Jesus through the eyes of John: The Good Shepherd 3

Pastor John continues his examination of Jesus’ claim to be the Good Shepherd. In this message, he talks about resentment and some of its causes … and the clearest way out of it. We diffuse the power of resentment, he says, when we recognize God’s hand in our situation, and if instead of seeing ourselves as victims, we trust God to lead us through whatever hurt and junk is going on around us. Message delivered 6/22/14.

At about minute 40, Wendy McDermott shares a prophetic word about the confusion and disappointment that arise when the church forgets it is nothing without Jesus.

Worship music for the service included:

Everlasting God by Brenton Brown 

Furious by Jeremy Riddle

Lead me to the Cross by Brooke Ligertwood

Healer by Mike Guglielmucci

Good to Me by Craig Musseau

God needs you (because he chooses to)

God is all-powerful, all-knowing and totally self-sufficient. He doesn’t need anybody or anything to be God. But he chooses to need us and to use us to accomplish his work. He never fails to do his part, but he will never do our part. Message delivered 6/15/14. (Sorry, but the first couple of minutes of the message were not recorded.)

As part of our worship, we sang these songs:

Our God is Greater by Chris Tomlin

One Thing Remains by Kristian Stanfill

I Will Exalt by Amanda Cook

I Will Come and Bow Down by Martin Nystrom

Several N3C fathers shared the joys and challenges of fatherhood in this video.

After Pastor John’s message, Charlie Boyer testified about his journey to boldness.  The service ended with the playing of this video of Matthew West’s song “Do Something.”

God’s holy obsession

Tom Brazell, who left New Covenant in 2008 to become Director of International Ministries at Elim Fellowship, gives a message on missions.  God’s holy obsession, he says, is to reconcile mankind to himself.  If there’s a flaw in his plan, it is that he relies on us followers to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.  For that to happen throughout the earth, some of us must be goers, and the rest of us must be senders.  This recording also includes his Communion meditation. Message delivered 6/8/14.

The morning’s worship music was:

Sing, Sing, Sing by Chris Tomlin

All Who are Thirsty by Brenton Brown and Glenn Robertson

Forever Reign by Reuben Morgan and Jayson Ingram

Grace Like Rain by Chris Tomlin and Todd Andrew

Lord I Need You By Matt Maher

Jesus through the eyes of John: The Good Shepherd 2

Pastor John continues his examination of John 10 in which Jesus identifies himself as The Good Shepherd.  What are his credentials?  What historical evidence do we have that he even existed?  Message delivered 6/1/14.

At the end of the worship service, we bid farewell to members Josh and Regine Brady who have accepted ministry at a church in Albertville, AL

The morning’s worship music was these five great songs:

Everlasting God

Always

Hallelujah

Cornerstone

Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)