Kingdom Character – Persecuted – Pt 10

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Jesus says that if the character traits identified in the first seven of the Beatitudes (in Matthew 5) are active in your life, he guarantees you will come under persecution. Because if these things are working in your life, people you interact with are going to have to make a decision.

Here’s a link to the video shown at the beginning of the message.

Kindom Character Pt 9 – Peacemaking

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Christians are called to be peace-makers in the church and the community: not trouble-makers! Peacemaking is a divine work that comes from a humble, gentle sergant’s heart, being spirit-led in how we approach our relationships. Message delivered 5/17/2009.

Being a godly woman

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The key to being a godly woman (or wife and mother) is being rooted in your identity in Christ. Message delivered 5/10/2009.

Mothers Day festivities at N3C included these videos:

The Mom Song

Really wrong things to say to your wife

Kindom Character – Purity – Pt 8

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Purity of heart, layered on top of being merciful, is key to being in proper relationship with others. Message delivered 5/3/2009.

Kingdom Character – Pt 7 – Mercy

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In this next message from the Sermon on the Mount, Pastor John Young teaches that it’s our pursuit of God that puts us in a position to have proper relationships with other people. Being merciful is key to receiving mercy. Message delivered 4/26/2009.

Kingdom Character – Pt 6

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The point of the Beatitudes is NOT “do these things and you’ll make God happy,” but rather “this is the kind of person God wants you to be.” Pastor John Young continues his exploration of the Beatitudes with “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” Message delivered 4/19/2009.

Kingdom Character – Pt. 5 – Meek

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Jesus taught, “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the Earth.” When he rode into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, he was declaring himself the King, but in a way that was the perfect illustration of what he said about being meek. Message delivered 4/5/09

Kingdom Character – Pt. 4 – Mourning, meekness

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Pastor John Young concludes his teaching on the second Beatitude, “Blessed are those who mourn,” teaching that grieving is a necessary part of leaving the past behind and embracing the future. As we give our pain and torment to God, we can embrace what He has for us. Taking up “Blessed are the meek,” he says we can be reachable, touchable and gentle only when we get beyond being worried about what others think of us. Message delivered 3/29/2009.

Kingdom Character – Pt. 3 – Mourning

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Jesus took the opportunity of his first public teaching to lay out the principles by which a Christ-follower must live. The “blessed are” passages are not just a random collection of character attributes, but represent a progression, beginning with honest realization of our spiritual bankruptcy without God, and continuing to right mourning for hurts and losses. Message delivered 3/22/09 by Pastor John Young.

Kingdom Character- Pt. 2 – Poor in spirit

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Jesus launched his ministry with the sermon on the mount. Pastor John Young explores the primary statement in that teaching: Blessed are the poor in spirit. He says the Kingdom of God is about what’s inside, and it is given to those who realize that without God they are utterly bankrupt. Message delivered 3/15/2009.