Is Boston the most intolerant city in America?

A Challenge to NSCBC In our sermon this week from Will Cottrell we heard the challenge to be people who reach across the divide and make bridges with people who are not like us. In Luke 19, Zaccheus was a despised and a hated outsider, but Jesus went to Zaccheus, invited himself into his life and…

Exciting news for Foster Care in Massachusetts – God is at work!

Answer to prayer Since September we have been praying at NSCBC alongside 6 other churches in the North Shore Gospel Partnership for God to work powerfully in the Foster care system on the North Shore. We have prayed for children in the system, for the DCF staff, for new and existing foster parents, and for…

Never forget what life was like before…A charge to Pastor Ben

On Sunday 27th January 2019 the church celebrated the ordination of Pastor Ben Friedman. As part of this service Ben’s first Christian mentor and college track coach, Gary Cramer, gave a challenging charge to him. We’re sharing this message on the blog because we think that this charge is both encouraging and challenging for all…

Give us Your Heart

Director of Worship Ministries Brittany Casey reflects on why “Give us your heart” was such an appropriate song for us to sing as a church on Vision Sunday Video – Give Us Your Heart Make us like you Lord This past Sunday we prayerfully took our goals and vision to the Lord during a special…

God Creates Disciples – Discussion Questions

In our current sermon series, we are breaking down our definition of a disciple to consider what it really means to be a follower of Jesus. A disciple is someone who is created by the gospel to learn Christ and lead others to do the same, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Use these…

6 Benefits of Meditation

A New Year Don’t Just Read, Meditate Many Christians make resolutions in the new year to commit themselves to reading more of the Bible in the coming months. This is a great resolution, but let me encourage you to not just read the Bible, but to meditate on it: take time; mull it over; ask…

Advent Is Not For Sissies – Peace at Advent

“Advent is definitely not for sissies”, writes Fleming Rutledge, in her striking new book on Advent.  What does she mean when she says that Advent is “not for sissies”? Advent is not for sissies because Advent is the season in the church calendar when we can most squarely face the hard realities of the world. …

The Pursuit of Joy

In the third week of Advent, Tess Wallace reflects on the theme of joy. The pursuit of joy I suspect that a lot of our time and energy this holiday season will be devoted to the pursuit of joy – finding the perfect gift for a loved one, travelling to different events around the North…