Monday Morning Recap

WOW!!!  That’s the best word to describe this weekend at C3! We kicked off the weekend Friday night with an awesome Toby Mac Concert here at C3!  It was a powerful night as we worshiped together.  God constantly blows me away by the people that He brings to C3.

Toby Mac & Diverse City at C3

Friday night we also kicked off Revolution Weekend with 138 of our C3 students and over 70 student leaders! Matt and I are so proud of Christian and Tonya Painter and our awesome C3 student volunteers for an incredible weekend of pouring into our students and showing them what it means to have a heart of a champion!

Revolution Students doing Servolution Project at Smithfield Rescue Mission

We’ve been in a series the last few weeks called “Five Star”.  God wants us to be five star christians and for C3 to be a five star church! You can listen to the sermon here and watch it here.  We also had our Discovery 101 class this weekend which is a prerequisite class for membership. Matt and I love meeting the new families that God is brining to C3 and sharing the vision that God has given us for C3 to provide ‘real hope for real people in a real world’.

Matt preached a powerful word on Honor from James 2 and what can hinder us from showing honor.

James 2:1-13, “My dear brothers and sisters, how can you claim to have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ if you favor some people over others? For example, suppose someone comes into your meeting dressed in fancy clothes and expensive jewelry, and another comes in who is poor and dressed in dirty clothes. If you give special attention and a good seat to the rich person, but you say to the poor one, “You can stand over there, or else sit on the floor”—well, doesn’t this discrimination show that your judgments are guided by evil motives? Listen to me, dear brothers and sisters. Hasn’t God chosen the poor in this world to be rich in faith? Aren’t they the ones who will inherit the Kingdom he promised to those who love him? But you dishonor the poor! Isn’t it the rich who oppress you and drag you into court? Aren’t they the ones who slander Jesus Christ, whose noble name you bear? Yes indeed, it is good when you obey the royal law as found in the Scriptures: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you favor some people over others, you are committing a sin. You are guilty of breaking the law. For the person who keeps all of the laws except one is as guilty as a person who has broken all of God’s laws. For the same God who said, “You must not commit adultery,” also said, “You must not murder.” So if you murder someone but do not commit adultery, you have still broken the law. So whatever you say or whatever you do, remember that you will be judged by the law that sets you free. There will be no mercy for those who have not shown mercy to others. But if you have been merciful, God will be merciful when he judges you.”

HINDRANCE TO HONOR IS FAVORITISM

James 2:1, “My dear brothers and sisters, how can you claim to have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ if you favor some people over others?”

HINDRANCE TO HONOR IS DISCRIMINATION

Prejudice leads to discrimination.

James 2:3-4, “If you give special attention and a good seat to the rich person, but you say to the poor one, “You can stand over there, or else sit on the floor”—well, 4 doesn’t this discrimination show that your judgments are guided by evil motives?

LOVE IS THE KEY TO OVERCOMING FAVORITISM

James 2:8-9, “Yes indeed, it is good when you obey the royal law as found in the Scriptures: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you favor some people over others, you are committing a sin. You are guilty of breaking the law.”

We Should Honor ALL People!

Romans 5:8,But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.”

Our student worship team did an awesome job leading worship this weekend at our services.  Here is a list of the songs that we worshiped to…

Get Up –

Our God Is Love – Hillsong

Like an Avalance – Hillsong

With Everything – Hillsong

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