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Old Solutions to New Problems

As if we needed another reminder that the vast majority of media is hostile toward the real God, this week has been a perfect motivator to live completely off the grid and away from anything resembling a digital screen.  From movies that promote aberrant lifestyles and false ideas about God to television shows that push the boundaries of what is considered fit for public…

Sweetheart Banquet

February is right around the corner! What that means for us is that Winterfest is right around the corner but before that, we have another important church event! The Annual Sweetheart Banquet. The Northeast Church of Christ Youth and Family Ministry would like to invite you to our Banquet on February 2nd from 5:30 – 7:00pm. There is a sign up sheet in the foyer to…

The Power of New Opportunities

I am grateful for this New Year! I say that because sometimes we take for granted the blessing that everything in life starts over at some point. Every day comes to an end and with it comes a new day. With every new day comes new demands, new hopes and dreams, and yes, new opportunities to get it right. It is my hope we will all make the most of New Year and New…

What Do You Do with Young Folks?

Ignore them . . . and they will likely go away. Some return in later years to love the Lord, but most drift through  life toward perdition. Entertain them . . . and we will produce a group that stays long enough to empty the punch bowl and clean up the sandwich tray. Humor them . . . and develop the concept that the church is not to be taken seriously. Educate them in the…

No Detour from Calvary

Devotional by John Piper And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. (Luke 2:6–7) You would think that if God so rules the world as to use an empire-wide census to bring Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem, he…

Be Prepared

  “He will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God, and he will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready for the Lord a people prepared.” (Luke 1:16–17) What John the Baptist did for Israel: the season before Christmas can do for…

Christ Loved You

Christianity means change is possible. Deep, fundamental change. It is possible to become tenderhearted when once you were callous and insensitive. It is possible to stop being dominated by bitterness and anger. It is possible to become a loving person no matter what your background has been. The Bible assumes that God is the decisive factor in making us what we should…

Separating Sheep From Goats

We’re all familiar with the parable of Matthew 25:31-46 in which the final judgment is likened to a shepherd separating the sheep and the goats. It occurs to me that, in some ways, sheep and goats are very similar animals. At least, they resemble one another more than either resembles a baboon! But, all likenesses considered, there are also some distinct dissimilarities.…

Friend’s Day

Friend’s Day October 30, 2016 Bible Class: 9am Worship: 10am Worship will be followed by a BBQ lunch We have children’s worship (ages 3-5), staffed nursery AND after lunch, there will be a staffed playground and bounce house! Next week is Bring a Friend Day!  Out in the foyer you will find invitations that look similar to the image above and I am praying that you take…

“I’m So Discouraged”

First, let me say that feeling discouragement and disappointment is not sinful. No one thinks you’re less Christian simply because you feel like that. Honestly, I think we have all reached that point at some time in our life and the more you care the more likely you are to feel it. Sometimes it is about what is happening at church and sometimes it’s about what is not…