This weekend at C3 we started our new sermon series, Heart of a Champion. We also kicked off our Ministry Team Expo. We have awesome opportunities to serve at C3 and I want to encourage you to sign up for a ministry team this weekend in the lobby! Don’t let a lack of time or an uncertainty of where to serve stop you from signing up! God does amazing things when we get our eyes off ourselves and serve!
Robbie Robison, who has been a great friend of mine and Matt’s for years, spoke in our weekend services and to our student ministry Sunday night! We are so thankful for Robbie and Tina’s friendship.If you missed this weekend’s services, I encourage you to watch it here and 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.
Here are notes from Robbie’s message on having the Heart of a Champion…
These are the names of David’s mightiest warriors. The first was Jashobeam the Hacmonite, who was leader of the Three—the three mightiest warriors among David’s men. He once used his spear to kill 800 enemy warriors in a single battle.
Next in rank among the Three was Eleazar son of Dodai, a descendant of Ahoah. Once Eleazar and David stood together against the Philistines when the entire Israelite army had fled. He killed Philistines until his hand was too tired to lift his sword, and the LORD gave him a great victory that day. The rest of the army did not return until it was time to collect the plunder!
Next in rank was Shammah son of Agee from Harar. One time the Philistines gathered at Lehi and attacked the Israelites in a field full of lentils. The Israelite army fled, but Shammah held his ground in the middle of the field and beat back the Philistines. So the LORD brought about a great victory.
Once during the harvest, when David was at the cave of Adullam, the Philistine army was camped in the valley of Rephaim. The Three (who were among the Thirty—an elite group among David’s fighting men) went down to meet him there. David was staying in the stronghold at the time, and a Philistine detachment had occupied the town of Bethlehem.
David remarked longingly to his men, “Oh, how I would love some of that good water from the well by the gate in Bethlehem.” So the Three broke through the Philistine lines, drew some water from the well by the gate in Bethlehem, and brought it back to David. But he refused to drink it. Instead, he poured it out as an offering to the LORD. “The LORD forbid that I should drink this!” he exclaimed. “This water is as precious as the blood of these men who risked their lives to bring it to me.” So David did not drink it. These are examples of the exploits of the Three.” (2 Samuel 23:8-17 NLT)
What does it take to have the heart of a champion?…
1. Passion. We’ve got to want God to be glorified in this House.
2. Authority. You can’t fall under the authority of the Word of God if we aren’t reading the Word of God! Also, every team has a coach and Matt is the coach of C3! As God gives him the vision, it’s our honor to come alongside and serve that vision.
3. Resolve. Never say never!
4. Together. It’s not about me, it’s about we.
Being a real champion is not about competing – it’s about completing the call on my life!
This weekend’s worship set included…
Yours Forever – Hillsong
What Joy – Generation Church
Jesus Saves –
Greatness of our God – Hillsong