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SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (HIDDEN IDENTITIES - 3)

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Is there a side of you that EVERYONE ELSE SEES - but you and only you know WHO the REAL YOU is? Maybe you're tired of playing the game and you're desperately desiring to BE WHO GOD CREATED YOU TO BE!? Maybe it's time to TAKE OFF YOUR MASK and stop HIDING YOUR REAL IDENTITY? If this is YOU... then please don't miss the Third Week of our Current Series this week at COCthat we're calling "HIDDEN IDENTITIES!" Praying you'll join us...

 

 

Sunday Snapshot… (3) HIDING MY SINS

 

Proverbs 28:13… He who CONCEALS his SINS - does not prosper... but whoever CONFESSES and RENOUNCES them finds mercy!

 

A BRUTALLY HONEST MOMENT happens when NO ONE ELSE IS AROUND and you TELL YOURSELF the TRUTH about YOURSELF! (When that happens…) You’ll discover the DIFFERENCE between REGRET and REPENTANCE! (Godly Sorrow Leads To Repentance!)

 

THREE REASONS BEHIND HIDING OUR SINS....

 

1) DENIAL - “IF I IGNORE IT… MAYBE IT WILL GO AWAY!?”

 

-DENIAL is nothing more than PRETENDING that EVERYTHING is OKAY even though EVERYTHING is NOT OKAY!

 

2) PROJECTION - “IT’S NOT MY FAULT SO IT’S NOT MY RESPONSIBILITY!”

 

-PROJECTION is actually ADMITTING THE REALITY but REFUSING TO OWN IT! (So...) WE JUST BLAME SOMEBODY ELSE!

 

3) MINIMIZATION - “WHAT’S THE PROBLEM… IT’S NOT THAT BIG OF A DEAL!?”

 

-MINIMIZATION is ACKNOWLEDGING THE REALITY of a SITUATION… sometimes even TAKING OWNERSHIP of it… “BUT” DENYING ITS SERIOUSNESS!

 

Here's the PROBLEM with continually HIDING YOUR SINS...

SIN WILL ALWAYS… TAKE YOU FARTHER than you want to GO… COST YOU MORE than you want to PAY… (And…) KEEP YOU LONGER than you want to STAY! (That's Dangerous Living!)

 

 

See You This Weekend Celebrators…

 

FACE/FACE LIVE SERVICE TIMES…

SUNDAY – 9a and/or 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)

C56 (9a) / CYJH (9a) – CYHS (10:45a)

 

ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…

SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a and 5p


COC ONLINE SERVICE SITES…

http://churchofcelebration.com/coc-online/

 

CCITY ONLINE SERVICE SITE…

http://churchofcelebration.com/ministries/celebration-city-birth-4th-grade/

 

 

RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)


Pastor J

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SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (HIDDEN IDENTITIES - 2)

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Is there a side of you that EVERYONE ELSE SEES - but you and only you know WHO the REAL YOU is? Maybe you're tired of playing the game and you're desperately desiring to BE WHO GOD CREATED YOU TO BE!? Maybe it's time to TAKE OFF YOUR MASK and stop HIDING YOUR REAL IDENTITY? If this is YOU... then please don't miss the Second Week of our Current Series this week at COC that we're calling "HIDDEN IDENTITIES!" Praying you'll join us...

 

 

Sunday Snapshot… (2) SELF-DECEPTION

 

Here's the Biggest Problem with SELF-DECEPTION... THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW - DON'T KNOW - THEY DON'T KNOW!

 

Psalm 36:2… For in his own eyes, he flatters himself too much to detect or hate his sin. (SELF-DECEPTION is a seriousproblem because you can't even SEE YOUR SIN!)

 

Two Major Problems with SELF-DECEIT...

  1. The longer you View Yourself through a Distorted Lens - the more likely you are to Believe a Distorted Truth!
  2. OFTEN (Not Always BUT Often...) The More Convinced YOU ARE RIGHT - the More Likely YOU ARE WRONG!

 

The Best Prayer to PRAY if you might be living in SELF-DECEPTION... (Psalm 139:23-24) Search Me oh God and know my hearttest me and know my anxious thoughts! SHOW ME ANY OFFENSIVE WAY IN ME and lead me in the way of everlasting.

 

Two More Essential Things to do to stop being SELF-DECEIVED...

  1. LISTEN to Life-Giving Rebukes! (Proverbs 15:31… He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will be at home among the wise.)
  2. When God Shows It To You... CHANGE! (James 1:22... Do not merely LISTEN TO THE WORD and so DECEIVE yourselves! DO WHAT IT SAYS!)

 

 

See You This Weekend Celebrators…

 

FACE/FACE LIVE SERVICE TIMES…

SUNDAY – 9a and/or 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)

C56 (9a) / CYJH (9a) – CYHS (10:45a)

 

ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…

SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a and 5p


COC ONLINE SERVICE SITES…

http://churchofcelebration.com/coc-online/

 

CCITY ONLINE SERVICE SITE…

http://churchofcelebration.com/ministries/celebration-city-birth-4th-grade/

 

 

RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)


Pastor Josh

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