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Are you looking for some fresh ideas and encouragement in order to lead and love your family better?  Mike Hopkins is a long-time CVC member and leader. In his professional career, he is also COO of Paul Davis Restoration.  On the podcast linked below, Mike is interviewed by \"Iron Sharpens Iron\" host Nick Dadas. They…

By Cuyahoga Valley Church

In Pastor Rick\'s Sermon on the 7th Commandment this week, he mentioned several resources that we thought it would be helpful to share. Below you will find 4 steps that can be a great way to begin the process of healing and restoration. We\'ve provided several resources under each step.  Self-Assessment He/She needs a baseline of understanding…

By Cuyahoga Valley Church

On Self-defense https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/erik-raymond/should-christians-defend-themselves/ On Capital Punishment https://www.prisonfellowship.org/resources/advocacy/sentencing/the-death-penalty/ On Just War https://www.gotquestions.org/just-war-theory.html On Killing. Are there exceptions? https://erlc.com/resource-library/articles/killing-are-there-exceptions/ On the killing of the Canaanites https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justin-taylor/how-could-god-command-genocide-in-the-old-testament-2/ https://www.gotquestions.org/Canaanites-extermination.html CVC’s Essential Beliefs on Cultural Issues https://cvconline.org/about-us/what-we-believe/

By Cuyahoga Valley Church

The theologian John Calvin once famously said, “The heart is an idol factory.” Something gets us out of bed in the morning and gets us going. Money, jobs, kids, hobbies, comfort, happiness, and the list goes on. Everyone is driven by something. Everyone has an idol. What are idols? Idols are anything more important to…

By Cuyahoga Valley Church

Pastor Rick Duncan Introducing the Ten Commandments and covering Commandments #1 and #2 The Westminster Confession and catechisms were penned in the 1640’s. It was a dynamic and complex period of British history. King Charles I and his royalist army were at war with the English Parliament, led by Oliver Cromwell. Amidst the bloody civil…

By Cuyahoga Valley Church
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The miraculous is the elephant in the room for some people—but here are a couple of concepts to consider.

By Rick Duncan
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Hard-heartedness is not just a present-day problem. An ancient Egyptian Pharoah once displayed a hard heart. In fact, he\'s famous for it.

By Kyle Gustafson

by Rick Duncan Jesus said, “You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about Me.” John 5:39 Jesus said, “And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.” Luke 24:27 Christophany.…

By Cuyahoga Valley Church

Founding Pastor Rick Duncan taught from Psalm 16 yesterday. He gave us five points to consider as we grow in our dependence on God. I can live with supernatural stability and security when God is... ... my Only Refuge (v. 1) ... my Best Good (v. 2) ... my Providential Provider (vv. 5-6) ... my…

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by Pastor Nate Green One of the most important aspects of worship is rest. Rest allows us to enjoy a job well done. Rest is meant for us to meditate on God’s work and to marvel at His grandeur. In Genesis 2:1-3 we see the first time the concept of rest is introduced to us:…

By Nate Green
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Worship Topic #10: Called To Be Holy As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:14-16 God is holy…

By Cuyahoga Valley Church
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by Rick Duncan, Founding Pastor In 1 Corinthians 15:4-7, Paul gives us 15 characteristics of love that can preserve the unity in a marriage, in a family, in a relationship, and in the church. In a sense, Paul is painting a picture of the way Jesus lived His life while on earth. You could substitute…

By Rick Duncan