Entries by Juno Smalley

What is Good Neighboring?

Jesus delegated to 70 (or 72 depends on what you read) others to go ‘to the cities’ to give peace, fellowship, heal and give the gospel. Jesus had a heart for the city! Are we hiding behind the reality we are not one of the 70? A good way to train our heart to be […]

Just One Step

This parable about “The Great Feast” is often misinterpreted. Too often people focus on the excuses and often try to make the excuses for not coming to church the point of the message. This passage reminds us that God makes room at the table for everyone on life, not just those who might think we […]

The Great Commandment or Suggestion

The religious leaders were trying to trap Jesus. So they asked which is the the greatest commandment (referring to the 10 Commandments). The religious leaders had added over 600 additional laws that they thought we necessary to love God. Jesus feels their question is too narrow, so he answers them in five word that could […]

Pressing towards the Goal

This passage reminds us all of the importance of striving for the right thing, the One thing. Paul also gives some great advice how to run the race and how to keep our eyes on the goal so we win! While we can learn from the past, if we focus on the past, then eventually […]

Unity & Obedience

This passage tells the Christmas and Easter story and continues with the themes of humility, unity, and serving others. Emphasis is made about how whining, grumbling and complaining can destroy marriages, relationships, employment and especially the church. Scripture: Philippians 2:5-18 http://media.blubrry.com/newlifecommunitychurch/p/s3.amazonaws.com/artesiawebsite/messages/20140727.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

Ingredients for Life

The writer of Philippians, Paul, shares words thanksgiving that comes from his mind, heart and prayers. We are also reminded that in questionable and heart breaking circumstances that God still moves and can give us joy. We will look at Paul’s Chains, Critics and Crisis and how God moved. We focus on the chains we […]

Ingredients for Life

We all want to live lives of significance. Paul, the writer of the NT book Philippians give us an inside look at what it means to make a difference in life even if you are in a jail cell. Paul begins this letter with some basic reminders on some ingredients for life. http://media.blubrry.com/newlifecommunitychurch/p/s3.amazonaws.com/artesiawebsite/messages/20140629.mp3Podcast: Play in […]

The Younger Son

In Luke 15 Jesus tells us three parables. The lost sheep, coin and son. What’s a parable? The Prodigal Son has three main characters and we’ll be discussing and trying to take a glimpse of each one over the next three weeks. We start with the Younger Son today, and next week the Older Son, then followed by the Father. One word the best describes each character is redemption.

Torn

Good Friday is the day we intentionally remember what Jesus did for us when he died on the cross. The message will explain how the death of Jesus creates direct access to the creator God. We no longer need a person to (i.e. Priest) to connect us to God. Scripture: Exodus 36:35, Ephesians 2:18, Hebrews 4:15, […]

Intellectuals

God has created us wonderfully unique and while we have different personalities, we also are created with unique ways to connect with God. None of the ways are better or more in line with God’s desire. This week we talk about people can not worship God unless their mind is engaged. The title Intellectuals has nothing to do with IQ, Rather it describes those believers whose hearts are most warmed toward God when they understand new concept and gain new insights and increased comprehension.