Good Gives the Increase - God Gives the Increase Paul was teaching them a proper perspective on the leaders that God has placed among them so they could understand that God's servants are not dignitaries but functionaries. He wants them to see their leaders less in terms of their personality and status and giftedness and more in terms of their function, that is, their calling… Read More
Sermon Notes 10/11/20 - Last week, for my first sermon here at New World, I chose Psalm 1. I explained that I chose that Scripture because it has been a guiding principle in my life and ministry, and it also speaks to my theology and character as a pastor.  In Psalm 1, we learned that God wants to bless us, to make us fruitful and prosperous, but… Read More
This is What the Church Looks Like - I was delighted, the other day when Pastor Darlene called to talk about her plans for the backpack and school supply drive. She reminded me that despite the fact that we are not meeting in person— we can still do the work of the church. Helping kids and parents navigate the school year is an important way to connect with… Read More
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