Sermons on God's plan

THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD

Exodus 3:11-15 One of the most important things we could ever ponder is what God is like, His character and attributes.  In this sermon, Pastor Mark contrasts two competing perspectives:  the human point of view, and the divine point of view.  We learn that we make judgements based on our experiences and personal knowledge, but…

CONSOLATIONS FOR THE HEAVY HEARTED

In these few verses of Exodus 2, we find the Israelites enduring extreme suffering, but we also find such consolations from God:  He hears us, He remembers, He sees, and He knows!  Pastor Mark explains God is always responsive to your prayers, God can never renege on His promises, and God can perfectly relate to…

THE DAWNING OF A NEW HOPE

Exodus 2:1-10 In this second sermon in our series entitled “Moving Forward”, we learn how the Israelites were living in extremely harsh conditions in Egypt.  We also learn about the presence of extraordinary hope, at the birth of Moses.  Moses’ parents believed that God’s salvation and deliverance would one day come.  Pastor Mark explains how…

STRENGTH FOR THE POWERLESS

Psalm 94 In this final sermon in our series, Learning Language of Prayer, Pastor Mark examines Psalm 94.  What do we do when we are mistreated, specifically because of our identity in Christ?  We see from the text that we must bring our grievance to God, consider the folly of the foolish, and provide reassurance…

THE MISSION-MINDED PRAYER LIFE

Psalm 67 What kinds of things do we pray about the most?  In this sermon in our series on “Learning the Language of Prayer” in the Psalms, we see God’s heart for the world to worship Him.  Pastor Mark examines Psalm 67 and God’s heart for Christian Missions.  We learn that the Church must passionately…

GOD’S BELOVED COMMUNITY

Galatians 3:26-29 Tired of looking all the wrong places to find significance, feel good, be satisfied?  The only true place to find true satisfaction is in a right relationship with God.  In this sermon, Pastor Mark explains from the text how God’s grace brings us into permanent union with Himself, and also that God’s grace…

SPIRIT EMPOWERED PRAYER (PART 1)

Luke 11:1-4 In this second sermon of our series on NCC’s Core Values, entitled “DNA”, we discover more of the quality of prayer God desires.  When we are praying Spirit empowered prayers, we acknowledge the paternal authority of God, as well as recognize the priority of God.  Our prayers are not simply a laundry lists…

THE GOD WHO SEES US

Luke 1:26-38, 46-55 In this second sermon in our Advent series entitled, “God’s Love Story”, we learn that God sees us, no matter how insignificant our circumstances by the world’s standards.  We discover two lessons from Mary’s life in Luke 1:  God befriends the lowly, and God blesses the lowly.  It is not the high…