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July 24, 2017

Sunday’s Top Ten: Jesus

1. You’re part of a movement, part of a mighty army that is going to march into our communities and into our cities and into the lives of people who need us the most this week and we’re going to get our hands dirty and we’re going to do whatever it takes to tangibly show the love of Jesus because today officially kicks off LOVE WEEK 2017!
2. I love Love Week and let me tell you why, because I know with my crazy, busy, self-centered schedule, I need to be pushed every once in a while to do something for someone else. To do something that might make me uncomfortable. To do something that might take away time and energy from things I really like to do or even need to do.
3. Love Week can make you the GOAT!
4. Jesus, the Greatest Of All Time, the true GOAT, says service defines greatness.
5. “Other’s first” defines maturity.
6. This is why one of our values, like one of our defining statements that describes the people of Waters Edge Church, is: It’s Not About Me, It’s About Others!
7. The Discipline Of Serving Others Defines True Greatness.
8. Serving Others Satisfies.
9. I want us to serve our cities and communities and our neighbors in such a way this week that it changes their lives and it changes ours.
10. And I guarantee you something today. If you’ll give us an hour or two and pour into a project this week, you will change a life and you might be surprised to discover that the life you change is actually yours.

July 17, 2017

Sunday’s Top Ten: Are You Ready?

A big ‘thank you’ to Patrick Ondrey, our Executive Director of Operations, who challenged us yesterday with his GOAT: David. Here are a few of my favorite quotes from his talk:

1. Greatness Is Established In Faithfulness.
2. Lots of people want to kill giants… but a lot of people aren’t willing to be content protecting the sheep.
3. If you will faithfully serve, God will faithfully bless.
4. Greatness Is Established Through Preparation.
5. You cannot underestimate the importance of preparing to meet life’s challenges.
6. Greatness Is Established Through Unwavering Confidence.
7. Don’t lose your confidence in who God created you to be.
8. Greatness Is Established By Facing Your Fear.
9. Make the choice to face your fears, especially when that fear gets between you and the life you want to live.
10. God wants you and I to engage life, He wants us to engage our gifts and our abilities and use them for His glory and for victory in your life.

July 10, 2017

Sunday’s Top Ten: There’s More To Your Story


I loved hearing from our Executive Director of Creative Arts, Caleb Landon, yesterday! Here are a few of my favorite quotes from his talk:

1. Your story is not done yet.
2. Faith is not getting from God what I want; it’s accepting from God what He gives.
3. We can’t force our way into the future God has for us.
4. I can’t do anything about the outcome but I can do everything about my obedience.
5. Faith doesn’t take the weight off of my life but it shows me how to handle it.
6. Don’t let the pain of your past rob you of facing your future.
7. God’s Plan Is Far Greater Than Our Own.
8. God Provides And Blesses Those Who Trust And Obey Him, No Matter What The Circumstance.
9. We Are Not Defined By What Happens To Us; We Are Defined By What God Is Doing Through Us.
10. God doesn’t need us but He wants us.

July 3, 2017

Sunday’s Top Ten: Celebrate Freedom!

1. We just think Jesus is too good to keep to ourselves, so make sure you’re inviting for next weekend.
2. I also just want to make sure you know that WEC Love Week is coming soon (July 24-29) everybody!
3. God wired you for freedom.
4. Freedom Comes With Responsibility.
5. I just want to say to you today be careful that you never let the responsibilities of following Jesus steal the joy, steal the thrill, steal the excitement and wonder and awe of the freedom we find in Jesus.
6. Celebrate Your Freedom!
7. Please never let the responsibility of your freedom overshadow the joy of it.
8. The responsibilities of your faith are the privileges that accompany the freedoms of your faith and if you would celebrate the freedoms of your faith you would embrace the responsibilities of it.
9. When you celebrate the price paid for your freedom, you’re much more likely to embrace the responsibility of your freedom.
10. We have freedom and we should celebrate it with our worship and with our life.

June 26, 2017

Sunday’s Top Ten: Don’t Forget The Anchor

1. Everybody needs an anchor.
2. I don’t know about you, but I know about me and my soul needs an anchor.
3. What do you anchor your soul to?
4. So here are two realities that we live with: There is trouble in this world, but Jesus has overcome this world and all its trouble.
5. You need an anchor for your soul that transcends the world.
6. He is the anchor that will not ever disappoint, never ever let you down, not ever let you go because He has overcome the world!
7. The Anchor Does Its Best Work Where No One Ever Sees It.
8. And when I can’t see Him, and I can’t sense Him, and I don’t understand Him, I know He is beneath the surface of my life doing His best work in me so I’m going feed my faith and starve my fear.
9. The Anchor Holds Onto You.
10. Why don’t you hook your soul to Jesus today?

June 19, 2017

Sunday’s Top Ten: A Man’s Message

1. We’re all on a road trip… I want to help you get where God wants you to go, God’s way.
2. Don’t Be So Destination-Minded That You Miss The Journey.
3. I’ve found that what God wants to do in you and through you on the journey is far more important than where God wants to take you in the end.
4. So I know you want to get to the next stage of your life, but you would be wise to slow down and enjoy the stage you are in right now.
5. Don’t Become So Consumed By Your Blessing That You Miss The Purpose Of The Blessing.
6. You are blessed to be a blessing.
7. The more of a blessing you become, the more blessed you will be.
8. She even taught [her student group girls] this little saying that they taught me that night: Modest is hottest.
9. Don’t Let Living Cause You To Miss The Point Of Life.
10. You are on the earth so that you might live your life to know Jesus and then leverage your life to help others know Him. That’s the purpose of life!

June 12, 2017

Sunday’s Top Ten: Fill ‘Er Up


1. I’ve never run out of gas on a road trip, but I’ve got to be honest and tell you that there have been plenty of times where I’ve felt like I’m running out of gas in my life.
2. For every person out of gas today, here is the message: don’t give up.
3. The greatest breakthroughs in life come from endurance, persistence, perseverance, and determination.
4. On the one hand, these verses address those who are starting to blend in too much and on the other hand, it addresses Christians who were saying this is just too hard to follow Jesus and so we’re gonna give up on Jesus.
5. The ability to persevere, the ability to endure, is really what leads to lasting greatness.
6. Continuing even when everything within you wants to slow down or give up is what defines true spiritual maturity.
7. # 1. Perseverance Is Built Under Pressure.
8. God told me to tell you to stay under construction because God is completing something in you. And the construction phase ain’t easy but the finished product is going to be amazing in your life!
9. # 2. Perseverance Is Built On A Person.
10. Look away from everything else in this world, look away from every other circumstance in the world, look away from every other hardship in the world, and focus on Jesus, that’s how you persevere.

June 5, 2017

Sunday’s Top Ten: The Ultimate Guide To The Ultimate Road Trip


1. If you’re trying to find something that brings your life more meaning, or more purpose, or more satisfaction, or more joy, or more peace, or more fruit, how do you get there?
2. …a whole crowd of people in heaven who lived a better story and their story tells us our story can be different.
3. We’ve got a lane marked out for us and we are to run the race, we are to stay in our lane and keep running until the finish line.
4. Jesus is seated, which tells me that there’s nothing in your life, or in mine, or in this world that He cannot handle.
5. They got through it, Jesus got through it, and you can get through it. 
6. Keep Your Junk In The Trunk.
7. Most of us don’t move into our future because we are stuck in our past.
8. Any time the Devil brings up something from your past, he’s trying to distract you from something in your future.
9. Fix Your Focus In Front.
10. The Bible says what you look to is the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, Jesus Christ, that’s where you look.

May 30, 2017

Sunday’s Top Ten: How Do I Know God’s Will?

1. I only want for my life what God wants for my life because what God wants for my life is always the best thing for my life.
2. I’m going to give you a little formula of sorts and if you’ll use this formula, if you’ll go through the process, you can know God’s will.
3. This is not a tough question to answer; it’s a tough question to live.
4. I’m going to give you four questions to ask of every decision, of every opportunity, so that you might know God’s will.
5. Have I Surrendered My Will To God’s Will?
6. What Does The Bible Say?
7. What Do Godly Advisors Say?
8. You need some people who know the Bible, walk with God, are invested in your life, and who have made wise choices themselves.
9. Do I Sense God’s Peace?
10. It’s a better way of living when you live submitted, and according to the Bible, with Godly advisors, and your heart is at peace.

May 18, 2017

Get Involved!

We are making it easy for you to connect at Waters Edge through volunteering as a Summer Volunteer! Here are 5 reasons to try it:

1. It is a short-term commitment.
2. No experience is necessary.
3. You can try something new.
4. It’s an opportunity to give back.
5. It’s fun!

To get more information and to sign up, check out our website.