Sunday was Derek’s last Sunday as pastor/preacher/minister of the First Christian Church of Newport. This message is a look at the church based upon the metaphors used to describe in […]
Do you believe that God has a plan for your life — a detailed itinerary for your “ideal” life — that you need to search and do your best to […]
Likely everyone would agree that having rules is a good thing. We’d probably also all agree that obeying rules is a good, even necessary, thing. But what about when our […]
Growing up in the church, most of us are likely taught that “accepting Jesus,” or “becoming a Christian” has, as its primary benefit, the twin promises of eternal life and […]
Our annual Christmas Eve Service will be at 6:30pm. Please join us for a time of worship as we celebrate the coming of Jesus Christ to earth.
Are you ready for Christmas? Don’t groan. Most people aren’t. In our experience, many people come away from Christmas feeling anything but closer to God, even though they have just […]
If you think the story of “the woman caught in adultery” in John 8 is about sexual sin, you’re missing the point. It’s not. It’s about forgiveness; it’s about coming […]