Footsteps to the Cross

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Pastor John traces the final journey of Jesus from Galilee to Jerusalem where he was crucified. The events recorded in the Gospels of the last few weeks of his life and ministry each teach lessons about who Jesus was, who God is, and what life in Him makes possible for us.

To follow Pastor John’s notes on Bible.com, follow this link.

You can listen on YouTube to the songs we sang in worship.

FCA Sunday

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Justin Hellyer
Ryan Campbell

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes was the focus of Sunday’s (3/31) worship service. It opened with several members of the N3C youth group, all in FCA huddles at their respective schools, demonstrated a typical huddle meeting of a game, Bible study and prayer time. Then Associate Pastor Zach Zirbel, who also is Camden County coordinator for FCA shared about his role. There was an informational video (https://vimeo.com/322791818) and then testimonies by Ryan Campbell (a senior at Rowan University), Justin Hellyer (Gloucester County FCA coordinator) and then an evangelistic message from Kevin Harvey, FCA director for South Jersey and an elder at N3C.

The songs of worship we sang are on this YouTube playlist.

Build your life

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Pastor Zach Zirbel shares three of the aspects of the life of Daniel that teach how to build a fruitful life in the spirit:

  1. He was intentional about what he did … and did not do
  2. He had a few good friends who had a heart for God
  3. He built his life around God (as a disciple)

Message delivered 3/24/19.

Worship songs for the service are on this YouTube playlist.

The singles connection

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This teaching is meant to bring a renewed sensitivity and awareness of singleness in the church. One’s relationship status—whether married or single—has no bearing on one’s value in the Kingdom of God. In the message, Amy Minnich shares candidly about the difficulties of navigating singleness and how the church family can be a support. Angie Visconti and Sandy Weitzel join Amy on a panel to discuss “What not to say to singles” and then to give positive ways to approach singles and how to encourage them on their journey.   The recording starts a minute or so into Amy’s presentation. Shared 3/17/19.

Here are the songs we sang in worship.

Making disciples

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Pastor John returns to the topic vital to the life of our church … making disciples. It’s not getting people to come to church with us, or making them follow rules. It is teaching others, by example, to love and obey Jesus. During the service, two members (Angie Visconti and Patti Lloret) share their experiences since beginning to study the principles of The Timothy Initiative. Message delivered 3/10/19.

You can follow Pastor John’s notes, on Bible.com, at this link.

Our worship music for the morning are on this YouTube playlist.

The construction of great faith

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The Bible talks about a number of types of faith, guest speaker Pastor Vernon Nyangulu says: little faith, weak faith, strong faith … and great faith. Teaching from Matthew 5:8 and 15:21, he examines the necessary elements of two examples of what Jesus called “great faith.” Message delivered 3/3/19.

Mark Wilbur led worship with the songs on this YouTube playlist.

Characteristics of a teachable spirit

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Chris Ball, president of Elim Bible Fellowship, shared with the N3C body the idea that if we are to be disciple-makers … people who teach others to follow Jesus … we must ourselves be teachable. So in light of that, he taught on how to recognize if we are UNteachable, and the character indicators of being teachable.

Before he spoke, his wife Carol, who is director of Women’s Ministries for Elim, shared about an upcoming one-day conference sponsored by the HER Movement of EBF.

Before they shared, we sang the songs in this YouTube playlist.

Healthy boundaries

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A three-member panel (Pastor John Young, Amy Minnich and Charlie Boyer) share their perspectives on the importance of scripturally based personal boundaries. They touch on three key aspects in particular:

  • We are responsible for setting our boundaries … nobody can do it for us.
  • We have to establish them with the right motives for boundaries to be helpful to ourselves and to others.
  • We have to protect our boundaries (while continuing to love those who won’t respect them).
Amy, Pastor John and Charlie share about boundaries.

Here are Pastor John’s notes for the Boundaries session:

BOUNDARIES-Overview

This is a YouTube playlist of the songs we sang in worship.