As we continue our series studying Jesus' path to the resurrection, Pastor Jim Romack takes time this week to define the timeline of the events that lead up to the cross and examines an old tradition held at passover, pouring out wine into 5 cups which each celebrated God's work in Israel, but one was not to be consumed, by no one but Jesus.
The Garden of Gethsemane was a place for olives to be pressed in to oil. This oil was used for countless things in the culture of Jesus' time. This week, Pastor Jim teaches us what we can learn from the biblical accounts of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane as well as the metaphorical implications of the process of pressing olives and how it relates to our pain, purpose and passion in our walk in faith.
This week Pastor Jim begins our new series Between a Rock and a Hard Place. Today we learn how sacrifice for Jesus can leave us between a rock and a hard place, but when we trust Him, we can learn how to live an eternal kind of life.
You can blame your spouse for what you see, or you can name your spouse for what God sees. This Sunday Pastor Jim Romack teaches us how to communicate to our loved ones through the story of Abraham and Sarah.
Every relationship has pain involved because people are involved. But through Jesus we can learn how to have grace in our relationships. This week Pastor Jon McIntosh continues our Train Wreck Series by studying the story of Samson and Delilah and helps us learn where grace is present, healing is possible. But where Grace is absent pain is inevitable.
Do you have G.O.D. first in your relationships? This week we kick off a new series about relationships, and lets face it we all have either seen or experienced a relationship that ended in a "train wreck". Pastor Jim Romack teaches on the story of Ananias and Sapphira and how putting G.O.D. first will help us avoid ending in train wreck relationship.
Are you looking for a meal or are you looking for a Master? Jesus came and spoke of a better bread that we could partake in, but it wasn't what we thought we would be given. This week Pastor Brice Herrick teaches us how Jesus is the better bread offered to us and how having faith isn't blind optimism rather banking on the character of Christ.
Most often our generosity is circumstantial, whether it's girl scout cookies, buying bricks, or simply giving to Jesus through the offering at a church, we all give. This week pastor Jim Romack walks us through 6 levels of generosity and how they reveal the center of the reasoning behind our generosity.
How long do we go without checking in with the One who knows us best? This week Pastor Jim Romack teaches on the importance of a life of prayer and equips us with a practice to engage in meaningful prayer times with Jesus.
Its not about giving what you get, its about giving what you have. This week Pastor Jon McIntosh teaches us how through baptism we are choosing to receive God's love for us and how we can then truly give what we now have in Jesus.
A city in Turkey called Laodicea was prominent in there education and healthcare; they were cool and rich and the church located their benefited greatly from it. However Jesus called this church wretched, poor and blind. While some may think Jesus was putting them down he was calling them out to spend more time with Him rather than the world. This weeks message, Pastor Jim helps us understand that taking time with Jesus is more than a worship song but a responsibility we have to partake in the relationship He has with us. Jesus is knocking.
On this New Years Day, Guest Speaker Glenn Erichsen gives us some practical ways on how we can hear God. After his message Glenn also leads us through a time of reflection and response.
Celebrate Christmas at New Life with us as we finish the advent season lighting the Christ candle and hearing the Word from Pastor Jim Romack.
As we celebrate the lighting of the candle of peace, we prepare ourselves in anticipation for the coming of the prince of peace itself. But what exactly is peace as reflected in the Word of God? On this special Sunday, Pastor Jon McIntosh teaches us how the peace of God helps us become spiritually, emotionally, and relationally whole.
The Bible has a word for reconnecting to Joy... It's called rejoicing. This week we light the candle of Joy as Pastor Jim gives us practical steps in how to connect and reconnect to Joy this season.
This week we light the candle of love in anticipation for the coming of Christ in our celebration of Advent. Pastor Jim reveals stories of how the giving we've received have not been simply reeived here but near and far as well. From local to global outreaches Love has arrived.
This week we review five of our discipleship traits and get to practice one in lieu of the season: I Am Grateful.
From anger and violence to praise and exhortation; the Psalms can seem pretty contradicting. This week Pastor Jim Romack shows us how the Book of Psalms allows the whole human experience to come into view when living in relationship with God. From dis-orientation to orientation this is an altar to alter us.
Do you "speak psalm"? This week pastor Jim teaches us how speaking the Psalms over each other is not only an empowering practice relationally but practiced biblically amongst the early church.