It is Christmas again! Sometimes we wonder if it is even worth all the hassles of shopping and the stress of trying to find the perfect gift. What if this Christmas we refocused on the true meaning of the season and the one gift that matters most? Two thousand years ago, the gift was the baby…. not just another baby, but God all wrapped in simple clothes, lying in a manger. If there is one gift the world needed then and now, it is hope. It is Christmas and there is still time to unwrap the thrill of hope.
Inspiring. Challenging. Sending.
Everyone dreams of a breakout or breakthrough moment when something happens that is bigger, better, higher in impact…. just flat out amazing. The challenge is most of the times, hope fizzles not for trying but for lack of finding the right connection, the right team, the right tension, the right relationships or in a word synergy. Jesus Christ came not so we could merely self-exist, but that we would experience something amazing when we finally find the missing keys! In 2020 Synergy is about next level success!
We are the same. All of us are facing pressures of one kind or another. So often we allow our pressures to push us away from our destination and our destiny. God intended for us to triumph over our circumstances. Pressure is often an indication that you are closer to your miracle. Let’s find out how you can get a handle on the pressure.
When things are right, there is probably no sweeter word: Family! Everyone dreams of the perfect family, however so often we come up short. God knew that we would and that is why He left us a manual and the Holy Spirit to guide us. Let us check it out and find out what it means to be FAMILY STRONG!
For starters, the story of Jonah strikes many of us as “fishy!” A guy named Jonah, running in the wrong direction. A ship almost overwhelmed by huge waves. Jonah swallowed by a big fish. “I’m sorry God.” God: “let’s try this again. Jonah: “I ‘can’t believe you are letting them get away with murder.” Jesus talked about the story and now it’s our turn to watch the waves and learn some vital life lessons from the life of Jonah.
The slaying of the giant Goliath by David was the legendary smack down…that is until Jesus obliterated death three days after it seemed he was permanently smacked down to the grave. Because of his victory over death, we now have “smackdown” power and authority. Jesus defeated the ultimate Goliath. Discover the power of the Holy Spirit and discover how giants fall.
Sometimes we lose sight of the things that we desperately need because we are distracted by our fears, our disappointments or our pain. Easter represents the start of something new. However in order to find it, we must be willing to fight the temptation to focus on the wrong things. Resist the temptation to give up. The Resurrected Christ is still worth finding. You will be surprised to find that He is closer than you ever dreamed.
Capital Community Church is pleased to present the Leadership Challenge Weekend. Our Senior Pastor Chester L. Mitchell will be joined by the Dynamic Pastor Akil Thompson for a time of refocusing on God’s vision for CCC and accepting the challenge of being a part of an amazing team that is excited about being a part of God’s amazing story of lives changed by the Holy Spirit.
Have you ever tried to fix something, only to give up in frustration? All of us can relate. What happens when that something is inside of our head….in our minds. God realized that we were all born with the need to have our minds rewired. The good news is that Jesus Christ has the answer to our challenges and it all starts with the rewiring of the mind. Sometimes we all feel like giving up. Don’t! It’s time to meet the MasterMind.
For many, the Jesus of the Bible has seemly gone missing! We grew up hearing about the Jesus who was totally perfect but everywhere he went, he attracted imperfect people. He was straight up honest about why it was better to stop sinning. But the masses found his messages profound and simply irresistible. They loved him, and he loved them back. He offered hope when the religious people offered only damnation. Join us as we rediscover that original Jesus and find out what he has to say to us…plain and simple!
There is a false narrative about faith that leads some to believe that it is the easy way for weak people. This type of thinking misses the essence of true faith. Faith requires perseverance under pressure. There is no room for passivity. Whatever challenge we are facing, faith calls us to act boldly. The question is: Now what?