Week 5 of 5 in a series about a Paradigm Shift!
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Buckle Up... we have a lot of info today! You will have extra text here as to what will be on the Sunday Morning Screens.
Locations & Times
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  • Family Worship Center
    219 Kearney Ave, Raton, NM 87740, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
THIS ISN'T JUST CHURCH...IT'S LIFE!

Sermon Player Online

Find our sermon of the week as well as our archive and a link to our FB page with our message videos!

https://www.ratonfamily.org/sermons
Tithes and Offerings Options
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Giving is our expression of trust as followers of the Word of God. We give our tithe (Hebrew for 10%) saying "God, we trust that you are our provider" and He seemingly always provides! We understand this may be new to some, but we encourage you to start wherever you can.
-If you have never given, trust God with something--some percentage.
-If you have trusted God with something, trust him with the 10%.
-If you have trusted God with the 10%, lets trust him with more.
Generosity starts after the tithe and God has called us to be generous just like him.

5 Ways to Give:
In Service
Online - (Link Below)
Church Center App
Text any amount to 84321
Offering Box by Soundbooth

You Can Give Online Here

If you have never given before, it takes about 90 seconds to complete the registration process. If you have signed up before, giving takes less than 20 seconds! You also have the ability to give in service.

https://ratonfamily.churchcenter.com/giving
LIFEgroup -- Deeper -- Driven by Eternity
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Just want to remind you that TUESDAY, the new LIFE Group- Deeper will be starting the Driven by Eternity study! Tuesday nights at the church at 6:30PM. Doors open at 6 for prayer!
Welcome to Week 5 of a series we are diving into called SHIFT.

There are many Paradigms in our lives that as time goes on have to shift. As we dive over the next 5 weeks into this, we are going to discuss the paradigm shift with the Gospel, Church, Discipleship, Family, and lastly Stewardship.

I see an interesting trend right now though… most want to fit God’s word into their lives rather than fit our lives into God’s word.
Paradigm is defined as a typical example or pattern of something; a model.
Recap
So over the last few weeks we have discussed the paradigm shifts that God has been bringing FWC through.

Gospel
--We have to let go of what we think we know in order to learn what we need to know.
--It’s hard to let go of the “Me” Portion of the gospel
--You can only go so far in first gear

Church
--We gather for a purpose and its not only about us
--We get to worship Him
--We get to take others with us

Discipleship
--You don’t have to be a part of a big group to make some big growth!
--The wrong method = Madness!!
--We have a choice to make…Guilt or Grace?


These thing mays seem elementary in nature, but in order to go where God is taking us, we have to leave where God has brought us to.
--I didn’t say forget… simply move forward.
NOW… I want to say this up front. This is not the church asking for more money! All I ask for there is that you are faithful to what His word says, but I will not twist this word of God to get more out of you.

When it comes to the word, the bible mentions tithes which is God’s portion of what He has allow us to have and we are to honor him with that. IT ALSO mentions offerings. Sacrificial giving… Many of us know these principles. It’s not simply the church getting a cut, it’s his principle given to honor our provider—Jehovah Jireh!

Abram - Before God’s covenant of being the father of many nations.
Big Idea: For our walk with Christ to continue, a SHIFT isn’t just necessary, it’s required.
The Law - God's covenant with his people.
Jesus - Don’t get caught up in pride of what you are doing.
Panel Questions for today...

1) What made you take that step to trust God with what you have been entrusted with? And what made that click for you?

2) How should followers of Christ view debt?
Romans 13:8-10 “owe no man anything”
What is good debt? None… but necessary… home.
What is bad debt? Anything that binds you up…

3) Why is there always more month than money? How do you stop the devourer from devouring?
Sometimes we make choices that are based on want and we
are calling them needs.

4)When you have gotten yourself in debt because of bad choices, when do you stop relying on extra jobs and letting God take over.
I just gave my life to Jesus... now what?
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What an incredible choice you have made! We want you to know that heaven rejoices in your choice!

We want you to know that first and foremost, even though this is your individual journey...you were never meant to do it alone! We would love to take a little bit of time and get some information from you, just so we can start this journey with you! You may fill out the card in the seatback in front of you labeled "I have decided" (it's the white one) and then simply make your way torwards the platform to give it to someone or head back to the Connection Center.

What a profound choice you have made because of the eternal implications! We are honored to get to play a part in that journey!

Guests

If you are here for the first time, we want to say thank you for being a part of the Sunday morning worship experience with us. Know that we have a gift for you at the connection center in the back of the sanctuary. We would love to get your info from you so we can touch base with you and say thank you for joining us!2 options: Fill out the card labeled welcome home, OR click the link below and fill out our digital card!

https://ratonfamily.churchcenter.com/people/forms/4875

Next Steps - Baptisms

If you just recently received Jesus as your King and want to take the next steps of baptism, register at the link below.

https://ratonfamily.churchcenter.com/registrations/events

Prayer Requests / Prasie Report

If you need prayer, don't hesitate to let us know and we will stand with you during this time. If God has done something amazing in your life... WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR STORY!!! Please let us know below.

https://ratonfamily.churchcenter.com/people/forms/28193