Holiness Series Blog
What do you picture when you hear the word holy? The Pope? The Amish? A large cathedral? A set of rules? An extremist group or Jihad? Stained-glass windows? A miserable-looking group of people who are against anything fun?
What does it mean to be holy? Where does holiness come from, and do I even want it? If so, what does it look like?
If some things are holy and others are not, who sets the standard? How do we know the difference? Do we become holy by following a set of rules?
The Bible has a lot to say about the subject of holiness. We read these words in the book of Hebrews: “Strive for peace with everyone, and for holiness without which no one will see the Lord.” (Hebrews 12:14 ESV)
Pretty scary words! No one will see the Lord without holiness.
I guess we should look at what that means if we want to see the Lord. So, that is what this series is about…holiness. We are asking you to take some time during this series to "unplug" from the norm, and connect with Jesus. Who's in?
If you want to see the Lord, please don’t miss even one week of our new series which begins Sunday, May3 at 10:30 a.m. Bring everyone with you that you can. After all, we want them to see the Lord too.
I want to see the Lord. I'm in!
Pastor’s Easter Blog
1 Corinthians 15:1-6 (ESV) : 1 Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, 2 and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. 3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 6 Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep.
The cross is bare. The tomb is empty. Hope shines bright!
“Do versus done.” That is the difference between religion and Christianity. Every religion prescribes something that you must do in order to gain God’s favor. The Bible teaches that everything needed to secure salvation, has already been done by Jesus. From the cross, Jesus shouted “It is finished!” He meant what he said.
Christmas Blog #2
Merry Christmas Celebrators! There are only nine days until Christmas. There has never been a better time to share Jesus with people everywhere you go. Come on family; let’s spread the Christmas hope and cheer!
Sundays rock at Celebration! We get to be together as a church family, sing about Jesus, study God’s Word, experience life change, give to God’s work, and get refueled for the week ahead. I look forward to seeing you every week and am so privileged to be a part of what God is doing here at Celebration. I love the warm family atmosphere here, where everyone is welcome.
Confidence With God
Merry Christmas Celebrators! This is a great time of year to celebrate! In fact, if you know Jesus, it’s always a good time to jump for joy. Christmas is for ME, three hundred and sixty five days a year. That’s a party.
Think with me for a minute about all that Jesus went through…for me and you.
Jesus Christ lives! Merry Christmas!!
Jesus did not come for us to stay the same. He came to make change possible. He did not come to make bad people good. He came to make dead people alive. He did not come to make you religious. He came to have an intimate relationship with you. He didn’t come to reform you. He came to transform you.