From the Pastor

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (THE BIBLE FOR DUMMIES - 2)

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As Children… Many of us received a little leather-bound book full of long words and difficult names we couldn’t pronounce! We were told that everything in it was true and we should do our best to live by its teachings... but then we grew up! (And…) What once was an oh-so-simple world… (Well...) it's not so simple anymore is it!? Perhaps that’s because we were taught The Bible Stories but not The Story of The Bible… and there’s a Big Difference! (So…) We started attempting Last Week to give you a better way to maybe approach The Bible that begins with something other than “in the beginning…” in a New Series we’re calling THE BIBLE FOR DUMMIES! (It’s A Can’t Miss Series!) So hopefully we’ll see you again IN-PERSON (9a) or ONLINE (9a/5p) this week at COC!

 

 

Sunday Snapshot… (2) IN THE BEGINNING

 

Early Gentile Believers were AMAZED to discover from the VERY BEGINNINGTHAT THE JEWS ONLY BELIEVED IN ONE GOD… YAHWEH! (In The Beginning, GOD - NOT gods!)

 

EVERYTHING THAT HAS A BEGINNING HAS A CAUSE! The Genesis Account is NOT about whether the Universe had a Beginning... it's about whether Creation was Purposeful / Purposeful and Intentional!

 

When Moses wrote about the Genesis Acccount... He was NOT necessarily trying to explain HOW God Created The Heavens and The Earth… He was making the point to his readers that “GOD” Created the Heavens and the Earth… not the gods… just YAHWEH!

 

In ALL of the Ancient Creation MythsMANKIND IS AN AFTERTHOUGHT! (Mankind was created to ‘Take The Load Off” the gods!) But GENESIS is Completely Different... it's a World-View unto itself! MAN WAS CREATED "IN" THE IMAGE OF GOD!

 

IN THE VERY BEGINNING… We’re introduced to a GOD WHO SAVES… A GOD WHO REDEEMS… A GOD WHO DELIVERS… (And to…) A GOD WHO NEVER/EVER GIVES UP ON YOU!

 

WHY are you here today and WHY do you matter? (Because...) GOD WANTED IMAGE BEARERS… IMAGE-BEARERS WHO COULD KNOW AND RELATE TO ONE ANOTHER… AND TO HIM!

 

 

See You This Weekend Celebrators…

 

IN-PERSON LIVE SERVICE TIMES…

SUNDAY – 9A ONLY! (MHS Performing Arts Center)

C56 (9A) / CYJH AND CYSH (9A)

 

ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…

SUNDAY – 9A and 5P


COC ONLINE SERVICE SITES…

http://churchofcelebration.com/coc-online/

 

CCITY ONLINE SERVICE SITE…

http://churchofcelebration.com/ministries/celebration-city-birth-4th-grade/

 

 

RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)


Pastor Josh

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