The key verse for Pastor John’s message was Galatians 6:1-3 — Live creatively, friends. If someone falls into sin, forgivingly restore him, saving your critical comments for yourself. … Stoop down and reach out to those who are oppressed. Share their burdens, and com complete Christ’s law.
Pastor John continues his examination of the spiritual side of weakness and fear. Fear, he says, keeps us from doing so many things that God wants us to do. Weakness goes hand-in-hand with fear. We look at ourselves and we’re afraid of what we aren’t and what we don’t have and we overcompensate, trying to make ourselves better than we think we are. And what would Jesus have us do to counteract that? Surrender and let him be our strength. Message delivered 8/25/19.
Continuing his teaching series on the Sermon on the Mount, Pastor John says that a lot of things we do in our lives are attempts to compensate for our weaknesses. We fight weakness and are ashamed of it. But Christ, he says, has a whole different perspective on weakness. Message delivered 9/18/19.
Fourteen members of the N3C family spent the week of Aug. 4 at Elim Fellowship’s Camp Pinnacle near Carlisle, Pa. They shared about their activities and experiences during the week, and gave testimony how God had touched them.
Pastor John then spent a few minutes expounding on 2 Corinthians 6:3-13.
Continuing his teaching series on the Sermon on the Mount, Pastor John cites Matthew 5:8: “You’re blessed when you get your inside world — your mind and heart — put right. Then you can see God in the outside world.” And then asks what that means. Is it something we can do ourselves? No, it is a consequence of surrendering to God, to let Him work in our hearts. Message shared 8/4/19.
Pastor John, in his continued examination of the Sermon on the Mount, stresses how God begins to make things happen to change our lives for the better when we put our trust in Him and become willing to let Him work. Message delivered 7/28/19.
The Sermon on the Mount is all about surrendering to God, Pastor John says. “You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope,” Jesus said in Matthew 5:3. “With less of you, there is more of God and his rule.” Message shared 7/14/19.
Wendy McDermott shared this before Pastor John spoke.
Pastor John opens a new teaching series on the Sermon on the Mount (related in Matthew 5) with the observation that the Sermon is so important because it is essentially Jesus’ first words of ministry. Basically, Jesus says, “This is what I want. This is who you should be. If you’re not this, you need to take a step back and take a look at who you are.” Shared 7/7/19