Contributed on Oct 17, 2008
Our vision at New Life is simply "Transforming lives, one at a time."
Our Vision: Transformation Text: 2 Cor. 5:17-18; Rom. 12:1-2 Introduction 1. Illustration: The power of the Holy Spirit is not just for salvation, but transformation, a process that might be slow and gradual. The difference might look like this: You can take ten gallons of gasoline and ...read more
Contributed on Oct 17, 2008
As Christians, prayer is our number one responsibility.
True Value: Prayer Text: Nehemiah 1:1-11 Introduction 1. Illustration: Knowing that intercessory prayer is our mightiest weapon and the supreme call for all Christians today, I pleadingly urge our people everywhere to pray. Believing that prayer is the greatest contribution that our people ...read more
Contributed on Oct 27, 2008
We value Biblical preaching and teaching because it is God’s instruction manual for His Church.
True Value: Biblical Preaching and Teaching Text: 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Tim. 4:1-4 Introduction 1. The second core value has to do with our source for faith and doctrine: the Bible. 2. Illustration: The Department of Social Services in Greenville County, South Carolina sent the ...read more
Contributed on Nov 7, 2008
Love is the distinguishing characteristic of all true believers.
True Values: Love Text: 1 Jn. 3:11-18 Introduction 1. Illustration: On December 2001, the “Leaning Tower of Pisa” was finally reopened to the public, after having been closed for almost a dozen years. During that time, engineers completed a 25 million dollar renovation project designed ...read more
Contributed on Nov 13, 2008
True faith is believing everything God is and says, and then acting upon it.
True Values: Faith Text: Heb. 11:1-6 Introduction 1. Illustration: Once two little girls, playmates, were counting over their pennies. One said, "I have five pennies. "The other said, "I have ten." "No," said the first little girl, "You have just five cents, the same as I. ""But," the ...read more
Contributed on Dec 4, 2008
As the body of Christ, we witness because Jesus has commanded us, empowered us, and wants to use us.
True Values: Reaching the Lost Text: Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Rom. 10:14-15 Introduction 1. Illustration: The Bear and the Atheist An atheist was walking through the woods looking at the beautiful trees and flower that had just bloomed. Because he was an atheist he couldn’t thank ...read more
Contributed on Dec 16, 2008
We should be driven by compassion because Jesus was driven by it.
True Values: Compassion Text: Matt. 9:35-38 Introduction 1. Illustration: In the summer of 1982, I spent the summer in Europe working with a group called Youth With a Mission. Most of my time was spent in Amsterdam, Holland. Now, Amsterdam is notorious for being the drug dealing capital ...read more
Contributed on Jan 15, 2009
We value commitment because it is what motivated the New Testament Church.
True Values: Commitment Text: Acts 2:42 Introduction 1. What does it mean to be committed to something? 2. Webster’s Dictionary says that commitment is "the state or an instance of being obligated or emotionally impelled." 3. Perhaps we can look at it another way. There is a major ...read more