As we look to the resurrection to celebrate the victory of Jesus over the death, we also see a way of life that reflects the resurrection story. Jesus calls us out of darkness but He also calls us INTO a new Kingdom that requires us to deny our old selves, to put the old to death and become something new...something resurrected! It’s a continual J-curve of death, burial, and resurrection that recreates us over and over again into the image of Christ. We can choose to follow Jesus’ example or we can strive for that which ultimately leads to death.

The crowds laid down palm branches as they shouted “Hosanna! Hosanna in the highest!“ Their redeemer was an unlikely King who represented an upside down kingdom and stood against the structures of the day.

The early church, known as The Way, was living out a radical form of community and embodying the Gospel's power of reconciliation as they went out and made disciples. What was unique about they way they lived their lives? What parts of this community allowed for them to live as an "upside-down kingdom" — and how were they able to do this in the midst of the oppressive Roman Empire?

In every area of our lives, we are managing risk: financial risk, relational risk, physical risk, and emotional risk. However, the future is in the hands of God and not humanity. Are we living in a way that displays trust in God by taking faith-risks or are we preoccupied with maintaining comfort, security, and recreation?

Vanessa Wilkins teaches on the factors that marginalize children in our community, what Jesus says about them, and what we can do to help. Intro and communion meditation by Erik Thien.

Jeff K. preaches on two of the Church’s main symbols - communion and baptism - and how we often misunderstand what our role might be in the parables of Jesus.

Elder Anthony Dumas preaches on the intentionality of living for the kingdom and the necessary sacrifices we take to make it happen.

Larry Medcalfe preaches on the importance of sitting at the feet of Jesus to keep Him as our focus in all that we do.

Larry Mitchell finishes his two-part sermon by discussing the mission of the church contrasted with the mission of self.

In part one of a two-week sermon, guest speaker Larry Mitchell talks about the role of the church in the world, what we focus on, and how we can get distracted from what's most important.

In his third week as guest speaker, Phil Stout teaches on the nuances of being a physical and spiritual member of the body of Christ.

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Guest speaker Phil Stout teaches on the dangers of “Easy-Believism” and the stubborn nature of Jacob that shows us how we wrestle with God throughout our lives. Introduction by Darlene Washington.

Josh Riddick teaches on the book of Philemon, how that letter from Paul would have impacted a community, and how knowing each other's stories enables us to love well. "I Am" poems are written and read by Anthony Dumas, Dwayne Williams, Austin Yoder, Clarissa Morley, and Flor Skidmore.

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Jeff Krajewski walks the congregation through the purpose and description of becoming a people of reconciliation.

Included in the presentation, but not read aloud, is the following quote from Martin Luther King, Jr.:
“So often the contemporary church is a weak, ineffectual voice with an uncertain sound. So often it is an arch defender of the status quo.”

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As we open the door to 2018, Josh Riddick gives some inspiration to make it a special year - a year of Jubilee - by looking at the Law, the Prophets, and Jesus.

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NE Sermons

A collection of sermons that fall outside our otherwise scheduled series.

  • 1.
    Easter Sunday: Christ the Lord has Risen
  • 2.
    Palm Sunday
  • 3.
    The New Center
  • 4.
    Risk & Reward
  • 5.
    Hands of Hope: International Orphan Sunday
  • 6.
    Repent and Remember: The Salvation Rhythms of the Church
  • 7.
    The Kingdom-Driven Lifestyle
  • 8.
    The Main Thing
  • 9.
    ...or are you going to be just another church? (week 2)
  • 10.
    Are You Going To Be the Church... (week 1)
  • 11.
    The Body of Christ
  • 12.
    Filled with the Spirit
  • 13.
    Wrestling with God
  • 14.
    A Letter From Paul
  • 15.
    A Community Committed to Reconciliation
  • 16.
    The Year of Jubilee
  • 17.
    Don't Waste Your Crisis
  • 18.
    The Sacrificial Love of Jesus
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