FROM THE PASTOR...

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT (HABITS - 2)

Small Disciplines = Big Results… Change is never easy - but it isn’t impossible either! Your Future Self is often a result of the decisions you are making each/every day! (So…) We’re taking a look at a few SMALL “HABITS” here at COC - that can change how you see yourself TODAY and possibly transform you into the person you want to be TOMORROW… in a series we’re calling HABITS! Don’t miss Week Two this week… STARTING


Sunday Snapshot… (2) STARTING

Successful People Do Consistently What Other People Do Occasionally!

IDENTITY SHAPES ACTIONS!

GOALS don't determine SUCCESS… SYSTEMS determine SUCCESS!

DANIEL did CONSISTENTLY what OTHERS did OCCASIONALLY... He stopped EVERYDAY / THREE TIMES A DAY and SPENT TIME WITH GOD!

Never Underestimate That God Can Start Something BIG Through ONE SMALL HABIT!

How do we START something NEW/GOOD in our lives? Make what you're wanting to change EASY and OBVIOUS!

If you wanna change WHAT YOU’RE DOING… then you need to change WHAT YOU SEE!


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!? - 4)

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 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 for the LAST WEEK this coming Sunday…


Sunday Snapshot… (4) WHEN YOU JUST CAN’T DECIDE!?

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 FOR 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!

Three Reasons People Struggle Mentally with Decision-Making Today…
1. We Have Too Many Choices Today!
2. We’re Afraid Of Making A Costly Mistake!
3. We Often End Up Making The Choice Alone!

INDECISION is a DECISION... Try allowing the "PEACE OF GOD" to move in your life where it takes you to a place that "PASSES YOUR NEED FOR UNDERSTANDING" all of the Challenging Circumstances in Your Life!

The BODY OF CHRIST (CHURCH) is a BIG DEAL! Too many Follower of Jesus today are using it as a LAST RESORT rather than their FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE!

If CHURCH IS AN OPTION for You rather than a PRIORITY... (You need to know today...) That Type of View is INNACURATE and UNBIBLICAL! CHURCH is NOT a PLACE we go… it's WHO WE ARE as FOLLOWERS of JESUS!


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!? - 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