The weekly sermons from Nappanee Missionary Church.
To Live is Christ; To Die is Gain
Have you ever been troubled when thinking about what happens after death? Have you ever been lost in thought in regard to the meaning of life? Why am I here? What is next? These are common questions in the human experience called life. The Apostle Paul, and the way in which he lived his life, offers a beautiful perspective on what life and death are all about. To live is Christ; to die is gain!
I Will Give You Rest
Jesus offers a very important invitation in the Gospel according to Matthew. He says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Are you weary? Are you burdened? Are you just flat out tired? What is holding you back from receiving what Christ is so freely offering? Come to Jesus.
Continue the Mission
In the closing moments with His disciples, Jesus sits with them at a special location. This location probably stirred up many memories of the moments Jesus showed up and made incredible impact on their lives. As He spoke, He gave them their mission, their life’s purpose – to make disciples. How do we continue the mission of making fully committed disciples?
Born. Filled. EMPOWERED. “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you…” In describing your relationship with God, would one of your descriptors be power? When God’s people are filled with the Holy Spirit, they are plugged into an omnipotent power. What would it look like to be unleashed with the power of God? He is available!
Beauty or Beast—Spiritual Gifts Invested in the Local Church
It is God’s idea. He’s the one that put it all together. He created the blueprint. He gave everything necessary for it to be a healthy, beautiful, functioning family. He birthed the local church. When spiritual gifts are understood, appropriately used, and fully invested the local church, it is a beautiful, healthy, fully-functioning body. When spiritual gifts are not used biblically, the local church becomes a beast. So it’s a simple choice—BEAUTY OR BEAST!
Grieving the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is a person. The Holy Spirit can be grieved. The Apostle Paul writes to the church in Ephesus, warning them to not grieve the Holy Spirit. Grief can best be described as a deep sorrow experienced from the loss or betrayal of something or someone. What does it mean to grieve the Holy Spirit, and how can we make sure not to do it?
I moved away from the area and still listen to the sermons on the podcast because I’ve never found a church like this one. They don’t shy away from the hard issues and work to actually preach in a life changing way. I wouldn’t be where I’m at if God hadn’t used NMC to change my life. Even though I am on a new journey, I still listen to the sermons whenever I can because of the podcasts.
God inspired teachings
I used to listen on the radio all the time and then I lost track or I'd catch the last 15 minutes or so... I was so excited to find it on the podcast because now I can listen to the teachings all the time and can even go back and re-listen to the ones that really speak to me. I'm so glad that you speak the truth and don't sugar coat God's word. God bless your ministry!