Welcome to CCM

Welcome to the Christian Church of Midland’s website.  Look around.  You’ll notice several articles, links, and pages.  After you’ve finished your online visit, I hope you’ll give us the opportunity to meet you personally.

The first thing that you’ll notice when you visit us in person is how friendly, vibrant, and engaged in ministry we are.  Faith is important.  Love, grace, and forgiveness matter here.  Our love and faith overflow in Midland through our involvement in our schools, neighborhood, and community.

Thank you for visiting our website.  I look forward to meeting you soon.

Steven D. Knisley
CCM – Minister

The Preacher’s Pen

It’s not just a new year, it’s a new decade! Think about that for just a minute. It’s a new decade. For most of us over twenty it seems like we just celebrated a new millennium! We did
twenty years ago! It seems like that celebration just happened and, at the same time, it seems like a long time ago. It is true that “time flies”.
I like new, do you? The fresh smell of a new car. I like the smell of newly mowed grass. I love to hear the cries of a new born baby. I like new things. The new year, I mean the new decade, brings with it a newness of it’s own; a new hope, fresh start, a new enthusiasm, and the list goes on.
I also like old things, as well. I love the old memories of home and memories of my childhood. I love how old jeans fit. I like my old t-shirts – they just fit better.
I guess what I just wrote is a dichotomy of sorts – “a division into two exclusive, opposed, or contradictory groups.” I like both the old and new. I suppose that most of you are similar to
me in that regard.
I love the old promise of a new creation that God makes to us. You can read it in the New Testament book of Second Corinthians where God proclaims through Paul “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come.” (2 Corinthians 5:17). In the context Paul is speaking about reconciliation and how God uses us – His people – as tools to reconcile the world to Himself through Christ Jesus.
Hey, I have an idea! Let’s make a new commitment to share the old story about new life with someone new this new year; I mean new decade!
See you Sunday – with a friend!