Courage

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Pastor Zach Zirbel shares on how to have courage in troubled times. Three members of the N3C body share how God helped them face trouble, and then Zach taught that courage isn’t the absence of fear. To the contrary, he says, having fear is an essential part of courage. Message delivered 5/6/18.

The music portion of worship was the songs “The Lion and the Lamb”, “Amazed”, “Refiner’s Fire”, “O Come to the Alter” and “Reckless Love”.

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The commands of Christ — Make disciples

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Pastor John uses the example of his own life to illustrate that what God really wants when he sends us out to make disciples is for us to be obedient. He doesn’t expect us to be perfect or anything else special, but simply to obey and go. Message delivered 4/15/18.

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The Commands of Christ 8 — Make disciples

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Jesus commanded us to make disciples, and as a model of what he expects he sent out the 72. He 1) sent them, 2) promised he would be with them, 3) they understood they were like sheep (basically helpless) and 4) rejection wasn’t about them, but about Jesus. He sends us the same way, if we’ll go… Message delivered 4/8/18.

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Easter 2018 — Choices for life

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Pastor John shares an Easter message focusing on the choices that Jesus made and the choices we have. Message delivered 4/1/18.

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As part of the Easter presentation, Assistant Pastor Zach Zirbel delivered a spoken word testimony that he wrote after finding new life in Jesus.

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Jesus’ triumphal entry

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Pastor John walks us through the event celebrated in Christianity as Palm Sunday — the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. He examines the symbolism of each detail. Message delivered 3/25/18.

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If you wish to follow the scriptures he cites, click this link to Bible.com.

Commands of Christ 7 — Baptism and giving

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Jesus commanded his disciples to give cheerfully and baptize new believers. Pastor John explains why. Message delivered 3/18/18.

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The scriptures he cites in the message are available at Bible.com

Sharing our hope

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Pastor Zach, substituting at the last minute for Pastor John who was suffering from the flu, talks about the importance of sharing our faith with others. Message delivered 3/11/18.

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Seven commands of Christ 6 — Communion

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The sacrament of Holy Communion is so often practiced and so well known that we can easily slip into auto-pilot when taking it and miss its richness and meaning. Pastor Zach explores the scriptures and finds fresh insight. Message delivered 3/4/18.

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Seven commands of Christ 5 — Repent

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Pastor John continues his study of the seven direct commands given by Jesus. He uses the story of the Prodigal Son to examine the nature of repentance and to examine God’s reaction to our repentance. Message delivered 2/25/18.

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Contending for more, and finding peace

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Chris and Carol Ball, the president of Elim Bible Fellowship and his wife, share the pulpit with words of encouragement to contend for more in God’s kingdom, and ways to have faith in Christ to find peace. Messages delivered 2/18/18.

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