A Disciple’s Source

Passage: Mark 1:35-39 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection Read Mark 1:35-39:  And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed. 36 And Simon and those who were with him searched for him, 37 and they found him and…

Advent Devotional Week 4: The Candle of Love

Click Here to Download the Full Devotional (PDF) Art for Week 4 Fog and Rust Original Song by Steve Dagley Fog and Rust: I was burning through a fever I couldn’t tell day from night As I fumbled through that dimness I felt I’d been living this way for most Most of my life I…

Advent Devotional Week 3: The Candle of Joy

Click Here to Download the Full Devotional (PDF) Art for Week 3 The Way of Joy | Joy Of The Father   Abby Sidmore, Acrylic on canvas Artists Statement: For my advent piece I created an Acrylic painting on canvas. My painting is mainly inspired by the verse Luke 10:21 where Jesus is expressing joy…

Advent Devotional Week 2: The Candle of Peace

Click Here to Download the Full Devotional (PDF) Art for Week 2 The Way of Peace | “Thou Will Keep Him in Perfect Peace” Danielle & Jon Rodgers Cello arrangement with photography Watch at nscbc.org/perfectpeace  Artists Statement: I used to sing Samuel Wesley’s “Thou Will Keep Him in Perfect Peace” with an anglican choir…

Advent Devotional Week 1: The Candle of Hope

About the Advent Devotional The four weeks leading to Christmas are traditionally a season to anticipate Jesus’ arrival—to contemplate what it means for the God of the universe to be present with us. This year’s Advent Guide builds on the Beautiful Life series by exploring the traditional Advent themes of hope, peace, joy, and love…

Live Q&A with Ellie Wiener: The Book of Job

Join the Zoom meeting here – Sunday October 23 @ 3PM EST NSCBC friend, Gordon Conwell alumna, and PhD student at the University of Cambridge Ellie Wiener will preach (virtually) on Sunday October 23rd in both services. As we continue in our sermon in the wisdom books, the book of Job offers a compelling counter…

Experiencing Christ Centered Community in Guatemala

This summer one of our high school students, Kate Robinson, had the amazing opportunity to partner with a church in Guatemala. Read below about some of her reflections from this time and the ways God has challenged her that she can share with our church. A Community Challenge Dear Church Family, To meet with all…

Two Ways to Live: Slaves or Children

Passage: Galatians 4:21-31 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection Sermon Overview In Galatians 4:21-31, Paul uses an allegory to describe two basic approaches people take towards life. It is worth considering these two approaches, and which one we’re living, because the implications are vast: one way leads to freedom and adoption, and the other…