Sunday, October 2, 2011

Live Blogging C3 Church: Love (Week 3)

This weekend, C3 Church continues a new series entitled, "LOVE." Stay tuned during the 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. services (EST) for a live blog of Pastor Matt Fry's sermon.

Refresh this page during those hours for a regularly updated post.

If you would like to view the service online, please click here.

10:29 a.m. If you would like to make a fresh start in your life and receive God's love, pray this prayer:
Dear God, I realize I've sinned and I need you. Thank you for dying on the cross and rising from the grave. Come in to my heart and save me. Thank you for giving me eternal and abundant life. Help me to live for you, for the rest of my life. In Jesus' name. Amen.
To share your story, want more information about next steps, or just in need of prayer, please contact Pastor Matt Fry.
10:24 a.m. Paul says that when he boasts, he boasts about God and all the great things that he has done.

10:22 a.m. As parents, we should teach our kids everyday about the reality of life. Everything will NOT go your way. We will not ALWAYS win. We should teach them to celebrate in other people's success. It's not always about US. Rather than worrying about what others think, let's worry about what God thinks.

10:20 a.m. Many of boast and brag because we want to be noticed and accepted. Know that God looks at you with acceptance. Jesus loves you unconditionally. There is nothing you can do to make God love you more. Don't look to your spouse to meet your needs. Let God do that.

10:19 a.m. Real love is not boastful. It's ok to give God credit for what he has done, but it's not good to talk about yourself. Where would we be without Jesus?

10:15 a.m. Pastor Matt puts a gift under people's chairs in the amount of $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 increments. He wants you to be creative and give that money away. Use this money to bless someone else's life and tell them that Jesus loves them. Make sure that Jesus gets all the glory. For those didn't receive an envelope, take your own money and do the same thing. Take some resources (money for example) and make a difference together. Make sure that God gets the glory.

10:12 a.m. After last week, many people are sharing their acts of kindness. He wants you to continue to share what you're doing.

10:11 a.m. Pastor Matt is talking about a revolution of the heart. It's not about me, but it's about making a difference with my life. I want to be a part of what God's doing not what I'm doing.

10:10 a.m. Put treasures in heaven where thieves cannot steal, moths cannot destroy, and dust won't diminish the shine. Think about the impact we can have if we all just started to act kind to others. We could change the WORLD.

10:08 a.m. If we start to look beyond today. If we look at people who lived for their lives for themselves versus those who live to benefit others. Saul is a good example of selfishness. David had a heart after God and wanted to help others. His acts became a part of a movement versus a monument to self. Serve, love, and think of someone else first. People will remember you for being generous.

10:06 a.m. In review of last week's sermon, before we try to stuff Jesus down someone's throat, we should care for them and help fulfill their needs. Let's act kind to others, first. This isn't to say that we shouldn't speak about Jesus and help people find him, but people look at how we act first. Generosity breaks the grip of materialism, greed, and selfishness.

10:04 a.m. Wherever you find disorder in a business, family, or church, there's probably jealousy involved. Selfishness leads to a spirit of jealous. Let's love others the way Jesus loves them.

10:01 a.m. Why do we become jealous? Because of selfishness. Real love is doing without selfish ambition. Value others above yourself. Whenever you do an act of kindness, do with no requirement for payback. God will bless you because you are more inline with him.

9:59 a.m. Pastor Matt gives another example of jealousy out of the Old Testament where Saul was jealous of David because people were giving David credit for killing tens of thousands while Saul only killed thousands. The more jealous Saul became, the more he wanted to kill David. God protected David and blessed him.

9:56 a.m. Paul has to talk to Christians in Corinth like babies because they were acting like children. Sometimes we want to go deep into God, but if we live out what we already know then we can go deeper. However, many of us are not ready to go deep because we keep acting like infants. Take what God has revealed to you and live it now.

9:53 a.m. Real love is NOT jealous. Jealousy is negative and if you have jealousy in your heart, then it did not come from God. In the book of Corinthians, Paul writes to Christians who are jealous of one another. Somehow, we can package this jealousy into something "spiritual" to look down on others. There is nothing attractive about jealousy.

9:51 a.m. The foundational scripture is 1 Corinthians 13:1-4

9:50 a.m. Pastor Matt comes on stage. Today's message is about LOVE.

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