Breaking Bread is a touching weekly presentation by Tim Edwards in preparation for communion. This week is a reminder of the tender reunion of the disciples with Jesus, His third appearance to them following the resurrection.
Psalm 139 presents David’s thoughts about his God. The degree to which David felt God’s love is unique to each one of us challenges the notion that God’s love is generic. This is the beauty of the new covenant in Christ.
God does not call His followers to a life of discipline, sacrifice and self-denial because they are virtuous pursuits in and of themselves. No, He knows better than anyone that pursuing holiness results in His best for us. Only a God who loves us would care enough to do everything that we need to enable us to […]
We conclude our study of Acts with Paul, under house arrest, still trying to help his people, devout Jews, recognize that Jesus Christ is their long anticipated Messiah. He tells them that the reason he is in chains is because of “the hope of Israel”. Israel’s only hope is our only hope…the redeeming work of […]
Despite the opposition of most of his friends and colleagues, Paul finally makes it to Jerusalem committed to sharing the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. His experiences there could be described as a litany of seemingly fruitless distractions and yet he is not deterred and does not react out of frustration. He […]
Honoring our parents is a critical foundation of God’s perfect blueprint for a good life. There are implications for not just each observant family but for society as a whole.
Paul feels called of God to head to Jerusalem despite what he has been told by the Spirit will be trouble. His friends, his brothers and sisters in Christ, try to dissuade him, even by claiming that their opposition is compelled by the Spirit. Both can’t be the voice of God. Speaking into each others […]
Tom Marshall teaches that success and failure are not measured by how busy we are. Our mission needs to be the same as Jesus’ was.
The varying responses of the Ephesians to the gospel speaks to the different valuations they ascribed to it. Paul’s valuation was clear…”I consider my life worth nothing to me” compared to the gospel.
NGCC has reached a place in its growth and development that requires planning for a gradual transition of leadership to the next generation. What better to place to look than God’s plan as He prepared Israel to enter its land of promise under new leadership.