Creed: What Christians Believe and Why by Adam Hamilton We’re all searching. Sometimes the search is easy: simply type a question and the answer pops up. But sometimes our questions are complicated, and the answers are difficult to see and harder to articulate. How do we discover and examine the truths that give meaning and purpose to life? Adam Hamilton believes that some powerful answers are contained in the Apostles’ Creed, an early statement of foundational Christian beliefs. In this book for Lent, Easter, and beyond, Hamilton considers important questions of life, reality, and truth. He explores not only what Christians believe, but also why they believe it and why it matters.
The Christmas season is upon us! What a blessing to experience the hope, love, joy and peace the birth of Christ offers us. I want to express my appreciation for your faithfulness to New World Church through your prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness. We have been blessed this past year with many changes. We have a new youth director who is passionate about ministry with our youth. Our children’s church continues to expand. Our facilities have a new look. Our worship service has a new vibe. Our church has a new vision and mission: New World Church: Modern, Christ-Centered Community We are a welcoming, loving safe place to worship God and serve others. We are called to impact our … Read More
The Faith to Overcome Fear is a very powerful emotion that can impact our lives in helpful and harmful ways. Fear is helpful in that it teaches us to avoid danger. Fear is harmful when it keeps us from new experiences and possibilities for growth. Fear can help or hinder. The recent shooting of Botham Shem Jean created a great deal of fear for me. It shook me to the core that this vibrant young man was not safe in his own home. It caused me to fear for the safety of my young adult children, nieces and nephews. I questioned my own safety. This incident has stirred racial tensions once again in the city of Dallas. A subject which … Read More
One of our greatest challenges as Christians is understanding who we are in Christ and living out of that reality. We have great freedom as believers. We are free to be authentically who God created and called us to be. We have freedom in Christ, to be ourselves, to make mistakes, to be imperfect, to be great. Christian living is not about following a list of do’s and don’ts. It’s about living by faith in the one who has already done it. Friends, that’s very good news. It means I don’t have to try to live a Christian life, I trust to live a Christian life. I trust the love of God for me in Jesus Christ. I trust God’s … Read More
Psalms 54:6 I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O LORD; for it is good. I can vividly remember growing up watching my mother every week, like clockwork, write a check for tithes. No matter what shape our family was in, or in my mind what we were doing without, she always wrote that check. I can remember seeing her pray sometimes before she filled the check in. But she did it. I would actually get angry at times when she did that. I figured, ‘wouldn’t God understand if she used that money to buy me a new pair of pants, a pair of Converse or lunch money?” It was years later I told her about … Read More