On Sunday, as we continued our Reset series, I shared how in order to reset our lives we must “belong” to Christ, 2 Corinthians 5:17.  When we belong to Christ, He gives us a mission and a purpose to life. Christianity isn’t about just attending a Sunday service or doing a few religious things, but it’s about living out the vision that God has for your life.

In Christ, we are now a NEW person, a NEW creation with NEW passions and desires! Often we hear people say to someone, “Give ‘em hell.” But as believers, we have the privilege of giving people heaven everyday! So as we live our lives and wherever we go, let’s shine the light of Jesus who lives within us and “GIVE ‘EM HEAVEN!” Jesus told us to pray, “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” We are an ambassador of Christ extending good news to those who are hurting and need hope, 2 Corinthians 5:18-20.  So let’s encourage each other to “give ‘em heaven!”

So far we have seen 402 people make a decision to make a FRESH START with God and we are only two weeks into our Reset series.  2011 is off to an incredible start! We have given all of them a free leather Bible and are helping them take their next steps. Just last night we had 80 people in a Fresh Start connect group learning the basics of the Christian life with a small group of people. It’s a lot of fun watching people begin a relationship with God, start fresh in their journey with Him as we give ‘em heaven!

If you would like to hear the entire sermon you can go to iTunes and listen to the podcast or watch the vodcast.  


  • Nate

    Got the chance to serve during Fresh Start and it rocked! Hearing chain-breaking testimonies and serving on a team focused on bringing real hope (all of our c3 teams share the same vision of real hope for real people in a real world) helps us all, no matter where we are,to RESET & get a Fresh Start…and that is how we can say with confidence “The best is yet to come!” Can’t wait to “Give’em HEAVEN!” this week.