Shopping is now the #1 American leisure activity, taking the place of previous #1 – religion. Social media influencers are the new priests/preistesses of this culture which worships by double clicking to accumulate more stuff. The average American gets rid of more than 65 lbs of clothes every year. 25% of people with 2 car garages can’t park in them because they’re filled with stuff. This is exactly the opposite of how Jesus speaks of a life of peace, the way of contentment, and where our devotion should be directed. Watch today’s message to learn how we got here and what will help us recover from the chaos and stress this kind of lifestyle will cause.
“Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.” Ephesians 4:11-13 (NLTSE)
Today’s message focuses on the people Christ gave as founding gifts to PC3 and the impact they have had on this church and others in the community as they transition into the next stage of God’s plan for them.
We love you, Billy and Kim Wight!
Anyone who cannot rest from work is a slave-to a need for success, to a materialistic culture, to exploitative employers, to parental expectations, or all of the above. Sabbath is a declaration of freedom. So engage in activities that are life giving instead of life taking. We worship in how we rest.
Simply Christmas: Joy
Jesus is the shepherd and the sacrifice that was needed to save us – perfect, without blemish, and why he was called the lamb of God. This is the Christmas story!
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep. John 10:11 NLT
The greatest of all Christmas PRESENTS really is the PRESENCE of Jesus. In all things. At all times. You can open all of His Presence at any time by faith. Will you choose to open His Presence today?
We pray that you will.
Today we worshiped through music with the following songs: O Come All Ye Faithful No Longer Slaves Confidence Videos used in the message: Gabriel Visits Mary
Simply Christmas: A Promise
The story of Christmas doesn’t start in Matthew – it started long before Joseph and Mary were on the scene. It is a story of God fulfilling his promise to his people and people trying to fill their lives with everything but what God was offering. You are flesh and blood, soul and heart. Your greatest desires, your dreams, will never be found in a department store.
Today we worshiped through music with the following songs: Won’t Stop Now-Elevation Holy Spirit Confidence Videos used in the message: Captain Marvel Gets Her Powers Scene – Captain Marvel (2019) Movie CLIP HD Captain Marvel Gets Her FULL Powers Scene – Captain Marvel (2019) Movie CLIP HD Leave a Legacy (Thanksgiving Version) Avengers: Endgame Trailer […]
Today we worshiped through music with the following songs: Won’t Stop Now-Elevation Something Good Confidence Videos used in the message: Millennial Dads vs Baby Boomer Dads Movie Clip – End Scene of “The Notebook”
You may not realize this but you have been crafted, designed, to do something good. Designed to point to something greater – which is Jesus.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 NLT.