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Come To The Bible Expectantly!

I love pastoring our church, and one of the main ways I seek to faithfully be a shepherd to you is through the ministry of the Word. For me, this means marinating in the text of Scripture with prayerful desire for my own heart and life to be shaped and molded by God’s holy Word. ...

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The State Of The Church

Do you ever wish you knew more about what God is doing at New Covenant Bible Church and how you can be more meaningfully involved in the life of our community?...

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Thriving In Babylon

Anyone who has lived in America for more than forty years senses that our nation has changed dramatically in a relatively short period of time. ...

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Morning Affirmations Of Faith

You may be one of those people who leaps out of bed and greets the morning with a shout of glory...

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18 Things To Pray For Your Church/Jonathan Leeman

We desperately need the strengthening, convicting, reviving, comforting ministry of the Holy Spirit in all we do. That’s why we pray. ...

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2015 Year-end Pastoral Letter

As another year has reached its finale, let us rejoice in God’s delight in doing us good, and let us trust in Jesus Christ who is the same yesterday, and today, and forever! (Heb. 13:8). Thank you for your faithful support of the ministry of New Covenant Bible Church throughout this year. ...

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Increasing The Frequency Of Communion

We all have certain foods we especially enjoy. To go a month without them would leave us feeling malnourished. But there is a meal that satisfies us more than any other. That meal is the Lord’s Supper...

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A New Intern For New Covenant

Dear Church Family - I am pleased to announce that the elders have approved a one-year disciple-making internship for Blake Glosson, from Sept. 1 through Aug. 31. ...

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Fall Membership Meeting on September 27

On Sept. 27 at 5:00 PM, Cindy McFarland, our missionary in Togo, West Africa, will be making a presentation in our evening service. Following the evening service, we will have a brief membership meeting for the purpose of affirming candidates for the office of deacon and elder....

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Article "6 Things Jesus Does With Sin"

Dear Church Family, As we meditate on Romans 3, we see our plight in sin and God's super-abundant power to save us. ...

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Some Thoughts On Evangelism

On Sunday night we heard a stirring message from Tim Holloway on Prayer, Power, and Proclamation. Tim encouraged us from Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 3 to seek God for the power we need to proclaim him to everyone we meet....

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Noah & The Flood: Fact or Fable?

If someone asks you, “Why do you believe in Noah & the Ark and the great flood?” how do you answer?...

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Hallelujah! What A Savior!

Consider the paradox and glorious mystery of Jesus Christ, fully man, fully God! This was originally posted by Trevin Wax, and I pass it along to our New Covenant Bible Church family for your meditation and adoration....

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What To Expect When You Come To Church

When you arrive at church this Sunday, immediately you’ll notice the Sanctuary is set up differently....

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Expecting The Powerful Presence Of God

When you come to worship on the Lord’s Day, do you expect the powerful presence of God? I’m not talking about some ecstatic experience ...

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Article Referenced in Sunday's Sermon

"Liturgy of Confession" by David Powlison...

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Looking Ahead To 2015

With Christmas quickly approaching, we wanted to prepare you for a few events that are just around the corner in the new year....

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From Gloom To Gratitude

In Psalm 77, the psalmist didn’t feel grateful. He felt gloomy. "Will the Lord spurn forever, and never again be favorable? Has his steadfast love forever ceased? Are his promises at an end for all time? Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has he in anger shut up his compassion?" -Psalm 77:7-9...

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Ministry Of The Word On Sunday Mornings

Happy Fall! I’m a four-seasons guy, and I love every time of year living in the Midwest (except maybe the month of March, no offense intended to those of you who were born in that dreary month…). But I don’t think life in the Midwest gets any better than in October: pumpkin donuts, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pancakes, and, for variety’s sake, ...

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The Easiest Way To Sin

I don’t know which sins come easiest for you. That is, I don’t know how you find yourself most frequently tempted and embattled in the good fight of faith. But I think a strong case can be made from Scripture that the easiest way to sin is with our tongues....

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Faith In The Furnace

I am deeply strengthened in my faith as we have been feeding together on the Book of Job. Preparing these sermons has been for me and my brothers who have preached alongside me one of the most intensely challenging exercises I’ve ever experienced in preaching the Word. By God’s mercy, it’s been unusually fruitful and rewarding in our own lives, and fro...

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When God Seems Silent

This article by Jon Bloom was so helpful to me as I prepared to preach from Job 8-10 this past Sunday....

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Getting Ready To Plant New City Church (Breaking News Alert!)

After months of planning, I am pleased to announce that the elders have unanimously decided to send and appoint one of our pastors, Dave DeHaan, to plant a new church in the center of the city of Elgin. ...

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Grappling With God:The Gospel According To Job

I am very excited about what God has for us in the ministry of the Word this summer season....Next Sunday, June 15, I am planning to dive-in to a five month sermon series through the Old Testament book of Job - my preacher's mouth is watering at how tantalizing a text Job 1 is proving to be for Father’s Day! ...

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Do You Believe That God Loves You?

That’s the question a professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School asked her class of 120 students, all of whom were preparing for some form of vocational ministry. Out of 120 ministerial students, do you know how many answered, “Yes, I believe God loves me”? Only two. Now, granted, some probably felt this was a trick question. But still - "only two ...

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It Is Not Death To Die

The marvelous poet and preacher John Donne began his Holy Sonnet #10 with this audacious words: "Death, be not proud..." And his ending was even more bold: "One short sleep past, we wake eternally, and death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die."...

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A Difficult Verse: Luke 21:32

Bearing in mind my conviction that “Thou must not be overly dogmatic” when it comes to eschatological interpretations, I dare now to venture some ideas about how to interpret one of the most difficult verses in Jesus’s Olivet Discourse: “Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all has taken place” (Luke 21:32; see also M...

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How To Get Going In The Morning

You may be one of those people who leaps out of bed and greets the cold February morning with a shout of glory - if so, I have a real problem with you…just kidding! But I am definitely not that sort of person. I come from a species of mammal closely related to the sloth. That means I require lots of help first thing in the morning (thank you, Peets Coffee). My eng...

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Ordination of Pastor Dave DeHaan

Dave DeHaan has served in a variety of pastoral roles in churches for more than a decade, and we have been strengthened and encouraged by his ministry among us at New Covenant since the beginning of our church's life together. Last night his calling as a pastor in Christ's flock was confirmed by an ordination council ...

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Confronting The Wolf Pack Of Envy

What is envy? Answer: “Envy is basically ill-will occasioned by looking at someone else’s superior position or advantages. It is sinful because, besides indicating discontent with God’s providence, it is contrary to love for our neighbor in that love rejoices at the good of others” ...

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Extravagant Grace

Let’s take a short quiz… True or False: The chief work of the Holy Spirit in sanctification is to make Christians more sin-free. True or False: God could have made us instantly perfect at the first moment of our salvation. True or False: You know you are maturing as a believer when you have less and less conflict with indwelling sin. True or False:...

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Pray For The Children Of Ishmael

Having traveled with Mike Jacoby & Ross Stern to North Africa last week, I am reminded of Abraham’s prayer in Genesis 17:18, “Oh that Ishmael might live before you!”...

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Lay Aside The Weight Of Prideful Comparison

The article below, by Jon Bloom of Desiring God Ministries, delivers a powerful blow to the joy-sapping, courage-depleting sin of self-pity. Christians wrestle against this sin in subtle ways all the time, but we hear little about it. I've been searching for wise and convicting teaching on how to combat this sin, and I wanted to share with you one of the best battle plans ...

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How Much More?

May these words of Jesus entice us to seek the face of our Father with renewed intensity: “If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”...

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Form & Freedom In Prayer

Most of us need all the help we can get when it comes to forming regular and meaningful habits of prayer. Let me tell you today about a few “disciplines of grace” that have been helpful to me....

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You Have Authority In Christ

In my sermon on Sunday I mentioned some of the schemes of Satan to prevent us from embracing our role in Christ's mission. I was reflecting on some insights that I had read in a book by Richard Lovelace. The blog article below captures in fuller detail what it means for us to exercise our authority in Christ over all the power of the enemy. May we stand firm in Christ's au...

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Weakness Is The Way

Next week, the great theologian J.I. Packer will turn 87 years old. Recently he wrote a little book called "Weakness is the Way". The very title is bracing: who wants to be weak? Who in their right mind would call weakness “the way”?...

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What Augustine Read On His Death-Bed

Recently I finished a book by Robert Louis Wilken on the first millennium of Christian history, called "The First Thousand Years". I realized how little I know about many centuries of the history of Christ's church. There are hundreds of years in which God has been at work, preserving, protecting, and promoting his gospel through his church around the world....

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Jesus, Man of Prayer

“Whatever it takes, Lord, make me a man of prayer.” Have you ever asked the Lord to do that in your life? As the perfect Man of Prayer, we can lean on Jesus to atone for our sins of prayerlessness; but we should also look to Jesus to produce in us a life of prayerfulness....

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A Day In Jail

It was our joy to accompany our local missionary, Chaplain Tom Beatty, as he carried out a normal day of ministry at the Kendall County Correctional Facility in Yorkville. We thought of this as a day-long mission trip into a field that is “white unto harvest” but often overlooked, right in our own backyard....

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Why Does Jesus Weep? A Meditation for Palm Sunday

When Jesus entered into Jerusalem on the original Palm Sunday, his eyes were moist with tears. We often call it the Triumphal Entry, but it could just as aptly be named the Tearful Entry....

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Are You A Diamond Or A Pebble?

As I was preparing to preach on Luke 5:1-11 this week, I was reminded of one of Lillias Trotter’s statements that casts a vision for the kind of Christian I want to be, and the kind of church I hope God will make of New Covenant....

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"He is Like the Breath of Jesus to Us..."

The high point of our sabbatical was the opportunity to go to California and spend four days with Pastor John & Linda Sale....

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The Incarnation

The supreme mystery with which the gospel confronts us . . . lies not in the Good Friday message of atonement, nor in the Easter message of resurrection, but in the Christmas message of incarnation. - Packer...

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The Immense Spiritual Capacity of Children

It is remarkable, when you think of it, to realize that the Magnificat was the spontaneous outburst of praise from the lips of a young, teenage, peasant girl. Yet there is enough profound truth here to boggle the mind of the most educated theologian....

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Jesus, Friend of Sinners: Welcome to Luke's Gospel

After our ambitious fifteen-month excursion through the whole Bible, I am eager to dive into one book and soak in it until it permeates every pore of our life together. And I can especially identify with Phil Ryken’s introduction to his commentary on Luke. He said he was expounding Luke in order “to satisfy a growing hunger” that had been in his heart to...

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The Sun Comes Up, It's A New Day Dawning

As a church, we have abundant reasons for hope and confidence: our God is still sovereign over all, and he is not surprised by the election, nor is he wringing his hands! The gospel is still the power of God unto salvation for all who believe! And the Spirit of God is not limited in his ability to do far more abundantly than we could ask or imagine as we seek to faithfully...

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Weep with Those Who Weep

Thank you for your eagerness to care for one another. As I come alongside people in our church who are suffering, I regularly hear a common refrain of thankfulness for the ministry of this body of believers. You are doing well! So I write the following to encourage you to continue to abound in love: "Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you...

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Four Doxologies to Behold our God

In four weeks, we will have completed our journey through the whole Bible. What wonders we have seen as we have beheld the glories of God and the triumphs of his grace! As we come toward the end of this series, I’ve been seeking God for how to best conclude this wonderful journey together. And it seemed to me that I needed to adjust my plans a bit. We’ve bee...

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There is a Cornelius in Your Life

Does everyone need to hear the gospel? Really? Aren’t some people religious enough already? Meet Cornelius: At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of what was known as the Italian Cohort, a devout man who feared God with all his household, gave alms generously to the people, and prayed continually to God (Acts 10:1-2)....

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Grateful Reflections on a Week Long Visit to our Missionaries in Europe

Thursday, September 6, 2012 Mike & Heidi Jacoby and David & Kate Sunday flew from O'Hare to Europe, arriving Friday morning in Paris, France. Our goals for this trip were: • To bring encouragement from New Covenant to our missionaries, John & Meg Glass and Greg & Debbie Nichols. • To become more familiar with the scope and focus of these missionaries' ende...

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God's Mission : Our Vision

When you go to a restaurant that offers carryout, they'll ask you before you place your order, "Will this be for here, or to go?" The gospel is both "for here" and "to go." The gospel is not just a message for non-Christians. It is the lifelong fuel of the Christian's life and sanctification. God wants our lives to be continually shaped, deepened, and transformed by the...

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Faithfulness: At What Cost?

I'm glad we are reading the prophetic books of the Old Testament together. As Doug Dunton reminded us on Sunday, these prophets were called by God to be living examples of the hard truths they needed to proclaim. In ways that seem strange and bizarre to us (and surely to them as well!), God made these men embody the reality of their message....

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Why Victory May Be Postponed

Have you ever wondered why all your efforts to defeat a particular, recurring sin seem to be thwarted? Lately I've picked up a book by an author I've seen quoted countless times, but until now I had never read his work. His name is Richard Lovelace, and back in the 1980s his writings on the dynamics of spiritual renewal were quite popular....

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We're Grateful for Faithful Servants

This past Lord's Day was full of joy as we celebrated God's work in the lives of several different people in our church family...

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Life As A Marathon

Thanks to the encouragement of some friends, I enjoyed running a marathon last weekend. I know...for some of you, just seeing those two words together-enjoyed and running-makes you wonder if I'm certifiably crazy. But for me, the challenge of finishing a long race became an exercise in endurance....

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A Prayer for our Second Anniversary

In his sermon, Andy encouraged us to pray, "Lord, let me make a difference for you that is utterly disproportionate to who I am." I wrote it in my Bible, and I've been riveted by that text and that idea ever since....

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The Kernel of the Book of Proverbs

Many people are willing to give God a try; but few people are willing to give God their trust. We like to approach God the way I approach entering into Lake Michigan-I stick my toes in to see how it feels before I'll commit to diving in. Don't we often treat God the same? "If I start to feel better-if my marriage starts to improve-if my financial situation changes-then...

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The Best Kept Secret of Christian Mission

It's always a refreshing experience to read a book that takes thoughts you've had brewing in your own mind and elucidates them with clear and compelling words. You find yourself saying, "Yes! That's exactly what I've been thinking, but I couldn't have said it so well!" Last week I finished such a book. It thrilled me with its loads of illuminating insight....

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You Can't Get What You Want If You Want It Too Desperately

On Sunday I mentioned C.S. Lewis' struggle with the "absence of God" while he was grieving the death of his wife. He wrote, "Why is He so present a commander in our time of prosperity and so very absent a help in time of trouble?" That was in Chapter One. Last night I read the rest of the story. In Chapter Three Lewis inches toward a resolution....

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Hope In The Darkest Hour

One of my favorite quotes these past couple years comes from Charles Spurgeon: "Believe that the deepest afflictions are always neighbors to the highest joys. The greatest possible privileges lie close to the darkest trials. The more bitter your sorrow, the louder your song at the end." The book of Lamentations is perhaps the bleakest in all of Scripture. Yet at the very c...

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To God Be Glory in the Church

I rejoice in the numerous ways God is at work in His Church, and in this article I want to highlight three reasons for us to be encouraged. ...

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Prayer For 2012

We begin this new year in a posture of desperate dependence on the grace of God our Father, through His Son's perfect merit, poured out by the Holy Spirit. With King Jehoshaphat we say, "Lord, we are powerless; we don't know what to do; but our eyes are on you" (see 2 Chronicles 20:12)....

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Looking Back on 2011, Looking Ahead to 2012

As we approach the end of our second calendar year together, I rejoice that I can wholeheartedly agree with this commendation from the Apostle Paul: "We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers,remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ." -1 T...

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What If Jesus Had Not Come?

A few years ago Pastor Sam Crabtree wrote a letter to Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis in which he asked this question, What would be different if Jesus had never been born? As I list some of the reasons he wrote in his letter, and tweak them and add a few of my own, consider the treasure that is contained in Bethlehem's manger....

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Welcome Others as Christ Has Welcomed You

Our Christmas Concert this weekend, Hope of the World, exalts Jesus as the Son whom God sent into the world "not to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him" (John 3:17). As we celebrate the coming of our Savior into our broken world, let us rejoice that he welcomes people like Rahab into his family-for we are all a lot more like Raha...

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Fighting Fear

I’ve been reading a little gem of a book by the Puritan John Flavel called "Triumphing Over Sinful Fear". The moment I saw the title, I knew I needed to order the book. It has been one of the main pursuits of my soul this past decade to fight against fear and unbelief with the promises of God’s Word. In His kindness, God has given me opportunities to trust Hi...

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Prizing God's Presence/Why We Need To Be A Praying People

I am convinced that one of the devil’s wily schemes (of which we are told not to be unaware in 2 Cor. 2:11) is to distract Christ’s church from praying. Samuel Chadwick was right-on-the mark when he wrote: “One concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayer-less work, prayer-less studies, or prayer-less religion. H...

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Have You Seen the Promise in God's Commands?

"The law sends us to the gospel that we may be justified. And the gospel sends us to the law again to enquire what is our duty in being justified." (Puritan Samuel Bolton) Our God is both terrifying and beckoning. It is dangerous for a sinful creature to encounter a holy God—we need God to protect us from God! Our journey into Exodus 19-20 makes this truth stunn...

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Are You Hopeless Enough?

Are you hopeless enough to appreciate what Jesus has done for you? Does that seem like an odd question? Do you realize that God is leading your life, and that in a very real way, his goal is to lead you into a place where you are hopeless in yourself, so that you can see with greater clarity the greatness of your salvation in Christ?...

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Motivation to Press On in Reading the Bible for Life

Ralph Shallis, from his book "From Now On": "Some folks say to me: ‘What you are postulating is an impossible target: you really expect too much! Why, the whole Bible in one year! That is perhaps all right for some intellectuals; or for people with time on their hands, but, as for me, I reckon that to read through the Bible through in five years is an adequ...

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For the Sake of One Righteous Man

Years ago, the China Inland Mission discovered that at one particular mission station there were far more converts, and those converts were growing stronger spiritually than anyone ever expected. They tried to analyze what was happening, but they didn't find anything extraordinary about the staff there. The mystery remained unsolved until Hudson Taylor, founder of the Chin...

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Reading the Bible for Life

This Sunday we embark on our journey together through the Bible as we begin the Behold Our God series. On Monday morning (Labor Day), the Bible reading plan begins....

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Behold Our God!

Have you ever wanted to read through the whole Bible, but ended up getting stuck in Leviticus or Numbers? Do you want to understand better what Jesus meant when he said of the Old Testament scriptures, "They testify of me"? (John 5:39). Are you eager to get a better grasp on the grand storyline that ties the whole Bible together, so that you can better unpack for other...

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The Key Issue in God's Preparation of a Leader

Last night I was reading Robert Clinton’s classic, "The Making of a Leader". He shared an insight that flew off the page and lodged a grace-shaped bullet into my heart. It’s simple, but much easier to hear than to apply....

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Jonah Whines, Jesus Weeps

As we wrap-up six weeks in The Gospel According to Jonah, may our adoration and affection for Christ our Savior rise to greater heights. What a stark contrast between Jonah & Jesus!...

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Praying Persistently | July 27th Day of Prayer

In Luke 11, Jesus teaches us about the character of our Heavenly Father in order to encourage us to persist in prayer....

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The Importance of Baptism

In addition to being an expression of obedience to our Lord and Savior, baptism is also “an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him” (1 Peter 3:21b-22, ESV)....

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The Gospel According to Jonah

Beginning this Sunday and continuing through July 31, we are going to embark on an expositional cruise through this “boisterously grand” Old Testament narrative. ...

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Ten Joyful Commandments

As we pray for a breakthrough in the joy of the Lord, remember the “ten joyful commandments” of Psalm 100—these come from a sermon I preached back in October....

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Praying for a Breakthrough of the Joy of the Lord

Joy is not an optional extra in the Christian life—without it, we cannot magnify Jesus and attract others to Him....

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Taunting the King of Terrors

1 Corinthians 15:54— “When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: ‘Death is swallowed up in victory.’ O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”...

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Praying for a Breakthrough of Power in Global Outreach

I marvel at promises like Habakkuk 2:14: “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.”...

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The Privilege of Persecution

Persecution is a privilege. Do you agree? Jesus said, “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prop...

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An Anniversary Plea for Revival

Happy Anniversary, New Covenant Bible Church! Though our official anniversary will be celebrated the first Sunday of May, we have been worshiping, praying, serving, loving, and growing together for over a year now. ...

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Is the Gospel for Here or to Go?

If you go to McDonalds and order your favorite meal, inevitably you will be asked: Will this be for here or to go? This is the question I would like to ask us: The gospel--is it for here or to go? The prophet Jonah needed to wrestle with that question. ...

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The More You Give, the More You'll Have

The more you give, the more you’ll have. This week I want to take you to one of the biblical roots of this truth. ...

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Satisfied and Satisfying

Jesus does not want us to end with our own personal satisfaction in him. He wants us to become conduits of his living water to others. ...

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Are You Thirsty?

On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” (John 7:37-39 ESV)...

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Hell is Real

We don’t like to be warned. But if the warning is based on reality, it is the most loving thing we could hear. ...

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All Debtors Rise!

In days gone by, at the beginning of a bankruptcy proceeding the bailiff would enter the courtroom and announce, "All debtors rise!" Imagine the day when every man, woman, and child is gathered before the throne of justice....

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Do or Done?

“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery” (Galatians 5:1)....

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The Saddest Verse in the Bible

Brother Andrew once asked while preaching in Sri Lanka, “What’s the saddest verse in the Bible?”...

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Christian Love is Costly, But Worth It

Loving people is risky and costly. As a fruit of the Spirit, love is always a gift of grace — but cultivating fruit can be hard work....

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Our Prayers Must Be Kindled by Fire on the Altar

Like the incense of the Old Testament, our prayers must be kindled by fire on the altar - there must be some heat and fervor....

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Praying for a Breakthrough of Holy Love

During the entire month of February we will be praying for a Breakthrough of Holy Love: * Love for God * Love for the Local Church * Love for One Another * Love for the Lost...

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Fear the Lord, and You Need Not Fear Anything Else

Stability in adversity is a testimony to God’s dependability....

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How to Pray for a Breakthrough of the Fear of the Lord

In his book Seeing God, college professor Gerald McDermott describes the spiritual experience of a student named Mike. Mike’s story is similar to multitudes of people:...

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Pray for a Breakthrough of the Fear of the Lord

Over the next couple of weeks, we will explore more fully what it means to fear the Lord. But for now, I want to whet your appetite for a breakthrough in the fear of the Lord by highlighting some of the rich spiritual benefits that belong to those who fear God....

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2011: A Year of Spiritual Breakthroughs

Friends, there is a profound spiritual connection between powerful faith and prayer. And we’re going to devote this year of our Lord, 2011, to exploring that connection....

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Augustine's Christmas Prayer

A beautiful prayer by St. Augustine to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ...

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Home for the Holidays

On Sunday morning, December 21, 1856, Charles Spurgeon preached a sermon to prepare his growing church for the coming Christmas season....

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Immanuel: Our God is With Us

John Wesley sure knew how to die well! His final words: “The best of all is God with us.” From beginning to end, the Gospel of Matthew captivates our hearts with this glorious theme....

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Why Christ Came: To Give Abundant Life

I love how Jesus describes his purpose in coming into the world. He left His Father’s throne above and came into this broken world on a mission. Listen to how Jesus describes his mission in John 10:10:...

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The History-Defining Question

Larry King, the CNN talk show host, was once asked who he would most want to interview if he could choose anyone from all of history. He said, “Jesus Christ.”...

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Moving from Gloom to Gratitude

In Psalm 77, the psalmist didn't feel grateful. He felt gloomy. Will the Lord spurn forever and never again be favorable? Has his steadfast love forever ceased? Are his promises at an end for all time?...

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What is Your Standard of Giving?

As Thanksgiving approaches, I want to ask you a simple but searching question: What is your standard of giving?...

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Spurgeon's Last Words in the Pulpit

Unbeknownst to him, Charles Spurgeon preached his last sermon on June 7, 1891, concluding a life of faithful & powerful ministry amidst astonishing trials and afflictions. Here are his last words from the pulpit......

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Sin's Deceit

A hymn by John Newton on the deceitfulness of sin...

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God Knows How Much Pressure We Can Take

A.W. Tozer encourages us regarding our afflictions and God's sovereign & merciful purposes...

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All Things Are Yours!

We are full and free in Christ......

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Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Consider the paradox and glorious mystery of Jesus Christ, fully man, fully God! This was originally posted by Trevin Wax, and I pass it along to our New Covenant Bible Church family for your meditation and adoration. ...

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