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SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (O“BE”DIENT - 1)

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OBEDIENCE! We love it in other people… just not so much for ourselves! We want our kids to OBEY we train our dogs to OBEY... but when it is OUR TURN to OBEY - our first reaction is to say… “You’re not the boss of me!” We don’t want someone else to take away our freedom! Jesus tells us that when it comes to OBEYING GOD - we don’t really lose our freedom… we actually gain His Love! (So…) If you want a deeper experience of God’s Love for You - then please consider joining us on a three-week journey as we discover a few things on BEcoming the Heart - Hands and Voice of Jesus – in a new series we’re calling O“BE”DIENT! We’ll see you Sunday!

 

 

Sunday Snapshot… (1) BE His Heart (Pastor Ben Gores)

 

Jesus starts with LOVE then moves to OBEDIENCEnot the other way around!

 

“Discipleship is the process of becoming WHO JESUS WOULD BE if HE WERE YOU!” (Dallas Willard)

 

“It is what we THINK God is like that will determine the RELATIONSHIP we have with Him!” (James Bryan Smith)

 

When we choose to OBEY God’s Commandswe are not LOSING OUR FREEDOM - we are GAINING GOD'S LOVE!

 

When you KNOW that YOU ARE LOVED - that is when “OBEY” isn’t a “HAVE TO” it is a “WANT TO!"

 

The Branch's ONLY JOB is to STAY CONNECTED to the VINE! (Meaning...) You're ONLY JOB as a Believer is to STAY CONNECTED TO JESUS!

 

 

See You Sunday Celebrators… (9a / 10:45a)

 

RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)


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SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (ELIJAH - 4)

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When the world around us seems to be spinning out of control... Where do we turn? What's the best way to respond? (Or better yet...) HOW DO WE DO IT RIGHT? (Well) There just so happens to be an OT Prophet named ELIJAH - who lived in some pretty Perilous Times like we may feel we are living in today! ELIJAH is best remembered for his Bold Dealings with some pretty Wicked Rulers and False Prophets in his day and age! (However…) He’s also known for the fact that he often dealt with many of those PROBLEMS much like the rest of us often do! Several times he failed to see God’s Handas the ONE IN CONTROL! (Nonetheless…) Unlike many of us… he still found a way to TRUST GOD even though he did not always UNDERSTAND GOD! I hope you'll take time the last week of this series and come have a listen - as we try and learn a Lesson or Two from ELIJAH... lessons on HOW TO DEAL WITH THE TRIALS LIFE the Right Way!

 

 

Sunday Snapshot… (4) DEPRESSION (Pastor Mat Balgaard)

 

No matter how DEPRESSED you may feel at any given time - remember the PROMISES OF GOD are STILL TRUE!

 

Proverbs 12:25... Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression - but a good word makes it glad.

 

If You're Battling Depression... (Always Remember!) You’ve always got SomeONE Standing Beside You that’s STRONGER than the One Standing Against You!

 

 

See You Sunday Celebrators… (9a / 10:45a)

 

RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)


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