Standalone Messages

Standalone Messages at New Life Community Church

Saying Goodbye

Pastor Ryan looks at what the bible says of goodbyes and healthy endings.

Scripture: John 14:1-14

What Defines You?

Guest Speaker Dan Van Gorp looks at what it means for the church to be a movement, not a monument.

Scripture: Matthew 28: 18-20

Lent

Pastor Juno kicks off the Lenten season for us explaining what exactly Lent means and why we should participate in it.

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 13:5

 

 

5th Sunday

Every 5th Sunday, for our regular worship service, we want to intentionally slow down and come together to engage God through music, prayer, personal stories and Scripture reading. For this special ‘5th Sunday’ worship service, we reflected on and celebrated New Life’s 85th anniversary and our New Life Indonesian one year anniversary!

Scripture: Psalm 119:90

Called Into Community

Recently, Fuller Youth Institute released new research in a book called ‘Growing Young’ that identifies 6 important ways churches can engage younger upcoming generations.

In this sermon, guest speaker Rick Zomer (coordinator for Next Generation Engagement in the Reformed Church of America) focuses on one of the 6 aspects of churches that are growing young: empathy.

Through the story in 1 Samuel 3, he discusses how the older generation can help the younger generation discern and live out their calling. In fact, as you’ll see, all generations can relate to one another in discerning our calling.

Scripture: 1 Samuel 3:1-10

5th Sunday Worship Service

Every 5th Sunday, for our regular worship service, we want to intentionally slow down and come together to engage God through music, prayer, personal stories and Scripture reading. This special ‘5th Sunday’ reflective worship service will create a corporate rhythm of coming before God to worship, confess our brokenness, lament, offer thanks and be refueled for Jesus’ redemptive mission.

Community Thanksgiving Service

Several local churches united together to give thanks and pray for our city leaders, educators and first responders in Artesia, Cerritos and beyond.

This service was sponsored by The Shalom Project (www.shalomprojectca.org), which is a networking movement of Christian churches and ministries in Artesia, Cerritos and beyond united to bless our cities. To fulfill their mission, The Shalom Project offers community gatherings and services in partnership with our city government, businesses, schools, and churches.

Worship & Prayer

Sometimes we need to slow things up, change things around so that we might find ourselves in a place to listen to God. Through music, stories and scripture this service moves us through a faith development path of Confessions & Brokenness to Redemption, Restoration and Renewal, which then leads us on a mission. We are reminded that as the Good Shepherd leaves 99 sheep to look for the lost, so we are challenged to also be intentional to allow God to use us to look for, create room for and listen to our family and friends who have yet to open their hearts to Jesus.

Scripture: Psalms 51:1-5, 2 Corinthians 5:16-17, Luke 15:1-7

To view the video shared in this mornings message click here.

Every Body Matters!

Jesus came to be a bridge builder in a world that continues to create fences and shows us how to do the same through his meeting with a woman at a well in Samaria.

Scripture: John 4

An Egotistical God?

We normally don’t like people who come across as egotistical, vein and arrogant … no matter who you are! Yet, doesn’t this bring up an interesting question: Is it arrogant, vain, and egotistical of God to command us to worship Him (and we’re not just talking about ‘musical worship’ either)?

Interestingly enough, one of the most popular Biblical passages in our culture tackles this very issue – the 10 Commandments.

Properly understood, rather than being seen as egotistical or vain in commanding people to worship Him, God, in fact, offers His people the spiritual guidelines for true satisfaction and fullness of life by worshipping Him instead of going after ‘counterfeit gods.’

The false gods of our current culture (sex, money, power, etc.) – though good in and of themselves in the proper context – aren’t made to occupy the throne of our hearts… and that’s a good thing. Because ultimately, they can’t – they’re not actually God.

Scripture: Exodus 20:1-6