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"Go west young man", was a well known phrase in the 19th century credited to Horace Greeley an author and newspaper editor. It came from the idea that there was a better life out west. Our message this week, "Headed West" comes from this idea that there is a much better life that awaits us if we are willing to make the journey.

Christianity is not just the promise of a reward in the life to come but it begins to reward us the moment we make our first move toward God. But it does require movement. Christianity is not static. Real faith is alive and produces movement. Movement requires energy and God is happy to provide that energy if we are willing to move.

I believe the most powerful thing in the world is when our "yes" meets God's "Yes". When our will agrees with His will, it's explosive! Mountains move, darkness is swallowed up by light, evil is obliterated by goodness and the kingdom expands rapidly when we are willing.

Most people think that succeeding in their own plans carries the greatest satisfaction. But, there is only so much reward that can be enjoyed apart from God. The highest and best reward available in this life is the prize of sharing in God's successes. Imagine the peace and joy that can be found in building an eternal kingdom! That's what God has called us to.

Join us this week for worship! We are not only growing in numbers but more importantly in the depth of our faith.
Hit the road! It's time! There is a richness in God's glorious plan that we can't even imagine unless we get moving. This is the hardest and most important part. But it will change your heart, mind and soul almost in an instant once you make the decision and commit. Hernán Cortés arrived in the New World and said to his men, "burn the ships". His men must have thought he was crazy but he knew that commitment is everything if you are to succeed!

The question is do you really want to succeed. If so, commitment is not negotiable. Are you willing to make the declaration that will lead you to success in your faith? Are you willing to let go of the past and everything that is pulling you backward? Are you willing to burn your ships? If so, get ready for the ride of your life! You will meet the most extraordinary people, find yourself in the most exciting situations and most of all, become a very real companion to your creator! If you already know Him, you will come to know in much greater detail, the vastness of His multifaceted character. If you don't already know Him, you will discover the most important person in all of the universe and be blessed by your knowledge of Him.

As I said Sunday, the church in America is asking the wrong question. We've been asking what God, the church and the kingdom can do for us instead of what we can do for the kingdom. It's only in contributing to the kingdom that our minds will find peace, our hearts will be healed and our souls will be satisfied. We can't stay here. We must move and when we do, God's dreams that remain tucked away behind the locked doors of our complacency will suddenly, almost instantly become available to us. His dreams become our dreams and one by one they all come true!
Our new series is called “Highway” and we are moving ahead in February! God will make a highway in the desert! He will bring the mountains and hills down. He will raise the valleys up, make the crooked places straight and the rough places smooth (Isaiah 40). Why would he do such a thing? Because He wants us to sprint into our destiny. He wants us to run unencumbered. He wants us to find out what He has planned for us at the next mile marker! But we cannot stay here! We’ll never know the richness that each mile brings unless we move.

In this series, we will challenge you to use spiritual muscles that you’ve never used before. We will challenge you to grow and get stronger with every step. At the same time, we will present new plans to take this church forward. The worship and the message are essential for every church. But for our church to reach its full potential, we must have infrastructure (the capacity to engage every person who walks through our doors) and outreach (ways for us to communicate and connect with the great city of Huntsville). So, great things are in the works.

We will begin the second phase of our Purpose Groups which is designed to promote friendship through fellowship. We will put student ministry in place with the goal of deeply impacting the lives of our teenagers. Once these new initiatives are in place we will begin an outreach campaign that will use various platforms to reach out to many thousands of people around our city. 

We are so excited about what that next mile will bring in your life and in the life of The Net! I want to encourage you to give God a chance to take you to the next level by showing up ready to move! See you Sunday!
One moment changes everything! It’s true! It’s the moment that we stand on the summit of our obstacle. You may have learned to live with your challenge and may think that conquering it is beyond possibility. However, not only is it possible but it's God’s plan!

Jesus made this statement about the church, “The gates of hell will not prevail against it”. We are a forward-moving, invincible force if we are truly acting in the power of God. The church should be led by and inhabited by Jesus Christ himself! And in order for that to happen, each of us must be filled with His spirit, power and will to overcome everything that stands between us and Him.

In the first week of our series “Summit Challenge”, we identified our mountain, the second week we learned to watch the lead climber (Jesus), last week we focused on our next move and this week we will experience what it is like to stand on the summit of our challenges. I want to help you and inspire you to do what the movers and shakers of the kingdom have done for centuries. I want you to stand on the summit! That moment will change everything!
Now is the time! What is your next move today? "This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it."! (Psalm 118:24) The message this week is how to focus on your next move. It's a question that God is excited to answer. He is excited because your next move is toward a life with Him in it. It's a life that makes God happy!

This week, I will be giving you tons of suggestions, tips, and common sense approaches to crush the obstacles that stand between you and the beautiful life God is leading you into! So bring a pen and pad. There will be a lot of material, some great scriptures and a few short stories. I can't wait!

I don't say this enough but our band and worship leaders do such a great job every week! This week, we have a special surprise, so come and enjoy worship this week at The Net!
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