The Bible

How to Be Blessed by the Bible

This message is based on James 1:19-27 The western world is absolutely saturated with Bibles that can be found almost anywhere you go, in addition to the airways, radio, TV, books and magazines. Consequently, it comes as no surprise that the Bible outsells every other major best seller annually. Countless copies are published in multiple…

By the grace of God I am what I am

God’s Grace and Our Guilt

James 2:10 Here James is telling us that recognizing the fact that whether it’s one sin or many in our lives we’ve all slipped, we’ve all sinned and we’re all in the same boat.   We’re going to talk about how our ways of dealing with guilt differ greatly from God’s way of dealing with…

Welcome to New Life Christian Church

The People God Uses

As we study scripture we come to the conclusion that God is looking for people to use for His glory and the expansion of His Kingdom.   What are the kinds of values that make a difference in our lives so that God can use us? 2 Chronicles 16:9   When Jesus Christ was here…

The heart

The Heart

“Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” (Proverbs 4:23)   Contemporary people generally consider the head with its brain to be the center and director of human activity, however; the Bible speaks of the heart as the center. “It is the wellbeing of life” (Luke 6:45, Mark 7:20-23)  …

Jesus

What is the Cost of Being a Follower of Jesus?

Luke 14:25-33, Luke 9:23-26, Matthew 16:24-26 What is a disciple? A dictionary definition: ‘A disciple is a follower, or student of a teacher, leader or philosopher.’   All of Jesus’ disciples were learners required to abide in His word… John 8:32-42. This meant not only that they were to listen to what He said, but…

Creation

Creation: The Foundation of the Christian Faith

I am sure many of us have the following questions: Why do I exist? Is there a God who created me or do I exist because of some kind of a process- some kind of chance event?   Of course we are familiar with the term “evolution” and throughout this message we want to resolve…

Baptism of the Holy Spirit

Baptism of the Holy Spirit (part 1)

Today’s sermon focuses on Acts 10:38. This will be part one of three parts that we will examine on the subject of the baptism of the Holy Spirit. In Luke 3:16, we read concerning John the Baptist that Jesus will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and in fire. In John 1:33, again John the Baptist…

Prayer

The Nature of Prayer

Our study, found in the eighteenth chapter of Luke, follows the passage on the parable of the persistent widow.  In that parable our Lord stresses the need of prayer. He puts it very bluntly: Men must either pray or faint; there is no other choice. If we are praying then we are not fainting and…

Pharmacies vs health food stores

Pillars of Health

1 Corinthians 6:12-20 Millions of people in North America and around the world are pursuing better health. And they are spending billions of dollars every year doing it. Given the spectacular advances in medical science over the past several decades one might expect that good, or even great, health would be in order of the…

David and Saul

The Answer of Faith to the Advice of Fear

Today’s sermon is based on Psalms 11. In this Psalm, you will find that David was running away from King Saul.  David, in this time of need sought advice from his friends. Although his friends meant well in giving their advice to him, their advice stemmed from an earthly wisdom. Regardless of this, David lifts…