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LifePointe Christian Church

November 18, 2018 - Couch or Cross

November 18, 2018 - Couch or Cross

Speaker: Derek Gute, Adult Ministries Pastor

Locations & Times

LifePointe Christian Church

10291 E Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95624, USA

Sunday 8:30 AM

Sunday 9:45 AM

Sunday 11:15 AM

Our comfort, or the comfort of those we love, affects many of the decisions
that we make
Are we putting our comfort ahead of who God wants us to be and what God wants us to do?
“Comfort, the enemy of progress.” -P.T. Barnum
Have we gotten comfortable and complacent?
Matthew 14:29 “Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water
and came toward Jesus.”
Peter is drive by his faith in Jesus, not his comfort.
“You make me brave.”
We fail to take steps of obedience when we’re too focused on our comfort
There is a cost to our comfort
Jesus gives us the same invitation He extended to Peter… “Come. Take a step of faith and live your life pursuing me.
Your choice to pursue the couch or the cross has an impact on others.
“If it is possible, may this cup be taken from me.”
“If it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you
will.”
Aren’t you glad Jesus chose to be obedient instead of comfortable?
The goal is not to live in a constant state of discomfort, but to live in
obedience to Jesus, even when it means being uncomfortable
Jesus is far more concerned about our spiritual growth than our comfort
Are you more focused on the couch or the cross? Are you more concerned
about living in comfort or living in obedience to Jesus?
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SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PICTURES WITH SANTA Event Help: We need volunteers for the day of to assist with set up and tear down, kids' crafts and more! To sign up to help, stop by the lobby or email Alishia Edwards at a.edwards@lifepointe.org

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS AND EVENTS

UGANDA INFO MEETING / TODAY at 12:45 pm in Rm 102 Learn more from Dennis Kearney about his past trips to Uganda and join him on his next trip in the summer of 2019.
More info: Contact Dennis at djkearney47@gmail.com

TURKEY BOWL / TODAY from 1:15 - 4:15 pm

LP's annual flag football game (for ages 7th grade and up) will be at Elk Grove Park (near the softball fields on the south end). You don’t have to play to come join the fun; come out and cheer us on!
More info: d.gute@lifepointe.org

THE GREAT DICKENS CHRISTMAS FAIR - LADIES DAY TRIPPERS / SAT, DEC 1 / 7:00 am

A holiday adventure into Victorian London, an elaborate fair with hundreds of costumed players, music halls, dance floors and Christmas shops at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. Sign up in the lobby or at lifepointe.org/dickens-fair

REACH OUR COMMUNITY - SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PICTURES WITH SANTA / SAT, DEC 1 / 9am-1pm
Event Help: We need volunteers for the day of to assist with set up and tear down, kids' crafts and more!
To sign up to help, stop by the lobby or email Alishia Edwards at a.edwards@lifepointe.org

VOYAGERS: A CHRISTMAS WINTER ESCAPE / SAT, DEC 8 / 6:00 PM

Come join us for dinner and entertainment in your semi-formal attire with other Voyagers (45-65years). Cost: $10.00 per person. Donated blankets will be accepted at the event to provide to the homeless. Register at lifepointe.org/christmas-escape by Dec 2.
More info: Jennifer Skinner at jrskinner@jps.net

HOLIDAY SHOPPING WITHOUT KIDS / TUES, DEC 11 / 6:00 - 8:30 pm
An opportunity for you to do your Christmas shopping without your kiddos! They'll enjoy snacks, crafts, and a movie while you shop! Sign up by Dec 5 at lifepointe.org/holiday-shopping. More info: Alishia Edwards at a.edwards@lifepointe.org

LP STUDENTS WINTER CAMP 2019 / JAN 18-21 Come join us for Winter Camp 2019. Open to all 7-12 grade students. $50 deposit required when you sign up. Final day to pay is January 13. Total cost $195.
More info: Pastor Grant at g.young@lifepointe.org

Church Offices Closed Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23 for the Thanksgiving Holiday


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