It’s Time!- Have you ever noticed that when you pop a bag of microwave popcorn, some of the kernels don’t pop? Even though the kernels receive the same heat in the same bag at the same time, sometimes they just don’t pop. It can be a struggle to find the right amount of time to get it all to pop. As Christians,… Read More
A Lesson from Labor- Friends, I believe it is safe to say that we are in transition. Believe it or not, this is good news. Whenever you go through transition, something is disrupted, challenged or changed. On the surface this may not seem like a good thing. I want to suggest that it is. While I must acknowledge transition can be difficult, transition can… Read More
New Sermon Series Creed- 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… Read More
Christmas Giving- 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… Read More
We Will Overcome- 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… Read More
Live Free- 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… Read More
From My Heart to Your Heart- 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… Read More
Are You Willing To Take the Next Step- Are You Willing To Take The Next Step? 2 Kings 4:2 - "Your servant has nothing there at all," she said, "except a little oil." There is a powerful story tucked away in 2 Kings Chapter 4. It tells of a woman who had reached the end of her rope. Her husband had died. She had no way to pay… Read More
New Year, Same You, Same God- It’s 2018! It is a new year, with new possibilities, new hopes, new dreams and more New Year’s resolutions. I wonder why most of us don’t keep the resolutions we make year after year. Studies have shown that 80% of people fail to keep New Year’s resolutions and 70% last for one month or less. Resolutions are like wishes. They… Read More
The Reason for the Season- The Reason for the Season It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Or so the song says. The truth is, the Christmas season can be challenging and wonderful at the same time. Many are excited, anticipating a wonderful time with family and friends. Many are stressed, worried and over extended, trying to buy too many gifts for too many… Read More