Rev. Evan will be starting a new sermon series this Sunday entitled “The Building Blocks of Faith.” In this five part series, Rev. Evan will go through the Book of James highlighting how we as followers of Christ can build up our faith and then use it the world around us.
You won’t want to miss this!
From Rev. Evan’s website:
In the Disciples of Christ we have a unique congregation that many people do not know about. Fig Tree Christian Church (DOC) is an entirely online church… that’s right, online church. It’s a really interesting concept one that seems to be catching on; recently Fig Tree announced that they were accepting memberships.
From their website:
Fig Tree Christian is a place where we can talk openly about Christianity. It is a place where we can learn together. It is a new adventure in being a community of God. Spring is here and a new summer is on the way. We are Fig Tree Christian because it is such a time as this when we need to be the example to invite in a new summer.
I have been asked to contribute to Fig Tree Christian Church’s 2015 Lenten Devotional entitled “Scandal at the Cross.” You can download the study now in PDF form (link) or if you are an Android user you can download the Devotional App via the Google Play store in the coming weeks. Sorry iOS users the cost to get into the Apple App store is about $100 and Fig Tree couldn’t afford it this time, maybe next year.
During Lent I will post my two submissions on February 18 (Ash Wednesday) and March 18.
I am grateful to Fig Tree for allowing me to be apart of their devotional series and I hope that you are enriched by it this Lenten Season.
To learn more about the Lenten Series and the authors that contributed click here.
In the Protestant Canon there are 66 books:39 in the Old Testament, 27 in the New Testament. Found with in the sacred pages are words, stories, sayings and teachings that have inspired billions of followers of Christianity spanning millenia.
The church today proclaims the teachings of the Bible through the giving of the message or sermon. Ministers from all walks of life go to the Bible to pull out a message from God about what it means to live a faithful life today. People turn to these words everyday as a way to hear the story of God anew and/or have a new hearing on familiar words.
However, over time the some ministers (myself included) have left out some books when it comes to these proclamations, either intentionally or not. We tend to gravitate to certain books time and time again. By doing this we have shrunk our canon from 66 books to only a handful.
Because of this I have decided to preach sermons from books that many people have more than likely never heard a sermon from before.
I am calling it “The Forgotten Series.”
Over the next five weeks, we will be exploring some of the lesser preached from books of the Bible to see what messages we have been missing.
Come and join us as we begin this journey together!
The series will include (in no particular order):
- 2 John
I will be posting the audio in case you can not be with us on Sunday!
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Advent is here. Advent is the time in the church when we wait for the coming of the Christ child. It can be difficult to do in our ultra high paced society.
There is something freeing in slowing down. We are able to take in all that is around us and see how God is moving in our lives in ways that we would have looked right over had we had taken a moment to be reflective.
Below is a video that will explain Advent in about 2 minutes. I hope and pray that this advent is not filled with stress but with hope and expectation of God coming to Earth as a baby.
On November 2, Northwood welcomed Justin R. with Wycliffe Bible Translators. Justin shared his story of living in Bulgaria for the past two years learning and studying the culture and language of the Roma community. He spoke about their work and the importance that every person in the world has access to the Scriptures in their own language.
Did you know that there are over 6800 languages in the world and nearly 2000 of them do not have any pieces of the Scriptures in their language? The goal of Wycliffe is to train people to translate the scriptures into languages that do no have them.
If you would like to support Justin and his family, you can make a donation by clicking here.
Below are some pictures from his visit.
In an effort to stay in the 21st Century, Northwood Christian Church (DOC) is now on Twitter. There a couple reasons that we decided to use this social media platform. First, its easy to use and anyone can do it and second, we are going to use Twitter’s text messaging service to function as a way to communicate information to those who wish to subscribe.
The best thing about using Twitter’s service is that YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE A TWITTER ACCOUNT!
It is super simple– all you need is a cell phone and texting plan.
- Create a new Text message
- In the “to” section (where the phone number goes) put the number 40404
- In the body of the text type Start and press send.
- You will receive a message stating that Twitter has recognized you are trying to use their service.
- Disregard the message and type Follow @NWCCDOC (note: the “@” as to be right next to NWCCDOC) and press send
- You will receive a message that states you are now following the Church’s account. And that’s it!
Every time something is posted on the Twitter account you will receive a message (like the one below).
If you want to stop receiving messages, just type Stop to 40404
FYI NO ONE WILL KNOW THAT YOU ARE IN THIS SYSTEM AND IT DOES NOT CREATE YOU A TWITTER ACCOUNT!
These texts should be limited to 2-3 a week. (Please now that no personal information, prayer requests or anything of that nature will be posted on this website or Twitter.)
If you are on twitter please follow us!Follow @NWCCDOC
Here are our first two tweets