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2 Peter: Glory & Excellence

“He has called us by His own glory and excellence so we are called therefore into His glory and into His excellence.”

In this message, Larry Pons speaks about Peter’s teachings and how the knowledge of God and our faith in Him is where all spiritual strength is conveyed to us.

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2 Peter: Faith

“Faith makes no distinction to whether you’re a slave or an apostle. Every true believer is by faith justified in the sight of God and forgiven of all his sins.”
In this message, Larry Pons continues to walk through 2 Peter and challenges our thinking on what we actually have faith in Jesus for.

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Tasting Victory

“What that plate is reminding us of is that I belong to Him. That I’m His. That I’m not of this world. That I have a home!
That my mind belongs to Him. That my heart belongs to Him. That this life is just a parable of what’s to come.”
In this message Casey Wilson walks us through what it means to take part in communion and the realities of redemption and restoration in our lives because of the blood Jesus shed for us on the cross.

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What’s going on??? (3/3) | Jay Fesperman

7. OUR OWN CHURCH. These things I am telling you about are in no order of importance, and one of the most important functions going on here at The Inn is the regular meetings of the Franklin covenant Church,  of which Larry and I are elders, along with . . . Pastor Robert Enloe. The Ministry of The Inn is actually an outreach from this church, and all the people within the body make major contributions to the activities here. As a staff for The Inn, we have never had a salaried people serving. It has always been a cooperative effort of all those who are a part of the church. The church is a group of home-cell groups who meet regularly each week. Then the entire body comes together every Sunday morning for worship, fellowship, and teaching, as well as to receive the ministry the Lord is raising up at that time. We trust that we are becoming what Paul said the church at Thessalonica was supposed to be: “A model for all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia”. Continue reading What’s going on??? (3/3) | Jay Fesperman

What’s going on??? (2/3) | Jay Fesperman

3. FAMILY TRAINING & COUNSELING.  Larry Pons and his wife Susan, along with their four young children, will have been at [CTCI] for five years in September, and they are doing a grand job! This is a many-faceted operation, and they cover the responsibilities in a beautiful fashion. One of the most important works the Lord has brought our way is this: we are seeing God bring men and their entire families into The Inn for several weeks, and sometimes months, for the purpose of rekindling the fires that have been dimmed by time and circumstances. Often, these men are filling very important roles of responsibility in their local churches. In the complexity of their many responsibilities and the pressures of today’s family life, they often find it difficult to hold on to the vision of what the Lord has called them too. Thus, many are finding it helpful to have the opportunity to come under a discipline of retraining, rethinking, and re-hearing from the Lord, under the watchful eyes of the staff here at [CTCI]. This has turned out to be a very significant work, meeting a great need in the Body of Christ.
Continue reading What’s going on??? (2/3) | Jay Fesperman

What’s going on??? (1/3) | Jay Fesperman

So many changes have come about in our ministry at [CTCI] that we decided to take this month’s letter and share with you what God is doing in this place as we complete our 15th year as a ministry to the Lord Jesus Christ. Continue reading What’s going on??? (1/3) | Jay Fesperman

First Family

“For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.  This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the Church. Nevertheless, let each one of you in particular love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.     — Ephesians 5:31-33

What a high calling marriage is!  The first command God gives  to man following the creation of woman is to leave mother and father and cleave to his wife (Genesis 2:24). Adam did not have earthly parents, which makes this scripture, written in the beginning, even more extraordinary and weighty. Continue reading First Family