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SATURDAY/SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (Respectable Sins 3)

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Respectable Sins… (3) Choosing Our Words Wisely

CELEBRATORS… This week is our RESPECTABLE SINS Last Week! We’ve saved the BEST for LAST...The SIN we LOVE to TOLERATE the MOST... CHOOSING OUR WORDS WISELY! You’re also in for a treat this particular week as our Celebration Youth INVADE our Weekend Services! Our teenagers will be EVERYWHERE from Greeting… Leading Worship… to even assisting with the Message! It’s a special week to see WHAT our Youth Ministries are all about and what THEY are doing for the Kingdom! Don't Miss This Weekend Celebrators!

Below is a sneak-peak of our first week… (3) Choosing Our Words Wisely

Check out James 3:3-10 sometime soon... If you can actually hear/read that passage and not be CONVICTED - you weren’t LISTENING! -- "TAME YOUR TONGUE!"

The “QUICK... SLOW... SLOW...” Principle (James 1:19) - We could ALL do a little better at LISTENING LONGER!

BRAGGING MORE ABOUT JESUS... WHO HE IS and WHAT HE’S DONE or is DOING IN OUR LIVES – leaves us a little less time to BRAG ON OURSELVES!

CRITICIZE WISELY... REALIZE from the ‘Get Go’ – YOU always need to be a part of the SOLUTION to WHOMEVER it is that you’re CRITICIZING!

Check out Ephesians 4:29… Let your words always be a GIFT OF GRACE… to those who LISTEN!

DO SOMETHING about your "RESPECTABLE SINS" TODAY… God cares more about what you're going to do TOMORROW than what you did YESTERDAY!

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! – 108 Total Salvations for the Year! (Wow!)

3. PowerPackCopa.com – Don’t Forget the POWERPACKCOPA “500” Food Drive for our Summer Months! We’re attempting to accumulate… 500… Cans of Tuna500…Cans of Chicken – (And…) 500… Small bags of Trail mix! YOU’VE GOT ONE MORE WEEK… Last Week is Sunday, July 21st!

4. 25 DNA Small Groups! – Are you IN COMMUNITY somewhere? YOU NEED TO BE… Sign-Up for one this weekend! We’re doing an OPEN ENROLLMENT FOCUS in the month of AUGUST!

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 (Respectable Sins 1)

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Respectable Sins… (1) Just A Flesh Wound…?

CELEBRATORS… Starting a brand new series this week call RESPECTABLE SINS - Confronting The Sins We Love To Tolerate! Just the very title makes you a little nervous – doesn’t it? Here’s the deal folks… what’s CrAzY today is this – in a lot of Churches… you might hear people shy away from the word SIN altogether! Saying things like… “WE DON’T EVEN CALL… PEOPLE SINNERS! WE DON’T WANT ANYONE TO FEEL BAD ABOUT THEMSELVES!” SIN… has become a FORBIDDEN WORD in a lot of Church’s today! But the reality is this Celebrators… If we don’t talk about SIN – the REALITY of our SIN NATURE… and its DESTRUCTIVE POWER… and its ETERNAL CONSEQUENCES… then WE AS THE CHURCH… are probably doing the most INCREDIBLE DISSERVICE to PEOPLE and OURSELVES that we could ever do with our entire lives! So we’re taking this THING head on! You won’t wanna miss it – I promise!

Below is a sneak-peak of our first week… (1) JUST A FLESH WOUND…?

Most Important Thought This Series...

Romans 3:23… ALL have SINNED and fall short of the glory of God!

SIN Problem...

-We want to “ADD” CHRIST without “SUBTRACTING” SIN!

-We want a “REVIVAL” in our HEARTS without any “REPENTANCE” in our LIVES!

SPIRITUAL MATURITY means this... It's NOT how much we “KNOW”… it’s how much we “OBEY!”

First Myth of SIN... I'M NOT A BAD PERSON!

-Problem with that idea is this... Unless we see ourselves as SINNERS… we’ll never see our NEED for a SAVIOR!

Second Myth of SIN... ALL SIN IS THE SAME!

-ALL 'UNFORGIVEN' SIN is the SAME (Yes!) - it separates us from God!

-But… ALL SINS have different consequences!

Third Myth of SIN... I'VE ALREADY SINNED... SO I MIGHT AS WELL CONTINUE! SIN is DESTRUCTIVE because it's PROGRESSIVE IN NATURE!

(See James 1:14-15)

What do I do about my SIN?  Revelation 3:19… RE-PENT!

-It's all about the "RE" - Go back to the beginning and RE-turn to the Ways of God!

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! – 90+ Total Salvations for the Year!

3. PowerPackCopa.com – Don’t Forget the POWERPACKCOPA “500” Food Drive for our Summer Months! We’re attempting to accumulate… 500… Cans of Tuna500…Cans of Chicken – (And…) 500… Small bags of Trail mix! Pick-up some TODAY and bring it over the next 7 weeks!

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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