How different do you think The World might look if EVERYONE GOT WHAT THEY DESERVED? (Do you think...) Your Salary be the Same? (Or...) What do you think our Prisons might Look Like? (Or what about...) Do you think Nice Guys would Finish First or Last? (Or...) WOULD THINGS BE A LOT WORSE? (Well...) We've started a New Series a couple weeks back here at COC called "WHAT I DESERVE, BUT..." We've been taking a closer look at a Few Things that WE RIGHTFULLY DESERVE - BUT... God Has Graciously Given Us Opposite! We’ve already begun taking a look at some pretty serious things like Death/Life and Condemnation/Mercy - and This Week we’re gonna look a little closer look at Rejection/Acceptance – then follow it up the last week with looking at the difference between what it means to being Counted Out or In -- Our Prayer for this series is that some of us might change the Negative ATTITUDE we might sometimes have towards God and become a little more filled with GRATITUDE - especially when it comes to the things that WE REALLY DO DESERVE - BUT... – Hope to See You Sunday for Week Three!
Sunday Snapshot… (3) REJECTION / ACCEPTANCE
When you ENCOUNTER JESUS… there is IMMEDIATE EVIDENCE of a TRANSFORMED LIFE! (That's what REPENTANCE is called!)
Zacchaeus found out that his “WAY OF LIFE” (No matter the amount of POWER / PRESTIGE/ MONEY / MORE you have…) it can never bring you the PEACE/JOY/ACCEPTANCE that you are Longing/Searching For!
If you begin to PURSUE JESUS with EVERYTHING... you'll quickly find out something AmAzInG... HE'S BEEN PURSUING YOU ALL ALONG!
Zacchaeus quickly realized that in GETTING (From Jesus) WHAT HE DID NOT DESERVE... IT DEMANDED AN IMMEDIATE RESPONSE FROM HIM!
In just a matter of seconds... the distance from the Limb to the Ground... Zacchaeus began doing something CrAzY... MAKING WRONG THINGS RIGHT!
Zacchaeus' Story is nothing more than OneMan’s Extravagant Response to God's Extravagent Love! (Repentance is Real!)
See You Sunday Celebrators… (9a / 10:45a)
RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)