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SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (GOD NEVER SAID THAT… - 3)

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We all love and can’t even help sometimes… offering little nuggets of AdviceSupport… or Sympathy to others who may be struggling in life! (They often come in handy when we want people to feel better about their lives or current struggles!) But… WHAT IF the guidance we’re Giving or Receiving just isn’t true? WHAT IF… GOD NEVER SAID THAT? So in response to that… we’ve recently started a New Series at COC that tackles some apparently common CULTURAL MYTHS about God that can be very misleading and confusing! And they actually can keep others from a deeper relationship with Jesus as opposed to drawing them nearer to Him! Do whatever it takes to join us the remaining couple weeks of this awesome New Series… GOD NEVER SAID THAT!

 

 

Sunday Snapshot… (Wk3) IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT YOU DO…

 

SIN is Very Real! -- It has very dramatic Earthly/Eternal CONSEQUENCES!

 

SPIRITUAL MATURITY… Is not about how much you KNOW - it’s about how much you OBEY!

 

You don't have to UNDERSTAND FULLY to OBEY IMMEDIATELY!

 

The PROBLEM for most Christians in our culture today is THEY ARE EDUCATED WAAAAY BEYOND THEIR LEVEL OF OBEDIENCE!

 

The most Miserable People in the world are NOT Non-Christians… it’s actually Christians! Christians who KNOW there is SOMETHING BETTER… yet CONTINUE to REJECT the WILL… the WAY… and the PURPOSE(S) OF GOD!

 

SIN IS PROGRESSIVE… (It will always...)

TAKE you FARTHER than you want to GO

KEEP you LONGER than you want to STAY… (And…)

COST you MORE than you want to PAY!

 

 

See You Sunday Celebrators… (9:00A / 10:45A)

 

 

RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)


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SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (GOD NEVER SAID THAT… - 2)

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We all love and can’t even help sometimes… offering little nuggets of AdviceSupport… or Sympathy to others who may be struggling in life! (They often come in handy when we want people to feel better about their lives or current struggles!) But… WHAT IF the guidance we’re Giving or Receiving just isn’t true? WHAT IF… GOD NEVER SAID THAT? So in response to that… we’ve recently started a New Series at COC that tackles some apparently common CULTURAL MYTHS about God that can be very misleading and confusing! And they actually can keep others from a deeper relationship with Jesus as opposed to drawing them nearer to Him! Do whatever it takes to join us the remaining few weeks of this awesome New Series… GOD NEVER SAID THAT!

 

 

Sunday Snapshot… (Wk2) GOD WON’T GIVE YOU MORE THAN YOU CAN HANDLE!

 

Isn't it fascinating how much MORE we tend to CRAVE GOD in our DISTRESS… as opposed to our SUCCESS?

 

You’ve got to stop letting the PRESENCE of the STORM cause you to DOUBT the PRESENCE OF GOD!

 

I’d rather be IN THE VALLEY WITH JESUS… than on the MOUNTAINTOP WITHOUT HIM!

 

We were CREATED to NEED GOD… to be DESPERATE FOR HIM!

 

2 Corinthians 12:9-10… But He said to me, “My GRACE IS SUFFICIENT for you, for MY POWER is MADE PERFECT in… WEAKNESS!” Therefore I will BOAST all the more GLADLY about MY WEAKNESSES, so that CHRIST’S POWER may rest on ME! That is why, for Christ’s sake, I DELIGHT IN MY WEAKNESSES, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. FOR WHEN I AM WEAK… THEN I AM STRONG!

 

When YOU are at YOUR WEAKEST... HE is at HIS STRONGEST!

 

 

See You Sunday Celebrators… (9:00A / 10:45A)

 

 

RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)


Pastor Josh

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