BEFORE AND AFTER
How many of you know as we get healthier our relationships will get healthier.
As I focus on myself rather than always trying to fix other people, that’s when my relationships become healthy.
Many relationships need to be:
One of Martha's favorite shows is Fixer Upper with Chip and Joanna Gaines and I find myself watching it with her sometimes. I love seeing the before and after footage of the homes they fix.
What about before and after you get married? Before you are married, there's a date night planned with reservations and flowers. After marriage, you're like where you wanna go? Or take out tonight?
Before you are married, the gentleman opens the car door and makes sure you're good. After marriage, they can’t even get both legs in the door before you drive off!
Before marriage, you could easily pick out a movie and agree on what to watch because you just want...
It is important to have both vision and values in our lives. Vision provides direction. Values guide us and keep us on track. We have 10 Core Values at C3 and one of those is We Are Holy Spirit Led.
We aren’t led by the past.
We aren’t led by traditions.
We aren’t led by popular opinion.
We are led by the Holy Spirit.
Colossians 2:8, “See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.”(NIV)
The Holy Spirit guides us into all truth. He will never tell you to do something that is contrary to the world of God.
John 16:13, “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.”(NIV)
Is it possible to live a life that is Blessed?
Blessed - Held in reverence. Honored in worship.
Everybody wants to be a champion. Everybody wants to get First Place. No athlete says my goal is to win a silver medal.
Anyone who wants to be successful doesn’t strive to be second place. Every football team wants to win the Super Bowl. Then they will hang a flag over their arena and let everyone know that they got FIRST PLACE! Nobody hangs a banner that says "We finished 5th Place in the Tournament."
For us to live BLESSED we must understand this principle that God Must Be FIRST!
If you want to be a champion for God the key is making sure that HE is FIRST PLACE IN YOUR LIFE
We see the principle of First-Fruits and Giving throughout scripture. It’s one of the first principles we need to understand after conversion.
The word "faith" or its variations is used 246 times in the Bible. “Without faith it’s...
How you start the year impacts how the rest of the year goes. We are a triune being - mind, body and soul. It's important to invest in each area of your life to live your best life! Which is why in the month of January, we took 21 days to pray and fast to put our focus on God.
Jesus was asked what is the greatest commandment, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind.”
Matthew 22:36-38, “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment.”(NIV)
Stats: Average American lives to be 74 years old.
24 years sleeping. We sleep 1/3 or our life.
24 years working. We work 1/3 of our life.
10 years of our life watching tv. 1/7 of our life. 2,000,000 commercials.
That’s 58 years… That only leaves about 16 years. What do we do with...
We have completed Week 1 of 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting and onto Week 2 this week! We believe the prayers you're praying and the miracles you're believing God for are going to be answered according to His will. Don't give up, keep praying, keep pressing in, because we're just getting started!
This Thursday, January 17th at 7pm is the ARC Night of Prayer at C3 Church! This is a unique and powerful time of prayer and worship as we gather churches from all over our state together under one roof to pray for our communities, state, nation, and world. Join us for this very special and important service. It is not limited to ARC churches, so all are welcome. Bring your family and friends!
We will continue to have Facebook Lives everyday at 6am and that same prayer video will be posted on all our social media platforms, so be sure to watch it, like it, and share it! Use the hashtag #21DaysAtC3 when posting!
Click HERE for today's video!
WEEK 2 PRAYER FOCUSES:
Starting Sunday, January 6th through January 26th, our church family and many other churches around the world are taking 21 days to seek God through prayer and fasting. Join us for our prayer gatherings throughout the week on January 12th at 9am, January 17th at 7pm, January 19th at 9am and then join us for the last Saturday of the 21 Days for our Dream Team Conference at 9am on January 26th.
Below are the Daily Prayer Focuses:
Day 1 – Church Services
Day 2 – Our Leaders – Nation, State, and City (1 Timothy 2:1-2)
Day 3 – Our Pastors, church staff, connect group leaders, dream teamers, overseers, trustees
Day 4 – Our City – Clayton, Garner, Smithfield, Raleigh, and surrounding cities
Day 5 – Our Nation – national missions...
31 WAYS TO MAKE 2019 YOUR BEST YEAR EVER!
I believe that no matter what your 2018 was like that this next year can be your best year ever! I have learned the power of the words that I speak.
Proverbs 18:21, “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”(NIV)
What you say about yourself will impact your life and your future. How you finish this sentence has a tremendous impact on your life, I am ___________.
If you say over and over that:
I’m an idiot
I can’t do anything right
I’m a failure
There’s nothing wrong with be honest with God and others about how you feel. But if you declare those words over and over you will start to believe them and it will impact your attitude and your actions.
Don’t listen to the lies from the devil. He is a liar and the father of lies. That’s the only...
CHRISTMAS EVE - Living a Wonderful Life
We are right in the middle of our Christmas Eve services today, and if you want to join us we have 3 more today at 12:00pm, 2:00pm, and 4:00pm. Join us online at C3Church.com!
There's always that one guy (or girl) in the family on Christmas with the best one-liners, so I'm gonna help you out... Ha!
Q: Why can't the Christmas tree stand up?
A: It doesn’t have legs.
Q: What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?
Q: What do snowmen eat for breakfast?
Q: Where does a snowman keep his money?
A: In a snowbank.
Q: What do you get if you cross mistletoe and a Uncle Si from duck dynasty?
A: A Christmas Quacker.
Q: How do you know when Santa's in the room?
A: You can sense his presents.
But Christmas is more than gifts and presents its about the GIFT of HIS PRESENCE!
He’s Immanuel – God with Us.
Isaiah 9:6, “For a child is born to us, a son is given to us....