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SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (BaLaNcE - 3)

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(3) Back In The Black

 

CELEBRATORS… We continue this week in our series called BALANCE! This is definitely a week you DO NOT WANT TO MISS if you ARE or ever HAVE experienced DEBT – in any way shape or form! When I say that word… DEBT – I realize that in itself it is suffocating and hard to find any peace when it comes to our FINANCES! However… God’s Word has some very strong words regarding it and encouragement to draw from in working toward finding a RELEASE from it! Please… Please… Please… do EVERYTHING you can to make it this week – and take one more step closer to finding out from God WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT and bring some BALANCE back to your FINANCES!

 

Below is a sneak-peak into a few of the ideas for Week #3 (Back In The Black)…

 

Getting out of DEBT... WORK HARD/SPEND LESS or keep PUTTING IT ON CREDIT! One is FAST…One is SLOW…One brings PEACE…the other brings WOE!

 

DEBT... Deuteronomy 20:12 suggests that when a person is in a place to HAVE TO BORROW – it’s because things aren’t going so well for them!

 

Getting out of DEBT is a SPIRITUAL JOURNEY!

 

Proverbs 22:7b... The BORROWER is SERVANT to the LENDER!

Financial Slavery vs Spiritual Freedom…? (Which one sounds better?)

 

Proverbs 25:28… Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who LACKS SELF-CONTROL. (Lacking SELF-CONTROL with our MONEY leaves us open for attack!)

 

BALANCE... When we are ENSLAVED to our "STUFF" it severely affects our ABILITY (Not our Passion or Desire) to be GENEROUS!

 

Tough Predicament to be in… When you can’t GIVE to people IN NEED… because you’ve spent so much on "STUFF" you DON’T NEED!

 

See You Sunday… Celebrators!! 

(Sat) Sequoia Pathways – 5P

(Sun) MHS Performing Arts Center – 9A

 

ONE MORE THING - Keep those 2013 COC “SUN STAND STILL PRAYERS” going…

 

1. COC NEW WORSHIP SERVICES! (Sundays / 9a and Saturdays / 5p) – GOING GREAT!

2. 500+ SALVATIONS! – OVER 10 for the Year!

3. PowerPackCopa.com – Officially Rolling this out MAR 02/03 Weekend! Gonna be EPIC!

4. 25 DNA Small Groups! – Last year we ended with 11 Active Groups – we now have 23 ACTIVE GROUPS!

5. Increased GENEROSITY! (Time/Talents/Treasures) – This one is UP TO YOU (…and GOD)!

6. A Place To Call HOME! (LAND) – No Update at this time! (Something may be COOKING though…!?)

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SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (BaLaNcE - 2)

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(2) Reading The Fine Print

CELEBRATORS… I’m hoping and praying that God ‘messed you up’ as much as He did me last week in the first week of BALANCED! I hope some of you established your REFERENCE POINT and took the time to be… “KNOWING where your Money is GOING!” Please do EVERYTHING you can to NOT MISS this week (and invite a friend) as it will be a CRITICAL week in which we look closely at the Third Law of Balance - CLEAR OBJECTIVE! Spiritually-speaking… this principle is the KEY to finding BALANCE with your FINANCES! Truly understanding WHY we have any “STUFF” in the first place!

Below is a sneak-peak into a few of the ideas for Week #2 (Reading The Fine Print)…

To maintain CLEAR OBJECTIVE (Balance) with our Finances - we should always be asking... What's the ONE THING that we’re trying to DO with our MONEY?

CLEAR OBJECTIVE for our "STUFF"...

1 Chronicles 29:10-14 (Notice WHERE (WHO) the entire focus is!)

David praised the Lord in the presence of the whole assembly, saying, “Praise be to you, O Lord,
God of our father Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting. Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from youyou are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. Now, our God, we give you thanks,
and praise your glorious name. “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.

EVERYTHING... Belongs To GOD!

EVERYTHING... Comes From GOD!

EVERYTHING... is Dispensed By GOD!

WHO'S "STUFF" IS IT…?

HONORING GOD with our "STUFF" has nothing to do with GIVING - it has everything to do with LIVING!

Have you ever come to a point in your life that you have surrendered your "STUFF" (Wealth) to God? Start here..."God... I wanna HONOR YOU WITH EVERYTHING! Please SHOW ME today HOW to do that?"

See You Sunday… Celebrators!! 

(Sat) Sequoia Pathways – 5P

(Sun) MHS Performing Arts Center – 9A

ONE MORE THING - Keep those 2013 COC “SUN STAND STILL PRAYERS” going…

1. COC NEW WORSHIP SERVICES! (Sundays / 9a and Saturdays / 5p) – GOING GREAT!

2. 500+ SALVATIONS! – OVER 10 for the Year!

3. PowerPackCopa.com – Officially Rolling this out MAR 02/03 Weekend! Gonna be EPIC!

4. 25 DNA Small Groups! – Last year we ended with 11 Active Groups – we now have 22 ACTIVE GROUPS!

5. Increased GENEROSITY! (Time/Talents/Treasures) – This one is UP TO YOU (…and GOD)!

6. A Place To Call HOME! (LAND) – No Update at this time!

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