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SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (FORGOTTEN VIRTUES - 4)

HONOR… LOYALTY… PURITY... INTEGRITY... GRATITUDE... Where have these VIRTUES gone? Do they even exist today? Have we left True Character behind? I hope you’ll join us the remaining couple weeks as we continue taking a closer look in The Bible to Re-Discover these Christ-Honoring Virtues - in our Series we’ve been calling FORGOTTEN VIRTUES!
 
 
Sunday Snapshot… (4) INTEGRITY
 
Our World today seems to be More Shocked by “INTEGRITY” that they are by the "LACK OF INTEGRITY!" (That might be a problem!?)
 
INTEGRITY = WHEN YOUR BEHAVIOR MATCHES YOUR BELIEFS!
 
Integrated INTEGRITY is when WHAT YOU SAY lines up with WHAT YOU DO! It's when YOUR PRIVATE LIFE matches your PUBLIC LIFE!
 
Proverbs 11:3… The INTEGRITY of the upright guides them - but the unfaithful are destroyed by their DUPLICITY!
 
The Opposite of INTEGRITY is HYPOCRISY! (Check Matthew 23 out to see HOW JESUS FEELS about HYPOCRITES!)
 
WHEN YOU HAVE INTEGRITY… IT’S ALL THAT MATTERS! (And…)
WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE INTEGRITY… THAT’S ALL THAT MATTERS! (Let that one sink in!)
 
 
See You This Weekend Celebrators…
 
IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a
 
ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church
 
 
RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (FORGOTTEN VIRTUES - 2)


HONOR… LOYALTY… PURITY... INTEGRITY... GRATITUDE... Where have these VIRTUES gone? Do they even exist today? Have we left True Character behind? I hope you’ll join us the remaining few weeks as we take a closer look in The Bible to Re-Discover these Christ-Honoring Virtues - in a Series we’re calling FORGOTTEN VIRTUES!
 
 
Sunday Snapshot… (2) LOYALTY
 
Everybody's LOYAL - Right?! (That's because...) DISLOYALTY IS VERY DIFFICULT TO SEE IN THE MIRROR!
 
The Real Truth about LOYALTY is this... LOYALTY IS PROVEN - NOT PROCLAIMED!
 
Three Great Opportunities/Areas to be DISLOYAL today…
1. Be DISLOYAL to YOUR SPOUSE! (Malachi 2:15-16 - Just Ignore God's Word!)
2. Be DISLOYAL to YOUR FRIENDS! (Proverbs 17:17)
3. Be DISLOYAL to THE CHURCH! (Acts 2:42-46)
 
WHERE DOES DISLOYALTY COME FROM…? DISLOYALTY IS BORN OUT OF A DIVIDED HEART! (The Greatest Command is about the HEART! - Matthew 22:37)
 
 
See You This Weekend Celebrators…
 
IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a
 
ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church
 
 
RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (FORGOTTEN VIRTUES - 1)

HONOR… LOYALTY… PURITY... INTEGRITY... GRATITUDE... Where have these VIRTUES gone? Do they even exist today? Have we left True Character behind? I hope you’ll join us the next several weeks as we take a closer look in The Bible to Re-Discover these Christ-Honoring Virtues - in a Series we’re calling FORGOTTEN VIRTUES!
 
 
Sunday Snapshot… (1) HONOR
 
HONOR LIFTS UP... DISHONOR TEARS DOWN!
 
There's a Difference between RESPECT and HONOR! (Don't get them confused!) RESPECT is EARNED… HONOR is GIVEN!
 
WHO are we Biblically Called to HONOR?
1. OUR PARENTS (Exodus 20:12)
2. THOSE IN AUTHORITY (Romans 13:7)
3. PASTORS and CHURCH LEADERS (1 Timothy 5:17)
 
Isaiah 29:13… These people come near to me with their mouth and HONOR me with their lips - but their HEARTS are FAR from ME. (HONOR is a matter of the HEART!)
 
 
See You This Weekend Celebrators…
 
IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a
 
ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church
 
 
RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh

(SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (EASTER 2022)

Over the last few years – there has been quite a bit going on… A WORLDWIDE PANDEMIC (COVID) - Social/Racial/Political Division - Steep Gas Prices and Inflation - Food Shortages - Mental Health and Suicide Rates Rising… and now we’re all Watching A War (LIVE) that has everyone on edge – wondering if we’re at the doorstep of World Word Three?! Makes it a little tougher to Celebrate Easter with all these things on our minds… BUT you can always find HOPE in THE RESURRECTION! I hope you’ll join us This Resurrection Sunday as we discover HOW to find that HOPE… WHEN LIFE FEELS OUT OF CONTROL!


Sunday Snapshot… (1) WHEN LIFE FEELS OUT OF CONTROL (Easter 2022)

YOU DON’T ALWAYS HAVE THE POWER TO CONTROL… BUT YOU ALWAYS HAVE THE POWER TO SURRENDER! (See Matthew 26:42)

GOD’S WILL IS NOT ALWAYS EASY… BUT IT’S ALWAYS GOOD! (See Romans 8:28)

JESUS HAD THE POWER TO TAKE CONTROL EVERY MOMENT OF HIS CRUCIFIXION JOURNEY… (BUT…) HE CHOSE TO SURRENDER! (Read Luke 23:26-49)

GOD’S WILL IS NOT ALWAYS EASY… BUT THREE DAYS LATER… OUR GOD SHOWED THE WORLD THAT HE IS ALWAYS GOOD! (See Luke 24:2-3)

Never Forget THE PASSION Story... Before there was SALVATION for YOU - there was SACRIFICE for HIM!

The Key to SURRENDERING (Whatever it is in your life to Jesus?) is found in TWO WORDS of Jesus' Surrender Prayer... (Matthew 26:39b) "My Father… IF it's possible - may this cup be taken from me. YET not my will - but your will be done!" (REAL FAITH starts between the "IF" and the "YET!”)


See You This Weekend Celebrators…

IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 11a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 11a

ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 11a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church


RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh



SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (MAKE HEAVEN CROWDED)

What if the Best Life God has to offer you - this side of Heaven – is to be spent making the Next Life Possible for Others around you? I hope you’ll consider joining us this coming weekend at COC for a Special One Hit Wonder we’re calling… MAKE HEAVEN CROWDED!

Sunday Snapshot… (1) MAKE HEAVEN CROWDED (Mat Balgaard)

Does Your Life REFLECT the REALITY that GOD’S KINGDOM is NEAR?

Non-Christians spend their time building their Own Kingdoms! Christians should be spending their time building God’s Kingdom!

If Jesus is CONSUMED with OTHERS... as a Follower of Jesus - YOU SHOULD BE TOO!

We can’t take what we want FROM The Gospel without doing our part IN The Gospel... which is Sharing Jesus with others about WHAT He’s done!

The Gospel is both TO us and THROUGH us! One doesn't go without the other!

See You This Weekend Celebrators…

IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a

ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church

RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)
Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (ALL IN!? - 4)

You have a God-Given Purpose just waiting to be discovered! (And most of us...) Don't even know it yet - but you have EVERYTHING YOU NEED to chase your passion and become WHO GOD WANTS YOU TO BE! (However...) Just showing up to Church is not enough to discover it! (Your heart longs for more than that!) We ALL want to be Needed and Known! We ALL want to have Purpose and to Make a Difference! (So...) Maybe it's time to drive some deeper roots in His Church? (And...) Start discovering How/Why you were made... TO MAKE HIS NAME MORE FAMOUS! (So the real question is...) ARE YOU IN? Hope you'll join us for the Last Week of our Current Series here at COC - that we're calling "ALL IN!"
 
 
Sunday Snapshot… (4) I’M INVESTED! (Ben Gores)
 
The most important thing about Your Life is not WHAT YOU DO - it is WHO YOU BECOME! THAT is what you take with you into eternity! (Dallas Willard)
 
God doesn't give you MORE just to STORE!
 
Every Moment we are AWAKE – we’re Being Shaped by the CHOICES we MAKE!
 
When we live life CLOSE-FISTED... we are not OPEN-HANDED to Receive God's Blessings!
 
Most of us are AFRAID of NOT HAVING ENOUGH... maybe we should be more AFRAID of HAVING TOO MUCH!?
 
 
See You This Weekend Celebrators…
 
IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a
 
ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church
 
 
RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (ALL IN!? - 3)

You have a God-Given Purpose just waiting to be discovered! (And most of us...) Don't even know it yet - but you have EVERYTHING YOU NEED to chase your passion and become WHO GOD WANTS YOU TO BE! (However...) Just showing up to Church is not enough to discover it! (Your heart longs for more than that!) We ALL want to be Needed and Known! We ALL want to have Purpose and to Make a Difference! (So...) Maybe it's time to drive some deeper roots in His Church? (And...) Start discovering How/Why you were made... TO MAKE HIS NAME MORE FAMOUS! (So the real question is...) ARE YOU IN? Hope you'll join us for the Third Week of our Current Series here at COC - that we're calling "ALL IN!"
 
 
Sunday Snapshot… (3) I’M INFLUENTIAL!
 
You have no idea HOW God might USE YOU… HOW He might USE just One Word / One Moment / One Generous Expression - in the life of another person – BY USING YOU to love them toward the Grace of Jesus! (Be An INFLUENCER!)
 
Matthew 5:1-16 is a Revolutionary Message that Jesus shared on a small hillside - casting a vision of the potential INFLUENCE you have on those around you! (READ IT!)
 
Matthew 5:13... You are the SALT of the earth! -- If there is No Preservative - things go in a very Bad/Bad Way - FAST! (How SALTY Are You?)
 
Matthew 5:14a... You are the LIGHT of the world! -- If there is No Light there is only Darkness! (How BRIGHT Are You SHINING?)
 
In Matthew 5:1-16 (Jesus was essentially saying...) “I want you to live your life in such a way that when PEOPLE SEE YOU… THEY SEE ME! USE YOUR 'INFLUENCE' TO MAKE ME MORE FAMOUS!”
 
Jesus Follower... STOP SETTLING FOR JUST BEING A CHRISTIAN! (What is THAT anyways?) BE SALT and BE LIGHT! (BE ALL IN! BE AN IFLUENCER!)
 
 
See You This Weekend Celebrators…
 
IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a
 
ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church
 
 
RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (ALL IN!? - 2)

You have a God-Given Purpose just waiting to be discovered! (And most of us...) Don't even know it yet - but you have EVERYTHING YOU NEED to chase your passion and become WHO GOD WANTS YOU TO BE! (However...) Just showing up to Church is not enough to discover it! (Your heart longs for more than that!) We ALL want to be Needed and Known! We ALL want to have Purpose and to Make a Difference! (So...) Maybe it's time to drive some deeper roots in His Church? (And...) Start discovering How/Why you were made... TO MAKE HIS NAME MORE FAMOUS! (So the real question is...) ARE YOU IN? Hope you'll join us for the Second Week of our Current Series here at COC - that we're calling "ALL IN!"
 
 
Sunday Snapshot… (2) I’M INVALUABLE!
 
CHRISTIANITY is not merely a DECISION that needs to be MADE… but rather a LIFESTYLE that needs to be EMBRACED!
 
Ephesians 2:10… For WE (YOU) are God’s Workmanship (Masterpiece) - created in Christ Jesus to do good works - which God prepared in advance for us to do.
 
If YOUR LIFE is BORING / DULL and/or UNINTERESTING… IT’S NOT BECAUSE YOU’RE FOLLOWING JESUS!
 
Maybe it's time to STOP ASKING GOD for PEACE in your Circumstances and Problems! (And Start…) ASKING GOD TO "BOTHER" YOU ENOUGH TO MAKE A CHANGE!
 
WHAT IS YOUR SPIRITUAL GIFT? Doesn't it interest you in the slightest to know How/What The Creator of The Universe has GIFTED YOU with?
 
Sometimes the Work/Will of God in Your Life is MESSY... but know that if you Embrace Your Gifting - you will Embarrass and Humiliate the Enemy when YOU DO WHAT YOU WERE CREATED TO DO!
 
 
See You This Weekend Celebrators…
 
IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a
 
ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church
 
 
RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (ALL IN!? - 1)

You have a God-Given Purpose just waiting to be discovered! (And most of us...) Don't even know it yet - but you have EVERYTHING YOU NEED to chase your passion and become WHO GOD WANTS YOU TO BE! (However...) Just showing up to Church is not enough to discover it! (Your heart longs for more than that!) We ALL want to be Needed and Known! We ALL want to have Purpose and to Make a Difference! (So...) Maybe it's time to drive some deeper roots in His Church? (And...) Start discovering How/Why you were made... TO MAKE HIS NAME MORE FAMOUS! (So the real question is...) ARE YOU IN? Hope you'll join us for our New Series here at COC - that we're calling "ALL IN!"
 
 
Sunday Snapshot… (1) I’M INVITED!
 
One of the Greatest Truths of The Gospel of Jesus is that JESUS INVITES THE PEOPLE OTHERS OFTEN REJECT!
 
Matthew 11:28-30…  COME TO ME… (WHO?) ALL YOU WHO ARE WEARY AND BURDENED… AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST! (YOU’RE INVITED!) Take My Yoke upon you and learn from me - for I am gentle and humble in heart - and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS! For My Yoke is EASY and My Burden is LIGHT!”
 
 
See You This Weekend Celebrators…
 
IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a
 
ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church
 
 
RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (MORE - 5)

 
WHAT really makes for a Happy Life? (Dream Job / Bigger House / Bigger Income / New Relationship…?) If you’re always hungry for the next big thing - but always feel frustrated because it never seems to satisfy… then maybe it’s time to hop off the merry-go-round and Follow Something Real! We started a Series here at COC called “MORE” a few weeks back – where we’ve been talking a little bit about some pretty COMMON THINGS that many people pursue “MORE” of – but it only seems to bring Fleeting Fulfillment! I hope you’ll join us for our Last Week this coming Sunday…
 
 
Sunday Snapshot… (5) MONEY & STUFF
 
When it comes to MONEY and STUFF… Are You Living in THE LAND of CAN'T GET ENOUGH... or in THE LAND of MORE THAN ENOUGH!? Biblical Generosity is a Journey to THE LAND OF MORE THAN ENOUGH!
 
“MATERIALISM CAN ONLY BE CORRECTED BY A DIFFERENT VIEW OF GOD!” (Randy Alcorn)
 
When it comes to MONEY and STUFF... many Jesus Followers have positioned themselves OUT OF GOD'S BLESSINGS! (And don’t be mistaken…) We’re not talking about PROSPERITY – we’re talking about OBEDIENCE!
 
When it comes to MONEY and STUFF... Most of our Problems come when OUR ASSUMPTION IS THAT IT’S ALL FOR OUR CONSUMPTION! (We’re talking about truly understanding OWNERSHIP!)
 
When Jesus talked about MONEY and STUFF in The Bible... (Which Was A LOT!) He was talking SOLEY about OWNERSHIP! (Who’s FIRST in Your Life? / It’s about PRIORITIES!)
 
Please Know This… WHEN you eventually have the courage to MOVE from THE LAND OF CAN’T GET ENOUGH to THE LAND OF MORE THAN ENOUGH... IT WILL COST YOU SOMETHING! (That's Why It's Tough! - Biblical Obedience isn't easy… but it's worth it!)
 
 
See You This Weekend Celebrators…
 
IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a
 
ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church
 
 
RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh


SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (MORE - 4)

WHAT really makes for a Happy Life? (Dream Job / Bigger House / Bigger Income / New Relationship…?) If you’re always hungry for the next big thing - but always feel frustrated because it never seems to satisfy… then maybe it’s time to hop off the merry-go-round and Follow Something Real! We’ve started a New Series here at COC called “MORE” – where we’ve been talking a little bit about some pretty COMMON THINGS that many people pursue “MORE” of – but it only seems to bring Fleeting Fulfillment! I hope you’ll join us…


Sunday Snapshot… (4) PERFECTIONISM

The Unhealthy Pursuit of PERFECTION… is actually the Enemy of Progress in Your Life!

PERFECTIONISM is a very real spiritual problem… it's often a COVERING of some insecurity in our own sinfulness!

UNTIL WE ACTUALLY SEE OURSELVES AS A SINNER… WE’LL NEVER SEE OURSELVES IN NEED OF A SAVIOR!

PERFECTIONISM focuses on "WHAT I DO!”
GRACE focuses on one thing… "WHAT JESUS HAS ALREADY DONE!”

How Do We Move Forward IN GOD’S GRACE and Stop Our Endless Pursuit of PERFECTION?
1) START CHOOSING PEOPLE OVER PERFECTION!
2) START CHOOSING PERFECT LOVE OVER PERFECT PERFORMANCE!

LOVE IS NOT SOMETHING GOD DOES… LOVE IS WHO GOD IS!


See You This Weekend Celebrators…

IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a

ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church


RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh

 


SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (MORE - 1)

WHAT really makes for a Happy Life? (Dream Job / Bigger House / Bigger Income / New Relationship…?) If you’re always hungry for the next big thing - but always feel frustrated because it never seems to satisfy… then maybe it’s time to hop off the merry-go-round and Follow Something Real! We’re starting a New Series here at COC called “MORE” – where we’ll be talking a little bit about some pretty COMMON THINGS that many people pursue “MORE” of – but it only seems to bring Fleeting Fulfillment! I hope you’ll join us…
 
 
Sunday Snapshot… (1) FAME
 
JOHN 3:30… I MUST DECREASE AND HE MUST INCREASE!
 
The Pursuit of "FAME" is very dangerous to Your Faith! (Because…) The Trajectory Takes Your Heart Away From GOD... Away From People Around You… (And…) IT MOVES IT TOWARDS YOURSELF!
 
PRIDE is what got this whole SIN thing started! (Isaiah 14:12-15) It's very difficult to become LESS in today's culture! (All the more reason to pay attention to the potential PRIDE in your life!)
 
How do we become LESS in a culture that glorifies MORE? (Ask yourself often...)
1) WHO ARE YOU REALLY REPRESENTING?
2) WHOSE APPROVAL MATTERS TO YOU THE MOST?
 
As Followers of Jesus... WE ARE NOT CALLED TO BE FAMOUS… WE ARE CALLED TO BE FAITHFUL! (JOHN 3:30 / MAKE “HIS” NAME MORE FAMOUS!)
 
 
See You This Weekend Celebrators…
 
IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a
 
ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church
 
 
RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (DANGEROUS PRAYERS - 3)

If You’re Ready to Start Seeing God Work In Your Life Like Never Before... PRAYING SAFE Won’t Cut It Anymore! It’s time to start… PRAYING DANGEROUSLY! (So…) We started spending a few weeks here at COC showing you exactly HOW you can do that! HOW to Pray Prayers that will Move The Heart Of God and what it really means to Trust God with What We Ask For by Praying for the Miracles that Require a God-Sized Faith! (So…) Don't Miss the Last Week of "DANGEROUS PRAYERS" this Sunday at COC!


Sunday Snapshot… (3) BREAK MY HEART!

(WHAT IF!?) GOD’S GREATEST BLESSINGS ACTUALLY COME FROM GOD’S GREATEST BREAKINGS?

What might happen in our Culture/World today – IF GOD BROKE THE HEART OF HIS PEOPLE (Followers of Jesus) – FOR THE VERY THINGS THAT BREAK HIS HEART?

COMFORT doesn't move us towards ACTION! (Suffering Strengthens!) The Purpose of PAIN is to PURIFY!

If/When you Pray the Dangerous Prayer of BREAK MY HEART - learn how to THANK GOD when Your Heart Breaks for the very things that Break His Heart! (Because...) You'll never be more like Jesus then when Your Heart Breaks like His!

I’D RATHER HURT WITH A PURPOSE… THAN TO EXIST WITHOUT ONE!


See You This Weekend Celebrators…

IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a

ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church


RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (DANGEROUS PRAYERS - 2)

If You’re Ready to Start Seeing God Work In Your Life Like Never Before... PRAYING SAFE Won’t Cut It Anymore! It’s time to start… PRAYING DANGEROUSLY! (So…) We're gonna spend a few weeks here at COC showing you exactly HOW you can do that! HOW to Pray Prayers that will Move The Heart Of God and what it really means to Trust God with What We Ask For by Praying for the Miracles that Require a God-Sized Faith! (So…) Don't Miss the Second Week of "DANGEROUS PRAYERS" this Sunday at COC!
 
 
Sunday Snapshot… (2) SPEAK TO ME!
 
1 Samuel 3:10… And the Lord came and called as before… “Samuel, Samuel!” And Samuel replied… "SPEAK LORD! FOR YOUR SERVANT IS LISTENING!” (SPEAK TO ME LORD is a Very/Very Dangerous Prayer!)
 
PRAYING TO GOD ISN’T JUST TALKING TO HIM… REAL PRAYER IS ACTUALLY LISTENING TO HIM AS WELL!
 
Three Principles to Hear God Speak...
1) BE STILL! (Pause/Listen)
2) BE WILLING! (To DO Whatever He Asks You To DO!)
3) BE READY! (Be An ACTIVE Listener!)
 
A Few Ways GOD SPEAKS Today...
1) Through The Word! (Heb 4:12)
2) Through Godly People! (Prov 27:17)
3) Through Life Circumstances! (Open/Closed Doors)
4) Through The Holy Spirit! (He's ALIVE Inside of You!)
 
ARE YOU LISTENING?
 
 
See You This Weekend Celebrators…
 
IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a
 
ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church
 
 
RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (DANGEROUS PRAYERS - 1)

If You’re Ready to Start Seeing God Work In Your Life Like Never Before... PRAYING SAFE Won’t Cut It Anymore! It’s time to start… PRAYING DANGEROUSLY! (So…) We're gonna spend a few weeks here at COC showing you exactly HOW you can do that! HOW to Pray Prayers that will Move The Heart Of God and what it really means to Trust God with What We Ask For by Praying for the Miracles that Require a God-Sized Faith! (So…) Don't Miss our New Series Starting This Week called "DANGEROUS PRAYERS!"
 
 
Sunday Snapshot… (1) MAKE ME BOLD!
 
HOW AMAZED ARE PEOPLE AROUND YOU BY YOUR BOLDNESS? (Following Jesus Was Never Meant To Be Safe!)
 
Acts 4:29-30... Now Lord... Consider their threats and ENABLE YOUR SERVANTS TO SPEAK YOUR WORD WITH BOLDNESS! Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus!
 
Acts 4:31… AFTER THEY PRAYED… The place where they were meeting was shaken! And THEY were all FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT - and SPOKE THE WORD OF GOD "BOLDLY!"
 
It was only AFTER THEY (Peter/John) PRAYED… (Acts 4:31) That Peter/John were filled with the Holy Spirit - and Preached the Word of God BOLDLY! (PRAYER is a Big Deal that leads to Big Action!)
 
When You Pray "MAKE ME BOLD" - these Three Things will most often follow...
1. Spiritual Opposition
2. Miracles Released
3. Faith Increased (You have to decide if it's worth it or not?!)
 
 
See You This Weekend Celebrators…
 
IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a
 
ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church
 
 
RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (MISSING PEACE - 3)

In the last two years... if there's one thing that we've all realized - it's that any moment of PEACE is precious! (And...) If/When we have found those PEACEFUL Moments... we've held tight and prayed that they would last and bring a little more Sanity to our Insanity-Filled Lives! (Well…) What if we told you that there's a PEACE that goes beyond your understanding - beyond the pain/fear you may be facing today? (So…) If you've been “MISSING PEACE” in some areas of your life - let’s see if you can't re-discover "IT" here at COC in the Third Week of our Current Series called “MISSING PEACE?”
 
 
Sunday Snapshot… (3) WHAT IS GOD MAKING ME WAIT?
 
Just because God Feels SILENT… it doesn't mean that He's ABSENT! GOD IS STILL WORKING WHILE YOU'RE WAITING!
 
GOD’S DELAYS ARE NOT NECESSARILY GOD’S DENIALS!
 
Often Times While You Wait... God must do something IN you before He does something FOR you!
 
2 Peter 3:9... The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise - as some understand slowness. (Instead…) Our God – HE IS PATIENT with you - not wanting anyone to perish - but our God wants EVERYONE to come to REPENTANCE!
 
 
See You This Weekend Celebrators…
 
IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a
 
ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church
 
 
RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (MISSING PEACE - 2)

In the last two years... if there's one thing that we've all realized - it's that any moment of PEACE is precious! (And...) If/When we have found those PEACEFUL Moments... we've held tight and prayed that they would last and bring a little more Sanity to our Insanity-Filled Lives! (Well…) What if we told you that there's a PEACE that goes beyond your understanding - beyond the pain/fear you may be facing today? (So…) If you've been “MISSING PEACE” in some areas of your life - let’s see if you can't re-discover "IT" here at COC in the Second Week of our Current Series called “MISSING PEACE?”
 
 
Sunday Snapshot… (2) EVERYONE IS DRIVING ME CRAZY!
 
If you're on a search to be OFFENDED - I can guarantee you will find what you're looking for! Getting OFFENDED in life is inevitable... but STAYING OFFENDED IS A CHOICE!
 
Romans 12:14 tells us to "BLESS THOSE WHO PERSECUTE US!" -- That literally means to "BE A CONTINUAL BLESSING TO THOSE WHO ARE A CONTINUAL PROBLEM!”
 
JESUS NEVER CALLED US TO BE RIGHT… HE CALLED US TO BE LOVING!
 
Jesus Never Said… The World was gonna KNOW US by how RIGHT we are - He said they'd KNOW US by how LOVING WE ARE!
 
When People Unlike You Talk... Don't always Listen just waiting to Respond - Don't always Listen just waiting to Correct - LISTEN TO UNDERSTAND… LISTEN TO LOVE!
 
Your Life is Too Short and Your Calling is Too Great - to be Offended by things that are so SMALL! (So do what Roman 12:18 suggests...) “IF IT IS POSSIBLE – "AS FAR AS IT DEPENDS ON YOU" – LIVE AT “PEACE” WITH EVERYONE!”
 
 
See You This Weekend Celebrators…
 
IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a
 
ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church
 
 
RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (MISSING PEACE - 1)

In the last two years... if there's one thing that we've all realized - it's that any moment of PEACE is precious! (And...) If/When we have found those PEACEFUL Moments... we've held tight and prayed that they would last and bring a little more Sanity to our Insanity-Filled Lives! (Well…) What if we told you that there's a PEACE that goes beyond your understanding - beyond the pain/fear you may be facing today? If you've been “MISSING PEACE” in some areas of your life - consider joining us these next few weeks (including Christmas Eve) and let’s see if you can't re-discover "IT" - here at COC in our New Series starting This Week called “MISSING PEACE?”
 
 
Sunday Snapshot… (1) IS PEACE EVEN POSSIBLE ANYMORE?
 
We need to understand that PEACE isn't found in the Absence of Problems… PEACE is found in the Presence of God!
 
THE BATTLE FOR PEACE BEGINS IN OUR MINDS! (Isaiah 26:3) You will keep in PERFECT PEACE - ALL whose THOUGHTS are FIXED ON YOU… GOD!
 
Philippians 4:8-9… FIX YOUR THOUGHTS… on what is True… and Honorable… and Right… and Pure… and Lovely… and Admirable! Think about Those Things that are Excellent and Worthy of Praise… and The God Of PEACE will be with you!
 
John 14:27… PEACE I leave with you... MY PEACE I GIVE YOU! I do not give you as the world gives… and because I GIVE YOU MY PEACE – DO NOT LET YOUR HEARTS BE TROUBLED AND DO NOT BE AFRAID!
 
Philippians 4:6-7… DO NOT BE ANXIOUS ABOUT ANYTHING! But in EVERY SITUATION… by Prayer and Petition - with Thanksgiving… present your requests to God – and THE PEACE OF GOD which transcends all understanding - will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus!
 
WALKING IN PEACE is something that you will have to do ON PURPOSE! (It’s not easily obtained!) In order to STAY IN PEACE… you have to LEARN NOT TO WORRY… HOW TO CAST YOUR CARES ON GOD… HOW TO HUMBLE YOURSELF… (And…) HOW TO FORGIVE AND BE MERCIFUL!
 
 
See You This Weekend Celebrators…
 
IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a
 
ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church
 
 
RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (WHAT WOULD JESUS UNDO? - 4)


During Jesus’ Time here on Earth… He often communicated His disinterest in ‘Token Gestures!’ He never cared about Outward Behavior… and He often ‘shook up’ anyone who was living ‘Lukewarm Faith!’ His Purpose was to bring Hope to the Hopeless… to show people how to cross over from Death to Life… and demonstrated what Real Worship really meant! So we’re taking a few weeks here at COC to talk about a few things that Jesus Disliked and often spoke against – some areas where many Followers of Jesus might ‘have it wrong’ today – in a New Series we’re calling… WHAT WOULD JESUS UNDO? Our prayers are that YOU will be enlightened to some potential ‘Roadblocks’ in your Faith Journey and that you’ll have the FAITH to make some changes! Hope you’ll join us this week for our Last Week…
 
 
Sunday Snapshot… (4) SPIRITUAL PRIDE
 
GOD IS NEVER GOING TO REWRITE THE BIBLE FOR OUR GENERATION… SO AT SOME POINT IN YOUR LIFE – YOU NEED TO STOP TRYING TO “CHANGE” SCRIPTURE WHEN IT WAS WRITTEN TO “CHANGE” YOU!
 
Don’t ever fall for the LIE that only PERFECT PEOPLE get to play a part in GOD’S PURPOSE!
 
YOU KNOW IT’S POSSIBLE TO GET WHAT YOU WANT… BUT THEN NOT WANT WHAT YOU GOT!
 
GOD CANNOT BLESS WHO YOU PRETEND TO BE!
 
It’s not only in your SUCCESSES that you DISCOVER WHO YOU ARE… but Many Times/Often Times - it’s in your STRUGGLES that you TRULY DISCOVER WHO YOU REALLY ARE… (And more importantly…) WHO GOD IS!
 
 
See You This Weekend Celebrators…
 
IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a (One Service Only!)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a Only
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) – Big Church! / 9a Only
CYHS (High School) -- Big Church! / 9a Only
 
ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a (One Service Only!)
http://churchofcelebration.online.church
 
 
RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (WHAT WOULD JESUS UNDO? - 3)


During Jesus’ Time here on Earth… He often communicated His disinterest in ‘Token Gestures!’ He never cared about Outward Behavior… and He often ‘shook up’ anyone who was living ‘Lukewarm Faith!’ His Purpose was to bring Hope to the Hopeless… to show people how to cross over from Death to Life… and demonstrated what Real Worship really meant! So we’re taking a few weeks here at COC to talk about a few things that Jesus Disliked and often spoke against – some areas where many Followers of Jesus might ‘have it wrong’ today – in a New Series we’re calling… WHAT WOULD JESUS UNDO? Our prayers are that YOU will be enlightened to some potential ‘Roadblocks’ in your Faith Journey and that you’ll have the FAITH to make some changes! Hope you’ll join us this week for our Third Week…
 
 
Sunday Snapshot… (3) HYPOCRISY (Ben Gores)
 
HYPOCRISY is trying to LOOK GOOD without trying to BE GOOD!
 
YOU CAN NEVER BE CLEAN UNTIL YOU COME CLEAN!
 
When you do the RIGHT THING for the WRONG REASON you will always get the WRONG RESULT!
 
WHEREVER you are JUDGING OTHERS is the PLACE you are most likely JUDGING YOURSELF!
 
 
See You This Weekend Celebrators…
 
IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a
 
ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church
 
 
RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (WHAT WOULD JESUS UNDO? - 2)

During Jesus’ Time here on Earth… He often communicated His disinterest in ‘Token Gestures!’ He never cared about Outward Behavior… and He often ‘shook up’ anyone who was living ‘Lukewarm Faith!’ His Purpose was to bring Hope to the Hopeless… to show people how to cross over from Death to Life… and demonstrated what Real Worship really meant! So we’re taking a few weeks here at COC to talk about a few things that Jesus Disliked and often spoke against – some areas where many Followers of Jesus might ‘have it wrong’ today – in a New Series we’re calling… WHAT WOULD JESUS UNDO? Our prayers are that YOU will be enlightened to some potential ‘Roadblocks’ in your Faith Journey and that you’ll have the FAITH to make some changes! Hope you’ll join us this week for our Second Week…
 
 
Sunday Snapshot… (2) HOLLOW WORSHIP
 
What Jesus Would Undo…? He would UNDO a “SHOW” on the OUTSIDE – Hypocritical Expression of Pretentious Praise... otherwise known as HOLLOW WORSHIP!
 
Wanna know how Jesus really felt about HOLLOW WORSHIP? (Matthew 15:7-8) You Hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you! ‘These people Honor Me with their LIPS - but their HEARTS are far from Me! They give Me ‘LIP SERVICE’ - but their HEARTS aren't right!’
 
TRUE WORSHIP that Genuinely Touches the Heart of God is NOT about the STYLE OF WORSHIP or the ENVIRONMENT… it's about the REFLECTION and CONDITION OF THE INDIVIDUAL HEART!
 
When it comes to Authentic Worship... sometimes we KNEEL… sometimes we BOW… sometimes we LIFT OUR HANDS… and sometimes we DANCE - it doesn't matter WHAT we do as long as our HEART IS RIGHT WITH GOD!
 
The Number One way to Authentically Worship God is to LAY YOUR LIFE DOWN “DAILY” AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS! (Daily Sacrifice!)
 
Paul defined "Daily Sacrifice" this way... (Romans 12:1) I URGE you brothers/sisters... in view of God's Mercy… OFFER YOUR BODIES A LIVING (ING… On-GoING / Never-EndING) SACRIFICE! HOLY (Set Apart – Noticeably Different From The World!) and Pleasing To God! (Why?) This Is Your Spiritual Act of WORSHIP!
 
 
See You This Weekend Celebrators…
 
IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a
 
ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church
 
 
RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (WHAT WOULD JESUS UNDO? - 1)

During Jesus’ Time here on Earth… He often communicated His disinterest in ‘Token Gestures!’ He never cared about Outward Behavior… and He often ‘shook up’ anyone who was living ‘Lukewarm Faith!’ His Purpose was to bring Hope to the Hopeless… to show people how to cross over from Death to Life… and demonstrated what Real Worship really meant! So we’re gonna take a few weeks here at COC to talk about a few things that Jesus Disliked and often spoke against – some areas where many Followers of Jesus might ‘have it wrong’ today – in a New Series we’re calling… WHAT WOULD JESUS UNDO? Our prayers are that YOU will be enlightened to some potential ‘Roadblocks’ in your Faith Journey and that you’ll have the FAITH to make some changes! Hope you’ll join us…
 
 
Sunday Snapshot… (1) INDIFFERENCE!
 
There are Two Primary Causes of SPIRITUAL INDIFFERENCE today…
1. SELF-SUFFICIENCY (Revelation 3:17)
2. DISTRACTIONS (Mark 4:19)
 
If You’re Living Your Life Based Solely On WHAT People Think About You… YOU CANNOT BE LIVING COMPLETLEY FOR WHAT GOD THINKS ABOUT YOU!
 
If you're Sincerely IN LOVE with Jesus... you will stop Justifying and Rationalizing Your Sins! You will Understand/Know that Your Sins GRIEVE the Heart of God!
 
Why do People of God rarely share their Faith today? The only logical answer is that YOU DON'T BELIEVE THE GOSPEL IS TRUE!? (Why?) Because if you Truly Believed in a Real Place called HELL - you would do whatever you needed to do to RESCUE your loved ones without hope from going there!
 
Definition of Spiritual Indifference... LIVING A LIFE THAT LOST PEOPLE WOULD GIVE ANYTHING TO TRADE PLACES WITH TO HAVE WHAT YOU HAVE IN JESUS? (VS.) LIVING A LIFE NO DIFFERENT THAN THEM WHILE TRYING TO CONVINCE THEM THAT THEY DESPERATELY NEED WHAT YOU HAVE! (HOLINESS IS THE KEY!)
 
Wanna 'Break Free' from Spiritual Indifference? Do SOMETHING that requires FAITH from you Every Single Day! (FAITH is the Substance of Things Hoped For and the Evidence of Things Unseen!) IT’S SO MUCH BETTER TO HURT WITH A PURPOSE – THAN TO EXIST WITHOUT ONE!  
 
 
See You This Weekend Celebrators…
 
IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a
 
ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church
 
 
RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (YOU’RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME… - 6)

“PARENTING” today can often feel like a BATTLE… one that we always feel like we’re LOSING! (The reality is…) Too often today as Parents – we tend to “PARENT” REACTIVELY as opposed to PROACTIVELY! (So…) What if we discovered a Different Way to “PARENT” today? What if we had a “PLAN” to take our kids WHERE we want them to be going… rather than reacting all the time to WHERE they’re already heading? (Great News!) GOD HAS THAT “PLAN!” Hope you’ll join us this week at COC as we explore ‘God’s Plan’ in Parenting and head into the Last Week of our Current Series we’re calling YOU’RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME!
 
 
Sunday Snapshot… (6) PARENTING WITH GOD’S LOVE!
 
The KEY to Good/Godly Parenting is YOU! (YOU are the KEY to Ultimately Changing Your Child’s Thinking/Actions!) Good/Godly Parenting REQUIRES YOU to ultimately become the Kind of Parent YOU WANT TO BE!
 
Every Time We Go PASSIVE In Our PARENTING… We Will Be OVERWHELMED!
 
A Powerful Reminder to always hold onto when Parenting is this... YOU'RE CHILDREN NEED TO BE BETTER THAN YOU AT PARENTING! (That should help you keep perspective!)
 
A Few Questions to always consider being a Better Parent...
1) Do Your Entertainment Choices Honor God?
2) Do You Openly/Often Discuss Your Family Values?
3) Do You Manage Your "TIME" To Reflect Your Commitment To God?
 
FAMILY VALUES are IMPORTANT... It’s more of a PRESUMED NOTION today that Your Kids Know what they are!? (Note...) Your Kids Really Aren’t As Smart As You’re Giving Them Credit For! -- FAMILY VALUES MUST BE VERBALLY EXPRESSED… NOT PRESUMABLY HOPED FOR!
 
Joshua 24:15… But if serving THE LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. BUT AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSEHOLD - WE WILL SERVE THE LORD!
 
 
See You This Weekend Celebrators…
 
IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a
 
ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church
 
 
RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (YOU’RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME… - 5)

“PARENTING” today can often feel like a BATTLE… one that we always feel like we’re LOSING! (The reality is…) Too often today as Parents – we tend to “PARENT” REACTIVELY as opposed to PROACTIVELY! (So…) What if we discovered a Different Way to “PARENT” today? What if we had a “PLAN” to take our kids WHERE we want them to be going… rather than reacting all the time to WHERE they’re already heading? (Great News!) GOD HAS THAT “PLAN!” Hope you’ll join us this week at COC as we explore ‘God’s Plan’ in Parenting and head into the Fifth Week of our Current Series we’re calling YOU’RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME!
 
 
Sunday Snapshot… (5) Leveraging YOUR HEART To Win Your Child’s!
 
Philippians 2:3-5… Do Nothing out of SELFISH Ambition or Vain Conceit! Rather in HUMILITY - VALUE OTHERS ABOVE YOURSELF… not looking to YOUR OWN INTERESTS but each of you to the INTERESTS OF OTHERS! In Your Relationships with one another - have the SAME MINDSET as CHRIST JESUS!
 
Culture today is telling your child IT'S ALL ABOUT THEM! (Parenting today is teaching your child the OPPOSITE!) Our Lives should always be about OTHERS - there is nothing less Christ-Like than living a ME-CENTERED LIFE!
 
DAD'S... Leveraging Your Child's Heart Starts With You! (Please Know This Today!) YOUR “COMPROMISES” TODAY WILL EVENTUALLY BECOME YOUR CHILD’S “NORMAL” TOMMOROW!
 
Psalm 128:1–6... Blessed is everyone who FEARS THE LORD - who WALKS IN HIS WAYS! You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table. Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who FEARS THE LORD! The Lord bless you from Zion all the days of your life… May you see your children’s children!
 
Few Ways You Can Always Parent Right...
1) Start Worshipping God Yourself!
2) Cultivate Your Kids - Don't Crush Them!
3) Teach Your Kids The Importance Of Repentance!
 
If we can't Teach Our Children how to Repent From Sin... how to Ask God for a Changed Heart… they will see their time in DISCIPLINE with Him as either PUNISHMENT or PLAYTIME! - PRAY/PRAY/PRAY for Your Children Moms/Dads - then trust God to do His Part with them!
 
 
See You This Weekend Celebrators…
 
IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a
 
ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church
 
 
RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (YOU’RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME… - 4)


“PARENTING” today can often feel like a BATTLE… one that we always feel like we’re LOSING! (The reality is…) Too often today as Parents – we tend to “PARENT” REACTIVELY as opposed to PROACTIVELY! (So…) What if we discovered a Different Way to “PARENT” today? What if we had a “PLAN” to take our kids WHERE we want them to be going… rather than reacting all the time to WHERE they’re already heading? (Great News!) GOD HAS THAT “PLAN!” Hope you’ll join us this week at COC as we explore ‘God’s Plan’ in Parenting and head into the Fourth Week of our Current Series we’re calling YOU’RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME!
 
 
Sunday Snapshot… (4) GOD IS YOUR FATHER (Mat Balgaard)
 
If you want to know exactly what God the Father is like… just look at JESUS!
 
When we become a Follower of Jesus - we have a God who is so great – He let’s us call him DADDY!
 
To Know God as Our Father… Our Almighty Loving Father is the Highest / Richest and Most Rewarding Aspect of Our Whole Relationship with Him! (J.I. Packer)
 
There are “No Strings Attached” to GOD’S LOVE! His Love for YOU does not depend on Your Loveliness! (It goes only one way!) As far as Your Sin may extend - the LOVE and GRACE of Our Father God extends infinitely further!
 
 
See You This Weekend Celebrators…
 
IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a
 
ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church
 
 
RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (YOU’RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME… - 3)

PARENTING” today can often feel like a BATTLE… one that we always feel like we’re LOSING! (The reality is…) Too often today as Parents – we tend to “PARENT” REACTIVELY as opposed to PROACTIVELY! (So…) What if we discovered a Different Way to “PARENT” today? What if we had a “PLAN” to take our kids WHERE we want them to be going… rather than reacting all the time to WHERE they’re already heading? (Great News!) GOD HAS THAT “PLAN!” Hope you’ll join us this week at COC as we explore ‘God’s Plan’ in Parenting and head into the Third Week of our Current Series we’re calling YOU’RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME!
 
 
Sunday Snapshot… (3) BLENDED FAMILIES (Mat Balgaard)
 
A Strong and Godly Marriage is the most important factor in a Successful Step-Family!
 
One of the Best Things to do early on in a Step-Family Setting is to avoid focusing on establishing Your Authority or Demanding Love... (Instead...) Begin Building a Friendship! (Relationship Before Respect!)
 
With Step-Children... If you try to Rush Relationships you run the risk of Stifling Them before they have a Chance to Develop! (Be Patient!)
 
Zig Ziglar... “A lot of people quit working as soon as they get a job.” -- That's often true with Step-Families too... we somehow think that after the wedding we no longer need to WORK at Making Our New Family All That God Wants It To Be!
 
Building a Step-Family is like Creating a Statue from Stone... if you hit the stone too hard with the hammer you will break it and ruin the statue before it's a finished product! Take your time (one chip at a time) and always use the right amount of pressure!
 
 
See You This Weekend Celebrators…
 
IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a
 
ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church
 
 
RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (YOU’RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME… - 2)


“PARENTING” today can often feel like a BATTLE… one that we always feel like we’re LOSING! (The reality is…) Too often today as Parents – we tend to “PARENT” REACTIVELY as opposed to PROACTIVELY! (So…) What if we discovered a Different Way to “PARENT” today? What if we had a “PLAN” to take our kids WHERE we want them to be going… rather than reacting all the time to WHERE they’re already heading? (Great News!) GOD HAS THAT “PLAN!” Hope you’ll join us this week at COC as we explore ‘God’s Plan’ in Parenting and head into the Second Week of our Current Series we’re calling YOU’RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME!
 
 
Sunday Snapshot… (2) TWO LESSONS EVERY CHILD NEEDS
 
The First Primary Lesson Every Child Needs is to learn how to RESPECT AUTHORITY!
 
"Because I Said So..." really is an Answer that deserves/requires the minimum level of Respect for you Mom/Dad!
 
One of the GREATEST LESSONS you can teach your CHILD today is… RESPECTING POSITIONAL LEADERSHIP/AUTHORITY!
 
Romans 13:1-2… Everyone must SUBMIT HIMSELF to the Governing AUTHORITES… for there is No Authority except that which God Has Established! The AUTHORITIES that exist have been Established By God! Consequently… he who Rebels against the AUTHORITY is Rebelling Against What God Has Instituted… and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves!
 
The Reason "Because I Said So..." is vital for your child to get is because you want your child to know that later in life when "God Says So..." - their vote really doesn't matter!
 
The Second Primary Lesson Every Child Needs is to learn that WHEN YOU DON’T RESPECT AUTHORITY – YOU WILL RECEIVE DISCIPLINE!
 
PROVERBS 1:7…  The FEAR OF THE LORD is the BEGINNING of KNOWLEDGE - but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
 
FEAR is NOT THE END - it's THE BEGINNING! (REAL UNDERSTANDING comes from TRULY FEARING THE CONSEQUENCES!)
 
 
See You This Weekend Celebrators…
 
IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a
 
ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church
 
 
RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (YOU’RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME… - 1)

“PARENTING” today can often feel like a BATTLE… one that we always feel like we’re LOSING! (The reality is…) Too often today as Parents – we tend to “PARENT” REACTIVELY as opposed to PROACTIVELY! (So…) What if we discovered a Different Way to “PARENT” today? What if we had a “PLAN” to take our kids WHERE we want them to be going… rather than reacting all the time to WHERE they’re already heading? (Great News!) GOD HAS THAT “PLAN!” Hope you’ll join us the next several weeks here at COC as we explore ‘God’s Plan’ in Parenting – in a New Series we’re calling YOU’RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME!
 
 
Sunday Snapshot… (1) CAPTURING THE HEART OF YOUR CHILD
 
Proverbs 22:6… Train Up a Child in The Way They Should Go… and when they are old they will not depart (turn) from it. (This is not a PROMISE - it's a PLAN! Do Your Part and Trust God to Do His!)
 
The First Assignment in PARENTING is PREPARATION!
-PREPARING your kids to become Thriving Adults!
-PREPARING your kids for whatever "LIFE" is eventually gonna throw at them!
 
Two Styles to PARENTING today... EMPOWERMENT/FREEDOM vs. DISCIPLINE/CONTROL
-BOTH (INDIVIUDALLY) ARE WRONG... it takes a healthy balance of each through the years!
 
The Second Assignment in PARENTING is STRATEGY!
-The STRATEGY is to WIN YOUR CHILD'S HEART!
 
Proverbs 4:23... ABOVE ALL ELSE… GUARD YOUR HEART… FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO – FLOWS FROM IT! (The "HEART" of Your Child is worth fighting for!)
 
 
See You This Weekend Celebrators…
 
IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES… (One Service Only This Week!)
SUNDAY – 9A (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCITY (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) – 9A
C56 (5th/6th) / CYJH / CYHS (Performing Arts Center) – 9A
 
ONLINE SERVICE TIMES… (One Service Only This Week!)
SUNDAY – 9A
http://churchofcelebration.online.church
 
 
RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (MIND GAMES… - 4)

Our Thoughts Are Powerful! They can Change our Perspective… Impact our Decisions and Influence our Habits! (So…) What do we do when we become Trapped by Our Thoughts and are unable to escape negative and unhealthy thinking? (Well here’s what we know…) The Mind is a Battlefield… and Many of Life’s Battles are Won or Lost in our Minds! (So…) We’ve started taking a few weeks here at COC to talk about those MIND GAMES… with the hopes of teaching you a few things about “Bringing Every Thought Into Captivity” and how we might better WIN THE WAR in our MINDS! Hope you’ll join us for the Last Week this coming Sunday…
 
 
Sunday Snapshot… (4) ANXIOUS FOR NOTHING! (Ben Gores)
 
PRAYER changes the HEART OF GOD… but PRAYER also CHANGES YOU!
 
When you THANK GOD for WHAT HE HAS DONE… YOU REMEMBER WHO HE IS!
 
“SHALOM” is more than the ABSENCE OF CONFLICT... it is the PRESCENCE OF GOD’S COMPLETE WHOLNESS!
 
If SOMETHING has been TAKEN FROM YOU – The Person who Took It From You doesn’t get to have the Last Word… GOD DOES!
 
GOD’S PLAN + GOD’S PREPARATION + GOD’S POWER = GOD’S PEACE!
 
GOD has been PREPARING YOU… BEFORE YOU KNEW YOU NEEDED TO ASK FOR HIS HELP!
 
 
See You This Weekend Celebrators…
 
IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a
 
ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church
 
 
RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (MIND GAMES… - 3)

Our Thoughts Are Powerful! They can Change our Perspective… Impact our Decisions and Influence our Habits! (So…) What do we do when we become Trapped by Our Thoughts and are unable to escape negative and unhealthy thinking? (Well here’s what we know…) The Mind is a Battlefield… and Many of Life’s Battles are Won or Lost in our Minds! (So…) We’ve started taking a few weeks here at COC to talk about those MIND GAMES… with the hopes of teaching you a few things about “Bringing Every Thought Into Captivity” and how we might better WIN THE WAR in our MINDS! Hope you’ll join us for Week Three this coming Sunday…
 
 
Sunday Snapshot… (3) REFRAME YOUR MIND!
 
What in the world is a COGNITIVE BIAS? It’s a MISTAKE in REASONING - based on PERSONAL EXPERIENCES or PREFERENCES! (So...) If you CHANGE that FILTER - it can often CHANGE HOW YOU FEEL!
 
It's not just the FACTS that are DIFFERENT with Things in Your Life… it's often the way you're FRAMING IT! (Once Again...) Change The FRAME... Change The FEEL!
 
Three Ways to REFRAME Your Negative Thoughts/Mindset/Situations...
1. LEARN HOW TO "THANK GOD" FOR WHAT DIDN'T HAPPEN!
2. STOP PRE-FRAMING YOUR FAILURES!
3. ALWAYS/ALWAYS/ALWAYS LOOK FOR GOD'S GOODNESS! (It's there - you just have to look for it!)
 
WALKING IN PEACE is something that you will have to do ON PURPOSE! (It’s not easily obtained!) In order to STAY IN PEACE… you have to LEARN NOT TO WORRY… HOW TO CAST YOUR CARES ON GOD… HOW TO HUMBLE YOURSELF… (And…) HOW TO FORGIVE AND BE MERCIFUL!
 
 
See You This Weekend Celebrators…
 
IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a
 
ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church
 
 
RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (MIND GAMES… - 2)

Our Thoughts Are Powerful! They can Change our Perspective… Impact our Decisions and Influence our Habits! (So…) What do we do when we become Trapped by Our Thoughts and are unable to escape negative and unhealthy thinking? (Well here’s what we know…) The Mind is a Battlefield… and Many of Life’s Battles are Won or Lost in our Minds! (So…) We’ve started taking a few weeks here at COC to talk about those MIND GAMES… with the hopes of teaching you a few things about “Bringing Every Thought Into Captivity” and how we might better WIN THE WAR in our MINDS! Hope you’ll join us for Week Three this coming Sunday…
 
 
Sunday Snapshot… (3) REFRAME YOUR MIND!
 
What in the world is a COGNITIVE BIAS? It’s a MISTAKE in REASONING - based on PERSONAL EXPERIENCES or PREFERENCES! (So...) If you CHANGE that FILTER - it can often CHANGE HOW YOU FEEL!
 
It's not just the FACTS that are DIFFERENT with Things in Your Life… it's often the way you're FRAMING IT! (Once Again...) Change The FRAME... Change The FEEL!
 
Three Ways to REFRAME Your Negative Thoughts/Mindset/Situations...
1. LEARN HOW TO "THANK GOD" FOR WHAT DIDN'T HAPPEN!
2. STOP PRE-FRAMING YOUR FAILURES!
3. ALWAYS/ALWAYS/ALWAYS LOOK FOR GOD'S GOODNESS! (It's there - you just have to look for it!)
 
WALKING IN PEACE is something that you will have to do ON PURPOSE! (It’s not easily obtained!) In order to STAY IN PEACE… you have to LEARN NOT TO WORRY… HOW TO CAST YOUR CARES ON GOD… HOW TO HUMBLE YOURSELF… (And…) HOW TO FORGIVE AND BE MERCIFUL!
 
 
See You This Weekend Celebrators…
 
IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a
 
ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church
 
 
RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (MIND GAMES… - 1)

Our Thoughts Are Powerful! They can Change our Perspective… Impact our Decisions and Influence our Habits! (So…) What do we do when we become Trapped by Our Thoughts and are unable to escape negative and unhealthy thinking? (Well here’s what we know…) The Mind is a Battlefield… and Many of Life’s Battles are Won or Lost in our Minds! (So…) We’re gonna take a few weeks here at COC and talk about those MIND GAMES… with the hopes of teaching you a few things about “Bringing Every Thought Into Captivity” and how we might better WIN THE WAR in our MINDS! Hope you’ll join us…


Sunday Snapshot… (1) MIND GAME MASTER (Ben Gores)

If You've Wired the TOXIC THOUGHTS IN... You Can Wire THE TOXIC THOUGHTS OUT!

IF YOU DON’T LEARN HOW TO TAKE YOUR THOUGHTS CAPTIVE... THE ENEMY DEFINITELY WILL!

YOUR LIFE IS ALWAYS MOVING IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR STRONGEST THOUGHTS!

When You Fight the Mental Shadow Boxer - The Enemy doesn’t have to Beat You… YOU BEAT YOURSELF!

YOU CANNOT HAVE A POSITIVE LIFE WITH A NEGATIVE MIND!


See You This Weekend Celebrators…

IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a

ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church


RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh


Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (MISSING… - 1)

One of the Primary Truths to Life is that WE’RE BETTER TOGETHER THAN APART! (After all…) WE ALL were Created for Relationship! So when the times come in your life when you FEEL Disconnected / Hopeless… or you just know something is MISSING - it's not The End of Your Story! Those are the moments that you need to take the opportunities to RE-CONNECT and find the HOPE of what’s really MISSING in your life! (Re-Discover WHAT You’ve Lost!) And I believe for many people today (especially in the times in which we’re living) that WHAT YOUR LIFE MIGHT BE MISSING is THE CHURCH (The Body of Christ) and it just so happens that THE CHURCH MIGHT BE MISSING YOU too! (So…) We’re gonna talk a little bit just about that this week at COC… the Importance of The Church in the lives of Every Believer! Hope you’ll join us…


Sunday Snapshot… (1) MISSING

What’s MISSING In Your Life? (Maybe…) It’s The Church!? (And Maybe…) The Church Is Missing You!?

EKKLESIA… To be STRENGTHENED / To be ASSEMBLED / To Be GATHERED and to be CALLED OUT!

The Church MATTERS to JESUS… so it should MATTER to YOU! He Cares about The Church! He Loves The Church! He DIED for The Church!

As Followers of Jesus… We don’t just GO TO CHURCH – WE ARE THE CHURCH! We Understand/Know the Importance of GATHERING TOGETHER and BEING THE BODY OF CHRIST!

THE CHURCH is NOT a DESTINATION… it’s an IDENTITY!

Ephesians 3:20… Now to Him Who Is Able To Do Exceedingly Abundantly More than ALL we can Ask / Think or Imagine – according to His Power that is at work WITHIN US… to Him be the glory… (Where?) IN THE CHURCH… and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations - forever and ever! Amen.


See You This Weekend Celebrators…

IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a

ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church


RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (DON’T FORGET TO REMEMBER… - 2)

Do you ever FORGET where you put your… Keys? Purse? Glasses? TV Remote? Phone? It happens to all of us! But what happens when the THING you FORGET is BIGGER than FORGETTING your anniversary or to show up for your job interview? In the Old Testament… God is constantly giving the Nation of Israel Two Reminders: START remembering the RIGHT THINGS! (And…) STOP remembering the WRONG THINGS! We started a short little Two Week Sermon Series here at COC where we’re learning a few things about how we can START REMEMBERING God’s Goodness and Grace - and STOP REMEMBERING the Pain and Baggage from Our Past! Hope you’ll join us for the Last Week on Sunday…
 
 
Sunday Snapshot… (2) REMEMBERING WHAT YOU SHOULD FORGET! (Ben Gores)
 
YOUR PERSPECTIVE ON PAIN... WILL MAKE YOU EITHER BITTER OR BEAUTIFUL!
 
CHALLENGES are nothing more than CHANCES to EXPERIENCE GOD!
 
If you want to RECEIVE GOD’S PROMISES... you need to REMEMBER TO FORGET THE EXPECTATIONS THAT YOU HAVE PLACED ON GOD!
 
YOU WILL GET WHAT YOU WANT… WHEN YOU WANT WHAT GOD WANTS… BECAUSE GOD ALWAYS GETS WHAT GOD WANTS!
 
STOP BLAMING GOD FOR FAILING TO DELIVER ON PROMISES HE NEVER MADE!
 
WHEN WE ARE HONEST WITH GOD ABOUT OUR STRUGGLES... HE HAS GRACE FOR THAT PLACE!
 
 
See You This Weekend Celebrators…
 
IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a
 
ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church
 
 
RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (DON’T FORGET TO REMEMBER… - 1)

Do you ever FORGET where you put your… Keys? Purse? Glasses? TV Remote? Phone? It happens to all of us! But what happens when the THING you FORGET is BIGGER than FORGETTING your anniversary or to show up for your job interview? In the Old Testament… God is constantly giving the Nation of Israel Two Reminders: START remembering the RIGHT THINGS! (And…) STOP remembering the WRONG THINGS! We’re starting a short little Two Week Sermon Series here at COC where we will learn how we can START REMEMBERING God’s Goodness and Grace - and STOP REMEMBERING the Pain and Baggage from Our Past! Hope you’ll join us…


Sunday Snapshot… (1) REMEMBERING WHAT YOU SHOULDN’T FORGET! (Ben Gores)

Don't let ONE NEGATIVE in Your Life... CONSUME a WHOLE LOT OF POSITIVES!

Don't let BAD NEWS IN THE FUTURE... OUTWEIGH THE GOOD NEWS OF TODAY!

Don't Miss the GRACE OF GOD TODAY... because YOU ARE WORRIED ABOUT TOMORROW!

FUTURE FOCUSED FEAR IS THE BEST WAY TO LET TOMORROW STEAL YOUR HAPPINESS TODAY!

CHALLENGES ARE NOTHING MORE THAN CHANCES TO CHOOSE GOD!

YOU WANT TO RECEIVE GOD’S PLAN FOR YOU...? START BY RELEASING YOUR PLANS TO HIM!

See You This Weekend Celebrators…

IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a

ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church


RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)
Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (SNAPSHOTS OF REVELATION - 3)

LIFE as we know it won't last forever! (So…) What happens when it’s The End? (And…) Does it matter how I should be living in the here and now? (Well…) Last week we started taking a closer look at The End Times here at COC in a Special Series we’re calling SNAPSHOTS OF REVELATION to find out a little more about The End Times and WHAT THE BIBLE has to say about them! Hope you’ll join us for Week Two this week…


Sunday Snapshot… (3) REVELATION 101

THE BOOK OF REVELATION is all about JESUS! You should always read REVELATION asking yourself… WHO IS JESUS HERE?

REVELATION 1-3 (Who Is Jesus Here?) HE IS THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA! (He Is Returning Soon!)

REVELATION 4-5 (Who Is Jesus Here?) HE IS THE LAMB OF GOD! (The Only One Worthy Of Opening The Scroll!)

REVELATION 6-18 (Who Is Jesus Here?) HE IS THE RIGHTEOUS JUDGE! (He Will Righteously Judge The Earth!)

REVELATION 19-20 (Who Is Jesus Here?) HE IS THE KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS! (He Will Return For His Church/Bride!)

REVELATION 21-22 (Who Is Jesus Here?) HE IS THE BRIDEGROOM AND WE (CHURCH) ARE THE BRIDE! (He Will Take His Bride/Church To The Heavenly City!)


See You This Weekend Celebrators…

IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a

ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church


RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (SNAPSHOTS OF REVELATION - 2)

LIFE as we know it won't last forever! (So…) What happens when it’s The End? (And…) Does it matter how I should be living in the here and now? (Well…) Last week we started taking a closer look at The End Times here at COC in a Special Series we’re calling SNAPSHOTS OF REVELATION to find out a little more about The End Times and WHAT THE BIBLE has to say about them! Hope you’ll join us for Week Two this week…


Sunday Snapshot… (2) YOUR END TIMES

A Few Things We Know About THE END...
1) Death Is Certain
2) The Body And Soul Will Be Separated
3) We Will All Face A Judgment (ARE YOU READY?)

1 Corinthians 3:11-13… For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, their work will be shown for what it is, because THE DAY (The Bema Seat – The Judgment Seat of Christ) will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work.

The Moment You Place A Faith In Jesus Christ… YOUR SINS WERE BOTH FORGIVEN AND FORGOTTEN - THEY’VE BEEN COVERED UNDER THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST!

1 Corinthians 3:13… Their (Christians) work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the "QUALITY" of each person’s work. (Follower of Jesus... IT MATTERS HOW YOU ARE LIVING FOR JESUS TODAY!)

CHRISTIAN... At SOME POINT in YOUR LIFE - YOU need to take a GOOD ASSESSMENT / INVENTORY on “WHAT” IN YOUR LIFE is GOLD / SILVER and JEWELS and WHAT is WOOD / HAY or STRAW? (Because... IT WILL MATTER IN THE END!)


See You This Weekend Celebrators…

IN-PERSON AND ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
ONE SERVICE ONLY THIS WEEK / 9A (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) – 9A

ONLINE… http://churchofcelebration.online.church


RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (AM I GOING MENTAL!? - 3)

Are You Nervous… Tense... often Paralyzed by Worry/Depression/Fear or Anxiety? (The Good News is…) You weren’t created to exist in a constant state of Mental Struggles! We fully realize that Mental Disorders/Illnesses are very real and they can cause us deep pain – so what we’re attempting to do here at COC is talk openly about them over the next few weeks! We know that many Mental Illnesses and Disorders are very much Physiological and Psychological – but did you know that ALL OF THEM are very much SPIRITUAL as well! We fully recognize that whatever it is you may Mentally Struggle with may require Counseling and Medical Assistance – but our hopes are that we can show you exactly HOW to COMBAT the SPIRITUAL COMPONENT to them all! (So…) We started a New Series here at COC a few weeks back called… “AM I GOING MENTAL!?” - with the hopes of showing you how you can still find the PEACE THAT GOES BEYOND ALL UNDERSTANDING in the middle of your Insecurities and Real Life Challenges! Praying you’ll join us this week for WEEK THREE…


Sunday Snapshot… (3) THE PERSPECTIVE OF PRAISE! (Ginger Barrett)

When we have a PERSPECTIVE OF PRAISE… PRAISE will precede the PROBLEM... precede the PROVISION... (And often…) precede the VICTORY! (So...) Where's Your Perspective?

Looking to GOD FIRST is a DECISION that requires Great RESOLVE and Determination in the Face of Great Anxiety and Mental Challenges!

When we PRAISE GOD in Our Problems... we are placing more Faith in God’s Power, Potential and Promises than in our Problem!

Leading into Battle with PRAISE... prepares the Battle Ground for GOD’S BATTLE PLAN to unfold! (Not Yours!) -- Psalm 7:17 / Psalm 9:1 / Philippians 4:8

PRAISE as a Weapon might seem Unnatural - but it's really SUPERNATURAL! (2 Corinthians 10:4)

No matter how DARK it may look in your life at times... if you PRAISE HIM - LIGHT WILL APPEAR! (I'm tellin' ya...) PRAISE IS A WEAPON... USE IT!


See You This Weekend Celebrators…

IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a

ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church


RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (AM I GOING MENTAL!? - 2)

Are You Nervous… Tense... often Paralyzed by Worry/Depression/Fear or Anxiety? (The Good News is…) You weren’t created to exist in a constant state of Mental Struggles! We fully realize that Mental Disorders/Illnesses are very real and they can cause us deep pain – so what we’re attempting to do here at COC is talk openly about them over the next few weeks! We know that many Mental Illnesses and Disorders are very much Physiological and Psychological – but did you know that ALL OF THEM are very much SPIRITUAL as well! We fully recognize that whatever it is you may Mentally Struggle with may require Counseling and Medical Assistance – but our hopes are that we can show you exactly HOW to COMBAT the SPIRITUAL COMPONENT to them all! (So…) We’ve started a New Series here at COC called… “AM I GOING MENTAL!?” - with the hopes of showing you how you can still find the PEACE THAT GOES BEYOND ALL UNDERSTANDING in the middle of your Insecurities and Real Life Challenges! Praying you’ll join us this week for WEEK TWO…


Sunday Snapshot… (2) PRAYING THROUGH THE PAIN!

Philippians 4:4-7… REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS… I will say it again… REJOICE! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord Is Near! DO NOT BE ANXIOUS ABOUT ANYTHING… but in Every Situation… by Prayer and Petition - with Thanksgiving – Present Your Requests To God! And the Peace of God - which Transcends All Understanding will Guard Your Hearts and Your Minds in Christ Jesus!

When you're Struggling with something Mentally Challenging... (Always Remember!)
1. IF IT'S BIG ENOUGH TO WORRY ABOUT - IT'S BIG ENOUGH TO PRAY ABOUT!
2. IF IT'S ON YOUR MIND... IT'S ON GOD'S HEART! (Take it to Him in Prayer!)

Rather than trying to PRODUCE your way through your Mental Challenge... trying PRAYING your way through it!

1 Peter 5:6-7… Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s Mighty Hand… that He may Lift You Up in due time! Cast All Your Anxiety On Him… because HE CARES FOR YOU!

Learn a Lesson from PETER in his "Walking On Water" Moment... (MAYBE?!) Your Problem isn't that you’re SINKING… maybe Your Problem is that you're not REACHING?! (You're always within HIM REACHING to YOU!)

2 Corinthians 5:7... We LIVE by FAITH and NOT by SIGHT!
-You can either have FAITH or you can have CONTROL in YOUR LIFE - you just can’t have them BOTH!


See You This Weekend Celebrators…

IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a

ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a
http://churchofcelebration.online.church


RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh


SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (AM I GOING MENTAL!? - 1)

Are You Nervous… Tense... often Paralyzed by Worry/Depression/Fear or Anxiety? (The Good News is…) You weren’t created to exist in a constant state of Mental Struggles! We fully realize that Mental Disorders/Illnesses are very real and they can cause us deep pain – so what we’re hoping to do here as COC is talk openly about them over the next few weeks! We know that many Mental Illnesses and Disorders are very much Physiological and Psychological – but did you know that ALL OF THEM are very much SPIRITUAL as well! We fully recognize that whatever it is you may Mentally Struggle with may require Counseling and Medical Assistance – but our hopes are that we can show you exactly HOW to COMBAT the SPIRITUAL COMPONENT to them all! (So…) We’re starting a New Series this week at COC called… “AM I GOING MENTAL!?” - with the hopes to show you how you can still find the PEACE THAT GOES BEYOND ALL UNDERSTANDING in the middle of your Insecurities and Real Life Challenges! Praying you’ll join us…


Sunday Snapshot… (1) WHEN YOU’VE HAD ENOUGH!

Philippians 4:4-7… REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS… I will say it again… REJOICE! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord Is Near! DO NOT BE ANXIOUS ABOUT ANYTHING… but in Every Situation… by Prayer and Petition - with Thanksgiving – Present Your Requests To God! And the Peace of God - which Transcends All Understanding will Guard Your Hearts and Your Minds in Christ Jesus!

1 Kings 19:1-5… Now Ahab told Jezebel everything Elijah had done and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah to say, “May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life like that of one of them.” Elijah was AFRAID! HE RAN FOR HIS LIFE! When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there, while he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness. He came to a broom bush, sat down under it and PRAYED THAT HE MIGHT DIE! “I HAVE HAD ENOUGH LORD…” he said. “TAKE MY LIFE – I AM NO BETTER THAN MY ANCESTORS!” Then he lay down under the bush and fell asleep.

When You Feel Like You've Had Enough - learn a lesson from ELIJAH'S MISTAKES…
First... STOP RUNNING! (1 Kings 19:3a)
Second… DON’T ABANDON COMMUNITY! (1 Kings 19:3b-4a)
Third… STOP FOCUSING ON THE NEGATIVE! (1 Kings 19:4b)
Fourth… DON’T EVER FORGET GOD! (1 Kings 19:5)

NO MATTER WHAT YOU MAY BE GOING THROUGH - GOD ALWAYS REMAINS FAITHFUL! (1 Kings 19:11-12) HE "WHISPERS" TO REMIND YOU JUST HOW "NEAR" HE IS TO YOU!


See You This Weekend Celebrators…

IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) -- 9a and 10:45a
C56 (5th/6th Grade) and CYJH (Junior High) -- 9a
CYHS (High School) -- 10:45a

ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 10:45a

COC ONLINE SERVICE SITES…
http://churchofcelebration.online.church


RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (JESUS NEVER SAID THAT... - 4)

Jesus shared a lot of Wisdom in The Bible! (But lately…) Depending on what you see on Social Media and/or Mainstream Media today – He apparently is saying a lot of other stuff too! (SO…) Where’s the “LINE” between What Jesus Actually Did Say and What Jesus Never Said!? The bottom-line is that Jesus came to bring us the TRUTH about God and His Plan for Us - and it doesn’t always sound like what you may think! (So…) We’ve started a New Series here at COC a few weeks back called “JESUS NEVER SAID THAT!” – with hopes to cut through the NOISE of The World’s Perceptions of Jesus and what it truly means to FOLLOW HIM! (Because…) Sometimes by looking at WHAT JESUS NEVER SAID is where we find WHAT JESUS ACTUALLY DID SAY! Hope you’ll join us this Easter Weekend as we wrap our series up…


Sunday Snapshot… (4) YOU WILL GET WHAT YOU DESERVE!

The KINGDOM OF GOD does not operate according to the PRINCIPLES of FAIRNESS! Through The Cross and His Resurrection - Jesus offers GRACE... HE OFFERS WHAT WE DON'T DESERVE!

On The Cross... Jesus decided to be EXTRAVAGANTLY UNFAIR and GIVE SOMEONE SOMETHING THEY COMPLETELY DIDN’T DESERVE!

CHRIST’S DEATH and RESURRECTION signaled to the WORLD that the KINGDOM OF GOD is NOT RESERVED for "GOOD" PEOPLE - IT’S RESERVED FOR "FORGIVEN" PEOPLE!

JESUS IS IN THE BUSINESS OF GIVING PEOPLE WHAT THEY DON’T DESERVE! WE DESERVE DEATH, BUT… HE CHOSE TO GIVE US LIFE!


See You This Weekend Celebrators…

IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 11a (MHS Performing Arts Center)
CCity (Kids Birth - 4th Grade) 9a / 11a

ONLINE SERVICE TIMES…
SUNDAY – 9a / 11a

COC ONLINE SERVICE SITES…
http://churchofcelebration.online.church


RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (JESUS NEVER SAID THAT... - 2)

Jesus shared a lot of Wisdom in The Bible! (But lately…) Depending on what you see on Social Media and/or Mainstream Media today – He apparently is saying a lot of other stuff too! (SO…) Where’s the “LINE” between What Jesus Actually Did Say and What Jesus Never Said!? The bottom-line is that Jesus came to bring us the TRUTH about God and His Plan for Us - and it doesn’t always sound like what you may think! (So…) We’ve started a New Series here at COC called “JESUS NEVER SAID THAT!” – with hopes to cut through the NOISE of The World’s Perceptions of Jesus and what it truly means to FOLLOW HIM! (Because…) Sometimes by looking at WHAT JESUS NEVER SAID is where we find WHAT JESUS ACTUALLY DID SAY! Hope you’ll join us this week…


Sunday Snapshot… (2) DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO MAKE YOU HAPPY!

SIN PROMISES YOU SATISFACTION… AT THE COST OF DISOBEDIENCE TO GOD… AND EVENTUAL PAIN TO YOU!

When there is NO ABSOLUTE TRUTH in Your Life... the BOTTOM-LINE with everything is YOUR HAPPINESS… so HAPPINESS becomes the STANDARDS by which YOU WILL JUDGE YOUR ACTIONS! (That's a Dangerous Way to live!)

We need to stop looking for HAPPINESS in the LOWER PLACES of This World… when God has Designed us for a HIGHER PLACE!

Always Remember... Every Temptation Comes With An Invitation TO TRUST IN GOD!

There's a Big Difference between REMORSE and REPENTANCE! "RE" means TO TURN and "PENT" means TO A HIGHER PLACE! -- "RE"TURN TO GOD!

The next time you feel Trapped… you feel Caught… you feel Broken and Ashamed… (Then always remember…) IT’S ALL ABOUT THE “RE!” R-E-P-E-N-T-A-N-C-E... "RE"TURN TO GOD!

See You This Weekend Celebrators…

IN-PERSON 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.online.church

CCITY ONLINE SERVICE SITE…
http://churchofcelebration.com/kids

RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)

Pastor Josh


SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (JESUS NEVER SAID THAT... - 1)

Jesus shared a lot of Wisdom in The Bible! (But lately…) Depending on what you see on Social Media and/or Mainstream Media today – He apparently is saying a lot of other stuff too! (SO…) Where’s the “LINE” between What Jesus Actually Did Say and What Jesus Never Said!? The bottom-line is that Jesus came to bring us the TRUTH about God and His Plan for Us - and it doesn’t always sound like what you may think! (So…) We’re starting a New Series here at COC called “JESUS NEVER SAID THAT!” – with hopes to cut through the NOISE of The World’s Perceptions of Jesus and what it truly means to FOLLOW HIM! (Because…) Sometimes by looking at WHAT JESUS NEVER SAID is where we find WHAT JESUS ACTUALLY DID SAY! Hope you’ll join us…

Sunday Snapshot… (1) WHAT THEY DID TO YOU IS UNFORGIVABLE! (Ben Gores)

There is a Big Difference between WANTING TO BE FORGIVEN and WANTING TO GET OUT OF TROUBLE!

GOD’S FORGIVENESS TO YOU AND YOUR UNFORGIVENESS TOWARD THE ONE WHO HAS HURT YOU... CANNOT EXIST IN THE SAME HEART!

When you FORGIVE... you are not setting the one who hurt you FREE... YOU'RE SETTING YOURSELF FREE!

Before you can FORGIVE - you have to know WHAT WAS TAKEN FROM YOU... because YOU CAN’T CANCEL A DEBT YOU CANNOT SEE!

IT TAKES TWO PEOPLE TO RECONCILE! IT ONLY TAKES ONE PERSON TO FORGIVE!

When you are trying to do the IMPOSSIBLE – it’s NOT about the SIZE of YOUR FAITH... it's about the SIZE OF THE “ONE” YOU HAVE FAITH IN!

See You This Weekend Celebrators…

IN-PERSON 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://https://churchofcelebration.online.church

CCITY ONLINE SERVICE SITE…
http://churchofcelebration.com/kids

RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)
Pastor Josh

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (Be Rich - 1)

MONEY is a very interesting thing in our lives! (And regardless of what you may think at times…) There’s Good News and Bad News with Our Money! The GOOD NEWS is… YOU’RE RICHER THAN YOU THINK! (And…) The BAD NEWS is… YOU’RE RICHER THAN YOU THINK! (HA!) Now here’s the PROBLEM with both of those TRUTHS… WE DON’T ALWAYS FEEL THAT RICH! (Right?!) So just in case you ever cross over that imaginary line of BEING RICH… we want you to know that THE BIBLE teaches us TO BE GOOD AT IT! So we’re gonna take One Week and focus on just that… teaching you what The Bible says about BEING RICH and BEING GOOD AT IT! Hope you’ll join us this week at COC!

Sunday Snapshot… (1) BE RICH!

If WE really are RICHER than we Think/Believe… then WE SHOULD/WILL be willing to make every effort to LIVE for THERE/ETERNAL and not HERE/TEMPORAL!

If you can VIEW YOUR WEALTH through the LENS OF ETERNITY… YOU WILL LOSE YOUR GRIP ON IT and IT WILL LOSE ITS GRIP ON YOU!

Learn a Lesson about Your Money from the RICH MAN in Luke 12... STOP LIVING UNDER THE ASSUMPTION THAT IT'S ALL FOR YOUR CONSUMPTION!

When it's ALL SAID AND DONE... We don't get Credit for what we LEAVE - We get Credit for what we GIVE!

Luke 12:34... For WHERE your TREASURE is… THERE your HEART will be also. (That Means...) The NUMBER ONE CONTENDER for your HEART every single day of  your life will always be your WEALTH!

Here's a Question you should always be asking about YOUR MONEY... WHY IS IT SO EASY FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR SINS TO JESUS… BUT NOT YOUR WEALTH?

See You This Weekend Celebrators…

IN-PERSON 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