1.8.17 Elements of a Mature Church “Becoming an Example!”  1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

https://media.blubrry.com/newlifepville/p/ia601507.us.archive.org/11/items/1.8.17.sermonmarc/1.8.17.sermonmarc.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS So, lets take a look at what it means to be an example… I. Their Character  v.1-3 – The character of the church at Thessalonica touched Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy so much that they expressed gratitude to God for them – Specifically:    * Work of faith – Obedient trust leading to action – Not self reliance    * Labor of…

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1.1.17 New Years Day Message! “A New Day at New Life!”  Nehemiah 1:1-4; 2:15-18

https://media.blubrry.com/newlifepville/p/ia601503.us.archive.org/6/items/1.1.17.sermonmarc/1.1.17.sermonmarc.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS So, lets learn a couple lessons from Nehemiah in preparation for what God has for us… I. The Situation  Nehemiah 1:1-4 – Nehemiah was in Susa (the capital city of the Persian empire, now in modern day Iran) when his brother and men from Judah come to visit him – He asks them about the Jews and Jerusalem – They answered:…

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12.25.16 Christmas Day Message! “A Very Special Encounter!”  Luke 1:26-50

https://media.blubrry.com/newlifepville/p/ia601500.us.archive.org/6/items/12.25.16.sermonmarc/12.25.16.sermonmarc.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Today I would like to take us back to a very special night for Mary long ago in Nazareth… I. Mary’s Story – Read Luke 1:26-50 II. So How Does  Mary’s Response Parallel ours, and What do we Learn? – Fear and pondering – The initial interaction can be unsettling – Doubt – How can this be, I am a virgin?…

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12.18.16 Doing Ministry! “Who Are You Serving?”  Matthew 6:16-24

https://media.blubrry.com/newlifepville/p/ia601509.us.archive.org/6/items/12.18.16.sermonmarc/12.18.16.sermonmarc.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS I. Fasting  v.16-18 – When you fast don’t do it like the hypocrites do    * They put on a gloomy face    * The neglect their appearance – The reason they do this is to be noticed by men, not God – Fasting expresses our dependence upon God to sustain us – Explain fasting – When you fast don’t broadcast…

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