Less MOOING! More MOVING!

This past Sunday (Growth Sunday) for me was very freeing as a Pastor.(if you missed it, you can check it out here, http://vimeo.com/52435328 )  I love the times when I am truly able to share straight from my heart. I really felt God’s presence in our Church this past Sunday, and I am so thankful for that. With all of this in mind, I wanted to take a moment to remind you of a few things from this past Sunday, and also challenge you on a few points for our upcoming worship experience this Sunday.

 

REMINDERS

When we share God’s love, we show God’s heart.

This week as you go thru your normal routine, pray that God will place opportunities in your path for you to share God’s love with people in common, simple ways. But be prepared, because He will do it.

 

Less Mooing, and More Moving!

To be honest, this was one of my favorite points of the day. Remember, we as a church are not called to stand around and just feel safe and docile! We are wild, we are untamed, we are the Church of the living God…..so…….ACT LIKE IT! Remember God has called us to stampede through this world, and not just stand around and mooooooo!

 

Start With, “Why”

Why do you exist? Why do you do what you do? Why does the church (Covenant) exist? And even more, why did Jesus come to this earth? According to Luke 19:10, Jesus came to seek and to save the lost. This must be the heartbeat of our Church. This is our, “why”! We exist to seek and to save the lost…PERIOD! There is so much that we could do, there is so much that we can do, but if we don’t seek out people far from God and invite them into a relationship with Him, then what have we truly accomplished? So remember, people don’t buy your “what’s”, they buy your, “why”. Let’s be a people that are more concerned with accomplishing Jesus’ “why”, then just fulfilling our preferred, “what’s”!

 

Challenge

#1-Arrive (BEFORE 10AM!!!) with the expectancy that God is going to speak to you this Sunday.

#2-Bring someone that needs Jesus to the first week of our new series, “The Real Change Campaign”. Check out this link for our new series. http://vimeo.com/52127380

#3-We’ve dubbed this month, “No Miss November.” Most people on average come to church once or twice a month. Imagine how things would be different if we all showed up at the same time! I wanna see that happen.

#4-I’m asking that you…YEAH YOU, reading this right now, would get on your knees and pray your face off for our church like you have never prayed before. Each and every day for the remainder of this week, pray by yourself, pray with your friends, and pray with your family for our church. And don’t just read this and walk away, actually do it!

Pray for the leadership at Covenant, pray for me as your Pastor, pray for our city, and pray that God would unleash Himself in our midst. I truly believe that if we all prayed with expectancy that there is NO TELLING WHAT GOD COULD DO!!! I want to see what happens, don’t you? Remember that God’s dreams for His Church are always greater than Our dreams for His Church. So, let’s align ourselves with God’s expectations for His church. Let’s dream bigger, lets pray bigger and let’s expect more. Pray that God would grow our church, pray that God would use Covenant to seek and save the lost, pray that God would move this upcoming Sunday, and all through this month like nothing we’ve ever seen before.

I can’t wait for Sunday. I’m expecting GREAT things.

-Pastor Travis

 

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

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