Why You Should be at CF this Mother’s Day

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This Sunday is Mother’s Day, and here is why you should be at CF:

1) It’s a great way to honor our moms: literally without them we wouldn’t be here 🙂

2) We are continuing our series ‘Identity Theft’ and I can’t wait for this message.

3) It’s a great time to invite somebody or whole families who aren’t part of church.

4) We celebrate mom’s CF style… which is pretty awesome. You’ll have to be there…don’t be late 😉

CF is for lovers!

Aaron

 

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#CFselfies #allyouneedtoknow

As you know we like to have fun. Christ’s Fellowship is doing a 5 week series called ‘Identity Theft’ through the book of Ephesians from April 27th-May 25th. During this series we are having a ‘CF selfie’ contest to go along with our ‘Identity’ theme.

In case you haven’t used technology for the past 5 years a ‘selfie’ is a picture taken of you…by you. We are going for funny, creative, cute, epic…whatever. The only rules are: it has to be a selfie,  no ‘duck face’, and no slutty selfies (should be a given right).

#CFselfies #softtacoselfie #almostlostafinger

#CFselfies #softtacoselfie #almostlostafinger

Just upload your selfie(s) to CF’s Facebook or Twitter (both cfisforlovers) with the hashtag #CFselfies, or you can email a pic to aaron@cfisforlovers. Bonus points for fun hashtags.

May 16th is the entry deadline, and they will be narrowed down and voted on Sunday May 18th.

As we close out our series on May 25th our winners will be named.

1st prize: $100 Lowe’s gift card

2nd prize: $50 Lowe’s gift card

3rd prize: a hug or a high five

CF is for lovers…of selfies

Aaron

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SNOWPOCALYPSE

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Hey Christ’s Fellowship, stay safe during the Snowpocalypse! If you’re out from work, school, or whatever it is you normally do on a week day: Take video of yourself doing one of these and tag us on Facebook or send an email to aaron@cfisforlovers.com. We’ll repost them and maybe even show it on Sunday!

Top 10 Things To Do During Snowpocalypse 2014

10: Instead of angels, make snow cupids, in your shorts.

09: Make a snow man, with dad in the center & his head sticking out saying, “I just love the snowpocalypse!”

08: Have a snowball fight with yourself… and lose.

07. Make a snow fort and crush it like a bad godzilla movie (bad voice overs included)

06: Build a wall of snow and break through it like the guys coming thru the tunnel at the super bowl yelling, “OMAHA!!!”

05: Set up a lemonade stand in your summer clothes and get your neighbors to buy some.

04: Get our your old boogie board and use the snow to give us your best Point Break, Johnny Utah impression on the snow waves.

03: Build the tallest snowman in the history of two inches of snowfall and tackle it like a linebacker!

02: Grab some friends and do a flashmob in someone’s lawn to “Roar” by Katy Perry. 

01: Get your mom & dad to dance in the snow in their summer gear singing, “Summer Lovin'” from Grease. 

Don’t forget, tag CF in your post or email your video. BE SAFE AND HAVE FUN!

 

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5 Reasons You Should Be at CF’s 5th Birthday

This Sunday (Oct. 20th) is Christ’s Fellowships 5th birthday…and you should be there.

5 Reasons You Should Be at CF’s 5th Birthday

#5- Umm…Chili Cook-off and Brownie Throw-down. Can you go ‘around the world’ and try all of them?

#4- You give us gas, we’ll give you gas. Gas cards for top prizes in both categories.

#3- Learn how to be a lion chaser. We are launching a new series called ‘Chase the Lion’ which is all about stepping confidently into the unknown.

#2- Hear some exciting BIG NEWS for CF.

#1 Let’s party and celebrate what God is doing in and through CF.

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Service 2925 Victory Blvd. 10 am

Chili Cook-off/Brownie Throw-down @ City Park 11:45

See ya there! CF is for lovers.

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Are you crazy?

Are you fasting with us today (going without food)? Are you crazy? While much of the world knows what it’s like to be ‘hungry’, often times in our culture it is a completely foreign idea. As a church today we are fasting to seek God in our life. Some of us need to make changes, need to make decisions, or need some doubts resolved. Some things we’ve been saying are:

– When we fast we are saying God is more important than the basic necessities of life.

– Fasting will not make God love us any more, but it will help us love God more.

So if you’re fasting, spend extra time in the Scriptures, and in prayer as we seek God. Fill your ‘eating time’ with God. Feast away. In Matthew 4:4 Jesus says (when he was fasting and tempted), ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’

Drink plenty of water. And remember what you are fasting for.

Check these articles out by Dean Trune from Impact Ministries International: Fasting_and_Joy

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Are you crazy? Yep, we are crazy for a God that’s crazy about us.

CF is for lovers!

Aaron

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Chapter 23- Summing up the Story

The Story is a condensed chronological Bible, and in our church-wide journey through it we’re going to discover how our story fits into God’s story. 

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Chapter 23- Jesus’ Ministry Begins

This Week- Read Chapter 23 in The Story or Matthew 3-4; 11; Mark 1-3; Luke 8; John 1-4

Big Idea: Jesus came launching his Kingdom and invites us to be a part of it

Things that hold us back from the kingdom

1) Repentance– Jesus and John both , “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”

Repent means ‘turn’. It involves changing our minds and turning our lives towards God.

2) Baptism- John 3:3-7 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!” Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ 

‘born of water and the Spirit’ This is a reference to Baptism.

Acts 2:38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Are we afraid to take this step towards Christ and receive his gift? What is holding you back?

3) Doubt- 

Matthew 11:2-5 When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples to ask him, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?” Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor.

Even John the Baptist who knew still had to make CERTAIN that his life was built on reality.

Fasting Challenge: Let’s Fast (go without food) together as a church on Wednesday of this week to seek God and how he wan’t us to engage with His kingdom. Sound crazy? It is.  We are going to focus on that thing or things that may be keeping us from engaging with the kingdom of God (see above).  You will get hungry, but we are declaring that God is more important to us than the basic necessities of life. God will not love us any more, but we will love Him more. Do you need to repent? Be baptized? Do you have doubts?

If you are interested in fasting check this: Fasting

And if you are joining us please let us know so we can pray for you: email aaron@cfisforlovers.com

Parents Pages (use these for family devotions, discussions and activities)

Finding our story in God’s story,

Aaron

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Ch. 14- Kings of Israel

Thought seeing the overview of the kings of Israel would be helpful as we go through this time period in The Story.
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