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SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (CHRISTIAN…? – 6)

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SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (CHRISTIAN…? – 6)

CHRISTIAN…? (6 – Working It Out)

CELEBRATORS…

CHRISTIAN…? If you were to ask 100 People WHAT it means… You’d probably get 100 Different Answers! We’re starting a Brand New Series this week at COC – which we will attempt to tackle the tough IDEA of WHAT IT REALLY MEANS TO BE A CHRISTIAN!? Don’t miss this LAST WEEK – it’s gonna be AWESOME!

Below is a sneak-peak for THIS Week… (6) WORKING IT OUT

How do we WORK this thing called LOVE out?
IF WE DO IT RIGHT… It holds Unbelievable Potential for YOU!

Jesus' biggest concern with HOW WE BEHAVE… has been distorted over time into a debate about WHAT WE BELIEVE! (But Never Forget… ACTIONS speak louder than WORDS!)

Two Categories of People that have SHAPED YOUR LIFE…
1) Those who've HURT YOU DEEPLY!
2) Those who've LOVED YOU PROFOUNDLY!

It's not about WHAT you BELIEVE… it's about HOW you BEHAVE!
(John 13:35) YOUR LOVE (Actions) is how EVERYONE will KNOW… YOU are HIS DISCIPLE!

Three Ways to WORK OUT LOVE…
1) Don't do ANYTHING that will HURT YOU!
-When you HURT YOU… You HURT the ONE that LOVES YOU THE MOST!
2) Don't do ANYTHING that will HURT… SOMEONE ELSE!
-Remember… God Loves Everyone As Much As He Loves You!
3) Don't be MASTERED by ANYTHING!
-When you're MASTERED by SOMETHING - it ALWAYS keeps you from LOVING SOMEONE!

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

RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

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SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (CHRISTIAN…? – 5)

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CHRISTIAN…? (5 – Loopholes)

 

CELEBRATORS…

 

CHRISTIAN…? If you were to ask 100 People WHAT it means… You’d probably get 100 Different Answers! We’re starting a Brand New Series this week at COC – which we will attempt to tackle the tough IDEA of WHAT IT REALLY MEANS TO BE A CHRISTIAN!?

 

Below is a sneak-peak for THIS Week… (5) Loopholes

 

CHRISTIANS LOVE LOOPHOLES… and they LOVE THEOLOGY!

-Both… Are Incredibly Dangerous to a Christ Follower!

 

Loophole Christians have found a way to MISTREAT PEOPLE (Who Jesus Died For) all throughout History… USING HIS FATHER'S WORD!

 

Loophole Christians need to know… Jesus doesn't like it when we use HIS FATHER'S WORDS… to avoid doing HIS FATHER'S WILL!

 

Don't fall for the TRAP of looking at SOME of the COMMANDS… and overlooking the INTENT of the COMMANDER!

 

CHRISTIANS use the BIBLE like MACE!

DISCIPLES use the BIBLE like a MIRROR!

 

EVERYDAY… A DISCIPLE wakes up and asks THIS QUESTION"WHAT DOES LOVE… REQUIRE OF ME?" - They are INDEBTED to THIS COMMAND!

 

If you're a LOOPHOLE CHRISTIAN… (Question For Ya...) Aren't you glad that God didn't look for a LOOPHOLE… when it came to HIS LOVE for YOU?

 

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

 

RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)


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