Who are the 2016 Champions of Faith?

Chapter 11 of the book of Hebrews is the parade of Champions of the Faith. But if the chapter were rewritten today, who would it name? Kevin Harvey says that back in the day God used who he had available. He didn’t have much to work with then, and He may not seem to have much to work with today, but if we’ll step out in faith, He will use us ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things. Message delivered 4/3/16.

Give up, give in, give out

Kevin Harvey, N3C elder and regional director of South Jersey Fellowship of Christian Athletes, delivered the message.  His topic: Give In, Give Out, Give Up.  Give up is learning what it means to surrender our will to God on a daily basis (Galatians 2:20). Give in is giving into the calling God has placed over your life (2 Peter 1:3, Ephesians 4:1-3). Give out is the priilege of serving the Lord, being a blessing to others, and allowing His life to flow through us. Message delivered 11/29/15.

These are the songs we sang in worship.

Christ’s heart: Our campground or castle?

In her message the week before, Amy Minnich asked what we do after asking Jesus into our hearts. Do we treat him as a (possibly unwelcome) guest, or truly make him at home in every room. This week, she asks us how we view our place in Christ’s heart. Are we just camping out, where are on our own and unprotected? Or are we in the king’s castle, with all needs provided, complete protection, and abundant room to grow? Message delivered 9/20/15.

Our heart: Christ’s house or home?

Amy Minnich challenges the Christians at N3C with the question:  What have you done with Jesus once you’ve asked him into your heart? Is he sitting out in the hallway as a guest? Or have you let him make himself at home, with full access to every room and everything that goes on? Her key scripture is Ephesians 3: 14-20, with the emphasis on verse 17 — “Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. (NLT)”  Message deliverd 9/13/15.

Her message concluded with special music by Abbie and Dave Messenger: the Stephany Gretzinger song “Out of Hiding”.

Additionally, Amy prepared a five-part devotional study to help absorb and apply what she spoke about. Here’s the study as a PDF:

Our Hearts Devotional

(This devotional is revised to correct a typo … the Day 2 reading now directs you to 2 Cor. 1:3-4 instead of 2 Cor. 3:3-4.)

Four R’s for a new life

Kevin Harvey, N3C elder and South Jersey regional director of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, shares four simple R’s for a new life: Recognize we are sinners, Realize what Jesus did on the cross and personalize it, Repent (turn) from sin and Receive God, giving him ownership and control of your life. Message delivered 11/2/14.

Are we ready?

Kevin Harvey, South Jersey regional director for Fellowship of Christian Athletes, asks if we are ready: Engaged in the battle? Staying engaged with the Lord on a daily basis to be able to be led by his spirit? Helping others to be engaged, encouraging them to really. Message delivered 9/28/14.

Bearers of hope

Kevin Harvey, church member and elder and South Jersey regional director of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, shares from John 15:16, where Jesus said, “You did not choose me, but I chose you.” One of the things he has chosen us for is to bring hope to people. Message delivered 8/3/14.

The path to security

Mark Wilbur, a member of the N3C Elder Board, talks about the path to security.  Hint: It’s not tied to your bank account.  Message delivered 2/16/2014.