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

The impeachment fiasco in Washington. Protests continue in Hong Kong. Police officers killed in the line of duty. Mass shootings throughout the United States. Trade wars with China. Local couple sentenced to prison for child abuse. Each of the previous statements are actually headlines to news stories – this past week!
The old statement, “We sure could use some really good news today” is true. The world, our country, our community, our churches, our families could say the same thing, “We sure could use some really good news today.” I think that the vast majority of you would say, “Amen.”
I have some good news to share with you. No, I have some great news for you! It might not be new news, but it is great news! What is amazing is that most of you already know the news! I have to admit that I am astonished that this great news is not known as much in our culture. Oh, it used to be known in our culture as much as the story of our founding was known – but it is not known as much anymore (that is a story for another time)…
I even have some more good news for you. You and I, we can help tell the good news to those who could “use some really good news today.” We are going to share that good news with this community, and you can help share that good news! How, you may ask. You can help by bringing some guests with you on Sunday, December 15, 2019. They, we, and you will hear some good news that morning. News that can make an eternities worth of difference in their lives. This story, this news, changes lives. It can change yours – even if you already know it. The news? I will share part of it with you.
“An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But, the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. Today! In the town of David a Savior has been born to you!!!”
That’s just part of the good news – that’s just part of the story. As Paul Harvey used to say, “Now, the rest of the story.” That begins on Sunday December first.
See you there!
See You Sunday, with a friend