FREE… (3) Staying Dead
CELEBRATORS… Paul wrote in Romans about the dilemma we ALL face and can’t seem to find FREEDOM from in this life… ‘I do not understand what I do! For what I want to do… I do not do… but what I hate… I do . . . For I have the desire to do what is good… but I cannot carry it out.' Pastor Mat (Executive Pastor) is going to talk about another SOLUTION to your PROBLEM this coming week in our FREE Series! Don’t Miss It!
Below is a sneak-peak of this week’s message… (3) Staying Dead
Just as SIN doesn’t have to determine WHERE you go WHEN you die... It doesn’t have to determine HOW you LIVE HERE... either!
If you are "IN" Christ... What is TRUE of JESUS is TRUE of YOU! You have been set FREE from the Consequences/Power/Control of SIN!
To find real FREEdom “IN” Christ…
DECLARE that sin is not our master...
DECIDE not to let it rule over you...
DEVOTE every part of you to God!
“SIN is NOT my MASTER! I am DEAD to SIN... (and) ALIVE to GOD!”
(That’s Real FREEdom “IN” Christ!)
When trying to fight SIN'S Temptation – You need to begin by fixing your understanding on who You are NOW "IN" Christ... You are NEW... You are FREE!
Colossians 3:2... “Set your mind on the things above - not on the things of this earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ "IN" God. When Christ… who IS our life appears… then you also will appear with Him in glory.”
ONE MORE THING - Keep those 2013 COC “SUN STAND STILL PRAYERS” going…
1. COC NEW WORSHIP SERVICES! (Saturdays - 5p / Sundays - 9a)
-We are regularly seeing around 150-200 in attendance on Saturday PM's - with several SALVATIONS as well!
-We are regularly seeing around 500+ each and every Sunday at COC!
2. 500+ SALVATIONS!
-We've seen over 175 TOTAL SALVATIONS so far this year at COC!
-This is nothing short of AMAZING Celebrators... LIFE CHANGE!!
-PLEASE... PLEASE... PLEASE... Keep PRAYING in HOW... YOU can be INVOLVED with this ministry... with your TIME… TALENTS and TREASURES!
4. 25 DNA Small Groups!
-This coming AUG 17-SEPT 08 Weekends... We will be offering EACH of YOU an OPPORTUNITY to be "IN COMMUNITY" somewhere for a Short Season of only SEVEN WEEKS!
-That's not a BIG COMMITMENT - but it's just ENOUGH for you to get your 'Feet Wet' and try out COMMUNITY via DNA Small Groups!
-Please PRAY about being involved IN 'SMALL GROUP' COMMUNITY somewhere? (Don't MISS this OPPORTUNITY!)
-Become a FOLLOWER of Jesus - not just a FAN of JESUS!
5. Increased GENEROSITY! (Time/Talents/Treasures)
-Thank You for your INCREASED GENEROSITY Celebrators!
-Remember the keys to “BALANCE” with your TREASURES…
1. Reference Point (KNOWING where your Money’s GOING!)
2. Keep it BALANCED! (Honoring God with EVERYTHING!)
3. Make Constant Corrections!
a. Debt (Get out of it!)
b. What Do I Do with my EXTRA? (Be RICH towards GOD FIRST!)
c. Financial Appetites (Dealing with Discontentment!)
4. Flip Your LIST! (SEEK FIRST… God’s Way in your FINANCES…)
a. GIVE (to God)
c. LIVE on the rest!
-Let me encourage you to take that OBEDIENT STEP OF FAITH with your FINANCES Celebrators... and then just sit back and WATCH how God will SHOW UP and SHOW OFF in your life! (Malachi 3:10)
6. A Place To Call HOME! (LAND)
-Keep Praying Celebrators!
-Let God know the ‘Desires Of Our Heart!’
-We BELIEVE... IN "HIS" TIMING... He will allow us a bigger stage to MAKE HIS NAME MORE FAMOUS here in Maricopa!