EASTER CELEBRATION

He is Risen

 

Please join us for an Easter Celebration this Sunday at 10:30 a.m.  You are invited to bring flowers to lay down at the altar in remembrance and gratitude to the Lord. Come celebrate this wonderful miracle with us!

An Easter Egg hunt for the children will follow the service.

Is It Easy Or Difficult To Get To Heaven?

3D Easy Hard Crossword

There seem to be two opposite things being said by Jesus in the New Testament. It is easy to get to heaven (My yoke is easy and my burden is light) and it is difficult to get to heaven (narrow is the gate and difficult is the way that leads to life). Which is it?

That is what we will talk about on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Please join us in person or by live stream (see link in menu bar).

If there is one God why are there so many different Religions?

Unity

This Sunday we will talk about what it is within churches and between religions in general that causes them to be divided rather than united around a common goal.

This also applies to our interpersonal relationships. What is it that we can do to find ourselves feeling connected with others rather than at odds with them.
If you want a preview consider the main thrust of what Jesus taught in the Gospels: Love.
Emanuel Swedenborg wrote: “A doctrinal view is united when everyone loves each other, or displays charity. Mutual love and charity bring such people together into one despite the variety among them, because it draws unity out of variety. When everyone practices charity, or loves each other, then no matter how many people there are—even if they number in the hundreds of millions—they share a single goal: the common good, the Lord’s kingdom, and the Lord Himself.” (Secrets of Heaven 1285)

p.s. Don’t forget to set your clock ahead by one hour before bed on Saturday night.

A Change Could Do You Good

change-your-mind

What is the first thing people are asked to do in response to Jesus’s coming on earth and His ministry? To repent.  Not a word most people like the sound of or have good association with.  It is from a Greek word that means “a change of mind”. Not so scary after all since we change our minds all the time. This Sunday we will talk about how to change our minds in a way that changes our life for good.

See you Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Basic Assumptions

Assume

It is taught that if we begin from a false assumption then all the conclusions we come to will also be false. It is important, then, to consider the underlying ideas from which we launch our thinking.
This Sunday we will consider some of the basic assumptions that Jesus challenges in the people He is speaking to in Luke chapter 13. What do they show us about our own assumptions?
See you Sunday at 10:30 a.m. or join us by live stream at http://www.ncbv.org

HOPE

regaining hope

Come worship with us this Sunday for a message of Hope – how we can regain hope. Peter Buss will be giving the message this week.
Don’t lose hope, but if you have, it can be regained.
The service begins at 10:30 a.m.

How To Love Self And Not Loath Self

Self Love
Most of us find it pretty easy to listen to the inner dialogue of self belittling. So we show up a smaller version of ourselves – not letting our God given talents shine forth. This is not God’s hope for how we view ourselves.
“You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” (Marianne Williamson)

Living In The Present Moment

Present Moment

Looking for peace of mind or happiness? Here is a clue: It is not behind you or in front of you. This Sunday we will consider the pitfalls of dwelling in the past or anticipating the future. How can we enjoy the present moment as, in truth, it is the only moment we get.
See you Sunday at 10:30 a.m. or join us by live stream video.