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SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (SPLIT - 2)

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The Bible is so good about using EXAMPLES! (I mean…) The Scriptures never seem to gloss over any of its character’s errors… and it never pretends that the heroes are perfect! Their failures are very openly and honestly documented… and the tremendous treasure in that - is to see how God always finds a way of taking imperfect people - who are totally committed to Him - and uses them in a great way! (And…) DAVID seems to be one of the Perfect Examples of ALL that I’m talking about! There were many moments is David’s Life when he was dead ON… however there were also moments in David’s life when he was way OFF! (Sound like anyone familiar?!) In some ways… it was like David suffered from some sort of “SPLIT” Christian Personality Disorder! (So…) Since David is probably like so many of us… we thought we would take a few weeks to TALK about a few of his ON moments and some of his OFF moments - and see if we can’t learn a few things to apply to our lives! Please consider joining us the next Several Weeks as we continue in our Current Series here at COC called “SPLIT!”

 

 

Sunday Snapshot… (2) A HEART LIKE GOD

 

YOUR HEART is the ‘Spiritual Epicenter’ of YOUR LIFE! (And there's a BATTLE waging against it DAILY!)

 

Psalm 139:23-24… Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.

 

DAVID understood at all TIMES and in all CIRCUMSTANCES that it is GOD’S GLORY that must be the focus of his HEART… his TIME… his ATTENTION… and his LIFE!

 

God does not expect to find Sinless Perfection! (But...) He’s looking for Men/Women… (Who Like David…) ARE WILLING to “FOLLOW HIM WITH ALL THEIR HEART!"

 

If you are IN CHRIST… You already have the HEART OF CHRIST! (The Ongoing Question Though...) Which HEART is winning Your Daily War... Yours or His?

 

God loves you just the way you are… but He refuses to leave you that way! (Let Him Possess/Control Your Heart!)

 

 

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

 

RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)


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SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (SPLIT - 1)

The Bible is so good about using EXAMPLES! (I mean…) The Scriptures never seem to gloss over any of its character’s errors… and it never pretends that the heroes are perfect! Their failures are very openly and honestly documented… and the tremendous treasure in that - is to see how God always finds a way of taking imperfect people - who are totally committed to Him - and uses them in a great way! (And…) DAVID seems to be one of the Perfect Examples of ALL that I’m talking about! There were many moments is David’s Life when he was dead ON… however there were also moments in David’s life when he was way OFF! (Sound like anyone familiar?!) In some ways… it was like David suffered from some sort of “SPLIT” Christian Personality Disorder! (So…) Since David is probably like so many of us… we thought we would take a few weeks to TALK about a few of his ON moments and some of his OFF moments - and see if we can’t learn a few things to apply to our lives! Please consider joining us the next Five Weeks as we start a New Series here at COC called “SPLIT” – it’s bound to be enlightening!

 

 

Sunday Snapshot… (1) RELUCTANT HERO

 

God doesn’t so much look at WHAT we are doing… but rather at HOW we are doing it!

 

GREATNESS is not doing One Great Thing in a Big Way… but in doing Every Little Thing in a Great Way!

 

Great People do CONSISTENTLY what others only do OCCASIONALLY! (i.e.) A Crown Doesn’t Make A Man A King… It Only Identifies The King In The Man!

 

OBEDIENCE is always better than SACRIFICE! (God is not looking for hearts that are perfect… He’s looking for hearts that are striving to do His will!)

 

SERVICE is nothing more than HUMILITY IN PRACTICE!

 

INTEGRITY is WHO YOU ARE and WHAT YOU’RE DOINGWHEN NO ONE ELSE IS LOOKING!

 

 

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

 

RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)


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