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 ME… IN SIN?
Romans 5... ADAM… did something WRONG… and it effected… EVERYONE! JESUS… did something RIGHT… and it has UNDONE… what ADAM… DID!
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!!
-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)
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!