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SATURDAY/SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (The Story Of Grace 10)

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The Story Of Grace… (10) Filled By Grace

CELEBRATORS… Not sure about you – but this series is MESSING ME UP! I just can’t seem to wrap my brain around God’s Amazing GRACE! It often shows up at the least likely time to the least likely people… so glad that I AM one of those least likely people! This particular week we take a close look at another character in scripture – who by all appearances was a least likely participant to receive God’s Grace! You don’t wanna miss this week – I promise!

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

The Woman at the Well... 

The WATER Jesus offered was the very thing HER SOUL was designed to THIRST for… A RELATIONSHIP WITH HER CREATOR!

JESUS knew that for the EXCHANGE to be COMPLETE – He had to DIG UP the OLD so that it could be REPLACED with the NEW!

(Fact about Jesus) He always chose to reveal His True Identity at the STRANGEST TIMES to the most UNEXPECTED PEOPLE!

Jesus HAD TO GO TO SAMARIA... Jesus CHOSE to GO TO an OUT-OF-THE-WAY TOWN and EXTEND GRACE to an OUT-OF-THE-WAY-WOMAN! (WOW!)

2 Corinthians 12:9... Instead of CHANGING whatever it was that Paul wanted CHANGED - GOD GAVE HIM SUSTAINING GRACETO SEE HIM THROUGH IT! (WOW!)

"IN-SPITE-OF" GRACE...Sustaining Grace that sees you THROUGH THINGS that CANNOT or WILL NOT CHANGE!

A great FILLED BY GRACE Prayer…

"Heavenly Father... I CANNOT... BUT I KNOW… YOU CAN!" 

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! – 85 Total Salvations for the Year!

3. PowerPackCopa.com – Get ready to be a part of a Special Movement in this Ministry this Summer! Details are coming soon! Thanks for your Generosity Celebrators and PLEASE KEEP “GIVING” and PLEASE KEEP ASKING GOD “WHERE” YOU CAN BE INVOLVED!

4. 25 DNA Small Groups! – Are you IN COMMUNITY somewhere? YOU NEED TO BE… Sign-Up for one this weekend!

5. Increased GENEROSITY! (Time/Talents/Treasures) – Thank You for your INCREASED GENEROSITY Celebrators! Remember the keys to “BALANCE” with your FINANCES… 1. Reference Point (KNOWING where your Money’s GOING!) 2. Keep it BALANCED! (Honoring God with EVERYTHING!) 3. Make Constant Corrections! (1. Debt (Get out of it!) / 2. What Do I Do with my EXTRA? (Be RICH towards GOD FIRST!) / 3. Financial Appetites (Dealing with Discontentment)) 4. Flip Your LIST! (SEEK FIRST… God’s Way in your FINANCES… 1. GIVE (God) 2. SAVE 3. LIVE on the rest!)

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

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SATURDAY/SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (The Story Of Grace 8)

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The Story Of Grace… (8) Accepted By Grace

CELEBRATORS… Isn’t it AMAZING that we are ALLACCEPTED by God’s Grace? That thought alone is rather spectacular! Don’t miss this weekend at COC – as Pastor Mat talks about HOW Jesus (God-Incarnate) demonstrated(s)/offered(s) GRACE that was (is) “ACCEPTING” to those who were (are) far away from it!

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

Jesus SAID what only God could SAY and then DID what only God could DO… offer ACCEPTING Grace!

GRACE is INVITING to the UNRIGHTEOUS and THREATENING to the SELF-RIGHTEOUS!

Jesus brought DISCOMFORT to the COMFORTABLE and COMFORT to the UNCOMFORTABLE!

Interesting Thought… People who were nothing LIKE Jesus LOVED Him... He actually LIKED people who were NOTHING like Him. 

GRACE is God drawing NEAR to people drawn AWAY by Sin! (WOW!)

Prerequisite to God’s “ACCEPTING” Grace... Jesus didn’t come to call those who THINK they are RIGHTEOUS... BUT only those who KNOW they are SINNERS!

 

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 80+ for the Year!

3. PowerPackCopa.com – God is BLOWING THIS MINISTRY UP COC! We’ll be stocking up with both FOOD and CASH through the summer to be ready for the 2013-14 School Year! Thanks for your Generosity Celebrators and PLEASE KEEP “GIVING” and PLEASE KEEP ASKING GOD “WHERE” YOU CAN BE INVOLVED!

4. 25 DNA Small Groups! – Are you IN COMMUNITY somewhere? YOU NEED TO BE… Sign-Up for one this weekend!

5. Increased GENEROSITY! (Time/Talents/Treasures) – Thank You for your INCREASED GENEROSITY Celebrators! Remember the keys to “BALANCE” with your FINANCES… 1. Reference Point (KNOWING where your Money’s GOING!) 2. Keep it BALANCED! (Honoring God with EVERYTHING!) 3. Make Constant Corrections! (1. Debt (Get out of it!) / 2. What Do I Do with my EXTRA? (Be RICH towards GOD FIRST!) / 3. Financial Appetites (Dealing with Discontentment)) 4. Flip Your LIST! (SEEK FIRST… God’s Way in your FINANCES… 1. GIVE (God) 2. SAVE 3. LIVE on the rest!)

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

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