FREE… (4) Lawless
CELEBRATORS… Paul wrote in Romans about the dilemma we ALL face and can’t seem to find
FREEDOM from in this life… ‘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.' We take on our LAST WEEK of the FREE Series this weekend – talking about LIVING LAW…LESS…LY! Huge week on discussing the difference between RELATIONSHIP and RELIGION! You won’t wanna miss it! Can’t hardly wait to PREACH!
Below is a sneak-peak of this week’s message… (4) Lawless
Romans 8...There is NO CONDEMNATION to those who are "IN" Christ... the Spirit who gives LIFE has set you FREE!
IT’S NOT ABOUT RELIGION… IT’S ALL ABOUT RELATIONSHIP!
It's not about RULE-KEEPING... It's about ABIDING "IN" and "THROUGH" HIM!
Jesus came into this world… Not only to Give His Life… FOR… You! But also to Give His Life… TO… You
Romans 7:24b… WHO… will rescue me from this body of death?
Paul doesn't ask "WHAT” must I DO...?"
He asks "WHO...?" - and that “WHO” changes everything!
The LAW doesn't make you a better RULE-KEEPER! It only reminds you of how AWFUL you are! GOD did something that you couldn't DO!
John 15:5… “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you… You will… bear much fruit; (BTW…) apart from me you can do nothing!”
The Christian life is not a life of IMITATION - it’s a life of IMPARTATION - Jesus’ LIFE "IN" and "THROUGH" YOU! (Romans 8:1-2)
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 175 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!
-Please PRAY about being involved IN 'SMALL GROUP' COMMUNITY somewhere?
-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!