Passage: Isaiah 9:1-7 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection https://nscbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/0109.mp3 Sermon Summary In our culture today, we are experiencing an unprecedented loss of hope. From the ongoing pandemic to societal divisions to political gridlock, never have we needed a collective sense of hope more than we do now—and yet
Passage: Matthew 6:19-24 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection https://nscbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/0116-sermon.mp3 Sermon Summary In Matthew 6:19-24, Jesus gets to the heart of things (literally) by addressing what we treasure. In fact, all that Jesus commands in the Sermon on the Mount will be possible only if we have Christ as
Read below a report of two recent Christmas meals provided by our Evening Service and Downtown Dinner teams. Both are examples of God’s kingdom being shared and a practical way of proclaiming “great joy that will be for all the people” We have ventured forth to encourage meeting in person,
Passage: Luke 1:67-79 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection https://nscbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Sermon1205.mp3 Sermon Summary We all long for a world invested with meaning and hope, and we are a people hungry for praise. And yet, disappointment with God can shut our mouths to praise. Zechariah’s story, in Luke 1, is a
Passage: Luke 1:46-56 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection https://nscbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Sermon1128.mp3 Sermon Summary Mary’s Song, or the Magnificat, situated at the beginning of Luke at the start of the Christmas story, is an ideal transition between the Old and New Testaments. It highlights the Old Testament themes of longing, desire,
Passage: Matthew 6:7-15 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection https://nscbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Sermon1121.mp3 Sermon Summary The Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:9-13 stands at the literary and the thematic center of the whole Sermon on the Mount. If we can pray like Jesus taught us in the Lord’s Prayer, it will grow us
Passage: Matthew 5:48-6:6; 6:16-18 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection https://nscbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Sermon-11.14.mp3 Sermon Summary In Matthew 5:48, Jesus says that we must be “perfect”—literally whole, or complete—“as our heavenly Father is perfect”. In many ways, this is the unifying theme of the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus is seeking disciples
Passage: Matthew 5:38-48 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection https://nscbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Sermon1107.mp3 Sermon Summary There are few commands more frequently admired, and yet seldom applied than Jesus’ commands to love our enemies and avoid retaliation, in Matthew 5:38-48. Jesus’ followers practiced these commands, and in doing so, they turned the world