Thursday, February 13, 2014

Tipping Point TRIALS!

No one goes through life without receiving some battle scars along the way!  We all face a variety of trials, temptations, testing and even tragedy.  I would suggest that surviving TRIALS… and even growing through them… depends on what we believe and how we respond! 
This Sunday, February 16, we will continue our series at Christ Church called “Exponential:  Tipping Points of Transformation.”  I want to really encourage you to join me for worship at either 9:00 or 10:30 a.m. because I believe that this message on TRIALS could be life-changing for you; not because of what I’m going to say… but because of what God’s Word says!
In the meantime, reflect a bit on how you feel about the trials and challenges you have faced in your life.  Did they draw you closer to God or cause you to push away?  Did they make you bitter or better?  In the midst of your greatest trials did you become a victim or experience victory in Jesus?
This Sunday I’m going to share stories about politicians and athletes, the powerful and the poor, lovers and losers.  I’m going to blow away your misconceptions about the TRIALS you suffer, especially those that keep you stuck in the past when God is calling you forward.

What a joy to see so many new faces at Christ Church this month!  We are focusing on “invitation” and “hospitality” with special times of fellowship following each worship service. Do you know someone who has faced great challenges in life who might be blessed by an invitation to worship this Sunday?  Give them a call.  Send them a text or an email and share both the topic and the invitation.  You’ll be glad you did!

The Truth Project began with more than 70 participants.  Please feel welcome to come and join us Sunday night at 6:00 p.m. for Week 2 of this nine-week course on developing a Christian Worldview.

Happy Valentine’s Day to our Christ Church family and all those reading this edition of Pagh’s Blog.  In I John 4:19 it says so simply and beautifully, “We love because he first loved us.”  If you want a real Valentine treat tomorrow, take a few moments and read I John 4:7-21. 

The love we share with loved ones and friends… the love we are challenged to share even with the unlovely, even with our enemies… is nothing less than the unconditional love of God poured out through our Savior, Jesus Christ.  When the cards and flowers and chocolates are all gone, this is the Valentine gift that keeps on giving!

Be loved always in Jesus!
Pastor Greg Pagh    

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