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SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (Story of Grace 2)

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The Story Of Grace… (2) Surprised By Grace

CELEBRATORS… Last week we started a BRAND NEW SERIES – that is going to be UNFORGETTABLE… The Story Of Grace! This particular week we are talking about an idea that I just can’t wrap my brain around – which can only mean it’s GRACE! Have you ever been SURPRISED BY GOD’S GRACE? You simply were the recipient of something that you didn't deserve from God! I’m telling you CELEBRATORS… You simply can't miss this weekend! And Don’t Forget… BRING somebody who needs to hear about GOD’S GRACE with you!

Below is a sneak-peak into a few of the ideas for THE STORY OF GRACE

GRACE is the vehicle God uses on occasion to ensure that WE get precisely what WE DON'T DESERVE! (Andy Stanley) – WOW!!

The story of JUDAH and TAMAR... He burned with "Righteous Indignation" against the sin of another while conveniently forgetting his own wrongdoing! (Never been there before – have ya?)

Joseph meets his brothers... They were consumed with GUILT for years - Joseph had been consumed with something entirely different... GRACE!

As it turned out - JUDAH never really got what he DESERVED! As is always the case with GRACE - he got what he DESERVED LEAST!

After a lifetime of SIN and HYPOCRISY - Judah was brought to a place of HUMILITY and GRATITUDE! Not by PUNISHMENT but rather by GRACE!

GRACE is not reserved for Good People... GRACE underscores the GOODNESS OF GOD! (Andy Stanley) – Can somebody say WOW!!

See You THIS WEEKEND… Celebrators!! 

(Sat) Sequoia Pathways – 5P

(Sun) MHS Performing Arts Center – 9A

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

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

2. 500+ SALVATIONS! – Over 75+ for the Year!

3. PowerPackCopa.com – Our “First Friday” was a little over a week ago and it was AMAZING! Starting in MAY – we will be PACKING and DELIVERING over 120+ Bags for TWO MUSD ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS! Thanks for your Generosity Celebrators and KEEP GIVING and KEEP ASKING GOD WHERE YOU CAN BE INVOLVED!

4. 25 DNA Small Groups! – Last year we ended with 11 Active Groups – we now have 20 ACTIVE GROUPS! Sign-Up for one this weekend!

5. Increased GENEROSITY! (Time/Talents/Treasures) – Thank You for your INCREASED GENEROSITY Celebrators! Keep HONORING GOD with EVERYTHING!!

6. A Place To Call HOME! (LAND) – Keep Praying Celebrators! Let God know the ‘Desires Of Our Heart!’

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SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (Story of Grace 1)

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The Story Of Grace… (1) Chosen By Grace

CELEBRATORS… Last week we celebrated universally God’s Amazing Grace through Resurrection Weekend! God did some rather AMAZING things – like He usually does! We CELEBRATE together those who attended… 1462 through ALL of our Weekend Services! And most importantly… the over 50+ who PERSONALLY became BORN AGAIN and were SAVED!  Folks… It doesn’t have to stop at EASTER! We meet again this Saturday and Sunday to begin a brand new Series and I personally can't hardly wait to start THE STORY OF GRACE Series this weekend! Nothing is more powerful than God's Amazing Grace! Do whatever you can to NOT MISS IT and KEEP BRINGING your Friends and Family!

Below is a sneak-peak into a few of the ideas for THE STORY OF GRACE

Ever been in charge of CLEANING UP A MESS so BIG that you don't even know WHERE to START? God was... He started with a SINNER... his name was ABRAM!

Genesis 15:6... A Defining Moment for GRACE! God set into motion a HUGE PRECEDENTA RIGHTEOUS STANDING WITH GOD COMES THROUGH FAITH!

With the BIRTH of ISAACGOD had taken ANOTHER STEP toward CREATING a PATH back IN for HUMANITY! 

God's Grace is and always will be (GREATER THAN) Man's Failures!

Genesis 22:8... “God Will Provide The Lamb!”

How TRUE were Abraham's WORDS in greater context - towards GOD'S PLAN for the REDEMPTION of the WORLD!

IN Abraham… God established the RELATIONAL RULES for ALL MANKIND

A RIGHT STANDING with GOD comes through FAITH IN the PROMISES OF GOD!

THROUGH Abraham… GOD asked an undeserving man to TRUST HIM! Then GOD GAVE him what he NEEDED MOST and DESERVED THE LEASTFRIENDSHIP WITH GOD!

See You THIS WEEKEND… Celebrators!! 

(Sat) Sequoia Pathways – 5P

(Sun) MHS Performing Arts Center – 9A

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

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

2. 500+ SALVATIONS! – OVER 75+ for the Year!

3. PowerPackCopa.com – “First Friday” was this past week – we DELIVERED over 30+ Bags of Food for the FIRST TIME to Maricopa Elementary School! TY for GIVING CELEBRATORS! TY for BEING JESUS! Keep Giving!!

4. 25 DNA Small Groups! – Last year we ended with 11 Active Groups – we now have 20 ACTIVE GROUPS!

5. Increased GENEROSITY! (Time/Talents/Treasures) – Thank You for your INCREASED GENEROSITY Celebrators! Keep HONORING GOD with EVERYTHING!!

6. A Place To Call HOME! (LAND) – No Update at this time! (Something may be COOKING though…!?)

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