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For many of us… the Most Wonderful Time of the YearISN’T SO WONDERFUL! A Painful Past or Our Own Insecurities can often Overshadow the Joy we’re supposed to be feeling during Christmas! (But…) What if this year could look different? (Maybe just Maybe…) It’s time to let God finally Heal some of those Ghosts Of Christmas Past!?


We’re starting a Brand New Series this week at COC that deals specifically with some of those “GHOSTS” - Painful Issues like OFFENSESSHAME… and LABELS– that we can often live with for a Lifetime!


Please Don’t Miss This New SeriesGHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST– I’m already praying that SOMEONE finds the ability to finally LET IT GO this Christmas Season!



Sunday Snapshot… (1) OVERCOMING OFFENSES


Proverbs 19:11… A Person’s Wisdom Yields Patience… it is to One’s Glory to OVER LOOK AN OFFENSE!


Rene Descartes…"Whenever anyone has OFFENDED me… I try to RAISE MY SOUL SO HIGH… that the OFFENSE Cannot Reach It!”


Ephesians 4:2… Be Completely Humble and Gentle; BE PATIENTBearing With One Another IN Love!


When it comes to OFFENSES in Your Life... You can either RE-LIVE IT (Over/Over) or you can RELEASE IT! (Your Choice!)


Colossians 3:13Make Allowance for each other’s faults… and Forgive Anyone Who OFFENDS You! Remember… The Lord FORGAVE You - so YOU MUST FORGIVE OTHERS!


Always Remember... YOUR Life is Too Short and YOUR Calling is Too Great to LIVE LIFE OFFENDED! (LET IT GO!)



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


RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

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It’s probably fair to say that LIFE doesn’t always go the way you expect – so you often Pray for God’s Help and Guidance in those moments! (However…) Sometimes in those moments of Prayer - it may seem like even though you Pray with Faith - God still doesn’t do what you’ve asked Him to do! (It’s like…) You Seek Him… but don’t Feel His Presence! (Or…) You Go Through Pain… but your Cries for Relief seem to go Unanswered! (And…) Those Moments are REAL/HARD/PAINFUL! (So…) We have One Week Left as we continue looking at WHAT WE CAN DO in Those Moments of Life "WHEN GOD DOESN’T MAKE SENSE!" (And…) We're gonna finish up talking about a few more things that we might just Experience If/When we can continually learn HOW to Surrender Our Lives to God's Providential Plans! Don’t Miss the Last Week of our EXCITING Current Series!



Sunday Snapshot… (3) When God Seems UNCOOPERATIVE!


2 Corinthians 12:9b-10… Therefore I will BOAST all the more gladly about MY WEAKNESSES… so that Christ’s Power may rest on me. That is why… for Christ’s sake… I DELIGHT in Weaknesses - in Insults - in Hardships - in Persecutions - in Difficulties. FOR WHEN I AM WEAK – THEN I AM STRONG!


PRAYER is NOT all about Getting God To Do WHAT You Want… it's more often about SURRENDERING YOUR WILL to WHAT God Actually Wants!


PRAYER is meant to Remind Us that WE'RE NOT IN CONTROL... but Keeps Us Close to the ONE WHO IS!


PRAYER isn't just about ASKING… it's also very much about TRUSTING!


It's NOT the SUCCESSES that bring us closer to God… it's the TIMES when we can't do anything else but DEPEND ON GOD… that helps us KNOW HIM in a more INTIMATE WAY!


The GOODNESS OF GOD is always GREATER THAN YOUR PAIN! (And...) Just because He Doesn't Always Make Sense... it doesn't make Him any less God!



See You Sunday Celebrators… (One Service Only - 9a)


RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

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