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SATURDAY/SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (How To Hug A Vampire 1)

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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 MUCHYOU SUCK TOO! (1 Tim 1:15-16)

What you call ISSUES in OTHERS… or what they would call ISSUES in YOUJESUS CALLS SIN… and IT NAILED HIM TO THE CROSS!

Matthew 7:1-5…

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!’

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SATURDAY/SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (Respectable Sins 3)

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Respectable Sins… (3) Choosing Our Words Wisely

CELEBRATORS… This week is our RESPECTABLE SINS Last Week! We’ve saved the BEST for LAST...The SIN we LOVE to TOLERATE the MOST... CHOOSING OUR WORDS WISELY! You’re also in for a treat this particular week as our Celebration Youth INVADE our Weekend Services! Our teenagers will be EVERYWHERE from Greeting… Leading Worship… to even assisting with the Message! It’s a special week to see WHAT our Youth Ministries are all about and what THEY are doing for the Kingdom! Don't Miss This Weekend Celebrators!

Below is a sneak-peak of our first week… (3) Choosing Our Words Wisely

Check out James 3:3-10 sometime soon... If you can actually hear/read that passage and not be CONVICTED - you weren’t LISTENING! -- "TAME YOUR TONGUE!"

The “QUICK... SLOW... SLOW...” Principle (James 1:19) - We could ALL do a little better at LISTENING LONGER!

BRAGGING MORE ABOUT JESUS... WHO HE IS and WHAT HE’S DONE or is DOING IN OUR LIVES – leaves us a little less time to BRAG ON OURSELVES!

CRITICIZE WISELY... REALIZE from the ‘Get Go’ – YOU always need to be a part of the SOLUTION to WHOMEVER it is that you’re CRITICIZING!

Check out Ephesians 4:29… Let your words always be a GIFT OF GRACE… to those who LISTEN!

DO SOMETHING about your "RESPECTABLE SINS" TODAY… God cares more about what you're going to do TOMORROW than what you did YESTERDAY!

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! – 108 Total Salvations for the Year! (Wow!)

3. PowerPackCopa.com – Don’t Forget the POWERPACKCOPA “500” Food Drive for our Summer Months! We’re attempting to accumulate… 500… Cans of Tuna500…Cans of Chicken – (And…) 500… Small bags of Trail mix! YOU’VE GOT ONE MORE WEEK… Last Week is Sunday, July 21st!

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!’

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