Passage: 1 Peter 1:3-9; 3:13-15 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection https:///nscbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/sermon0110.mp3 Sermon Summary While many of us initially expressed hope about what changes 2021 would bring, it’s already looking like 2021 will be unable to carry the weight of the hopes we’re placing on it. Thankfully, the gospel
Passage: Luke 12:32 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection https:///nscbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/sermon0103.mp3 Sermon Summary As 2021 begins, we are faced with more than enough reasons—humanly speaking—to be anxious, and our surrounding cultural mood only tends to further, rather than alleviate that anxiety. Jesus, on the other hand, consistently commands us not
Read John 20:11-29 I was recently building a snowman with a 3 year old. It was an interesting dance of helping and not helping. She is at the stage where she “wants to do everything by herself.” In one moment, she would announce, “I can do it myself,” but in
Read John 18:28 – 19:16 The tension of this passage is as old as time – who holds power and how will it be used? In the case of Jesus, the religious leaders have found him guilty of blasphemy, but lack the authority to take his life. The Roman government
Passage: Hebrews 1:1-14 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection https://nscbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/sermon1220.mp3 Sermon Summary At Christmas, we celebrate the good news that the Son of God became incarnate as our king. This is only good news, however, if we understand what kind of king he is—namely, our divine king who is
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Read John 18:1-14 The Washington Post published a story that occurred on the streets of London in the wake of George Floyd’s murder. Demonstrators clashed with far-right activists. A photographer in the crowd heard, “That’s not what we do!” At that moment, black demonstrator Patrick Hutchinson emerged carrying a white
Passage: Hebrews 4:14-16; 7:23-27; 9:23-26 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection https://nscbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/sermon1214.mp3 Sermon Summary In this season of uncertainty, many of us daily feel the need for courage. In the book of Hebrews, the author consistently exhorts his listeners to courage through a confident assurance rooted in the truth
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Read John 17:2-26 We are a beleaguered people. A pandemic has frayed our social fabric; political discourse devolves into pejoratives that further polarize; natural disasters batter communities; the world over, citizens take to the streets over failures of leadership and social injustice; negotiated truces seem a meager match for historic