Some Changes in Our Sunday Corporate Worship Order

From the Pastor’s Desk (231) The Leadership Team and I have been discussing for some time how we can make our Sunday corporate worship service even better than how it is now. In the course of past few years, a suggestion has been made to me several times that we drop off our children at NLK before worship starts in order to have a continuous flow of praise, without a break in the middle, to enhance our worship experience. This was very difficult for me to accept because one element of our worship service that I wanted to keep was the first set of praise that we do ...

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Let’s Pray in 2018!

From the Pastor’s Desk (230) Last year, we started out with an emphasis on managing our financial resources well before God. So, we had T90B exercise which stands for “Tithing for 90 days is basic.” I think many of us have done a great job with this. This year, I sense that we must work on our prayer life. The ultimate mission of all God’s churches is to save the lost and make them disciples of Christ. The task of saving people can’t be done without God’s supernatural power. The same goes for the task of changing people to be more like Christ. This means, ...

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Serving alcohol during your wedding reception (Part 2)

After From the Pastor’s Desk #228, under the title, “Serving alcohol during your wedding reception,” came out, I have received mixed responses. Some liked and appreciated it, others not as much. It was expected. But I also sense that there is some confusion among us. What’s obvious in my head, at times, is not so obvious to others. For example, the answers to questions like “Does this apply to everyone? What if the wedding takes place outside of the United States where having wine and beer is just part of their everyday life? What if the bride and the groom are ...

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Serving alcohol during your wedding reception

Many of you know where I stand in terms of alcohol. When I was young in faith, Christianity and alcohol didn’t mix together. I was taught that way from early on and I have never seen anyone enjoying alcohol with maturity and responsibility the way Christ would have done. I only saw people abusing alcohol who drank to get drunk. The ability to drink a lot and not get drunk was seen as male prowess. This is the culture that I grew up in. When we began New Life in 1997, my stance in regards to alcohol was the same because I saw men at New Life during that time not ...

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A Song of Thanksgiving

Dear Parents, Picture the reality of your salvation: Imagine standing as a defendant in a courtroom. You’ve been justly found guilty of a crime and the penalty is death. But rather than ordering law enforcement to lead you away to be executed, the judge gets up and takes your place. He takes your punishment upon himself, declaring your innocence and allowing you to walk free. How would you respond? This is essentially what Jesus does for sinners who trust in Him. God is the Judge, and rather than sentencing us to death like we deserve, the Father sent His Son to ...

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House Church Lessons – December 2017

House Church Lessons - December 2017

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WOMAN, YOUR MISSION IS..

The end of the year is coming, so I want to inform you about the three chord morning prayer.  We normally start the three chord morning prayer from the first Wednesday after the New Year.  In the coming year, that day is January 3rd and I was concerned that it may be too soon after New Year’s day.  Therefore, we are planning to start from January 10th which is the second Wednesday of the month. Two years ago, the book chosen was “The Resolution for Men”.  At that time, I promised to pick a book for women later, so this time a book titled “Woman, your mission ...

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