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SATURDAY/SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (Free - 1)

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FREE… (1) It’s Worse Than You Thought!

CELEBRATORS… Can’t hardly wait to start our new series… FREE! In Romans… there are two Bible verses that everybody can relate to… ‘I do not understand what I do! For what I want to do… I do not do… but what I hate… I do . . . For I have the desire to do what is good… but I cannot carry it out.'
-- Can I get an 'Amen' here?
Perhaps a 'Been there… done that'…?

So what DO you DO when you just can't seem to DO what you know you ought to DO?

Fortunately… the guy (Paul) who described this PROBLEM provided the ANSWER! Don’t miss this series… gonna be LIFE-CHANGING!

 

Below is a sneak-peak of this week’s message… (1) It’s Worse Than You Thought!

Ever felt it’s IMPOSSIBLE to SOLVE a PROBLEM... that you don't even know what the PROBLEM is?

Romans 7:15-19... Why DOn't we just DO... what we're supposed to DO? The PROBLEM is easier to FIX then you think!

Romans 5:12... SIN is a NOUN that leads to VERBS... SINNING!

SIN... leads to more SINNING!

Fix the NOUN - then HE can work on fixing the VERBS!

The PROBLEM that needs to be FIXED is this... Your PROBLEM isn't... your SIN...NING! Your PROBLEM is that you’re a SIN...NER! (Recognize that first!)

Romans 5:17... (Key Words) "IN LIFE!" Being IN CHRIST doesn't just get you into heaven... it promises SOLUTIONS to your PROBLEMS in the RIGHT NOW!

Is it POSSIBLE… that we can live a life “IN CHRIST”…THROUGH JESUS”… THAT… OVERPOWERS the POWER that HAD CONTROL of MEIN SIN?

Romans 5... ADAM… did something WRONG… and it effected… EVERYONE! JESUS… did something RIGHT… and it has UNDONE… what ADAMDID!

ONE MORE THING - Keep those 2013 COC “SUN STAND STILL PRAYERS” going…

 

1. COC NEW WORSHIP SERVICES! (Saturdays - 5p / Sundays - 9a)

-We are regularly seeing around 150-200 in attendance on Saturday PM's - with several SALVATIONS as well!

-We are regularly seeing around 500+ each and every Sunday at COC!

2. 500+ SALVATIONS!

-We've seen over 170 TOTAL SALVATIONS so far this year at COC!

-This is nothing short of AMAZING Celebrators... LIFE CHANGE!!

3. PowerPackCopa.com

-PLEASE... PLEASE... PLEASE... Keep PRAYING in HOW... YOU can be INVOLVED with this ministry... with your TIME… TALENTS and TREASURES!

4. 25 DNA Small Groups!

-This coming AUG 17-SEPT 08 Weekends... We will be offering EACH of YOU an OPPORTUNITY to be "IN COMMUNITY" somewhere for a Short Season of only SEVEN WEEKS!

-That's not a BIG COMMITMENT - but it's just ENOUGH for you to get your 'Feet Wet' and try out COMMUNITY via DNA Small Groups!

-Please PRAY about being involved IN 'SMALL GROUP' COMMUNITY somewhere? (Don't MISS this OPPORTUNITY!)

-Become a FOLLOWER of Jesus - not just a FAN of JESUS!

5. Increased GENEROSITY! (Time/Talents/Treasures)

-Thank You for your INCREASED GENEROSITY Celebrators!

-Remember the keys to “BALANCE” with your TREASURES

1. Reference Point (KNOWING where your Money’s GOING!)

2. Keep it BALANCED! (Honoring God with EVERYTHING!)

3. Make Constant Corrections!

a. Debt (Get out of it!)

b. What Do I Do with my EXTRA? (Be RICH towards GOD FIRST!)

c. Financial Appetites (Dealing with Discontentment!)

4. Flip Your LIST! (SEEK FIRST… God’s Way in your FINANCES…)

a. GIVE (to God)

b. SAVE

c. LIVE on the rest!

-Let me encourage you to take that OBEDIENT STEP OF FAITH with your FINANCES Celebrators... and then just sit back and WATCH how God will SHOW UP and SHOW OFF in your life! (Malachi 3:10)

6. A Place To Call HOME! (LAND)

-Keep Praying Celebrators!

-Let God know the ‘Desires Of Our Heart!’

-We BELIEVE... IN "HIS" TIMING... He will allow us a bigger stage to MAKE HIS NAME MORE FAMOUS here in Maricopa!

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SATURDAY/SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (How To Hug A Vampire 3)

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How To Hug A Vampire… (3) Suck Proof Soul

CELEBRATORS… Whatever you do – you CANNOT miss the last week of our HOW TO HUG A VAMPIRE SERIES! The fact of the matter is this – regardless of how many LIFE-SUCKING VAMPIRES we have in our lives right now… you’ll NEVER be able to live a SUCKER-FREE LIFE! So… How can we continue to FUNCTION in that environment? Here’s what you need to know folks… IT’S POSSIBLE! It’s possible to get up each day and face whatever VAMPIRES are lurking and still live a PRODUCTIVE LIFE for Jesus! I’m tellin’ you Celebrators… DO NOT MISS the exciting CONCLUSION this weekend!

 

Below is a sneak-peak of this week’s message… (3) Suck Proof Soul

Do you want to live "IN" the LOVE OF CHRIST? Then know ahead of time... IT WILL COST YOU SOMETHING! It cost JESUS... His Life!

If you have a FUNERAL for the EXPECTATIONS others can't meet…GOD will give you a RESURRECTION that'll exceed any EXPECTATION…that you'll ever have!

Got any VDP’s (Very Draining Persons) in your life? Think Counterbalance! You've got to have people who will IRRIGATE your life to offset the people who IRRITATE your life!

Jesus KNEW… that the only place that He could GET… what He NEEDED to GIVETO OTHER PEOPLE… was only found… in the PRESENCE OF HIS FATHER!

Don't look to PEOPLE to pay you back for the GOOD in THIS life!

Your REWARD is in the LORD! (It takes a Temporal to Eternal Shift in thinking!)

JESUS… The FATHER… The HOLY SPIRIT… is “MORE THAN ENOUGH”… for YOU to HANDLEANY SOUL-SUCKING VAMPIRE… IN YOUR LIFE! (Period.)

 

ONE MORE THING - Keep those 2013 COC “SUN STAND STILL PRAYERS” going…

1. COC NEW WORSHIP SERVICES! (Saturdays - 5p / Sundays - 9a)

-We are regularly seeing around 150-200 in attendance on Saturday PM's - with several SALVATIONS as well!

-We are regularly seeing around 500+ each and every Sunday at COC!

2. 500+ SALVATIONS!

-We've seen over 170 TOTAL SALVATIONS so far this year at COC!

-This is nothing short of AMAZING Celebrators... LIFE CHANGE!!

-Of that 170... just around 75 or so came from MS and SH Youth Camps and 'Rootin Tootin Round-Up' Kids Camp! (How HUGE is that?)

3. PowerPackCopa.com

-To date... YOU have invested $20,838.00 IN this Ministry - since the LAUNCH in FEBRUARY... AMAZING!

-Our Summer PowerPackCopa "500" Food Drive saw... 653 Cans of Chicken / 414 Cans of Tuna and 389 Individual Packages of Trailmix come in... AWESOME!

-Rootin' Tootin' Round-Up Kids Camp... brought in over $1500 in FOUR DAYS... SPECTACULAR!

-This FALL... We are scheduled to begin DELIVERY anywhere from 100-200 bags each month to FOUR of the SIX MUSD Elementary Schools... EPIC!

-PLEASE... PLEASE... PLEASE... Keep PRAYING in HOW... YOU can be INVOLVED with this ministry... with your TIME… TALENTS and TREASURES!

4. 25 DNA Small Groups!

-We currently have over 20+ Active DNA Small Groups meeting in weekly COMMUNITY!

-This coming AUG 17-SEPT 08 Weekends... We will be offering EACH of YOU an OPPORTUNITY to be "IN COMMUNITY" somewhere for a Short Season of only SEVEN WEEKS!

-That's not a BIG COMMITMENT - but it's just ENOUGH for you to get your 'Feet Wet' and try out COMMUNITY via DNA Small Groups!

-Please PRAY about being involved IN 'SMALL GROUP' COMMUNITY somewhere? (Don't MISS this OPPORTUNITY!)

-Become a FOLLOWER of Jesus - not just a FAN of JESUS!

5. Increased GENEROSITY! (Time/Talents/Treasures)

-First of all... Thank You for your INCREASED GENEROSITY Celebrators!

-I just wanted to take a minute to ENCOURAGE each and every one of you to INCREASE your GENEROSITY... via your TIME/TALENTS and TREASURES!

-WHERE can you SERVE with your TIME and TALENTS in COC's Ministry Teams... CCITY...? PREPARE IN/OUT...? GREETER TEAM...? (The next couple weeks you have an exclusive opportunity to SIGN UP and SERVE in one of these THREE MASSIVE MINISTRIES!)

-Remember the keys to “BALANCE” with your TREASURES

1. Reference Point (KNOWING where your Money’s GOING!)

2. Keep it BALANCED! (Honoring God with EVERYTHING!)

3. Make Constant Corrections!

a. Debt (Get out of it!)

b. What Do I Do with my EXTRA? (Be RICH towards GOD FIRST!)

c. Financial Appetites (Dealing with Discontentment!)

4. Flip Your LIST! (SEEK FIRST… God’s Way in your FINANCES…)

a. GIVE (to God)

b. SAVE

c. LIVE on the rest!

-Let me encourage you to take that OBEDIENT STEP OF FAITH with your FINANCES Celebrators... and then just sit back and WATCH how God will SHOW UP and SHOW OFF in your life! (Malachi 3:10)

6. A Place To Call HOME! (LAND)

-Keep Praying Celebrators!

-Let God know the ‘Desires Of Our Heart!’

-We BELIEVE... IN "HIS" TIMING... He will allow us a bigger stage to MAKE HIS NAME MORE FAMOUS here in Maricopa!

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