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SATURDAY/SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (THE BOOK OF JOB 3)

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The Book of Job… (3) FINANCIAL COMMITMENTS THAT ARE CHANGING MY LIFE

 

CELEBRATORS… Job 42:12a says something rather fascinating… The Lord BLESSED the LATTER PART of Job’s life more than the FIRST… Not sure about you Celebrators – but I WANT THATI WANT THAT FOR ME and I WANT THAT FOR YOU! And I’m pretty sure since God did that for JOB – that He wants to do the same for YOUBLESS YOU TOO! Each week of this series we’re looking closely at the RESPONSES of JOB when ‘all hell broke loose in his life’ – to see how JOB RESPONDED to receive such a BLESSING in his LATER LIFE! This particular week is a TOUGH ONE for ALL OF US… because it’s a MONEY CONVERSATION! But you have to know that GIVING FINANCIALLYIS and ALWAYS WILL BE attached to GOD’S BLESSINGS! Job was BLESSED FINANCIALLY… but you’re gonna find out… one of the reasons WHY… is because he clearly understood the STEWARDSHIP (Management) vs. OWNERSHIP PRINCIPLE! Don’t Miss This Weekend Celebrators!

 

 

Below is a sneak-peak of this week’s message…

(3) FINANCIAL COMMITMENTS THAT ARE CHANGING MY LIFE

 

Everything you think you OWN - is just on LOAN!

 

MANAGEMENT vs. OWNERSHIP - Gotta get the right perspective some time!

 

We don’t get credit for what we LEAVE in life - but rather for what we GIVE in life!

 

IS THIS YOU…? -- “I'll just SERVE MORE than GIVE MORE!”

-If it is… then please KNOW this... OBEDIENCE in ONE area of life doesn’t excuse DISOBEDIENCE in ANOTHER!

 

If the NOUN of the Bible is JESUS - then the VERB of the Bible is YOU GIVING!

 

You CAN GIVE WITHOUT LOVING but you CAN’T LOVE WITHOUT GIVING!

 

Never Forget... It’s always what God wants FOR you... NOT FROM you!

-Every good thing comes because... GOD GAVE!

 

 

Praying you have a “BLESSED” Week Celebrators!!

 

RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)


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SATURDAY/SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (THE BOOK OF JOB 2)

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The Book of Job… (2) Don’t Waste Your Life!

 

CELEBRATORS… Job 42:12a says something rather fascinating… The Lord BLESSED the LATTER PART of Job’s life more than the FIRST… Not sure about you Celebrators – but I WANT THATI WANT THAT FOR ME and I WANT THAT FOR YOU! And I’m pretty sure since God did that for JOB – that He wants to do the same for YOUBLESS YOU TOO! Each week of this series we’re looking closely at the RESPONSES of JOB when ‘all hell broke loose in his life’ – to see how JOB RESPONDED to receive such a BLESSING in his LATER LIFE! Our prayer is that YOU TOO would evaluate YOUR RESPONSES - when tough things happen – to measure the consistency of YOUR RESPONSES with JOB’S – to see if you are IN LINE of the BLESSINGS of GOD too!

 

 

Below is a sneak-peak of this week’s message… (2) DON’T WASTE YOUR LIFE!

Stop making EXCUSES for your PAST!

-God didn't call you to make EXCUSES - He called you to make a DIFFERENCE!

-Decide NOW for a better LATER!

(1) GOD IS GOOD!

-We are not BLESSED because of WHO WE ARE… we are BLESSED because of WHO GOD IS!

Am I using my GIFTS?

-Please know this Celebrator… You’ll NEVER figure out GOD’S PLAN… without ever embracing… HIS PURPOSEThe Local Church! (Get INVOLVED with your GENEROSITYTime/Talents/Treasures!)

(2) YOUR TIME IS LIMITED!  

-The ONLY thing that GOD is CONCERNED ABOUT with WHAT WE DO HEREIS WHAT WILL MATTER... THERE!

Job 7:7… Our lives are but a VAPOR!

-We MUST become AWARE of DOING or PURSUING THINGS... IN THIS LIFE... that have NO ETERNAL SIGNIFICANCE or VALUE!

(3) YOUR LIFE MATTERS!

-Ck-out Psalm 139... You were created ON Purpose... WITH a Purpose... FOR a Purpose!

 

 

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 180 TOTAL SALVATIONS so far this year at COC!

-This is nothing short of AMAZING Celebrators... LIFE CHANGE!!

3. PowerPackCopa.com

-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!

-Please PRAY about being involved IN 'SMALL GROUP' COMMUNITY somewhere?

-Become a FOLLOWER of Jesus - not just a FAN!

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)

b. SAVE

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!

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