Entries by Rachel Lohman

Trusting God With Your Needs

Pastor Rachel teaches on the second half of the Lord’s Prayer, unpacking what it means to trust God with both your physical and spiritual needs. Scripture: Matthew 6:11-13 https://media.blubrry.com/newlifecommunitychurch/p/s3.amazonaws.com/artesiawebsite/messages/20180819.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

Palm Sunday

Pastor Rachel kicks off the start of Holy Week by unpacking the practical implications of Jesus’ triumphant, humble entry into Jerusalem. Scripture: Matthew 21:1-11   https://media.blubrry.com/newlifecommunitychurch/p/s3.amazonaws.com/artesiawebsite/messages/20180325.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

The Depth of God’s Mercy

The story of Jonah is not so much about a whale as it is about the God who sent a whale to save His disobedient prophet. Listen as Pastor Rachel unpacks the amazing depths of God’s mercy extended to Jonah–and us today. Scripture: Jonah 2   https://media.blubrry.com/newlifecommunitychurch/p/s3.amazonaws.com/artesiawebsite/messages/20180121.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | […]

Joy

Pastor Rachel continues our Christmas series as we look at the third theme of Advent: joy. Scripture: Isaiah 35; Luke 2:8-12 https://media.blubrry.com/newlifecommunitychurch/p/s3.amazonaws.com/artesiawebsite/messages/20171217.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

Living in Brokenness and Vulnerability

Brokenness and vulnerability are two traits that are not only part of being an emotionally healthy person, but also to following Jesus. While our culture may say that resumes of success matter most, the resumes of Scripture tell a much different story. Some of the most influential leaders–like David, Moses, and Paul have had their […]

No Longer Slaves

To the church in Ephesus, Paul gives practical instruction on how to live as followers of Jesus in their everyday relationships. In the last section of the household code, Paul addresses how the relationship between slaves and masters should be transformed in light of following Jesus. He reminds both slave and master that they are […]

Live as Light

Paul gets practical in this portion of the letter to the Ephesians: here’s how to lean in to living as Jesus followers. Written amdist a highly sexualized and immoral culture, he urges followers of Jesus to flee from sexual immorality, impurity, and greed altogether so that their lives may reflect the light of the one […]

Hope

How is hope in Jesus different from hope in anything else? The ancient church in the Old Testament, Israel, asked the same question. They put their hope in everything else–neighboring nations, magicians, and their own ways–ignoring God altogether, and plunging their nation into dark captivity. Yet, God promised to bring light to the deep darkness […]

You Can Run, but You Can’t Hide

David, traditionally thought to be the author of Psalm 139, has a deep encounter with God–and comes to realize that he can run, but he can’t hide from God. David wrestles to wrap his head around three attributes of God’s character, and ultimately accepts the fact that God isn’t who he thought God was. In […]