Addressing Capitol Hill Unrest - Dear New World Church family, I write to you considering the tragic events and assault that unfolded on Capitol Hill this week. We have seen another example of political violence and civil unrest again. Over the last few years, such behavior has become frighteningly commonplace. We are living in unprecedented times, and we face many challenges ahead. But we have… Read More
Reset - Reset What do you do when a phone freezes, stops working, or gets unresponsive? You toss it to the ground, step on it hard, and make sure it is completely crashed. Right? Well, probably not. What you do most likely is what most of us have done: we reset our phones to reactivate their functions; we don’t discard them. Depending… Read More
Christmas Eve - Christmas Eve, 2020 Luke 2:10-14, But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands… Read More
From Gloom to Hope Part 4 - For the last three weeks, we have been learning about how God came to us to give us new hope amid deep darkness and gloom. Now, we arrive at this place of glorious light: with an angel and a humble young woman that didn’t hesitate for a moment to go along and play her part in God’s plan. This is… Read More
From Gloom to Hope Part 3 - Today, we continue the series of From Gloom to Hope as we study the Christmas story. The last two weeks we talked about the challenges and gloom we may face in our lives; and why we need hope. We said that hope is what sees us and carries us through the dark times of life. And that this is the… Read More
From Gloom to Hope Part 2 - Last week, we started this Advent Sermon Series “From Gloom to Hope.” Today is the second message. One of the main lessons we learned from the first message is that no darkness can prevail against God and that God’s light always comes through. The prophecy from Isaiah 9 explained But there will be no gloom for those who were in… Read More
From Gloom to Hope Pt. 1 - Why do we have and celebrate Christmas? Because God sent his Son to come to us to save us. That is the basic answer. But there is more to it—much more. Today, I am sharing with you the backdrop of the Christmas story. And this is a significant message because it is a message of hope against terrible suffering and… Read More
Pursuing Happiness Part 3 - The last two Sundays, I have been talking about finding happiness in a stressful world. I shared with you my belief that God did not create us to be miserable, to suffer, or even to lack anything. God’s design for us was good, to be fruitful and lasting. The pain, suffering, and death we experience now was not part of… Read More
Stewardship:Making our Faith Visible - Stewardship_Making our Faith Visible Stewardship: Making our Faith Visible Bazan 1 How many of you have a “Time Share”? (If you have, I am sorry.... just kidding, I am sure you are maximizing your investment.) Now, I don’t have one, but I know that often companies use the common tactic of “listen to this presentation, and you will get a… Read More
Pursuing Happiness Part 2 - This is the second message of a three-part sermon series about finding happiness in a stressful world. Two weeks ago, I told you I chose this message because I know most people in one way or another are trying to find happiness. I understand how challenging this is, particularly during this unprecedented time of worry about our health and economic… Read More