This weekend, we started a new series, Stand in the Gap! If you missed this weekend’s services, I encourage you to watch it or listen to it here. Also,if you were not at C3 this weekend, or if you would like to give your tithe or offering, you can give online by clicking here.
Ezekiel 22:30, “I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land. I searched for someone to stand in the gap in the wall so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land, but I found no one.”(NLT)
Ezekiel 22:26-31, “‘Your priests violated my law and desecrated my holy things. They can’t tell the difference between sacred and secular. They tell people there’s no difference between right and wrong. They’re contemptuous of my holy Sabbaths, profaning me by trying to pull me down to their level. Your politicians are like wolves prowling and killing and rapaciously taking whatever they want. Your preachers cover up for the politicians by pretending to have received visions and special revelations. They say, “This is what God, the Master, says . . .” when God hasn’t said so much as one word. Extortion is rife, robbery is epidemic, the poor and needy are abused, outsiders are kicked around at will, with no access to justice.’30-31 “I looked for someone to stand up for me against all this, to repair the defenses of the city, to take a stand for me and stand in the gap to protect this land so I wouldn’t have to destroy it. I couldn’t find anyone. Not one. So I’ll empty out my wrath on them, burn them to a crisp with my hot anger, serve them with the consequences of all they’ve done. Decree of God, the Master.”(Message)
30, “I looked for someone to stand up for me against all this, to repair the defenses of the city, to take a stand for me and stand in the gap to protect this land so I wouldn’t have to destroy it. I couldn’t find anyone. Not one.”
James 1:26-27, “If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless. 27 Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.”
STOP THE RELIGIOUS TALK
START CARING FOR THOSE IN NEED
27 “Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.”
At C3 we have a vision of providing real hope for real people in a real world, and one way we are doing that in 2013 is Project 919! This is a 9 month focus from January to September to bless the 1.9 million people in the 919 area code with the love of Jesus. Our ministry focus this month is blessing all of the single parents and widows in the 919 area code.
Go to Project919.org and get some ideas of ways that you can bless others and share your ideas with us!
Our group project this month is a FREE oil change for all single moms and dads in the 919 this Saturday, February 9, from 9am – 1pm on our church campus. Come out and serve and spread the word to all single parents that you know to come and get a free oil change!
This weekend, Matt interviewed, Mrs. Barbara Vallon, who is in her early 90’s and has been a faithful member of C3 for 14 years! Mrs. Barbara has been widowed many years but continues this day to serve faithfully in our church! Watch her inspiring testimony here…
WE NEED TO CARE ABOUT THE ONE
We change the world one life at a time.
John 3:16, “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”(NLT)
REMEMBER JESUS CARES ABOUT THE ONE
Let’s stand in the gap!