How To Hug A Vampire… (1) We All Suck…
CELEBRATORS… Can’t hardly wait to start our brand new series this weekend… HOW TO HUG A VAMPIRE (Learning To Love Those Who Suck The Life Out Of You!) – We all have VAMPIRES in our lives that are just exhausting – and in this first particular week – we look at the biggest LIFE-SUCKER of ALL! Do whatever you can to make it – it’s gonna be a fun one!
Below is a sneak-peak of our first week… (1) We All Suck…
Learning to LOVE the PEOPLE who SUCK THE LIFE OUT OF YOU…
Starts with realizing HOW MUCH…YOU SUCK TOO! (1 Tim 1:15-16)
What you call ISSUES in OTHERS… or what they would call ISSUES in YOU… JESUS CALLS SIN… and IT NAILED HIM TO THE CROSS!
People who are HYPER-CRITICAL… are usually very HYPO-CRITICAL!
BEFORE you can begin to LOVE the PEOPLE who SUCK THE LIFE OUT OF YOU… You’ve got to DEFINE your OWN PROPERTY LINES! (Boundaries are Biblical!)
GOD’S COMMAND for YOU to LOVE EVERYONE… is not PERMISSION for YOU to MISMANAGE the INVESTMENT that HE’S PUT INSIDE YOU!
You’ve got to stay FULL of GOD’S PRESENCE YOURSELF - or you won’t have ANYTHING to GIVE to ANYBODY ELSE! (Matthew 11:28-30)
ONE MORE THING - Keep those 2013 COC “SUN STAND STILL PRAYERS” going…
1. COC NEW WORSHIP SERVICES! (Sundays / 9a and Saturdays / 5p)
2. 500+ SALVATIONS! – 170 Total Salvations for the Year… Over 60 at KIDS CAMP! (Wow!)
3. PowerPackCopa.com – ALL of the MUSD Elementary Schools are on board this FALL! How can you be INVOLVED this FALL with your TIME… TALENTS and TREASURES!
4. 25 DNA Small Groups! – Are you IN COMMUNITY somewhere? YOU NEED TO BE… Sign-Up for one this weekend! We’re doing an OPEN ENROLLMENT FOCUS in the month of AUGUST!
5. Increased GENEROSITY! (Time/Talents/Treasures) – Thank You for your INCREASED GENEROSITY Celebrators! Remember the keys to “BALANCE” with your FINANCES… 1. Reference Point (KNOWING where your Money’s GOING!) 2. Keep it BALANCED! (Honoring God with EVERYTHING!) 3. Make Constant Corrections! (1. Debt (Get out of it!) / 2. What Do I Do with my EXTRA? (Be RICH towards GOD FIRST!) / 3. Financial Appetites (Dealing with Discontentment)) 4. Flip Your LIST! (SEEK FIRST… God’s Way in your FINANCES… 1. GIVE (God) 2. SAVE 3. LIVE on the rest!)
6. A Place To Call HOME! (LAND) – Keep Praying Celebrators! Let God know the ‘Desires Of Our Heart!’