If this is your first time we just want to take a moment and extend a special welcome from the CIC family! Our desire is that you would discover, as many already have, that here at CIC there is a place for you. We pray that you will have a special time today as we worship Jesus together.
You are invited to join the CIC Easter Choir! Practices will be Fridays following the morning service for about an hour. Performances will be on Good Friday (April 14th) and Easter Sunday (April 16th) in the evening. Don't miss out on your chance to be a part of this. We will also need a few narrators. See one of the pastors or Robin Neal for more details.
The CIC Annual Congregational Meeting will take place TODAY immediately following the morning service. All CIC Members are invited to attend.
There will be a designated time during service to give towards the ministry here at CIC by dropping your gift into the offering box or if you would prefer to give online you may do so by clicking here. If you are a visitor to CIC we ask that you feel no pressure to give, but instead let us serve and be a blessing to you today!
Come join the CIC Women's group. For more details see Kath Mills or ask a member of our welcome team.
James 2:14-26 (ESV)
14 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good[b] is that? 17 So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
18 But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. 19 You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder! 20 Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works; 23 and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God. 24 You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone. 25 And in the same way was not also Rahab the prostitute justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way? 26 For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.