Life Stories, the series

In this teaching series, Pastor John Young examines “Life Stories” … exploring different aspects of the lives of people in scripture and here at N3C, things different ones of us have been through, highlighting how God has worked.

Introduction, delivered 2/12/17

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Part 2, looking at the life of Saul, a Pharisee by birth and training, persecuted Christians to their deaths, and then met Jesus on the road to Damascus. Delivered 2/19/17.

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Part 3, the testimonies of church members Dan and Patti Lloret, who faced what looked like a hopeless situation when Dan fell from a scaffold while working on the church building and was comatose for six weeks. But Scripture says, “I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me,” and they came through the crisis in victory. Delivered 2/26/17.

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Part 4, Elkanah, a barren wife in Old Testament times, threw herself on the mercy of God and asked for a son.  In due time, she gave birth to the baby who would become the prophet Samuel. Delivered 3/5/17.

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Part 5, The life of Samuel, reared in the Temple but under much less than ideal conditions, became the greatest prophet in Israel. Delivered 3/12/17

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Part 6, Pastor John concludes the series on Life Stories with the testimonies of two people who underwent trauma, but God infused life into both of their stories. Shared 3/26/17

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Achieving your potential

Chris Ball, president of Elim Fellowship (to which N3C is a member), was guest speaker on 3/19/17 and urged the congregation to act on Isaiah 54:2 to remove things from their lives that are preventing God from working through their lives to accomplish His ends.  Familiar translations of that verse are similar to the NIV:

“Enlarge the place of your tent,
stretch your tent curtains wide,
do not hold back;
lengthen your cords,
strengthen your stakes.
In the Message version, that verse is rendered as:
“Clear lots of ground for your tents!
Make your tents large. Spread out! Think big!
Use plenty of rope,
drive the tent pegs deep.