On the Sabbath we went outside the city gate to the river, where we expected to find a place of prayer. We sat down and began to speak to the women who had gathered there. One of those listening was a woman from the city of Thyatira named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message. When she and the members of her household were baptized, she invited us to her home. “If you consider me a believer in the Lord,” she said, “come and stay at my house.” And she persuaded us.

    • 43 min
    Knowing and Following God's Will

    Knowing and Following God's Will

    As they traveled from town to town, they delivered the decisions reached by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem for the people to obey. So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers.
    Acts 16:4-5

    • 38 min
    Leaving a Legacy

    Leaving a Legacy

    1 Kings 2:1-12

    When the time drew near for David to die, he gave a charge to Solomon his son.
    “I am about to go the way of all the earth,” he said. “So be strong, act like a man, and observe what the Lord your God requires: Walk in obedience to him, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and regulations, as written in the Law of Moses. Do this so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go and that the Lord may keep his promise to me: ‘If your descendants watch how they live, and if they walk faithfully before me with all their heart and soul, you will never fail to have a successor on the throne of Israel.’
    “Now you yourself know what Joab son of Zeruiah did to me—what he did to the two commanders of Israel’s armies, Abner son of Ner and Amasa son of Jether. He killed them, shedding their blood in peacetime as if in battle, and with that blood he stained the belt around his waist and the sandals on his feet. Deal with him according to your wisdom, but do not let his gray head go down to the grave in peace.
    “But show kindness to the sons of Barzillai of Gilead and let them be among those who eat at your table. They stood by me when I fled from your brother Absalom.
    “And remember, you have with you Shimei son of Gera, the Benjamite from Bahurim, who called down bitter curses on me the day I went to Mahanaim. When he came down to meet me at the Jordan, I swore to him by the Lord: ‘I will not put you to death by the sword.’ But now, do not consider him innocent. You are a man of wisdom; you will know what to do to him. Bring his gray head down to the grave in blood.”
    Then David rested with his ancestors and was buried in the City of David. He had reigned forty years over Israel—seven years in Hebron and thirty-three in Jerusalem. So Solomon sat on the throne of his father David, and his rule was firmly established.

    • 31 min
    A Seat At The Table

    A Seat At The Table

    “Don’t be afraid,” David said to him, “for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table.”
    2 Samuel 9:7

    • 32 min