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SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (WHEN THE DEVIL COMES KNOCKIN’ - 1)

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Paul tells us we are FACING AN ENEMY like no other in Ephesians 6:10-13… Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. (So...) If Satan really is Real/Active and "Roaming like a lion and Seeking Whom He May Devour" - I think it would be in our best interest to FIGHT the RIGHT WAY when he shows up! That's why we're gonna take a few weeks and look a little closer at how we can Recognize / Personalize and Strategize against the Real Enemy- in a New Series we're calling WHEN THE DEVIL COMES KNOCKIN' -- Hope you'll join us this week ONLINE!

 

 

Sunday Snapshot… (1) Stop just UNLOCKIN’ till you Know who’s KNOCKIN’

 

SATAN is REAL and not a figment of your imagination! (So...) It's time that Followers of Jesus learn how to RECOGNIZE / PERSONALIZE and STRATEGIZE against his tactics!

 

1 Peter 5:8... Be alert and of sober mind. Your ENEMY the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour!

 

Satan's Powers are nothing more than SCHEMES (Deceit) - TACTICS (Seduction) and LIES (Trickery) -- How well are you defending yourself?

 

Ephesians 6... The WAR may well be between HEAVEN and HELL… but it’s being played out in the lives of each/every individual MAN and WOMAN! (Are you prepared for BATTLE?)

 

We’ll never be able to fully TRUST that God “WORKS IN ALL THINGS TO OUR GOOD” (IF...) CIRCUMSTANCES and FEELINGS (SELFISH DESIRES) are the foundation that supports our FAITH!

 

SATAN CANNOT MAKE YOU DO ANYTHING... he can only present to you DECEPTION (Through his Schemes/Tactics and Lies…) with the goal of influencing YOU to make bad choices YOURSELF!

 

Our SELFISH DESIRES call us to LUST for what we can GET NOW… and then WORRY ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES LATER!

 

 

See You This Weekend Celebrators…

 

NEW (ONLINE ONLY) SERVICE TIMES…

SATURDAY – 5P

SUNDAY - 9A and/or 10:45A


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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SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (EASTER JOURNEY- 5)

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BloodiedBeaten… and NAILED to a CROSS - a Dying Jesus looked at those around Him and spoke His Final Words as a Man! I think you will find some Powerful Truths in those Last Words that Jesus Spoke! (So…) We’ve been taking a few weeks and looking a little closer at a few of Jesus’ Last Phrases from The Crossto see the IMPACT they can have on our lives today! I hope you’ll choose to join us ONLINE again This Weekend as we wrap up this Current Series and CELEBRATE THE RESURRECTION” together and take one last look at Jesus’ Death and Resurrection through our Current Series we’ve been calling THE EASTER JOURNEY (Famous Last Words) – See you soon!

 

 

Sunday Snapshot… (5) “TODAY… YOU WILL BE WITH ME IN PARADISE!”

 

Luke 23:39-43… One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us! But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.” Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, TODAY YOU WILL BE WITH ME IN PARADISE!”

 

Good People don't go to Heaven... FORGIVEN People go to Heaven!

 

The Forgiven Criminal did Two Essential Things... (The Key to SALVATION!)

1) He Admitted He Was Wrong!

2) He Asked For Eternal Help!

 

God always gives us CHOICES... (But Please Know This...) Those CHOICES have ETERNAL CONSEQUENCES!

 

One Good Choice for ETERNITY can offset a 1000 Bad Choices here on this earth!

 

Because of what Jesus Did For YouHis Death and His Resurrection… no matter what you’ve done in your life… HE MAKES UP THE DIFFERENCE!

 

 

See You This Weekend Celebrators…

 

NEW SERVICE TIMES… (ONLINE SERVICES ONLY!)

 

7P – FRIDAY (Cross Service)

 

5p – SATURDAY (Easter Service)

 

9a / 10:45a – SUNDAY (Easter Services)


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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