We have two great guest speakers lined up. Our first guest will be this Sunday (July 27th). Terry Stine will be joining us from Boise Bible College, where he serves as President. He will not only be giving the morning message during worship but he will also lead Sunday School in the Fireside Room.
Our next guest will be the following weekend (August 3rd). Reed Adams will be visiting us from Columbus, Ohio. He is our candidate for Senior Pastor. More information will be given to our members once the task force nails down some specifics about his visit. Members please check your e-mail and the church Facebook page early next week for information about his visit.
So please join us for worship at 10:45AM with Sunday school preceding at 9:30AM. We look forward to, two great guests!
It may appear that our sight is going through a slow time. Well this is due to our Pastor of nearly 15 years moving on to a ministry (which we fully support) in Cambodia ministering to missionaries abroad. We are currently under the guidance of an elder who has stepped up to fill in as pastor. The process of finding a new pastor is progressing forward and we are beginning to interview candidates. Please join with us and pray for our congregation to find the pastor that will best guide us and help us continue to move forward.
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 the New Testament.
Please have a listen.
FYI, if you’re curious about what Derek and Pam will be doing now, please see their web page here: Living On the Far Side, as well as the web site of Agape International Missions, the organization they will be serving with.
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 follow? If so, then this message is for you.
Click here to listen and be challenged.
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 oh-so-important rules get in the way of more important things?
That question lies at the heart of what Jesus was saying in Matthew 12:1–8.
Have a listen to find out what’s more important than obeying the rules.
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 the avoidance of eternal punishment. That’s true, isn’t it? Therefore, many — maybe even most — followers of Jesus “sell” the Gospel message as being primarily about going to heaven and/or avoiding hell.
Certainly our eternal destiny is a part of the equation, but when Jesus spoke to lost people, he used a different tack. He did not tell sinful people, “Join with me or you’ll burn in hell.” No, he said “Join me, follow me, live life with me, and you’ll be free, part of God’s family, and your life will have meaning.” That’s a far cry from the way often paint salvation as a simplistic dichotomy of “heaven OR hell.”
Click here to listen to more about why it’s not just about going to heaven and avoiding hell.
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.