This weekend we continued our Heart of A Champion series and we also kicked off our fall Connect Group sign up’s. Connect Groups are the heartbeat of C3 – they are a way for your to grow more in your relationship with God and with others. At C3 we offer all kinds of Connect Groups from Marriage on the Rock to Raising Preschoolers to sermon-based Connect Groups for men, women and couples.
I want to encourage you to sign up this weekend for a Connect Group. It is in Connect Groups that you will establish lifelong friendships! You can click here to sign up or for more information. We will be signing up the next 2 weekends, so make sure you stop by in the lobby or fill out a card and get signed up!
Matt reminded us in his message this weekend that we are stronger together! 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.
Exodus 17:1-16, “At the Lord’s command, the whole community of Israel left the wilderness of Sin and moved from place to place. Eventually they camped at Rephidim, but there was no water there for the people to drink. 2 So once more the people complained against Moses. “Give us water to drink!” they demanded. “Quiet!” Moses replied. “Why are you complaining against me? And why are you testing the Lord?” 3 But tormented by thirst, they continued to argue with Moses. “Why did you bring us out of Egypt? Are you trying to kill us, our children, and our livestock with thirst?” 4 Then Moses cried out to the Lord, “What should I do with these people? They are ready to stone me!” 5 The Lord said to Moses, “Walk out in front of the people. Take your staff, the one you used when you struck the water of the Nile, and call some of the elders of Israel to join you. 6 I will stand before you on the rock at Mount Sinai. Strike the rock, and water will come gushing out. Then the people will be able to drink.” So Moses struck the rock as he was told, and water gushed out as the elders looked on. 7 Moses named the place Massah (which means “test”) and Meribah (which means “arguing”) because the people of Israel argued with Moses and tested the Lord by saying, “Is the Lord here with us or not?” 8 While the people of Israel were still at Rephidim, the warriors of Amalek attacked them. 9 Moses commanded Joshua, “Choose some men to go out and fight the army of Amalek for us. Tomorrow, I will stand at the top of the hill, holding the staff of God in my hand.” 10 So Joshua did what Moses had commanded and fought the army of Amalek. Meanwhile, Moses, Aaron, and Hur climbed to the top of a nearby hill. 11 As long as Moses held up the staff in his hand, the Israelites had the advantage. But whenever he dropped his hand, the Amalekites gained the advantage. 12 Moses’ arms soon became so tired he could no longer hold them up. So Aaron and Hur found a stone for him to sit on. Then they stood on each side of Moses, holding up his hands. So his hands held steady until sunset. 13 As a result, Joshua overwhelmed the army of Amalek in battle. 14 After the victory, the Lord instructed Moses, “Write this down on a scroll as a permanent reminder, and read it aloud to Joshua: I will erase the memory of Amalek from under heaven.” 15 Moses built an altar there and named it Yahweh-Nissi (which means “the Lord is my banner”). 16 He said, “They have raised their fist against the Lord’s throne, so now the Lord will be at war with Amalek generation after generation.”(NLT)
Why were Aaron and Hur champions? They understood the…
1. THE POWER OF PRAYER
James 5:16, “Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.”(NLT)
2. THE POWER OF RELATIONSHIPS
We should have friends that are PLANTED in God’s House.
Psalm 92:13, “Those who are planted in the house of the Lord Shall flourish in the courts of our God.”(NKJV)
We find friends by staying Connected to Other Believers. Connect Groups at C3 are the perfect place to stay connected!
Several of the songs that we have been doing recently at C3 are from Hillsong‘s Cornerstone album. You can purchase this CD or DVD in the Source!
This weekend’s worship set included…
Endless Light – Hillsong’s Cornerstone
I Will Exalt You –
Beneath the Waters (I Will Rise) – Hillsong’s Cornerstone
From the Inside Out – Hillsong