Marks of a Gospel Movement: “God Calls His People to Pray”

Passage: Acts 4:23-31 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection Sermon Summary Gospel movements are marked by kingdom-advancing prayer.  The prayer life of the early church made them unique in their day, and if we want to see a gospel movement on the North Shore, we too need to be a praying people. Among the…

Answering God: “The Lord Hears our Lament”

Passage: Psalm 13 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection Sermon Summary There are over forty psalms of lament, and these very human psalms teach us how to “answer God” when we face the inevitable pain that life brings. When facing pain and despair, some bottle their pain in and some lash out, but in…

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…

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…

The Heart of A Father

The Christian story is about a Father who bound himself to his children at all cost.

Basic Christianity: God Hears Us

Today’s post is part of a series to help us take what we learn on Sunday into the rest of the week. These posts summarize the main points from the week’s sermon and include questions for continued reflection and prayer. The posts in this series are written by members of our church’s Adult Christian Formation…

Seeking an Associate Pastor of Discipleship…Together

As we re-launch our search for an Associate Pastor of Discipleship, Laura Range shares where we are in the process and how you can help. I’m currently participating in my third search for a staff member at NSCBC, this time leading the search for the Associate Pastor of Discipleship. After six months of active searching,…

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

As we live in light of Pentecost, which we celebrated yesterday, this Puritan prayer to the Holy Spirit from Valley of Vision seeks the work of the Spirit in our hearts. May we be drawn evermore to Christ.