Easter At The Tent

Amazing Easter Celebration!
 
Our Easter Service under a big tent on the Business Isle here on Capri has became one of the most inspiring gatherings of the year.
 
We celebrated The Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior with over 1370 of our family and friends.  Lets make the commitment to share with others the good news from Easter and keep in our hearts His glorious promises of eternal life for all who believe in Him. 
 
We would like to thank Pastor Curt, Pastor Steven, Pastor Tim, Larry Ford – Special guest artist, Our Leaders, The Celebration Easter Choir, Capristudents Ministry and all the volunteers. Well done Easter Team! Outstanding Work!
 
Here are some photos from Easter Sunday at the tent. There are also a few shots from the Fiddler’s Creek Easter service that Pastor Curt and Pastor Steven lead before our service.
 
 

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In Christ Alone

Yesterday was fantastic, perfect weather, praise and worship, outstanding music, great message! I could go on long about the blessings of Easter but let me instead encapsulate one of the songs Larry Ford sang yesterday. From “In Christ Alone”:
In Christ alone my hope is found, He is my light, my strength, my song … Till on the cross as Jesus died, the wrath of God was satisfied, for every sin on Him was laid, here in the death of Christ I live … Then bursting forth in glorious day, up from the grave He rose again … For I am His and He is mine, bought with the precious blood of Christ …No guilt in life, no fear in death, this is the power of Christ in me …Till He returns or calls me home, here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.”
Such a powerful song. Let us all stand in that power, show the world that power, show the world that love! The world gets more unlovable every day, as were we, but He still loved us.We thank You so much Lord for that blessed Easter morning!


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No Worries

#MotivationMondayatCapri

Most people don’t realize that Alfred E. Neuman was a Christian. I mean, he must have been. Look at the words he is most famous for, “What, me worry?” Isn’t that the motto every Christian has hanging on their mantle? It should be! God is an awesome God! The earth is filled with His glory, there is nothing He can’t do! He created the birds & the bees, the rocks & the trees, the mountains & streams, He created you! There is no problem too big or too small that He doesn’t understand and want to help you overcome, but you do have to ask Him for help. You do do that, don’t you? Christians should have the most wrinkle free faces since they don’t need to worry or fret because they can cast all their cares on the Lord for He cares for them. Take a look in the mirror, got more wrinkles than you should have? Why? Nothing is impossible with or for God. Are you only trusting Him with eternal things and not daily things? He is the God of everything, trust Him with your everythings! Be patient, His timing is perfect, and watch His loving hand work wonders in your life, and if you’re not already, you’ll soon be saying, “What, me worry?”

No Worries


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Fly In Unity

As John recorded one of Jesus’ last prayers on earth, notice the theme He was praying. “… that they all may be one, as You, Father, are one in Me, and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe You sent Me … that they may be one just as We are one: I in them and You in Me; that they may be perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent me …” In many of Paul’s letters, he pleads the same thing, unity. We are to be one so the world will believe God sent Jesus. So how are we doing on that? Terrible! What is wrong with humans? I guess they are just human but that’s no excuse. When we accept God’s grace, Jesus’ sacrifice for us, we become His children, one family, one with Him. Yeah, every family bickers over things, but this is more than your earthly family. He gave us a few simple rules to follow, a few steps to follow, nothing all that hard. We are to be “one so that the world may believe.” Let me reiterate that one more time. We are to be one so that the world may believe. That is a major responsibility on our part. Our first priority in all things should be obedience to Him and to put our egos in our back pocket and sit on it. In this messed up world, now more than ever, we need to follow Jesus’ words, “A new commandment I give you, that you love one another, as I have loved you, that you love one another. By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”


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Enter with Joy

What motivates you? Promise of a big reward or something in the hand right away? A drill sergeant screaming in your face or someone softly whispering in your ear? We all are motivated in different ways but when it comes to worshiping the Lord, we should be motivated by gratitude. Think about who God is (or try to even comprehend His awesome being), then think about His incredible, marvelous creation, then realize that the One who put the stars in place wants to have a personal relationship with you so much that He provided the way through His Son’s sacrifice, and then He wants to give you His Holy Spirit and an eternal home! If that doesn’t motivate you with gratitude I guess nothing will! Just like the early church, we should be excited and full of joy, looking forward to meeting together whenever we can and wanting to share that excitement and joy with others. So, stop sucking on lemons, enter His gates with thanksgiving in your heart, enter His courts with praise, and invite others to share your joy!


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Glory to God

“Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” Did you get that? In whatever you do … we may need to reiterate that before the next church dinner stampede. Do you consciously think about honoring God in everything you do? Are you doing all to the glory of God when you speed around and cut off that idiot driver in front of you or when you eat a whole pizza by yourself or when you drink too much wine in a public place or when you do a shoddy job at work? Do you honor God with your actions and interactions with people? Hey, it’s not easy being a Christian. If you tell people you serve the risen Savior, then you need to live up to the high standards He expects. You’re an ambassador for Him and are being scrutinized in all that you do. To do all to the glory of a God that is so glorious that no one can see His face and live can be a daunting task, but it is what He calls us to do. As a body of believers, let us encourage one another to fulfill that high calling in all we do!


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Render

#MotivationMondayatCapri

“Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s.” ~ Mark 12:17

 

Some of the wisest words ever spoken, well, considering the source, of course they are! Obviously, the Pharisees and Herodians had no idea who they were dealing with, thinking they could out wit Jesus, but those words have been echoing down the halls of the ages ever since. Like it or not, everyone has to pay taxes, they are a part of life, do it, and move on. What Jesus said that is really important is “render to God the things that are God’s.” So, what does that entail? Pretty much everything. He has loaned you all your “stuff” to use for the furtherance of His kingdom, but it’s you not your “stuff” He really wants rendered, your heart, your soul, and your body. He wants you to be His child, to trust Him, to live in His mansion forever. If you go to a church that is more concerned with what you put in the offering plate than Who you have in your heart, time to find a new church! Jesus already put all He could in the offering plate so you wouldn’t have to! As you render your taxes this year, do a little self-examining and see how much you are truly rendering to God.

Render


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Pastor Steve Concert & Ice Cream Social

Join us this Sunday, March 17th for a great music night with Pastor Steve.
 
After the concert it is ice cream social time!
 
Free admission event. Invite friends! 😀

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The Greatest

“I am the greatest,” Ali told everyone and anyone who would listen, though Frazier, Norton, Spinks, and Holmes seemed to disagree.What is it with man’s fascination with being the greatest? In every venue, sports, science, literature, etc, people want to know who is the greatest. How do you define the greatest anyway? Besides, you’re only the greatest until someone greater comes along. But there is someone who is “the greatest” because there will never be one greater. Jesus, the Son of God, co-creator of all things, emptied Himself to become a man and to serve and sacrifice for us all. When His Apostles were arguing about which one would be the greatest in heaven, Jesus showed them how to be great. He took a bowl and a towel and washed their feet, one of the lowliest things to do in their culture. The King of Kings and Lord of Lords washing their feet! You want to be great in heaven? Quietly and humbly serve others here on earth. Think of others more highly than yourself, teach children about the Lord and be an example for them to follow. Then with a child like faith, follow the footsteps Jesus left behind.


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Daylight Saving Time

 
Welcome Spring! So, don’t Forget to set forward one hour your clocks! Sunday, March 10th, 2019 is Daylight Saving Time.

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