The mission of the church — 3

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Three events during Jesus’ ministry emphasize how critical it is to make the most important thing your priority if you are to be a disciple-maker. Message delivered 11/11/18.

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3 keys to dealing with “down” times

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Pastor Vernon Nyangulu, who with his family has been part of the N3C family for about a year, takes the pulpit to share his testimony and to teach what Psalm 23 has to say about dealing with “down” times: 1) trust in the Lord (surrender to His will, both in prayer and physically); 2) accept God’s assurance that your hard time is temporary and not permanent; and 3) praise God and declare your victory by faith. Message delivered 11/3/18.

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The mission of the church — 2

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Pastor John continues his teaching on what has come to be his understanding of the true role of N3C as a church organization … making disciples, not making church members. Message delivered 10/28/18.

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Disciples who make disciples

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Dr. David Nelms, founder and president of The Timothy Initiative, shares about Jesus’ great commission (“Go to all the world and make disciples…”) and how we can fulfill it.

The recordings here are of his presentation during the N3C worship service Sunday, Oct. 21, and during a workshop at N3C on Oct. 20.

Sunday morning:
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Saturday, Part 1: (The beginnings of Dr. Nelms’ remarks are missing from both parts 1 and 2.)
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Saturday, Part 2:
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The mission of the church — 1

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Our mission as Christians, says Pastor John, is not to build the church. That’s God’s job. Ours is to make disciples who in turn make disciples who then make disciples …

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The Word 9 (Tithing)

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Did you know there is a test you take every payday? There is a single question in the test: “Whom do you thank for what you have received?” This week’s segment in Pastor John’s teaching series on The Word is on tithing. Most of it is a video presentation by Robert Morris, author of the book The Blessed Life.

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The complete Morris video is available at this link on YouTube.

The songs we sang in worship are on this YouTube list.

The Word 8

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The Bible isn’t just a collection of commands from God or history, prophecies and parables. It is filled with elements that reveal the heart of God and the person of Jesus. In this message, Pastor John shared several examples of “theophany” where God physically reveals himself and “christophany” where Jesus was revealed in human form before the nativity at Bethlahem. Message delivered 9/16/18.

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Five smooth stones

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With classes just starting, Pastor Zach chose the account of David and Goliath for his message for Back to School Sunday. Students starting a new year will be facing giants in the form of many challenges. When David was ready to attack his giant, he picked up five smooth stones from the river bed, and Zach said they are what we need today: To be authentic, resilient, have faith, be confident, and have courage.

The message started with trailers for two movies: Wonder, and Woodlawn.

Message delivered 9/9/18.

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The Word 6

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Pastor John examines the Genesis account of the great flood and how it relates to Jesus death on the cross. Message delivered 8/26/18.

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Mount Ararat and the Yerevan skyline in spring. Photo by Serouj Ourishian.

The Word 5

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Why did God put the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil in the paradise that was Eden? God created us in His image … male and female he created us … and He is good. If there were no evil, we could not know how wonderfully good He is. Message delivered 8/19/18.

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