Hebrews Chapter 9
Matt Adams – Hebrews – Chapter 9
This past Sunday we talked about taking up the mantle of leadership in our homes, in our workplaces, and in the places of ministry the Lord has called us to. This mantle is vital to the success of not only the people we are leading, but of our hearts being made full by walking out what the Lord has called us to! We will only find satisfaction in being who the Lord created us to be – nothing else can satisfy us. We spend a lot of time drawing our attention and affection from the temporal pleasures this world offers, not realizing that in doing so we operate in a state of perpetual dissatisfaction because we aren’t getting the nourishment we need.
About a year ago I was driving in my car, and the Lord spoke to me, saying simply: “You are starving”. I have always been well fed (sometimes too much!), but what the Lord revealed to my heart was that it was my spirit that was starving – I was attempting to live on spiritual junk food. It’s not that I was ignoring God completely, but I was ignoring the meat of who he is and focusing my attention on fringe revelations, arguments, and trying to fit what I wanted from God into my carnal ways of thinking. What I realized that day is the same realization we need now – that we must hold on to the meat of who He is – the love of the Father, the sacrifice of Jesus, and the ministry of the Holy Spirit – and be renewed by the transforming of our mind to be like His.
As a church full of leaders, we must walk out our calling – nothing else will satisfy our corporate gathering. I am being reminded today that the beauty of Jesus and following His Word in its fullness is not only worth it, but everything pales in comparison to Him! As you go through your day today, regardless of whether you read this in the morning or evening, if your mind is off – stop and reset it. It isn’t worth wasting time with wandering eyes. The Lord has called you to lead, and its time to pick up our mantle and do it well!
– Matt Adams
Hebrews Chapter 8
Matt Adams – Hebrews – Chapter 8
Hebrews Chapter 7
Cam Liske – Hebrews – Chapter 7
The board and staff of Celebration would like to announce that Fred Hill has been voted by the membership of Celebration to be extended an offer to become a part of church staff team. The board is now preparing a position offer for Fred Hill to consider. Please continue to pray for the board and Fred as they journey through the details.
If you were unable to attend church on Sunday, I would highly recommend you take time to listen to the sermon. Vave Meleisea’s testimony and message was so encouraging, real and life changing. His message was a great reminder that God is in love with all of us and that he can deliver anyone from sin. Well done Vave. Take a listen to his sermon here: http://redroof.tv/hebrews-6/
I want to personally take a moment to say well done to Matt Adams for doing a superb job of running youth camp and Kristen Adams for running kids camp. Youth camp had close to 100 youth. Kids camp had close to 80 kids. Lives were definitely transformed. Many of the volunteer staff for both camps come from our young adults and youth. Echo Lake Bible Camp has been blessed by Celebrations huge impact in time, volunteers, resources and finances. Well done church. Plus the camp has the best bible camp cook in the world (my wife Rachel).
If you have not done so yet, would you pray about volunteering at church VBS which is August 10-14 in the evenings. It is a great way to support and serve our kids ministry here at Celebration. If you are interested in serving please email Nicky at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reaching Up – Reaching In – Reaching Out
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