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What are you afraid of? What is it that takes your breath, that sends shivers down your spine, the nightmare that wakes you up in a cold sweat? I hope nothing comes to mind when you read this. If that’s the case for you, then what a blessing! But, I know that for many, something frightening comes to mind. You may be so bound by fear; you can’t even bring yourself to say what it is. If this describes you, then you’re not alone.
 
Over the past two weeks, I’ve experienced an unusually high level of fear myself. Then I began to read about our obscure character for this week and realized that God’s love for me is as strong as ever! When I gave my heart and soul to Jesus, He took possession of my problems as well. My burdens are His burdens! My trials are His trials and His victory is my victory! In my life, He has made a way where there was no way so many times, that I depend on that part of His character. And He is faithful! I believe in Him and I trust Him. 
 
I can’t wait to tell the amazing story of the first character in our new “Hidden Figures” series. If you’re in town but tempted to stay home because of the holiday, come spend one hour with us. It could change your life.
Is there anything better than a great friend? Some would say family, of course. Once, my dad asked me who my best friend was. I replied with the name of someone whose name I no longer remember. My Dad said, “He’s not your best friend, I am”. He was right. A friend whether in the family or outside the family is like gold. One of my mentors once told me that at the end of your life, if you can say that you had two or three true friends, then you are a blessed person. 
 
We throw the word “friend" around like we do the word “love". We love pizza, we love ice-cream, we love running, we love the weather, etc. The word friend is the same. We call a hundred people our friends but no one has that many. A true friend is someone who loves you without conditions. Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for a friend.” Do you have a friend who would lay their life down for you? Is there anyone you would lay your life down for? 
 
If you are reading this and are thinking you need more true friendships, then try this. Start being a friend to others. Put yourself aside and put others first. A little sacrifice in this area will go a long way! Ask God what you can do today for someone else. If you’re looking, He will place opportunities in your path. This is my favorite. Look for honest ways you can compliment and encourage the person you are talking to. Not flattery which is dishonest and fake. An honest compliment is real, it’s true and comes from the heart. That kind of encouragement builds appreciation and trust. 
 
Be a faithful, trusted friend to others and you’ll find yourself with a treasure of true friends. 
 
Friendship is our topic this Sunday! Join us at 10:30 am, 2620 Clinton Ave., The Stone Center, Campus 805.
We are Creators. God created us in His image and like Him, we have the power to create! We can create amazing things by using our hands to copy our imagination. We make tangible things like paintings or sculptures that are beautiful to look at. Some of us have been blessed with the ability to write words or music that bless all those who hear them. We make plans. We build buildings and businesses. We dream incredible dreams and then we make them a reality.

It is our nature to create. When The Creator makes you in His image, you are a creator. Maybe you haven’t noticed but you are creating something every day. God spoke it and it was. We do the same thing. We speak and things happen! We have the power to bless or curse. Our words bring life or death. The breath (Spirit) behind what we say determines whether things around us thrive in our presence or wither and die. I have the privilege of living with people who bless me with their words. My wife and children are constantly speaking words that help me, make me strong, make me healthy and fill me with joy. I’m extremely blessed!

Each week when I look around at the people who have found their home at The Net, I’m always impressed by the strength of our fellowship. We are a family of Christ Followers. We love each other and truly care about one another. I listen to the conversations on Sunday before and after Worship and I hear love and kindness being spoken, I hear prayers being prayed and I see the love of Christ creating a beautiful, living, functioning body of believers. We are creators!

God says there is power in what you say! That’s our focus this week.
Suppose you met a person who loved you more than your friends love you, more than even your parents, spouse or your children. Imagine that this person’s highest desire was to see that you become the best “you” possible- that you would enjoy the greatest and deepest desires of your heart. What if you discovered that your new amazing friend also had such an incredible power of discernment that they knew the mysteries of your life. They knew exactly what would bring you the most joy and fulfillment. Consider that this person’s prayers, their time and energy were completely consumed with the hope that your heart's desires and your destiny would soon meet and you would become the healthy, complete person that God intended for you to be.

Now imagine that this person who loves you more than you even love yourself has all the answers for you. They have the power to help you make the decisions that will lead you to the highest road. What would be your response to such a friend? Would you trust them? Would you listen to them? Would you seek them out? Would you make it a priority to spend time in their presence?

What if God is real? What if Christ Jesus really is the Son Of God? What if, at this very moment, He really is interceding (advocating) for you? If He is everything that Christianity says He is, then you have just such a friend. How will you respond to him?

We will be talking about the response that unlocks every benefit that God has to offer you, this Sunday! Join us at 10:30am, 2620 Clinton Ave., The Stone Center, Campus 805. Come see what happening at The Net! It’s amazing what God is doing!
Knowledge, of course, is in the knowing but wisdom is in the doing. It’s not the man who merely knows to build his house on the rock who is wise. It’s the man who actually builds his house on the rock who is wise. Most of us already know what to do but we lack the motivation to do it. This week, we will identify the motivation that changes everything! I think you'll be surprised. It will jump start a new life of wisdom! 
 
This whole series called “Schooled” (Lessons from Proverbs) is rich with life changing truth! I’m so excited about it because I know that lives will be changed. I’m already seeing changes in my own life from preparation for this first message.

Don’t miss it! Join us Sunday morning, 10:30am, 2620 Clinton Ave., The Stone Center, Campus 805.
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