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 GRACE… TO 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!’