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royal motorcycleDear Friends and Family of LCC,

NEW WORSHIP LEADER – We are searching for a new Sunday morning worship leader.  We will have some great subs in for the next few weeks.  Please be in prayer for the person God has for us.

We are blessed to have Brad Riley as our guest worship leader on Sunday.


LCC SUMMER FOOD DRIVE   – Thank you LCCers for being God’s Love With Skin again.  We took a pickup bed and back seat load of foods and blue jeans to 6 Stones Missions on Tuesday.  If you are on Facebook.  6 Stones has their own FB page you can like.  That makes it easy to keep up with all they have going on.

LCC will be participating in “Operation Back to School” on Saturday August 23.  They need 400 volunteers to serve all the families in need.  You only sign up for two hours.

Fifty Four Percent of the kids in HEB ISD come from economically disadvantaged families.  This is a great way to be God’s love with skin.  If you can’t volunteer you can donate money online.  Just $25.00 provides a kid with a backpack full of school supplies.


SUNDAY IS FIRST SUNDAY COMMUNION  or The Lord’s Supper in both services.


Sunday I will be teaching “We Are The Carriers of Hope For All.  Have you been reading ahead in Romans?  This week’s passage is Romans 15:7-13.  I am really excited about this passage.  God has put the responsibility of carrying the hope of the world on the local church.  That is us.  God designed His church, with Christ as the head, and us as the body to take hope to the world.

You know the world sees hope as just a wish; I hope I get this job, I hope I will be a good dad, I hope I will stay healthy.

In God’s Kingdom hope is a promise by the One who keeps promises.  Life Connection Church is a place God has designated and empowered to be where people go to be part of a family that is filled with “The Hope” that will fill a person with joy and peace because we trust in God.  Romans 15:13

I hope to see you at church on Sunday.  Bring a friend.  Everyone needs real hope.

God bless from your brotha from anotha motha

Royal

Logo_ontransparent convertedRomans 15:1-7 #42 Romans: The Greatest Letter Ever Written

And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. Heb 10:25

It’s never about pleasing ourselves. (pride, temptation)

1 We who are strong must be considerate of those who are sensitive about things like this. We must not just please ourselves.

 We should help others do what is right and build them up in the Lord. 

 Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up. 15:2 NIV

People pleasing is not wrong.  It is the motive for which we please that determines whether it is wrong or right.

Wrong:  Pleasing people to please people.

Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant. Gal 1:10

Right: Pleasing people to honor God and Truth.  When you honor God, the rewards are the Fruits of the Spirit.

 

the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Gal 5:22-23

 How To Be The Right Kind of People Pleaser

 Be God’s love with skin. Be like Jesus.

 For even Christ didn’t live to please himself. As the Scriptures say, “The insults of those who insult you, O God, have fallen on me.”

For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.  Rom 8:29

 Have faith in God’s promises.

 Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.

 Live in the Spirit as a follower of Christ.

May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus.

 Worship together

  Then all of you can join together with one voice, giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 Humbly accept others and give God the glory.

 Therefore, accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given glory.

E - RoyalDear Friends and Family of LCC,

I have always somewhat struggled with being a people pleaser.  It still creeps into my mind occasionally.  Though not as bad now as when I was young.

Many people wrestle with the people pleasing weakness.  We like people to like us.  We are created to be in relationships with God and each other so it’s natural to be a people pleaser.  People say it’s because God is a Spirit.  It’s easier to relate to people than to a Spirit.  Or is it?

There is a major problem with spending your life seeking the approval of others. When you don’t get it, especially from the important people in your life, it can be devastating.

So … You hear from those who are supposed to know …  “Don’t be a people pleaser.”  and some even say, “Just please yourself.”

As Christians we know “Just please yourself” is wrong, but what about “Don’t be a people pleaser?”  Is that wrong.

Is it wrong to be a people pleaser?  That’s my topic for Sunday, and yes I am teaching in Romans.

See you Sunday and bring a people pleaser friend with you.


LAST SUNDAY FOR FOOD DRIVE:

LCC SUMMER FOOD DRIVESunday’s in July bring food to benefit the “6 Stones New Hope” food pantry.  You can find a list of food needed by clicking here …  They also need some new to slightly used blue jeans. (Adults and children)

God bless from your brotha from anotha motha

Royal

TWO Videos From Last Sunday ….

Three Minute Time Lapse Video of Pot Luck Lunch
Fast motion three minute video of Setting up for the lunch – Eating – Tearing down – and resetting the Worship Center.
It’s kind of cool if I may say so myself.

Sermon: It’s Our Job To Make Each Other Better

 

E - RoyalLAST SUNDAY’S VIDEO MESSAGERight, Wrong and Your Opinion from Romans 12

Dear Friends and Family of LCC,

Can you believe the cool weather?  God is awesome to provide us with rain and, in the summer, cool weather.

Last Tuesday night as LCCers prayed around our building for the ministries and the funds to build our new building, there was a constant cool breeze.

We will be doing our prayer walk again next Tuesday night at 7:30pm.  Come join us.  It is pretty awesome for a group of Christians to walk around our building and pray.  We have all been blessed.

And just in case you were thinking, “Hey, I could walk around the building, pray, and get in my exercise walk.”  Seven laps around the building is a mile.  Yep.  Seven laps.  How cool is that.

In Joshua 6:1-27 we read the story of God’s people marching around the walls of Jericho.  God promised if they marched around the wall he would bring the walls down.

Do you remember how many times they went around?  ———Seven—–

He told them on the seventh day to march around seven times.  They did, and the walls came tumbling down.

That’s a mile in LCC life.  The growth of LCC, growing the love to change the world, building a new worship center and childrens area, that is our Jericho wall.

Come join is to walk and pray and knock the wall down.


We will be having an awesome summer covered dish supper this Sunday after the second service.  It is Scott’s last day as our worship leader and he and Stacy have already moved to Louisiana.  They are driving back this Sunday to worship with us and then we are going to eat.

I am teaching from Romans 14 this Sunday and I am calling my message, “We Make Each Other Better.”

Please join us and bring a friend for worship and good food.


Don’t forget:

LCC SUMMER FOOD DRIVE … Sunday’s in July bring food to benefit the “6 Stones New Hope” food pantry.  You can find a list of food needed by clicking here …  They also need some new to slightly used blue jeans. (Adults and children)

You know everyone thinks about the hungry in the winter and around the holidays, butpeople are still hungry in the summer.  Let’s help the New Hope Food Pantry out.


 

God bless from your brotha from anotha motha

Royal

LAST SUNDAY’S VIDEO MESSAGEHow To Live The Simple Life

Dear Friends and Family of LCC,

Don’t forget:

LCC SUMMER FOOD DRIVE … Sunday’s in July bring food to benefit the “6 Stones New Hope” food pantry.  You can find a list of food needed by clicking here …  They also need some new to slightly used blue jeans. (Adults and children)

I can tell by looking at the stack you guys are waiting till the last minute to pile it up.  ;-)

You know everyone thinks about the hungry in the winter and around the holidays, butpeople are still hungry in the summer.  Let’s help the New Hope Food Pantry out.


I will be teaching from Romans Chapter 14 this Sunday.  I am calling it “Right, Wrong, and The Book of Opinion.”  When God’s church is the strongest is when we are in unity.  God’s Word teaches that when we study the Word, and are in agreement to the rights and the wrongs, the necessary of Scripture, we grow towards unity.  That is one of the goals God has for His church.

Unfortunately, as you know, the church is not always unified.  Churches sometimes break up over the opinions or convictions of a person or groups of people.

What are some things you were taught growing up that you thought were right or wrong and then you found out they were just opinions?

In this weeks passage in Romans, the apostle Paul is setting it straight.  I think it will be an interesting teaching to you and to any guest you bring.

See you Sunday … Bring a friend.

God bless from your brotha from anotha motha

Royal

You can watch our past Sunday’s teaching or show them to your friends by clicking here …

E - RoyalDear Friends and Family of LCC,

Have you ever thought, “I wish I lived a more simple life?”  As people get older, and life becomes more cluttered and stressful, they start thinking about making life changes.  Most stop thinking about getting rich.  It just seems like instead of living the American Dream, they are stressed and exhausted.   They want to simplify their lives.

I love teaching the Bible … It really does have the answers, the right answers to making life better.  I love when I can teach and counsel others with the truth, and I love it that I know it works because God’s truth has changed my life.

Life is hardly ever easy.  We were never promised easy.

But it’s not as complicated as we make it out to be.  It really is simple.  This Sunday, straight from Romans, the greatest letter ever written,  God tells us “How To Live The Simple Life.”  The simple life is so much better than the stressful life.  That is our topic for Sunday.

We will also be having First Sunday Communion.

Hope to see you there and bring a friend.


LCC SUMMER FOOD DRIVE … Sunday’s in July bring food to benefit the “6 Stones New Hope” food pantry.  You can find a list of food needed by clicking here …  They also need some new to slightly used blue jeans.


See you Sunday … Bring a friend.

God bless from your brotha from anotha motha

Royal

E - RoyalLAST SUNDAY’S MESSAGEWe Are All Gifted And Talented  Romans 12:6-8

Dear Friends and Family of LCC,

What a great Father’s Day we had last Sunday. Traditionally, across the country, Father’s Day is a low attended Sunday.  Last Sunday was one of our higher attended days.  Way to go LCC.

Do you live “The Good Life”?  I have heard people talk about wanting to live the good life since I was a kid.  What is the good life?  I mean what would it look like, feel like?  I see photos of people on vacation with the caption, “the Good Life”.  That may feel like the good life, but we know it really is not.

People seem surprised when rich successful people try to drink away their problems or they end their lives.  It just seems like if you have enough stuff and the ability to buy more stuff, it would be the good life.

People start out as young adults chasing after the good life.  They chase one thing, and then another, and another.  Some give up after a couple of tries, and others chase their whole lives thinking if they could just take it another step, it would be the good life.

It never is.  You never get there.

Authors and publishers have made fortunes selling books that promise the good life.  And the guy looking for that illusive next step, he buys every one.

I think most people decide the good life is unreachable.  Its only meant for some.  So they settle.  They try to convince themselves they are content.  But they are not.  They have just lost hope for a good life.

There is a good life.  There is a Book that teaches the good life, and a loving God who offers contentment.

The apostle Paul wrote The Book of Romans.  It is the greatest letter, the most life changing letter that has ever been written.

This Sunday morning, in chapter twelve of that letter, we are going to look at a list, a check-list of “How to Live a Good Life.”

Don’t forget, everyone you know wants to live a”The Good Life”.  They can begin on Sunday.

Bring a friend.

God bless from your brotha from anotha motha

Royal

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