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  • Witnessing The Wilderness Series

    Contributed by Merv Budd on Jul 12, 2011
     | 3,314 views

    Life never seems to be easy, there are always times that are harder than others. Today we examine what those “wilderness” times look like

    In the summer of 1989 all across London England signs on billboards and bus shelters began to appear like this (This poster can be seen and used as a slide here: http://www.wheaton.edu/bgc/archives/exhibits/Posters/04item08.html ) asking the question “Can anyone make sense of ot?” for ...read more

  • Samuel The Old Man Series

    Contributed by Merv Budd on May 22, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,991 views

    We look at six lessons that Samuel teaches us about how to deal with people who will not follow godly advice.

    Well today we are going to wrap up our series looking at the life of Samuel. If you recall in week one we looked at Samuel’s lifelong habit of telling God’s truth. And then as a Judge of Israel, in week two, we examined the 6 step process that Samuel used to return people to God. But ...read more

  • Samuel The Judge Series

    Contributed by Merv Budd on May 10, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,781 views

    We'll look at the life of Samuel as a judge of Israel. We'll look at a six step process that he used to bring the nation of Isreal bac to God; a process that each of us can use as well.

    At a 1999 conference in Houston, speaker Marti Ensign, a missionary to Africa, told of bringing some African pastors to the United States for a big meeting. During their free time, these Africans wanted to go shopping. Even though they were in a small town, Marti knew there was a chance someone ...read more

  • Samuel The Boy Series

    Contributed by Merv Budd on May 2, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,774 views

    We look at a foundational practice that Samuel started as a young boy and that allowed him to build a life of integrity; it is the practice of telling God’s truth.

    There are some characters in the Bible who seem to stand out more than others. Take Elijah for example, there was a man who called fire from heaven, who confronted wicked kings and who did amazing feats in God’s name. Moses was a great man. He also did miraculous feats through the power of ...read more

  • Modesty Series

    Contributed by Merv Budd on Jun 6, 2007
    based on 11 ratings
     | 3,510 views

    While modesty is not mentioned directly that often in Scripture, it is core to Biblical spirituality. In this sermon we explore why.

    Series: Vanishing Virtues Sermon: Modesty June 3, 2007 NBBC Intro A virtue is a moral standard which a society holds as something worthy to aspire towards. As such a society will bring subtle and not so subtle influence and pressure to see that virtues are adhered to. As a virtue becomes ...read more

  • The End Of A Bitter Day

    Contributed by Merv Budd on Apr 26, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,170 views

    We consider how Jesus must have felt reading the prophecy of Amos 8:10 that spoke of the bitter day of his crucifixion.

    Sermon: The end of a bitter day Good Friday Text: Amos 8:10 April 6th, 2007 NBBC Intro The year is 760 B.C. a fruit farmer living 16 km. south of Jerusalem finds his mind wondering towards God, his heart is impressed with sorrow for his beloved nation about to be judged. It seems that he ...read more

  • Why Abide

    Contributed by Merv Budd on Mar 30, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,408 views

    Nine reasons that John gives why we should abide in Christ.

    Series: 1 John Sermon: Why Abide Text: 1 John 2:28 – 3:10 March 25th, 2007 NBBC Intro We’re on our 7th week of a series in which we are going through the book of 1 John. And throughout the book we have observed how John is concerned about those who had received the Gospel that he had written ...read more

  • Gluttony Series

    Contributed by Merv Budd on Sep 3, 2006
    based on 17 ratings
     | 4,696 views

    We look at the sin of Gluttony and examine the spiritual issues concering this largely ignored sin

    Series: Seven Sermon: Gluttony October 1st, 2006 Intro Well today we continue our series on the Seven Deadly Sins and we only have two more left in our series. Today we’re looking at gluttony. Now for many it’s hard for us to think of gluttony in the same light as pride, or anger. We reason ...read more

  • Lust Series

    Contributed by Merv Budd on Aug 22, 2006
    based on 12 ratings
     | 2,718 views

    I look at the power, lure and dangers of lust from the story of David and Bathsheba.

    Intro I need you to think way back to July 23rd we began a series, do you remember what it was? We began a series looking at the seven deadly sins. Allow me to do just a little bit of review for you. The Seven Deadly Sins are not found listed in the Bible, but they are a list of sinful attitudes ...read more

  • Your Attitude And Your Assets Series

    Contributed by Merv Budd on Oct 27, 2005
    based on 39 ratings
     | 3,712 views

    We look at how our giving habits ought to reveal How the Gospel has gripped our hearts and our wallets.

    • This May I will mark the beginning of my fifth year of ministry at NBBC • That means I have preached four years worth of sermons. And as I have looked at what to preach about in the next few months, trying to discern the needs of the congregation and what counter cultural perspective might be ...read more