Your New Name

This Sunday we are wrapping up our, “YU”, series. And I thought I would do something that I haven’t ever done before. I’m going to give you the main points of my message for Sunday today. Now, this doesn’t mean that you can skip this Sunday! The reason i’m gonna give you my main points is because i’m wondering if you know someone who needs to hear this word….maybe you have a friend, or a family member or maybe even someone that you just, know, who could use these words this weekend. I want to encourage you to find one person who is struggling with who they are, and who they are not, or what their purpose is in life, and I want you to bring them this Sunday. I am praying with great expectation that we are going to see people give their lives to Christ this Sunday, and I would invite you to pray that prayer with me as well. So step out of your comfort zone and invite, invite, invite….

Your New Name

2 Corinthians 5:17- “If anyone is in Christ He is a new creation, the old has passed away behold the new has come.”

1. God’s Love Is Not Dependent On Your Actions

2.Your Guilt Should Serve As An Indicator Of God’s Grace Rather Than A Reminder Of Your Failures

3.You Are Closer Than You Think

4.God Has A New Name Just For You

Backwards and Forwards

So, it’s wednesday which means it’s about the midway point between last Sunday’s worship experience and this upcoming Sunday’s worship experience. So I thought I would give a little recap of last Sunday and a little sneak peak at this upcoming Sunday.

Last Sunday at Covenant

#1-We launched at our new campus in Grove City, Rave Cinemas.

#2-It was awesome

#3-Our Volunteers killed it!

#4-Our cKids workers pulled off an amazing experience for our kids

#5-We had over 300 people show up

#6-The Worship was huge!

#7-We launched our cLifeGroups with a record number of people getting involved

#8-God’s Word was taught

#9-We challenged you to ask for stronger vision from God for your life

#10-We challenged you to bring a friend this upcoming Sunday

This Upcoming Sunday at Covenant

#1-I think we are entering into one of the greatest seasons our church has ever seen, and this Sunday is going to be evidence of that.

#2-We will be in week two of our, “YU, The Human Element,” series. I’m preaching from the book of Joshua, and how God commanded Him to, “Take Back The Land.” I can’t wait to preach this message

#3-The creative element for this Sunday is off the charts amazing….that’s all I can say…wow…seriously…

#4-We will be highlighting one of our Covenant Global Outreach Partners, “Living Water International.” Very cool non profit. You should partner with them if you are not doing so already. You can do so here —> http://www.water.cc/

#5- You will walk away hopefully more challenged and more empowered than ever before.

#6-We will have earplugs….for real this time! LOL

I love our church, and I can’t wait for this Sunday to come. Join me as we pray with great expectation that our God would move in our City and our church in a mighty way! See you this Sunday!

-Pastor Travis

We Are Launching

Our Launch at Rave Cinemas is almost here Covenant! I’m so excited I can barely sleep! The team has been working so hard to make sure that the worship experience for both adults and kids alike, is going to be one that you can be really proud of when bringing your friends. I just CANNOT wait for you to see it. WOW. I think we all are getting the sense that we are a part of something much bigger than ourselves here. There is such a great anticipation and momentum heading into this Sunday. Here are a couple quick thoughts pertaining to this upcoming Sunday as we launch at 10AM…

#1- Remember you are standing in the Gap. You may be the only opportunity someone has to hear about  Jesus. Do not miss any opportunity that you might have to invite someone to Covenant this weekend. Remember that you are not accountable to, “save” anyone, that is the job of the Holy Spirit. However, it is our job to clear a path for the gospel, and to invite people to experience Christ. For this reason, you should be a bringer. Be a person who is marked by your love for Christ in your everyday life, not just your Sunday mornings. Step out in boldness and invite, invite, invite. Do whatever it takes to get people in a position where they have the chance to hear the gospel.

#2- This Sunday we begin our new series, “YU.” We are going to be talking about the bigger vision that God has for our lives. I’ve been waiting to preach through this series for a while now. In fact, this has been burning inside my chest since last May. I cannot wait to get it out of my soul.

#3- Pray with expectationNaw, bump that, pray with HUGE EXPECTANCY! I want to encourage you to pray prayers over our church that are so big, so huge, so immense, that they seem imposible. Pray prayers that are outside the realm of what you think is realistic. If we serve a God who is greater than anything we could ever imagine, then our prayers should reflect it. So be sure as you pray to pray BIG. And when you pray, remember to pray for people and not just numbers. Pray specifically for people by name. Pray for the woman at the coffee shop, pray for your boss, pray for your husband or wife, and pray that God will stir in their heart to join you this Sunday. Pray that God would move like never before, pray that His presence is evident in our church like never before, pray that God will continue to draw all people to Himself, and pray for a great Harvest this Sunday!

#4- Our Volunteers are amazing! I’m so thankful for so many of you stepping up and taking ownership of YOUR church! There is no telling what God can do with a group of people who are sold out for Him, and who are sold out to the fact that God wants to use HIS church as the vehicle to reach this world.

#5- I am praying for you! As your pastor, I want you to know how proud I am of you, and the fact that we are all stepping out of faith in this move. Just remember that daily, I am lifting up the names of the people who call Covenant their home. I love being your pastor, and I love our church. Let’s make an impact that will be felt by our children’s children, let’s take back the land that God has promised us, and let’s pray that God moves mightily beyond all of our understanding. 

Stay Strong,

-Pastor Travis

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