Entries by Juno Smalley

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.


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, […]


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.

Naturalists & Traditionalist

God has wired us uniquely different in personalities and in ways of connecting with him. This week we talk about the strengths and differences between Naturalists & Traditionalist. Neither is better then the other, we are just different and we need to appreciate and understand our differences. http://media.blubrry.com/newlifecommunitychurch/p/s3.amazonaws.com/artesiawebsite/messages/20140309.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android […]

The Big 3

There are many good areas that a church can lean into. At NLCC we have chosen three initiatives to focus on for this coming year. Life Groups, Ministry in Mission, and homeLife. http://media.blubrry.com/newlifecommunitychurch/p/s3.amazonaws.com/artesiawebsite/messages/20140202.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS