Pastor Daniel Grothe takes us on a journey of discovery, highlighting our identity as the "eschatological community" that works to end all estrangements and pull God's glorious future into the present.
Preaching out of 1 Peter, Pastor Daniel Grothe leads us into thinking about what it means to be a "peculiar" and "covenanting" people. In a world so schooled in individuality and so bent on protecting one's self, St. Peter has much to share with us about learning to live at risk with one another.
Oftentimes in Jesus' teaching, he skipped the descriptive parables and gave his followers the "bottom line" expectations. Seeking God's kingdom and his righteousness is the bottom line. Listen in as Pastor Brandon encourages us to live righteously before God.
Pastor Brad Baker finished our God At Work series by discussion how so much of our angst towards work is a failure to see our most important role within the workplace as "image-bearers" of God. Whether our work context takes us into the corporate world or keeps us close to home, God has given us the privilege of showing others what he is like.
Pastor Brad Baker argues that God longs to restore the joy, satisfaction and sense of sacredness that he infused into work; into us! Part 3 of a 4 part series offers a fresh look at our vocation and occupation.
In the 3rd part of our Sacred Series, Pastor David Perkins talks about the Scripture. In this sermon, he lays out a vision for viewing the scriptures as a story which emphasizes Christ's centrality, God's character and our place in the Kingdom of God.
Pastor Jimmy Evans speaks on God's Indestructible Plan for Marriage. Pulling from Ephesians 5, Pastor Jimmy unpacks God's plan for marriage, our spousal roles, our greatest needs and how to serve our spouses well.
Good Friday is one of the most important dates on the Christian Church's calendar. Join pastor Daniel Grothe to remember the sacrifice, suffering and death of our Lord Jesus Christ, who bore sin and death in his body for the life of the world.
Pastor Ross Parsley teaches that being in community with other believers in church is like being in a family - it's messy at times, but working through the mess yields love, relationship, and ultimately beauty.
At the start of a new year, we all want to know how we can flourish in Christ. Psalm 1 gives us two images: the life of the faithless who perishes, and the life of the faithful who flourishes. Pastor Glenn Packiam teaches from the psalm on how we can flourish by being in community with the faithful and in conversation with the Scriptures.
Pastor Glenn Packiam explores the fledgling Church's first brush with opposition. Examining Acts 4, we see just how subversive the announcement that there is no other name but the name of Jesus is to the power-brokers of this world.
Legends and Misfits, Week 8: Extravagant Worship and Devious Distractions
Mar 11, 2012
Pastor Glenn Packiam continues the ?Legends & Misfits? series with a look at the young King David in 2 Samuel 6 compared to an older King David in 2 Samuel 11. What is it that changes us from being free and open-handed to being controlling and closed-handed? The truth is, the tighter we grasp, the less we have and the smaller our world becomes. Discover how grateful worship can open us up once again to our gracious and generous God.
Glenn Packiam reminds us that since we are 'dearly loved children of God' who are being filled with the Holy Spirit and are awaiting the return of Christ the King, we can 'make every effort' in our spiritual formation.
Supernatural, Week 7: Love, The Most Excellent Way
Feb 14, 2010
The love of God puts the gifts of the Spirit into perspective. Pastor David Grothe teaches that spiritual maturity is based not on how impressive our spiritual giftings are, but upon the measure of God's love operating in our lives.
Pastor Brady begins a new series by teaching how the aspects of a tribe that make it so powerful are the same elements that can make the church all that God desires it to be, experiencing both "ekklesia" and "koinonia."
Pastor Brady begins the "Change the World" series by teaching that if we allow ourselves to be "salt and light" as followers of Christ, we will have no choice but to impact the world around us in a powerful way.
On Father's Day, Pastor Tom Lane teaches that a good father should provide an environment for his children's success, make himself available to experience life with them, and give them values, training, and instruction.
Continuing the study of the 23rd Psalm, Pastor Brady examines verses two and three, teaching that having a restored soul requires surrendering ourselves to the Lord and allowing Him to free us from fear.
Pastor Clark Whitten from Grace Church in Orlando, FL teaches from Romans chapter 5, encouraging us that in order to reign in life, we must receive the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness.
Ted Whaley, Director of New Life Groups, shares on Groups Sunday the three key reasons why we do free market groups at New Life Church. Hundreds of groups meet around various topics, people's interests, strengths, stage of life, and more. For more information, go to www.newlifegroups.com
Continuing the Calibrate series, Pastor Brady communicates that we were intended by God to need other people in our lives, and encourages New Life to be intentional about connecting and building strong relationships with others.
Pastor Brady continues in the Calibrate series by teaching on healing. When Jesus gave His life on the cross, He not only paid the price for our sins, He also purchased our healing. Discover what this means for us today.
In week three of the "Calibrate" series, Pastor Brady tells us how God designed us for joy - that joy does not depend on happiness, it does not leave room for selfishness, and that it is beyond despair.
Continuing this series, Pastor Ross reminds us that a true mark of resurrection people is that they carry the presence of God with them wherever they go, and that we must never stop being desperate and passionate for His presence.
On the brink of New Life Church's annual production of "The Thorn", pastor and producer John Bolin encourages us to "show and tell" by bringing people to the Thorn and allowing God to amaze us once again.
Some Christians are great at "showing" but don't have the courage to "tell" while others are great at "telling", but their lives don't "show" very well. Pastor Ross encourages us to do both and shows us how it can work by sharing with us one very inspirational story...
At the end of New Life Church's 21 day fast, Pastor Ross Parsley shares about the idea of 'delayed gratification' and challenges us to continue to apply the principles of fasting to every other area of our lives by exercising patience and self-control through God's empowering grace.