4/11/2014

#RMNTNHGT

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When we look at our life, it's filled with mistakes, faults, and maybe even regrets. What used to be a clean, descent, honest and harmless life is now stained and carries a certain contempt and stench. It's stained with our sins and failures.Even though we have sinned and made permanent marks on our life, there is hope. There is the Cross. This month the Remnant presents Clean Slate. This month we will be focusing on the how we are forgiven, how we get God to get good and not the other way around, the importance and significance of baptism, how baptism wipes us clean, how it’s a part of God’s plan for salvation, and learning to accept His plan, mercy, grace, and forgiveness and committing to His call for baptism.

3/01/2014

“And many will turn away from me and betray and hate each other.”
Matthew 24:10, NLT
Betrayal. It’s one of the human experiences that can be so painful and hard to understand. It hurts…deeply.  Unfortunately, it never comes from your enemies; it comes from your friends and loved ones. They lied, cheated, failed to defend you, broke your confidence, slandered your name, and disengaged. Traitor! is one of many words racing through your thoughts. They stopped caring, investing, paying attention, and fighting for the relationship or friendship. So now you’re left abandoned, feeling unloved, with no hope, no trust, anger and pain. Yes, we’ve all experienced it or will at one point in our lives.

In fact, Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss. A handful of coins are all it took to sell out Jesus—a pathetic, degrading thirty coins. The price paid for a common slave, the kind of slave that might wash your feet when you enter into a friend’s home.  Throughout history Judas has been labeled as a traitor. And there is no doubt that he sold out Jesus for pocket change. But if we are really honest with ourselves, we’ve also been guilty of it as well. Haven't we all sold out Jesus from one time to another? Judas betrayed Jesus in a garden with a kiss. We would never do something so low to somebody we love. But have you ever worshipped Jesus on a Sunday, or at a Remnant Group or Night, only to sell him out later in the week? Every time we sin we are selling out Jesus. Every time we put our plans ahead of His we drive a wedge of separation into the heart of our relationship with Him.

With that said, this month the Remnant presents Betrayal. This month we will be focusing on dealing with betrayal, rebuilding our devotion and allegiance to Christ, creating trustworthy relationships with people, and displaying honesty, loyalty, and trustworthiness. Betrayal has much to teach us—not only about others, but also about ourselves.

#RMNTNGHT Recap February:

Don't miss our next #RMNTNGHT coming up March 22nd.

2/06/2014

February Theme:


“Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.” 
Matthew 6:21

We live in a world of surfeit stuff that is demanding our attention. Our thoughts, time, and energy are poured into something all-consuming. And for too many students and young adults, obsession becomes a way of life. So often, we give our hearts to lesser things—guys, girls, relationships, appearance, love, popularity, grades, goals, sports, work, friends, and the list goes on. She is consumed with him and he’s consumed with himself. He has an addiction to video games and she an obsession with weight. We are constantly batting with where our attention and energies are focused. Unfortunately, obsession amounts to the same thing in all cases—addiction. Obsession is intoxicating; it is like an iron mask that permits us to gaze in only one direction at one thing. We often begin to neglect parts of our lives we shouldn’t—for one, God. Our relationship with God begins to collapse and we tolerate this atrophy.

God is a consuming fire, a jealous God and wants our attention back. With that said, this month the Remnant presents Obsessed. We will be focusing on leaving behind the thoughts, actions, and stuff that so easily gets between us and God. We will identify the unhealthy affections in our lives and pointing them to God to be set free from them. We will make Christ the center and allow Christ to redeem the desires of our hearts. When we put God in His proper place, everything else goes to its proper place as well. And the result is a life rightly consumed with God.

1/20/2014

Remnant Night Recap: January

Our kick off service of 2014 was a blast! Our REMNANT band led us in beautiful worship and we heard a powerful word from our Youth Pastor Tim Valverde. Missed this months REMNANT night? Don't worry, our next one is February 15th (Saturday) at 5pm in the Sanctuary. 
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