FREE… (2) Now You Know!
CELEBRATORS… Paul wrote in Romans about the dilemma we ALL face and can’t seem to find FREEDOM in… ‘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.' Pastor Mat (Executive Pastor) is going to be taking it on this week – offering you some more SOLUTIONS in finding real FREEdom from these issues we face each day!
Below is a sneak-peak of this week’s message… (2) Now You Know!
The only way we can change a self-destructive behavior is by connecting the WHO (Jesus) with the DO (Right Behavior)!
Just as... The one UNRIGHTEOUS act of one man ENSURES you were born a SLAVE to Sin... The one RIGHTEOUS act of one man FREES you from the POWER of Sin!
FREEdom "IN" Christ... When you give your life to Christ... Sin LOSES its Authority and Power over YOU!
FREEdom "IN" Christ... When you give your life to Christ - not only do you get to go to heaven... You also get to live a NEW life NOW… FREE of the Power of Sin!
If you’re "IN" Christ... You should no longer say YES to SIN... because you’re no longer a SLAVE to it! (That’s real FREEdom “IN” Christ!)
Jesus Died to Sin ONCE and for ALL… (and) Jesus Died ONCE… for ALL!
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!
-This coming AUG 17-SEPT 08 Weekends... We will be offering EACH of YOU an OPPORTUNITY to be "IN COMMUNITY" somewhere for a Short Season of only SEVEN WEEKS!
-That's not a BIG COMMITMENT - but it's just ENOUGH for you to get your 'Feet Wet' and try out COMMUNITY via DNA Small Groups!
-Please PRAY about being involved IN 'SMALL GROUP' COMMUNITY somewhere? (Don't MISS this OPPORTUNITY!)
-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!