Together to get there — 15

Wrapping up his “Barriers to Relationships” segment of Together to Get There, Pastor John looks at two more mindsets that, on the surface, seem positive, but really are selfish, focused on staying in control of our own lives and dependent on people as pawns in our strategies rather than surrendering to God, who is the only one who truly has the power to create the peace we desire. Message delivered 11/19/17.

You can follow the scriptures John used at http://bible.com/events/314425

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Together to get there — 14

Pastor John Young begins to wrap up his Together to Get There teaching series by examining the first two of four barriers to the kinds of relationships God has designed us for to accomplish his will. Both barriers are rooted in selfish desires to be in control and to gain personal approval. Message delivered 11/12/17.

You can follow the scriptures John used at http://bible.com/events/310504

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Together to get there — 13

Teaching on the spiritual importance of giving, Pastor John says that when you give, God will take you through all kinds of things you could never do without trusting him. Giving is about trusting God with the best of who we are. Message delivered 11/5/17.

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Super Sunday

On a Sunday when the kids were encouraged to come to church in their Halloween costumes, the super hero Truth Teller (a.k.a. Amy Minnich) speaks of the importance of knowing the truth of God, of speaking the truth of God, and of living in the truth of God. Then associate pastor Zach Zirbel shared about the super power of Jesus … to save us. Messages delivered 10/29/17.

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What is power?

When Christians think about supernatural power, there’s a tendency to view it in terms of mighty works like miraculous healings or raising the dead.  But as Kevin Harvey takes the pulpit, he shares his understanding about what might be a more important kind of power in our lives: power for growth, our character, our Christ-likeness being evident to other people. Message delivered 10/22/17.

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Together to get there — 12

Pastor John continues to examine God’s desires for us. Message delivered 10/15/17.

You can follow the scriptures John used at http://bible.com/events/295842

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Together to get there — 11

Part 11 of Together to Get There focuses on God’s desire for us. Message delivered 10/8/17.

You can follow the scriptures John used at http://bible.com/events/291842

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Journey together

We are all part of each other’s lives in the journey of life. As a result, we get to share in important moments. This Sunday, we participated in an example of that. Jeff Perez and Ady Gúzman have testified how they found themselves drawn in the N3C fellowship by the warmth, genuine love and acceptance from the members of the body. As part of the service, they moved from being a couple to engaged … to married!

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Why you act the way you do

Dr. Fred Antonelli (more background here) was a senior pastor for 23 years and has been a licensed professional councelor for 21 years. He conducted an all-day seminar at N3C and was guest speaker on sunday, 11/24/17, examining our makeup and why we tend to act out in the way we act out. Sometimes it’s very positive. Other times it’s very negative.

In the first segment, he discussed the types of family rules we have grown up with that shape our behavior.

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The second segment was devoted to family roles, and the necessity of getting to the root issues that cause our behavior.

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After a lunch break, Dr. Fred talked about how many of the prominent people in the Bible were messed up, too! Then he started examining the characteristics of the five recognized temperaments: sanguine, melancholy, choleric, phlegmatic and supine.

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In the final segment, he finished the temperaments.

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Here’s the PowerPoint slideshow he used during his Saturday seminar: Click here. (If you are asked to install some app, just say no … you should be able to view the slides.)

His Sunday message which boiled down to three absolutes: you are never alone, never forgotten, and never without hope.

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Together to get there — 9

Pastor John Young reviews some aspects of relationships as we grow in walking together. It is important to have a proper perspective in understanding where we find our identity. Our relationships thrive by us conquering evil with good. Regardless of what others do, we see God at work when we do good regardless. Most importantly, we cannot follow Christ on our own. We need each other and are encouraged to carry each others burdens … understanding we can help each other with burdens without being absorbed by them. Message delivered 9/17/17.

You can follow the scriptures John used at http://bible.com/events/280307

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