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!’