This weekend was our annual Fall Kick Off Weekend at C3!! I love Fall Kick Off because it is the start of a new season for our church! We were honored to have Zach Norman of Atlanta, Georgia, with us this weekend to lead worship at all 3 services. We met Zach when he came to C3 the last several years with Seventy-One, a group from Liberty University. He is a gifted leader in this generation and we were blessed to have him and his wife, Katie, spend the weekend with us!
It was also a special weekend because Sunday was Matt’s birthday! We are so blessed to have a leader who loves God and has a heart for the lost the way that Matt does!
This weekend Matt spoke an awesome message on God being a Great God! It was an introduction message to a series that we will begin next weekend called I Am! I’m so excited for this series and I encourage you to be in church every weekend for the series and to join one of our many connect groups and take the series one step further each week with your group! We will be signing up for connect groups again this weekend!
Matt reminded us that we need a fresh encounter with God and when we encounter the Great I Am we begin to discover who I Am.
Exodus 3:1-15, “One day Moses was tending the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian. He led the flock far into the wilderness and came to Sinai, the mountain of God. 2 There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing fire from the middle of a bush. Moses stared in amazement. Though the bush was engulfed in flames, it didn’t burn up. 3 “This is amazing,” Moses said to himself. “Why isn’t that bush burning up? I must go see it.” 4 When the Lord saw Moses coming to take a closer look, God called to him from the middle of the bush, “Moses! Moses!” “Here I am!” Moses replied. 5 “Do not come any closer,” the Lord warned. “Take off your sandals, for you are standing on holy ground. 6 I am the God of your father—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” When Moses heard this, he covered his face because he was afraid to look at God. 7 Then the Lord told him, “I have certainly seen the oppression of my people in Egypt. I have heard their cries of distress because of their harsh slave drivers. Yes, I am aware of their suffering. 8 So I have come down to rescue them from the power of the Egyptians and lead them out of Egypt into their own fertile and spacious land. It is a land flowing with milk and honey—the land where the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites now live. 9 Look! The cry of the people of Israel has reached me, and I have seen how harshly the Egyptians abuse them. 10 Now go, for I am sending you to Pharaoh. You must lead my people Israel out of Egypt.” 11 But Moses protested to God, “Who am I to appear before Pharaoh? Who am I to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt?” 12 God answered, “I will be with you. And this is your sign that I am the one who has sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God at this very mountain.” 13 But Moses protested, “If I go to the people of Israel and tell them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,’ they will ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what should I tell them?” 14 God replied to Moses, “I Am Who I Am. Say this to the people of Israel: I Am has sent me to you.” 15 God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: Yahweh,[e] the God of your ancestors—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you. This is my eternal name, my name to remember for all generations.”(NLT)
GOD IS GREATER THAN OUR OBSTACLES
GOD IS GREATER THAN OUR NEEDS
GOD IS GREATER THAN OUR PROBLEMS