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Back to 2 services this Sunday.

Highlands Family,   These past three weeks worshiping together have been fantastic. We're going back to our two service format this Sunday. We'll have our blended service at 9:15 and contemporary service at 10:45.   Things around the church and our community have been really exciting lately. The mission groups that have been here have been helping us reach tons of people. Last Sunday night, we had a fantastic block party at Harrison Bay State Park, and we witnessed... Read More
Posted by Ace Stafford at Thursday, July 20, 2017 | 0 comments
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A Brief Question

Church Family,   Have you thought about how open people are to coming to church if you just ask them? LifeWay Research has done a study that shows that over 80% of people who are invited to church will come if personally invited by someone. Let me ask you: When is the last time you actually went up to a person and asked them, "Would you like to go to church with me this Sunday?" I want our faith family to have a "Great Commission Mindset" to determine to BE... Read More
Posted by Ace Stafford at Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 0 comments
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5 Steps for A Heavy Evangelism Push This Month

Dear Church Family,   Our church is pushing hard this month (July) to reach as many people in our community as possible. After all, July is the most important month for church growth. We're trying to be strategic to do this with excellence. I want you to know our strategy, and to se you get involved!   1. Host evangelism/mission groups.   We're hosting six mission groups this month. Six! These groups, combined with our church members and regular... Read More
Posted by Ace Stafford at Thursday, July 6, 2017 | 0 comments
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I Think You'll Like This...

This past Sunday, we heard two exciting reports about all that God did on our New York City mission trip and student ministry camp at Myrtle Beach. Man, it pumped me up. Also, we kicked off our new message series through 1 Timothy. If you haven’t already watched it, please do so at www.TheHighlands.cc/Media .   Also, we had a fantastic picnic at Harrison Bay. I got to baptize two people, and we saw a bunch of people in our church just “do life” together via... Read More
Posted by Ace Stafford at Thursday, June 29, 2017 | 0 comments
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Strategies for the Remainder of 2017

The latter half of the year is here in just a few days. Can you believe 2017 is nearly halfway over?   As we seek to be an intentional body of believers who reach our community, America, and the world for Jesus Christ, there are some basic things we must keep in mind. Churches have front doors and back doors. Opening front doors are things that draw people to the church. Closing back doors are things that keep people plugged into the church.   Our staff team has our annual... Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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Let's Stay Engaged This Summer

Howdy Church Family,   School is out. The weather is sticky. Summer is here.   I mentioned this last Sunday and in last week's email, but really feel the need to reiterate this one more time. If you are going to head out of town this summer, I strongly encourage you to seek to remain engaged with Church of the Highlands. You can experience our worship services via Facebook Live every Sunday morning at 10:45 at  www.Facebook.com/ChurchOfTheHighlands  and can... Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Monday, May 29, 2017 | 0 comments
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Living Pictures: An Exposition of 1 Timothy

God created the church to advance His mission around the world. This is why the Apostle Paul’s instructions to his protégé, Timothy, are vital. This blueprint for a healthy New Testament church provides clarity for believers to know how to lead, love, and respond to others in our increasingly sinful world.     June 25 1 Timothy 1:1-7   July 2 1 Timothy 1:8-11   July 9 1 Timothy 1:12-20   July 16 1... Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Sunday, May 28, 2017
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Eternity

SERMON SERIES: Beyond this life, where do we go? Heaven? Hell? Do our souls simply cease to exist? Is the afterlife real or a mere state of mind? In this message series, we're looking at life beyond earth and staring into ETERNITY.   Topics in this series: Heaven (Revelation 7, 21) Hell (Luke 16) Angels (Revelation 7) Read More
at Monday, April 17, 2017
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Come to Jesus

Much of humanity spends its existence searching for answers to life’s biggest questions like “Who is God?” or “Who am I?” The only way to find legitimate answers to the big questions of life is simply to COME TO JESUS.   February 19 Who is God?   February 26 Who Are You?   March 5 Who is Jesus?   March 12 - Time Change, Spring Forward Who will You Invite? (John 1)   March 19 How will You... Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Sunday, February 12, 2017 | 0 comments
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40 Days of Discipleship

Jesus’ final words were dedicated to going and making one thing: DISCIPLES . The first 40 days of 2017, Church of the Highlands is intensely focusing on making more and better followers of Jesus. In this series, we’re observing what this looks like in the Bible and practical application of life. Jan 15 - Prayer Jan 22 - Worship Jan 29 - Sin & Temptation Feb 5 - Sharing Your Story Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Thursday, December 29, 2016 | 0 comments
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White Elephant Christmas

Have you ever played a White Elephant Gift Exchange? The idea is that you find something at home you no longer want, wrap it up, then add it to a pile of gifts to be fought over by the players. If you’ve ever played with the experts, there are some pretty horrible things in those piles—maybe even the worst gifts ever. Maybe you’ve been given some frustrating gifts to unwrap this Christmas season. This series will help you to overcome those difficult gifts through... Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Thursday, December 1, 2016 | 0 comments
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I'm Cool with That

Every Sunday in November, we are journeying through the Scriptures to learn how to be a more content person. Instead of constantly being frustrated in life, learn how, through the Scriptures, you can be cool with frustrations in life.   November 6 Jesus is the Only Thing That’ll Make You Content (Hebrews 13)   November 13 How can I be content when I despise _____________? (Philippians 4)   November 20 How to Stay Content After... Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | 0 comments
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NEW: A Journey through 1 Peter

Series Description: The Apostle Peter reflects a spirit of freshness in Christ, even through suffering and trials. Christians were persecuted wide-spread by the Roman authorities, just as more and more Christians are persecuted worldwide today. This book is about a life of purity, of godly living, and an overall NEW perspective on life.   August 14—Awesome Day New Birth (1 Peter 1:1–12)   August 21 New Life (1 Peter 1:13–25) ... Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Monday, August 15, 2016 | 0 comments
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Invite Your One

“Invite Your One” is a strategic system to unite Church of the Highlands around a common cause for every person in our faith family to bring at least one person to church with them on “Awesome Day,” August 14 th . In this series, we are analyzing what the Bible says about evangelism and inviting people to receive Christ.   July 17—Combined Service A Greater Work (John 14:12–14)   July 24 No Greater Time Than Right Now... Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Tuesday, June 28, 2016 | 0 comments
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Be A Bringer

The last two weeks, we have seen people come to Christ in our Sunday morning services. I hope this does not brush past you gently. This means that if you bring people to church, there is a legitimate possibility that they will come to receive Jesus Christ as their Savior.   Here is a simple, applicable question: Who are you going to invite to come to church with you this Sunday? Is there that one person in your life and you keep getting that feeling in your heart that you should invite... Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Thursday, June 16, 2016 | 0 comments
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Reaching Tons of People

We've had a phenomenal evangelism week. We've knocked on every door within one mile of our church, plus a couple of other neighborhoods. When we knocked on their doors, we said, "We're from Church of the Highlands and would love to know if our church can do anything to serve you."   We've had all kinds of responses: A shut-in elderly woman asked if someone would just sit there and talk with her because she was lonely. A 15-year-old boy asked if... Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Friday, June 10, 2016 | 0 comments
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Identity Check

Who do you think you are? Your identity is much more than your family, job, and material possessions. If you’re struggling with your identity, this series will help you. This series will assist you in clarifying how the Bible teaches spiritual cleanliness and holiness, as well as freedom and wisdom. May 29—So Fresh and So Clean (1 Cor 1:30) June 5—Holiness (Jn 17:6–22) June 12—Freedom (Rom 6:1–14) June 19 (Father’s Day)—Wisdom (1 Cor 2:6–16) Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Sunday, May 22, 2016 | 0 comments
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Favor

If anyone had an excuse to feel they lacked God’s favor in life and give in to the horrible things around him, Joseph was that guy. From being abandoned by family to being used by someone intimately interested in him, the odds were against him. However, he focused on God through his tough times and got through it with favor from the Lord. In this series, you’ll learn about Joseph’s life and see how you, too, can overcome temptation and trials, then experience the FAVOR of God. Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Monday, March 28, 2016 | 0 comments
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Church Work Day | This Saturday

Building 100 Sweep & mop floor Dust/clean outside windows & doors Clean & polish stainless steel hotbar Building 200 Wax floor Clean the restrooms (mirrors, sinks, toilets, floors, stainless steel, polish) Clean sub speakers & stage Building 700 Pressure wash downstairs sidewalk Clean windows inside /outside Horse Arena/Pasture Organize & clean up trash Grounds Pressure wash sidewalks 100-200 Bldgs. Rake grass areas between 100-200 Bldgs. Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Wednesday, March 2, 2016 | 0 comments
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Jesus Is . . .

Series Name: Jesus Is . . . Series Description: Jesus. There’s something special and supernatural about that name. What makes him so special and supernatural? In this series, you will learn about the nature and power of Jesus. You’ll see who Jesus is. February 21 Jesus is God (Mark 1:1–8) February 28 Jesus is Powerful (Mark 1:14–39) March 6 Jesus is Forgiver (Mark 1:40–2:12) March 13—Greater Things Finale Jesus is All About Relationships—Not Religion (Mark... Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Monday, February 8, 2016 | 0 comments
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Lives Changed and We're Breaking Attendance & Giving Records!

This Sunday is our church's 3rd birthday as Church of the Highlands. Isn't it amazing to see what God has done and is doing at our church? Last night, a teenager in our student ministry told me he has been inviting one of his friends to church for several years, and she finally came last night, and she received Christ! This is what it is all about. This past Sunday, we had our best offering we've ever had for a non-emphasis Sunday. Our attendance was the highest it has been in the last six... Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Thursday, January 14, 2016 | 0 comments
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Changes and New Initiatives

Highlands Family, This morning, I spent some time announcing some key changes and initiatives happening at Highlands. The video of me explaining all of this is at the bottom of this letter to you. 1) Today, we celebrated Betty Stiles’ 41st anniversary on staff. Praise God for her faithfulness! We honored her with a gift, and she was so thankful. 2) Scotty and Penny Marcum (Executive Pastor and wife) are beginning a process of moving to Nashville. Pastor Scotty came to me a few months... Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Sunday, January 3, 2016 | 0 comments
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40 Days of Family

In this series, our pastoral staff is team-teaching about what a biblical family looks like, and some new strategies of how Church of the Highlands will equip all ages to grow closer to each other and closer to Jesus. January 3 A Vision for Family Ministry January 10 Marriage January 17 Parenting January 24 How did kids in biblical times learn about God? January 31 Teenagers in the Bible February 7 The Family of God Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Tuesday, December 29, 2015 | 0 comments
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From the Pastor: End of Year Giving

  Dear Friend, What a year we have experienced together at Church of the Highlands! Could we have imagined God’s work in just under 365 days? Who could forget about how we surpassed 100 baptisms as a faith family this year. How can we measure the impact of so many kids engaging with God thanks to the most incredible kids and student ministry volunteers? We recently cleared ten acres of land atop our property to begin the methodical process of moving forward to build our new... Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Thursday, December 10, 2015 | 0 comments
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Christmas at the Movies

Shopping, sipping hot chocolate, and wrapping presents aren’t your only traditions during the Christmas season. You watch your favorite movies! In this series, we will utilize some of your favorite Christmas movies as a launching pad into the Bible. November 29 You Don't Have to be Home Alone December 6 When Christmas is Not a Vacation December 13 A Christmas Story December 20 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Sunday, November 15, 2015 | 0 comments
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Automate the Important

Church Family, Thank you so much for your generous giving. Because of your giving, we’ve been able to expand our ministries, facilities, and staff to reach more people. Last Sunday, we even got to baptize our 100th person since we re-planted as Church of the Highlands! Praise Jesus!   The last few weeks, you have heard our leadership and me talk about automated giving. We’ve been using the key phrase, “Automate the Important.” I write you this letter today to... Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Thursday, October 22, 2015 | 0 comments
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Two Areas of Good News for Us

Church Family, I have two areas of good news for us! MOVING FORWARD ON OUR CAMPUS I received a phone call this morning that we can begin the initial stages of doing some preliminary site work on the side of our property where we will eventually build our new worship center. We will have the official permit to move forward on the site work (not construction) within a week or two, and have been given a verbal “go ahead” to do some preliminary things before getting the official piece of... Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Friday, October 2, 2015 | 0 comments
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Ten Commandments

Like the ancient Israelites, God’s people today often receive the gift of salvation but remain enslaved to sin. The truth is, our behavior is merely a result of whom or what we worship. Our gods influence our priorities, values, morality, choices, and ultimately our eternity. This message series focuses on life under the protection, wisdom, goodness, and love of our heavenly Father who loves us. Here is what we’ll learn in this series: September 20 You Shall... Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Monday, September 14, 2015 | 0 comments
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Weekly Word from Pastor Jeremy

Happy Labor Day Weekend! Online Giving If you are out of town this Labor Day weekend, remember you can always give online. It is simple and secure. Just click here to tithe online right now. Deacon Nominations I sent an email to the church family earlier this week about deacon nominations. I encourage you to click here and read it, if you have not already. If you want to nominate someone to be a deacon, feel free to email the name of the nominee to Betty@TheHighlands.cc or you... Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Saturday, September 5, 2015 | 0 comments
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Toxic Relationships

Having a hard time dealing with people? Are there folks in your life whom you love, but sometimes they drive you crazy? In this series, you’ll learn what the Bible teaches about how to deal with toxic relationships by studying the story of David and Saul from 1 Samuel 9-2 Samuel 8. August 23 Stay Loyal in Toxic Relationships (1 Samuel 9:2) August 30 Be Truthful (1 Samuel 15) September 6 Be Loving (1 Samuel 20) ... Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Monday, August 17, 2015 | 0 comments
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Weekly Letter from Pastor Jeremy (August 6, 2015)

Hey Church Family, I am really pumped about a few key things going on in our church right now! 1. Ace Stafford, Student Pastor Last Sunday, our new student pastor, Ace Stafford, started his ministry here at Church of the Highlands. Our teens and volunteers are already building relationships with Pastor Ace, Chanetta, Jace, and Christina. 2. Awesome Day is One Week from Sunday Awesome Day is our annual high attendance Sunday that we have the Sunday after school starts. This is the time when I... Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Thursday, August 6, 2015 | 0 comments
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I Love My Church

What does it look like to be a healthy member of Church of the Highlands? There’s more to it than showing up on an occasional Sunday morning, smiling, and singing. The Bible gives rich insight into how to live out your love for God’s local church. This series will teach you how to love your church!   July 12 Worship (John 4:19–24) July 26 Grow (Colossians 1:9–12) August 2 Serve (1 Kings 19:19–21) August 9 Go (Luke 19:10) August 16 Awesome Day Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | 0 comments
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Regarding Same-Sex Marriage

Editor's Note On Sunday, July 5, Dr. Roberts will preach a sermon about homosexuality. We will have one service on July 5th at 10:45. Dear Church Family, We are living in the last days. There is no doubt. Today, the Supreme Court of the United States made a decision (5-4 vote) to re-define marriage. This decision was the Roe v. Wade of marriage in our country. Now, in all 50 states, men can legally marry men and women can legally marry women. I'm writing you this letter today to... Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Friday, June 26, 2015 | 0 comments
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Church Campout | June 26, 6pm | $2

  Smores, Outdoor Movie, and Swimming. We will set-up tents behind building 100, and then have a pancake breakfast in the morning. Email Jonathan@TheHighlands.cc to sign-up and get more details. Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Saturday, June 20, 2015 | 0 comments
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Restoring Ruined Dreams: A Series On the Book of Joel

In the days of Joel, four years of locusts swept through the Promised Land and ruined their dreams of living in a land flowing with milk and honey. Their dreams were crushed. Do you ever struggle with feeling complacent? A strong dose of imagery like we find in Joel might just do the trick of opening your eyes to the necessity of faithfully following after God every moment of your life in order to experience restoration from brokenness in the dreams of your life. Here is what we... Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Church Work Day | May 23, 9am

Work Day Tasks May 23rd, 9:00 a.m. Concrete Slab Behind Building 200 (Gym) • Pressure wash the slab. • Paint the slab as a basketball court. • Closet just inside the front door – paint around the black hinges with white paint. Building 100 (Kids’ Ministry Building) • Clean the restrooms (mirrors, sinks, toilets, floors) • Clean the kitchen (mop floor, clean bathroom, clean glass windows by sink) • Sweep and mop floor in building 100 • Dust • Paint Building 200 (Gym) • Remove clutter. • Clean... Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Thursday, May 7, 2015 | 0 comments
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Our Pastor in the News

Dr. Jeremy Roberts on The Weather Channel from Church of the Highlands on Vimeo . Dr. Jeremy Roberts on The Weather Channel (interview # 2) from Church of the Highlands on Vimeo . Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Saturday, April 4, 2015 | 0 comments
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Video Announcements for March 29, 2015

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Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Thursday, March 26, 2015 | 0 comments
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Dream Home | A Sermon Series

  Dream Home is a sermon series by our Lead Pastor, Dr. Jeremy Roberts . What does your DREAM HOME look like? What would be your favorite rooms? During the series, Dream Home, you will see how opening the doors of every room in your life to God will open the doors to your ULTIMATE LIFE! We will walk through our most treasured spaces: our relationships, marriages, parenting, and more.   April 4/5 (Easter) Front Door: Your Future   April 12 Closet: Empowered... Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Thursday, March 19, 2015 | 0 comments
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Video Announcements for March 15, 2015

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Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Thursday, March 12, 2015 | 0 comments
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Church Work Day On Saturday, March 9th

Work Day Tasks March 14th, 9:00 a.m. Concrete Slab Behind Building 200 (Gym) • Fix/Paint the benches around the slab. • See if we can get someone to donate basketball poles. • Pressure wash the slab. • Paint the slab as a basketball court. Building 100 (Kids’ Ministry Building) • Clean the restrooms (mirrors, sinks, toilets, floors) • Clean the kitchen (mop floor, clean bathroom, clean glass windows by sink) • Insulate the ceiling in the storage room by the walk-in cooler. • Sweep and mop... Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Thursday, March 12, 2015 | 0 comments
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Video Announcements for March 8, 2015

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Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Friday, March 6, 2015 | 0 comments
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FUTURIST Message Series

The Jetsons. Back to the Future. Armageddon. Our culture has a fascination with the future. This series explains what the Bible says about the end times, and what the future looks like. Knowing about your future will help you to adjust your present to live all-out for Jesus!   March 8 Signs of the End Times (part 1) March 15 Signs of the End Times (part 2) March 22 The Rapture (part 1) March 29 (Palm Sunday) The Rapture (part 2) Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Sunday, March 1, 2015 | 0 comments
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Video Announcements for March 1, 2015

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Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Friday, February 27, 2015 | 0 comments
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Video Announcements for February 22, 2015

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Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Thursday, February 19, 2015 | 0 comments
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Student Sunday | March 1st

    On Sunday, March 1st, our student ministry is leading our worship services. Teenagers will sing, pass the offering baskets, greet people, and our Student Pastor, Rick McKnight, will preach for us.   This is a key time to invite un-churched and de-churched teenagers to church. If you have any middle or high schoolers in your family or in your neighborhood, make sure you invite them to this key day—Student Sunday! Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Wednesday, February 11, 2015 | 0 comments
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One Day | February 8th

One Day, February 8th (#1DayCOH)   Sunday, February 8th, is ONE DAY! It is a huge day for us here at Church of the Highlands.   On One Day, we want everyone who attends our church to prioritize to come on this one day. We want everyone to bring at least one person the morning of One Day.  We want to pack out our church so that tons of people will hear about the love of Jesus.  The only way this happens is if you invite people!   As we conclude our 40 Days... Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | 0 comments
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40 Days of Revival

Series Title 40 Days of Revival   Series Description What is revival? Why is revival needed now? How can we experience genuine revival. This series will help you answer some of these questions so that God can use you to accelerate the completion of the Great Commission. Only God can send revival. It is not turned off and on like a water fountain. Make sure the conditions are right in your life so you can see the sovereign Lord of all creation rain down revival on your... Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Sunday, December 28, 2014
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End of Year Giving 2014

Dear Church Family,   Thank you so much for your generous giving in 2014. I pray we will end the year by celebrating Jesus’ birthday by giving Him a gift to celebrate His coming to earth to save us from our sins. As you review and understand clearly ALL of your sources of income in 2014, have you honored God by giving at least the first tenth to your local church? If you have not, then insure you do so before December 31st so that you can know you have walked in complete obedience to... Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | 0 comments
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Crave More Presence

Do you have a plethora of presents under the tree, but a void of hope in your heart? In this series, learn how to experience contentment this Christmas season by craving the presence of God. November 30 Hope Out of Hopelessness (Isaiah 11)   December 7 The Forgotten Man at Christmas (Matthew 1:18–25)   December 14 The Cradle and the Cross (Matthew 2:1–12)   December 21 Virgin Birth and New Birth (Luke 1:26–37)       Read More
Posted by Jeremy Roberts at Sunday, November 16, 2014 | 0 comments
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