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Feb 11, 2024

This is a message that will challenge your perspective (especially those religious ideas that you think will save you), ignite your faith, and deepen your understanding of the Gospel. You will be transported to the foot of a mountain, where an extraordinary event unfolds before your eyes, revealing the very essence of who Jesus is and what he came to accomplish.

In this captivating narrative, we'll explore the Transfiguration story from the Gospel of Mark, unraveling its layers of meaning and drawing out timeless truths that resonate with our lives today. Join us as we embark on a transformative exploration of faith, encountering profound insights that will inspire, convict, and ultimately lead us to a deeper relationship with the Savior. Get ready to listen, to learn, and to be profoundly moved by the message of hope and redemption found in the person of Jesus Christ.

God has Hope for you here.
Join us: https://www.NewChurch.Love

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Feb 4, 2024

Ever thought about how our bodies are like precision instruments, and a tiny fever can throw everything off balance? It's crazy how delicate the whole setup is. Today, we're delving into the nitty-gritty of life's intricacies, from fevers to demons, and how it all ties into the big picture.

We will ponder the marvel of our existence. The Goldilocks Zone, where everything has to be just right for life to thrive.

Now, imagine this: God, way out there at the edge of space, taking a close look at us. From the vastness of the cosmos outside the created reality, all the way in to the microscopic details of our lives, it's a mind-boggling shift from the infinite to the intimate.

Today, we're digging into the Gospel of Mark, checking out how Jesus handled fevers and demons, bringing divine authority into the world. It's not just a historical account; it's intimately connected to the things we deal with today.

From fevers to faith, we're navigating a journey that starts at church but echoes through our everyday lives. 

Jan 21, 2024

Have you experienced the frustration of trying to follow Jesus while juggling the demands of work, family, and life in general? Discover how to find clarity in this week's message. Explore the connection between worship, love, and service in a way that goes beyond the Sunday service.

We’re like secret agents. Gospel ninjas. Our ultimate loyalty is always with the kingdom of heaven which gives new meaning to all the important things we do in our ordinary lives.

God has Hope for you here.
Join us: https://www.NewChurch.Love

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Jan 14, 2024

God knows every detail about you, including your thoughts and secrets. Is that comforting or unsettling? This Psalm is a prayer for facing darkness and difficult times—God promises constant presence and guidance, even in your darkest moments. This sermon will consider God's intricate involvement in creating you and having a plan for your life. There is also a twist ending to this Psalm having to do with enemies—understanding that your main adversaries are spiritual forces like sin, death, and hell. However, sometimes your enemies will be people. How should Christians deal with their enemies? Love them? Hate them? The passage concludes with a bold prayer for your self-examination, expressing confidence in God's forgiveness through your connection with Jesus, offering hope in challenging circumstances.

Overall, this message explores the profound themes of God's omniscience, omnipresence, and omnipotence in Psalm 139, emphasizing the comforting yet unsettling aspects of His knowledge, the significance of facing challenges with the assurance of God's constant presence, and the hope found in a bold prayer for self-examination and forgiveness through the connection with Jesus.

God has Hope for you here.
Join us: https://www.NewChurch.Love

Please support NewChurch by texting the word “Give” to 832-400-5299.

God has Hope for you here.
Join us: https://www.NewChurch.Love

Please support NewChurch by texting the word “Give” to 832-400-5299.

Jan 7, 2024

1. Sin and Repentance:

  • The sermon emphasizes the reality of sin and the need for repentance.
  • It criticizes the cultural trend of denying sin and argues that ignoring sin leads to worse outcomes.
  • It contrasts two approaches:
    • One condemning sin and shaming people, which is ineffective and harmful.
    • The other offering forgiveness and grace through Jesus Christ, which is loving and leads to peace.

2. Jesus' Baptism and Its Significance:

  • Jesus' baptism is not for Himself, but to connect with our baptism and take on our sin.
  • Through baptism, we are united with Christ in His death and resurrection, receiving forgiveness and new life.
  • This connection gives us grace and freedom from the power of sin, although we may still struggle with temptation.

3. Responding to Doubts and Criticisms:

  • The sermon acknowledges the hurt caused by the church and the struggle many have with reconciling their faith with negative experiences.
  • It calls for understanding, compassion, and gentle words to help restore those who have doubts.
  • It encourages individuals to seek answers on their faith journey and suggests that Jesus will ultimately be the satisfying answer.

4. Baptism and Christian Identity:

  • The sermon celebrates baptism as a defining moment in the Christian life.
  • It emphasizes the significance of being adopted into God's family, cleansed from sin, and made part of the global Christian community.
  • It concludes by reminding listeners of God's declaration over them in baptism: "You are my beloved child in whom I am well pleased."

Overall, the sermon presents a strong message about sin, forgiveness, grace, and the importance of Jesus Christ and baptism in the Christian life.

 

God has Hope for you here.
Join us: https://www.NewChurch.Love

Please support NewChurch by texting the word “Give” to 832-400-5299.

Dec 31, 2023

Pastor Frank’s NewChurch Resolution Suggestions:

  • Attend Sunday Worship Faithfully.

  • Be Faithful in Your Tithes and Offerings.

  • ???

What's the third one? Hmm. 
You'll never guess. Even if I told you.

This is how Christians are made.

God has Hope for you here.
Join us: https://www.NewChurch.Love

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Dec 24, 2023

A description of Christmas at the Hart house in 1971, the first year Pastor Frank had a new step dad—and his mom had a little money.

A confession that he wants Christmas to be perfect but is always tempted to ruin it with selfish emotions and being too irritable. 

A solid plan for how to approach holiday expectations with the wisdom of Jesus.

Colossians 3:12-14: "Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity."

 

Dec 10, 2023

"People seem to view God as either a mighty and powerful terrifying being who must be feared and reverently respected—or as gentle Jesus, meek and mild, a hippy shepherd philosopher who couldn’t hurt a fly.

But He is both. He’s always both."

"The difference between a wise person and a fool boils down to whether talking to them helps or not. A wise person can hear what you tell them, see the error of their ways, and change. A fool doesn’t listen, won’t listen, and doesn’t learn without consequences. Talking with a fool is a waste of time, they’re just waiting for you to stop talking so they can get back to their foolishness."

"It’s my hope that you can hear what I’m saying today, I mean really hear it, not like a fool who’s just waiting for the preacher to stop talking—but as a wise person who will listen and let what they hear make a difference."

"Comfort, comfort for my people. Prepare the way for the King. The Messiah. So powerful, but so gentle. Almighty God came to earth but He came as the Good Shepherd. He came to find you and pick you up—carry you back home where you belong."

God has Hope for you here.
Join us: https://www.NewChurch.Love

Please support NewChurch by texting the word “Give” to 832-400-5299.

Dec 3, 2023

First Sunday in ADVENT.

"Don’t you ever think, “Good grief, Lord! Can’t you see what’s going on down here? The way people are acting? Do you get MSNBC in heaven? Do You see the way they mock Your name and Your people?"

"This passage has a very interesting movement to it: It starts with a prayer for God to come down here and destroy our enemies, then behold, we realize we would also be destroyed because we are also sinners, then it ends in a surprising glimpse of Jesus—Behold! The divine Son of God who did come down here but instead of destroying all the sinners, He saved them. He saved us. He didn’t show up angry, instead He made it so our sins wouldn’t be remembered any more."

God has Hope for you here.
Join us: https://www.NewChurch.Love

Please support NewChurch by texting the word “Give” to 832-400-5299.

 

Nov 27, 2023

"Love is not how you feel about someone."

"When we love people we’re going to feel it, but the feeling isn’t what love is—it’s a byproduct."

"Jesus is not telling you to feel a certain way about God or to feel a certain way about your neighbor. It’s not about feelings at all."

Do you know how to love people the way God told you to love them?

"How can we create heaven on earth? How can we treat people on earth the way they are treated in heaven?"

"God is love. He loves you perfectly because that’s who He is."

God has Hope for you here.
Join us: https://www.NewChurch.Love

Please support NewChurch by texting the word “Give” to 832-400-5299.

Nov 12, 2023

The Lord's Prayer—66 words in English. But the actual prayer is even shorter, 57 words in Greek. Most of us don’t really pray like this, unless we’re just reciting the Lord’s Prayer. We use a lot more words. We don’t feel like we “really” prayed if we keep it that brief. 

I’ve come to understand that the Lord’s Prayer can be prayed in basically three ways. As a petition, as the Law, and as the Gospel. Petition meaning asking for things, Law meaning what God told us to do, commandments, and then Gospel—what Jesus has done and continues to do for us.

God will always answer your prayers. Sometimes the answer is maybe later, sometimes it’s no—but He always answers.

Jesus said, “Pray like this: Our Father.” This is Jesus sharing His Father with us—it’s Jesus talking and He says. “When you pray, from now on call Him what I call Him—from now on you’re my brothers and sisters, so just call Him “Father,” like I do. Ever had a friend you were so close to you called their father dad? You do now. 

So, mix it up. Pray asking for what you need. Then maybe meditate on what God wants you to do with your life. And sometimes, just bask in the joy of everything you have to be thankful for.

God has Hope for you here.
Join us: https://www.NewChurch.Love

Please support NewChurch by texting the word “Give” to 832-400-5299.

Oct 8, 2023

“What’s the point of this (New)Church thing? Why does it matter?”

" I want to propose something completely nuts. Something totally off-menu.”

"Every church thinks they have the corner on the truth, like they’re the only ones who really know Jesus. Can we not be like that, please?"

"It’s so sad to me when someone says, “Nah, I already tried that Jesus thing and it didn’t work for me. I went to church for a while. Wasn’t my thing.”

"They met some church people but they didn’t meet Jesus. I don’t want that to happen here. Can we make sure that doesn’t happen here?"

"No one follows Jesus alone."

"As the church goes, so goes our culture. And for many people, church has already gone."

"Your faith doesn’t really become your own until you share it with someone else. You have to share your faith. And you have to let people share their faith with you."

"This is the vision of NewChurch. A way to worship God and love people. I hope you’re starting to see it."

God has Hope for you here.
Join us: https://www.NewChurch.Love

Please support NewChurch by texting the word “Give” to 832-400-5299.

Aug 13, 2023

This is part two of a two part mini-series on a Biblical view of how to handle human emotions. Part one was Pastor Frank, Part two is by Kemper Crabb. You will learn something if you're not careful.

God has Hope for you here.
Join us: https://www.NewChurch.Love

Please support NewChurch by texting the word “Give” to 832-400-5299.

Apr 9, 2023

What would happen if we applied the same standard to the resurrection of Jesus that we apply to other historical stories? Folklore. Myth. How do you think it would hold up? Do you think we’d find any real evidence? Or do you think it’s all just going to come down to faith? That we can’t really be sure about it?

In this sermon, Pastor Frank will attempt to give you a bit more confidence in the claims Jesus made about Himself and the historical evidence of His resurrection.

If Jesus Christ rose from the dead then nothing else matters.
If He didn’t, then nothing matters.

God has Hope for you here.
Join us: https://www.NewChurch.Love

Mar 19, 2023

Who are you? Are you a winner? A loser? Are you the coolest person in the room? The smartest? The funniest? Are you defined by your success or your accomplishments? We all look at the wrong things in life to give us validation and self-worth. Frank Kelske gives a vulnerable message on the dangers of finding our identity in anything or anyone other than Jesus Christ. This is a message that can help you find greater peace and fulfillment in your life.

God has Hope for you here.
Join us: https://www.NewChurch.Love

Feb 5, 2023
  • Why do you believe in the existence of God?
  • Why do you trust the Bible?
  • What does the Bible say about Jesus?
  • What does this mean for you?

God has Hope for you here.
Join us: https://www.NewChurch.Love

Jan 1, 2023

We don't pass our faith to our children by bludgeoning them with the holy standard of God's Commandments—rather, we are to love God's standard. If we love God's standard, then we teach them to love it, too.

Dec 25, 2022

What do you think Santa would say if he stood in the pulpit of a church on Christmas Eve? Well, watch this and find out.

God has Hope for you here.
Join us: https://www.NewChurch.Love

Oct 9, 2022

Does God promise to give us signs? 

Jesus is the light. But you won't see unless your eyes are open.

Oct 2, 2022

It will become all one thing, or all the other.
There are no neutral bystanders when it comes to Jesus.
We’re on dangerous ground when we stand outside the church and say what Jesus does in here is evil. Saying the work of Jesus when His people gather is the work of the devil. It is really close to committing the unforgivable sin.
You are either in the kingdom of heaven or you’re not.
You have Christ in you or you don’t.
You are in the house of God or you are not.

Also, a solid explanation of what baptism means.

God has Hope for you here.
Join us: https://www.NewChurch.Love

Sep 25, 2022

People can be weird about prayer. In this message, I try to explore some of the weirder things about Christian prayer. Overcoming doubt.
Jesus does the rest of His teaching on how to pray, this time is not just the words to say but more about the way to approach it.
Pray like you can actually change God's mind.

God has Hope for you here.
Join us: https://www.NewChurch.Love

Sep 18, 2022

If you ever feel like you should pray more. If you wonder what to pray—what God expects. If you ever have trouble forgiving someone. 

Have I got a message for you.

God has Hope for you here.
Join us: https://www.NewChurch.Love

Sep 11, 2022

I pray this message will be for you a vision of Jesus, Almighty God.
We can’t serve Jesus until we’ve been served by Jesus.
Not until we get a glimpse of who He really is.
Abide in His Word and His love—the good portion that no one can take away.

God has Hope for you here.
Join us: https://www.NewChurch.Love

Sep 4, 2022

You've heard the story before, probably not like this.
Go and do likewise. 
(Some audio had to be re-recorded to get the full message due to technical trouble.)

God has Hope for you here.
Join us: https://www.NewChurch.Love

 

Aug 28, 2022

We only become who God wants us to be when we do what He tells us—when we go where He tells us to go, when we do what He tells us to do.


God has Hope for you here.
Join us: https://www.NewChurch.Love

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