Building Fellowship & Bettering Communities through the Gospel
You Are Welcome as You Are
It really doesn't matter what you wear. It doesn't matter what part of town you live. And it doesn't matter who you choose to vote for. At New Life!, as with God's table, everyone is welcome here, no questions or explanations needed. Our focus is on building a relationship with God and strengthening the spiritual bonds with our neighbors and community.
What do we do when facing the unknown? Joshua 6:16 "And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priest blew with the trumpets, Joshua said unto the people, Shout for the Lord has given you the city."
We read in Joshua 5 that Joshua facing the unknown as their new leader of the people of Israel. The people of Israel were now facing their task to capture the city of Jericho, and Joshua had to lead them into battle. Now that we are ready to step into a new year each one has been given the task to face the unknown of that year. What did Joshua do given that the unknown was before him? He had a meeting with the Lord the divine captain. And in three ways this captain of the Lord host revealed himself to Joshua. The first way is as compelling one. In Josh 5:15 tells us that the captain said " Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon, you stand is holy". When Christ appears to any man, it is always with the effort of bringing him to his knees in reverence and in humility. The question is will we be ready and willing during this new year as the Spirit of God deals with us, to respond as did Joshua? The second way is a complete one. When Joshua inquired of him as to the capacity in which he had come, he replied “as captain of the host of the Lord." He had not come to supplement the great military leader Joshua, but rather to support him. Christ is not just great help, but that he might direct, and command our lives. Finally, the captain of the host would reveal himself as the competent one. Joshua was told " see I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof and the mighty men of valor." All Joshua had to do was simply walk around the wall once a day for six days in complete silence. Then on the seventh day March around the city seven time then Shout " for the Lord he's given you the city." In facing the unknown of a new year, we must live our life on God's level, according to God's plan. Victory will be given to you as well as Joshua. So, shout for God has given you the city.
The Threads of Spirituality
It is important to grow as individuals and as a community. And the threads that connect are what truly make a spiritual journey that much more meaningful. Whether you are just beginning your journey or are grounded on your path, you will find worshiping with us a worthwhile experience.