Wednesday, May 25, 2016

By Faith…

These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised. God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect. Hebrews 11:39-40
Yesterday Pastor Derek on behalf of the Celebration Community Church Board affixed his signature to a loan document for three million dollars to fund C3’s building expansion and renovation. To move forward with such a project requires great faith.
The Bible’s Hebrews 11 has been called faith’s “Hall of Fame” where a select group of God’s heroic people were commended for their great faith.
I would like to commend YOU, heroes in my personal “Hall of Faith”. The women & men of Celebration Community Church who…
By faith support VBS, Youth Conference and Haiti Mission Trips.
By faith spend time in C3’s prayer room. (which will remain open through renovation)
By faith you make being a part of a small group a priority in your life.
By faith you give at least 10% of your income to Christ and His church.
By faith you disciple others, pouring your life into the lives of a few others.
By faith you collect groceries for distribution at Thanksgiving.
By faith you fill shoeboxes for kids around the world for Christmas.
By faith you prepare refreshments, communion, set up chairs, greet guests.
By faith you invite friends, coworkers, relatives and neighbors to church.
By faith you … come to Unite Marriage Ministry events to become a better spouses, attend Celebrate Recovery to let go of your hurts, habits and hang-ups, make quilts to give to families who are hurting and in need of comfort, forgive those who have hurt you, accept rejection and mocking for Christ's sake, stand alone for God's honor when everyone else seems to be going with the crowd.
By faith you pray, read your Bible, worship God, serve Him by serving others and seek to share His Good News in word and deed.
BY FAITH you give generously, above and beyond to our Forward Faith Capital Campaign. (If you haven’t yet you may still pick up an Orange Commitment Card and do so this Sunday).
It's all done by faith! Faith in what? Faith in the reality of who God is, what God has done and what God promised in His word to do. Faith is your heart's response to God's love and truth.
And remember this truth, that without faith it is impossible to please God…. Hebrews 11:6
Your pastor and partner in ministry,

THIS SATURDAY WE NEED LOTS OF PEOPLE TO HELP AS WE BEGIN DEMOLITION IN OUR WORSHIP CENTER. Bring work gloves, brooms, shovels, sledge hammers, pick axes and wheel barrels to remove tile and carpet. We will gather at 8am. Stay as long as you can.

If you spend your weekends at Lake Wilson you don’t have to miss church. Come to Celebration @ the Lake, Sundays from Memorial Day through Labor Day at 9:30am at Foxtail campgrounds Lake Wilson.

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