Zoom Into Prayer - Let Us Pray Friends, I hope you are safe and well as we continue to shelter at home during this time. I want you to know that I miss seeing you! While we have made every effort to maintain our connection online, it is not quite the same as being able to meet personally. I am grateful for the technology… Read More
Keep Calm and Stay Well! - March 19, 2020 Dear New World Church Family, Thank you so much for worshipping with us on Facebook Live this past Sunday. I am especially grateful for your comments and for the way you greeted one another online. Our connection is so important for our life together as the body of Christ. We must be creative and intentional in staying connected… Read More
Services Cancelled! - Dear New World Church Family, Due to the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Dallas County, Judge Clay Jenkins announced a declaration of local disaster for public health emergency. Effective at 11 a.m. Friday, March 13th to 11 a.m. on Friday, March 20th, residents are prohibited from community gatherings of more than 500 people. While this would not prohibit us… Read More
Prayer Challenge - Friends, I want to share with you one additional announcement. I want to encourage your participation in 40 days of prayer during Lent. We will be using Mark Batterson’s book “Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge.” It is easy to find and has short daily devotional readings. Each day invites us to pray around a specific scripture and… Read More
See All the People - See All the People “We have to see all the people God has called us to reach and this becomes the foundation of effective ministry.” Rev. Junius Dotson, Engaging Your Community: See All the People Friends, I want to remind you of our Leadership Retreat on Saturday, January 25th from 9:00 -2:00 at New World Church. Our focus for this… Read More
All In - Friends, we begin this new year grateful to God for the many ways God has sustained and blessed us. I am thankful for another year in ministry with you and I am filled with hope for our future. I believe God has awesome things in store for us, but we must work with God to make miracles happen. I want… Read More
Christmas Is About God - “Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:13-14 (NIV) Let’s not be mistaken, Christmas is all about God. It’s the story of God sending God’s Son, Jesus Christ. Our salvation is initiated… Read More
Laity Sunday - Laity Sunday celebrates the ministry of all Christians. It is a Sunday to recognize and celebrate the partnership between laity and clergy. It reminds us that we cannot do ministry alone, that God calls all of us to serve God’s kingdom, and that we are all in the business of making disciples. We are blessed at New World to have… Read More
The Lord is Near - The Lord is Near I remember an incident that occurred when my oldest nephew was around 6 years old. I had taken him to the grocery store with me and we were in line about to check out when I remembered something else I needed to purchase. I could see the aisle only a few steps away, so I told… Read More
More Than Enough - More Than Enough In John 6 a large crowd follows Jesus after witnessing his healing power. Jesus climbs a mountain and sits down with his disciples. He then turns to Philip and says, “Where are we going to buy bread for these people to eat?” The scripture says Jesus does this to test him. In Matthew 14 Jesus says bluntly,… Read More