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SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (WHAT I DESERVE, BUT… - 1)

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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're starting a New Series here at COC over the next few weeks called "WHAT I DESERVE, BUT..."We're gonna take a closer look at a Few Things that WE RIGHTFULLY DESERVE - BUT...God Has Graciously Given Us Opposite! We're gonna take a look at some pretty serious things like Death/Life- Condemnation/Mercy- Rejection/Acceptance and Out/In-- Our Prayer for this series is that some of us might change our Negative ATTITUDE we 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...Please Don't Miss It...I believe it's gonna be Spiritually Eye-Opening to many of us!

 

 

Sunday Snapshot… (1) DEATH / LIFE

 

Fortunately for You/Me… The KINGDOM OF GOD does not operate according to the PRINCIPLES of FAIRNESS!

 

JESUS trumped JUSTICE as JUSTICE is UNDERSTOOD! He's decided to be EXTRAVAGANTLY UN-FAIR... (And…) GIVE us SOMETHING that we COMPLETELY DON'T DESERVE... GRACE!

 

BEING BETTER going FORWARD never ERASES our PAST... that's the beautiful thing about GRACE! (It has nothing to do with YOU!)

 

Christ's Death/Resurrection signaled to The World that the Kingdom of God is not reserved for GOOD PEOPLE... it's reserved for FORGIVEN PEOPLE!

 

JESUS doesn't care about WHAT you've DONE- He only cares about WHAT you'll DO... NEXT!

 

Until you can see Your SINFULNESS… you'll never see Your NEED for a SAVIOR!

 

 

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

 

RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)


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SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (MOUNTAIN MOVING PRAYERS - 2)

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PRAYER is one of the most important things a Christian can do! It’s a TIME in which you are Communicating with God and it should be taken very seriously in each of our lives! (And…) While there is deep theological meaning in PRAYER - it doesn’t have to be something that is Complicated and Difficult! It’s something Anyone can do - Anywhere at AnyTIME! (And when you really think about it…) It’s pretty much impossible to really Know Someone if You Don’t Spend Time With Them! (And that’s exactly WHAT Prayer is…) An Opportunity to SPEND TIME WITH GOD! So for us to really understand the Heart of God WE NEED TO PRAY!

 

Our desire here at COC is to assist your Relationship with God anyway we can – so we’re gonna spend a Couple Weeks to start the New Year by sharing with you the VALUE and IMPORTANCE of PRAYER in a series we’re calling… “MOUNTAIN MOVING PRAYERS!” It’s definitely a series that is worth your TIME - so please consider joining us this Last Weekhere at COC as we not only share the Value/Importance of PRAYER – but also the POWER in your PRAYERS!

 

 

Sunday Snapshot… (2) TOO BUSY NOT TO PRAY

 

Philippians 4:6-7… Do not be ANXIOUS about ANYTHING… but in EVERYTHING - by PRAYER and PETITION… with ThanksgivingPRESENT YOUR REQUESTS TO GOD.  And the Peace of God - which transcends all understanding - will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

 

FEAR will cause you to sit around and make up scenarios that COULD happen...

FAITH will cause you to fully engage in things that SHOULD happen!

 

We should Pray BIGAsk BIG… and Believe BIG… (Because…) OUR GOD IS BIG!

 

FAITH comes from LOOKING AT GOD… and NOT AT YOUR MOUNTAIN!

 

When Your MOUNTAIN doesn't seem to be MOVING… that may mean that GOD WANTS YOU TO GO THROUGH IT!

 

You’ve got to begin SHIFTING YOUR FOCUSfrom the SIZE of the MOUNTAIN - to the SUFFICIENCY of the MOUNTAIN-MOVER!

 

 

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

 

RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)


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