Sermons on God's plan

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…

THE GOD WHO HEARS US

Luke 1:5-25 In this first installment of our 2021 Advent Series, entitled God’s Love Story, Pastor Mark focuses on the presence of prayer in the account of Jesus’ birth in Luke.  We learn that our prayers  play a necessary role in the fulfillment of God’s purposes in our lives and in the world.  In the…

Terminating the Cycle of Sin

1 Peter 4:1-6 In this sermon, Pastor Mark expounds on truths from the text regarding suffering in the Christian life.  He contrasts God’s intentions and Satan’s intentions in our suffering.  We also discover our defense against the enemy, as well as God’s comfort in our despair.  When we embrace these truths, through God’s power we…