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SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (FOUND - 1)

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Ever been LOST? (Really LOST?) How terrifying was it when you realized you were completely LOST? (And then it happened…) Someone FOUND You! Wasn’t being FOUND just amazing? We’re gonna take the next few weeks to discover God’s Plan to use those of us who are FOUND In Christ - to FIND others through ‘Sharing The Story’ of how we have been FOUND! When we talk naturally with someone about what Jesus has done and is doing in our lives - we’re just joining into a conversation that God has already started and has been having with the people we are talking to! (And…) Since He has already started that conversation – we never have to be worried about doing it Right or Wrong! (And the best part…) You don’t need a five-point sermon or tons of memorized scripture - it’s just simply sharing what has happened to you! Please don’t miss this New Series… “FOUND!” (It could be life-changing not only for YOU - but for others in your life who desperately need to be FOUND!)

 

 

Sunday Snapshot… (1) LESSONS FROM PHIL (Mat Balgaard)

 

FOUND People - FIND People!

 

We will never meet a person who does not need what God has to offer in Jesus Christ!

 

We will never come across any person who is not the Object of God’s Greatest Love and Concern!

 

LOST People being “FOUND” is the CentralPurpose of The Church!

 

Evangelism happens when a FOUND Personwho once was a LOST Person - simply shares their experience of Jesus in hopes that otherpeople will be FOUND by HIM too! (It’s that simple!)

 

Evangelism is nothing more than 'joining in a conversation' that God is already having with someone!

 

 

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

 

RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)


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SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (WHAT I DESERVE, BUT… - 4)

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How different do you think The World might look if EVERYONE GOT WHAT THEY DESERVED? (Do you think...) Your Salary would be the Same? (Or...) What do you think our Prisons might Look Like? (Or what about...) Do you think Nice Guys would Finish First or Last? (Or...) WOULD THINGS BE A LOT WORSE? (Well...) We've started a New Series a few weeks back here at COC called "WHAT I DESERVE, BUT..." We've been taking a closer look at a Few Things that WE RIGHTFULLY DESERVE - BUT... God Has Graciously Given Us Opposite! We’ve already begun taking a look at some pretty serious things like Death/Life and Condemnation/Mercy and Rejection/Acceptance – and we’re about to wrap it up this week with looking at the difference between what it means to being Counted Out or In -- Our Prayer for this series has been that some of us might change the Negetive ATTITUDE we might sometimes have towards God and become a little more filled with GRATITUDE - especially when it comes to the things that WE REALLY DO DESERVE, BUT... Hope to See You This Sunday for our Last Week!

 

 

Sunday Snapshot… (4) OUT / IN

 

Acknowledging Weakness is the First Step towards True Strength! (You are only as Strongas you are Honest!)

 

Two Mistakes Peter Made...

1. HE UNDERESTIMATED HIS OWN WEAKNESS! (You need to Know/Understand WHAT you are capable of!)

2. HE FOLLOWED JESUS FROM A DISTANCE! (You need to Know/Understand that you are Very Vulnerable if you choose to FOLLOW JESUS FROM AFAR!)

 

Luke 22:62... (After Peter’s Denials...) ...He (Peter) went outside and WEPT BITTERLY! (I Wonder…) WHEN IS THE LAST TIME YOU "WEPT BITTERLY" OVER YOUR SIN(S)!?

 

There is a DIFFERENCE between REMORSE and REPENTANCE

REMORSE is… “I’M SORRY I GOT CAUGHT!”

REPENTACE is… “I’M SORRY I LET YOU DOWN GOD! I’M SORRY I BROKE YOUR HEART GOD!”

 

Your FAILURE is not FATAL or FINAL! (Because...) A FAILURE IS AN EVENT... NOT A PERSON!

 

 

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

 

RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)


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