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SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (How To Be Rich)

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HOW TO BE RICH… (1) GOOD FOR NOTHING!

 

CELEBRATORS…

 

HOW TO BE RICH is not just about MONEY… It’s about what to DO with what we HAVE! It’s all about what we do with our TIMETALENTS… and TREASURES! Jesus could not have been clearer Celebrators! It’s not what you HAVE that matters… It’s what you DO with what you HAVE that will count FOR YOU or AGAINST YOU in the Kingdom of Heaven! This Series is designed to teach us ALL how we can become better at MANAGEMENT and forget altogether about the OWNERSHIP idea! I’m telling you Celebrators… this is a series that has the potential to CHANGE YOUR LIFE! Whatever you do… make sure you make it a PRIORITY to attend COC the next FOUR WEEKS… it’s going to be EPIC!

 

 

Below is a sneak-peak of this week’s message… (1) Good For Nothing!

 

GIVING… not GETTING… is the KEY to HOW TO BE RICH!

 

BEING RICH is not about HOW MUCH MONEY we think we have/don't have!

BEING RICH is about what we DO… with what we HAVE! (Time/Talents/Treasures)

 

YOU’RE ALREADY RICH!

-If you make more than $30,000 a year - YOU are in the TOP 2% of the RICHEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD! (Let that one sink in!)

 

Jesus said… Where your TREASURE is… there is your HEART! Did you get that? Jesus said… MONEY is the #1 Indicator of WHERE YOUR HEART IS!

(That means MONEY is your Heart's #1 Competitor! -- WOW!)

 

Equation to BEING RICH… (1 Timothy 6:18) Jesus said that if you're RICH (Which you are!) - You are to GIVE without expecting ANYTHING in return!

 

Jesus said… When you’re the MOST POWERFUL PERSON IN THE ROOM… you use your INFLUENCE and your POWER for those who have less POWER and INFLUENCE!

 

Few ways that WE CAN BE RICH here at COC

1. The Local Church

2. PowerPackCopa

3. Harvest India

 

HOW will you make an IMPACT? (Let’s Do This Celebrators!)

 

 

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

 

RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)


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SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (Upgrade 8)

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UPGRADE… (8) SECOND CHANCES

 

CELEBRATORS…

 

Ever had these thoughts/questions about your Spiritual Life

 

(1) If God wants me to be successful… then why is my life the way it is right now? 

(2) I keep struggling with the same sin(s) – why can’t I seem to get past them?


(3) I am so concerned for my friend/family member who does not seem to “Get It!”

(4) I really want the life I am living today to matter in 100 years… How can I do that?

 

These thoughts/questions are probably where many of us have been or are there now… in our Spiritual Walk with Jesus! Many of us have never really thought about/considered what it might look like to UPGRADE our walk with God… to step into the Abundant Life Jesus promised us in John 10:10! The question for you this coming series is this… Are You Interested In An UPGRADE? If you are… then this series is for you! We’re about to take each and every one of you on a journey to evaluate EIGHT Areas of your Spiritual Life… that quite frankly… could probably use an UPGRADE! Do whatever it takes to make it to this Series… I promise you… it won’t let you down!

 

 

Below is a sneak-peak of this week’s message… (8) Second Chances

 

First of all… We have some AMAZING GUESTS with us at COC this week… TED & GAYLE HAGGARD – You need to do WHATEVER IT TAKES to NOT MISS THIS WEEK! It’s shaping up to be EPIC!!

 

Does your THEOLOGY have any room for a sincere 'Follower of Jesus'… to HIT ROCK BOTTOM… and then be given a SECOND CHANCE? Jesus' Did… It was PETER!

 

Sometimes Sincere and DedicatedFollowers of Jesus… can FAIL the Lord!

But THANK YOU JESUS… that GOD IS A GOD OF SECOND CHANCES!

 

GRACE must pick a side in the light of day - not just whisper its opinion in the shadows and dark places where we sign our name ANONYMOUS!

 

With every FAIL story in the Bible… JESUS didn't try and BALANCE... GRACE and TRUTH… He gave them ALL a healthy dose of BOTH!

 

In the Prodigal Son Story… The Father gave the Younger Son precisely WHAT…? WHAT HE DID NOT DESERVE! (That’s GRACE Folks!)

 

God CELEBRATES First and Foremost… RESTORED RELATIONSHIPS!

-Stop making it about REHABILITATION… it's about RESTORATION! (Thank you Jesus for SECOND CHANCES!)

 

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

 

RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

 

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