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Discipleship: Doctrine, Character, Community, Mission

Ever since New Covenant began our Institute of Disciple Makers, we have been talking about growth in four categories: doctrine, character, community, and mission. I still find these categories very helpful. Whenever I meet with someone who already claims to be a follower of Jesus who is desiring "discipleship," I start by talking about doctrine, character, community, and m...

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Why Memorize Scripture

Scripture memory is one of those things that is good for children, right?...

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Patrick Adams Begins An Internship At NCBC

After his resurrection, one of the last things that Jesus said before ascending into heaven was that we are to make disciples. Matthew 28:19-20 records Jesus saying, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am w...

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How Can A Young Person Keep His Way Pure?

I asked some of the teens at New Covenant the following question recently in a Sunday school class: how can a young person keep his way pure? When you look at today’s culture, the question seems very relevant. Young people are surrounded by temptation. ...

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The Youth Ministry at New Covenant

When I was in seminary, I was invited to preach at a church that had been without a pastor for a long time and was very small. The Sunday morning service went well. Everyone was very friendly, and we stayed there that afternoon because I was also preaching in the Sunday evening service. By the time the evening service was supposed to start, there were only five people in t...

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Honduras update

We had a great day of services yesterday! In the afternoon we went up to a place that overlooked the city of  Tegucigalpa. Today, we will travel about 2 hours south to a place called El Renuevo. It is much more remote and we will probably not have internet access. We return to Tegicigalpa on Friday. ...

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Pray for Our Youth Ministry this Summer

Pray for Our Youth Ministry this Summer Teens can be tempted to want full separation from adults and "big church." And adults can be tempted to view teens as a necessary evil in the church. Youth groups then slowly drift into isolation and are sometimes viewed as a "church" within a church. We constantly need to fight against that current by continuing to teach, remind,...

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The Youth Ministry at New Covenant Bible Church

"If it's not broke . . . don't fix it!" This is pretty good advice if you are talking about a car. At least that is what I tell my wife. We often apply this same reactionary philosophy to our relationship with the next generation. "If they aren't broke, leave them alone!" We see no big, external problems and lazily fall into the trap of thinking that "it's not broke." ...

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Job 26-42

The book of Job teaches the mysterious, hidden nature of the justice and mercy of God. We must trust what we cannot see. Job gets the vindication he desires when Yahweh declares that he has spoken what is right ...

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Job 4-25

If you are following the Bible Reading Plan, you should be somewhere around Job 15 today. You are right in the middle of the cycle of conversations between Job and his counselors....

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Bible Reading- Job

Youth Group! It's obvious that I'm getting late start on blogging through our Bible reading plan. This past Sunday, I encouraged you that this would be a great week to jump into the Bible reading plan if you had missed the first three weeks. We finished Genesis and are jumping into Job this week. This week we are reading Job 1-24. These two paragraphs from the ESV St...

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Fall Events

Here are our upcoming events for the youth ministry for the Fall. ...

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Welcome

Welcome to the New Covenant Bible Church Youth Ministry Blog. I am planning to use this blog to provide resources for our teens and parents. Our church is excited about our Read the Bible for Life initiative that we began last week. We are encouraging every teen to participate by reading through the Bible this year, and I'm hoping to help the teens by writing small devotio...

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