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

I wish that I was more like Frank. I wish that many Christians were more like Frank. I loved Frank. He was so loyal – I miean the type of loyal that is rarely seen. I personally witnessed Frank put his life on the line in order to protect me. Amazingly, he didn’t give it a second thought. He just through his body in harms way so that I wouldn’t get hurt.
I have to admit that I often took Frank for granted. He loved to spend time with me. I loved spending time with him – that is – when I took the time to spend with him. It did not matter if I hadn’t paid much attention to him for days or weeks at a time – when I went to him he was glad to see me. He was excited.
Frank seemed to know just what I needed. He was there during my highs and lows. I remember when my grandfather died – Frank was there. One year later when my sister died – Frank was there. He didn’t want anything – he didn’t demand attention. I knew that he was hurting but he was more concerned about me than he was about himself.
Frank was there when I learned to ride my bike. He was there when I got my first car – and, after I wrecked that one – he was there when I got my second car. He was excited when I graduated High School. He stood on the front porch when I got in the car with my recruiter to leave for Basic Training.
I had great times with Frank. He went fishing with me. He went swimming with me. Frank stayed with me when I painted the fence early in the morning He stayed on the back porch when I mowed the yard – I don’t think that he liked the mower noise. Frank was loyal more loyal to me than I was to him.
You have probably figured out that Frank was my dog. I don’t know what kind of dog he wasa mixture of some sort – some people called him mutt. I really don’t know – and I don’t care – I just know that he was loyal. I wish I were more like him.
Please don’t get mad at me for saying this, but Frank is a great example of what Christians should be – loyal. How loyal are you, me, we to our Savior? He desires to spend time with you – do you desire to spend time with Him?
Consider your loyalty to your faith
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