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Video From Last Sunday …. New Life Sacred Task  Notes  Romans 15


E - RoyalDear Friends and Family of LCC,

I am always excited about Sundays.  I like to call Sunday our “Spiritual Pep Rally” day.  We are in the trenches all week and on Sunday we get to freely worship our Lord and let go of the outside stressers.  We get to be in a safe place where it is much easier to let go and let God.

Thank you Lord Jesus for starting your church.

 When we get together, I want to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours. Romans 1:12

I am excited, and we will be blessed to have as our guest worship leader this Sunday from Oklahoma City, Marcy Priest.  Marcy has led worship at numerous churches and conferences across the country, performed on live worship albums, and released albums of her own inspirational songwriting. She is best known for being a worship leader at LifeChurch.tv in Oklahoma City.

Check out her personal website MarcyPriest.com  and like her Facebook Page Marcy Priest

Come early Sunday for a Cappuccino. Thanks to the donation from a couple of LCCers, we have a Cappuccino-Hot Chocolate machine.  I have checked it out and all I can say is … “Smooth and Tasty”.

I will be teaching the last message from the series in Romans called, “The Greatest Letter Ever Written“.   At the end of this letter (Ch 16) to the church in Rome the apostle Paul celebrates the family of the church and challenges them to stay on task.  He also gives us a warning.  He reminds us that we are all involved when it comes to doing the work of God, the holy task.  We should celebrate each other as the “Holy Family.”

This series has been such a challenge and such a joy.   Sunday is #45.

Its going to be a great day all around.  Be there and bring a friend.


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.

We are also searching for a part-time or intern Student Pastor for our 6th -12th grade students.

Please be in prayer for the people God has for us.


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.


 

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

God bless from your brotha from anotha motha

Royal

Romans 15

royal motorcycleSacred:  devoted and set aside to live for God.

 I am writing to all of you in Rome who are loved by God and are called to be his own holy people.  May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.  Romans 1:7

1) You know what you need to know to live a sacred life now.

 14 I am fully convinced, my dear brothers and sisters, that you are full of goodness. You know these things so well you can teach each other all about them.

 2)  You won’t live the sacred life naturally.  You have to be reminded and know it is a supernatural life.

15 Even so, I have been bold enough to write about some of these points, knowing that all you need is this reminder.

3)   You were made holy (sanctified) by the Holy Spirit so you can be an acceptable offering to God.

For by God’s grace, 16 I am a special messenger from Christ Jesus to you Gentiles. I bring you the Good News so that I might present you as an acceptable offering to God, made holy by the Holy Spirit.

 Sanctification is the practical experience or process of living a holy life. 

(Heart change … Butology)

4)  It’s always about God’s glory not mine.

17 So I have reason to be enthusiastic about all Christ Jesus has done through me in my service to God. 18 Yet I dare not boast about anything except what Christ has done through me, bringing the Gentiles to God by my message and by the way I worked among them.

  •  Motivated by the love of Christ
  • Desire to serve God not people
  • Expectations and results in God’s control
  • Live to glorify God

19 They were convinced by the power of miraculous signs and wonders and by the power of God’s Spirit.  In this way, I have fully presented the Good News of Christ from Jerusalem all the way to Illyricum.

5)   Go to the people who don’t know. Show and Tell

20 My ambition has always been to preach the Good News where the name of Christ has never been heard, rather than where a church has already been started by someone else. 21 I have been following the plan spoken of in the Scriptures, where it says,

“Those who have never been told about him will see,
    and those who have never heard of him will understand.”

6)  Support the work of the body (the message)  with prayer and your resources out of gratitude.

…25 I must go to Jerusalem to take a gift to the believers there. 26 For you see, the believers in Macedonia and Achaia have eagerly taken up an offering for the poor among the believers in Jerusalem. 27 They were glad to do this because they feel they owe a real debt to them. Since the Gentiles received the spiritual blessings of the Good News from the believers in Jerusalem, they feel the least they can do in return is to help them financially.

 30 Dear brothers and sisters, I urge you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to join in my struggle by praying to God for me. Do this because of your love for me, given to you by the Holy Spirit.

royal motorcycleDear Friends and Family of LCC,

I have really been challenged and enjoyed teaching through the book of Romans.  As you know I called the series: The Greatest Letter Ever Written.  Throughout history, so many people have become believers and so many others have taken their faith to the next level reading and understanding the Paul’s letter to the church in Rome.

I am just a couple of teachings away from finishing this series. I hope you have enjoyed it and it has helped you grow in your faith or maybe even made the Gospel clear to you for the first time.

Way back in chapter one the apostle Paul wrote, “I am writing to all of you in Rome who are loved by God and are called to be His own holy people. May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.”  What a great way to open such an important letter.

Now in Chapter fifteen the apostle is closing out this letter by telling us to remember who and Whose we are.  He writes that he knows we know, and that we can even teach each other.  But we need a reminder.  It’s not natural for us to live a holy or sacred life.  It’s supernatural.

In this passage of Scripture we are going to be reminded that the new life we have been given by God through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit is a sacred one.  We are Holy and we are to live holy lives.

I am calling this message, “Your New Life Is A Sacred Task. “I will be teaching from Romans 15:14-33.  Read ahead.  I hope to see you Sunday.


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.

We are also searching for a part-time or intern Student Pastor for our 6th -12th grade students.

Please be in prayer for the people God has for us.


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.


 

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

God bless from your brotha from anotha motha

Royal

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

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