Listening To The Spirit
John 17 — The prayer of Jesus filled with mysterious goodness. The purpose of the mission of the church is to glorify God. Jesus prayed that the church would be unified. It's the work that Jesus has done in each Christian's life—the indwelling of Christ—that gives the church's mission its power.
Why does NewChurch matter? Why does any church matter? The Gospel according to the Zombie Apocalypse. The church represents Jesus to the world, is Christ's ambassador, and has been given the ministry of reconciliation.
Frank Hart tells the story of NewChurch and talks about the vision for what's next. Be encouraged.
Guest preacher Lynn Bradley is an elder at NewChurch. This message is about extravagant grace.
Before you go and make those New Year's resolutions, perhaps you should consider these things.
Sometimes we can't understand what Luke is trying to tell us because we hear it through a filter of nostalgia and colorful lights. This is the Christmas story like you may not have heard it before.
A message on the importance of encouragement, Christmas Cards, and making the most of every opportunity. Don't waste your Christmas.
God shrinks down to our size and comes to earth to play with us, showing that everything about the kingdom of God is lived out in relationships. May we be husbands, wives, children, bosses, employees, teachers and students as unto the Lord.
In order to “Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill our lives,” our text says there are three things we have to do:
Colossians 3:1-14 A Gospel hymn based on the 10 Commandments, which are really only one Commandment and a bunch of commentary. If you want life to go well for you, you should probably do it like this.
First, we will share a little of why NewChurch exists in the first place with a baptism and a "wet wedding"—you'll have to listen to the story in order to understand. Then Frank gives a powerful little message on how Christianity is not about a bunch of "don'ts."
Colossians 2:6-15 Fight the powers. There are spiritual battles that are part of the Christian life that we must be aware of.
There was a mystery about God that was hidden for a long time (ages and generations) but now it’s been revealed to everyone. This is the mystery—you ready? “Christ in you, the hope of glory.” That’s the most important thing you’ll ever hear. Everything’s different now because “Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Also, the Astros won the World Series.
We're not very good at glorifying God. Let me help you understand why it's so important to give glory to God alone, and offer a few suggestions on how to do it. Psalm 96
We all wanna be happy and wanna have joy—the more we trust in Christ alone—not ourselves, or what we do, or what we know, or even what we want—the more we will come to realize that He will never let us down. Romans 5:1-10, John 8:31–38
What's the Bible good for? What are we supposed to do with the parts of Scripture that we don't like? We think the Bible speaks to all of life in principle, precept, and example. God's Word is sufficient—it is enough. Enough is enough.
Sola Fide—faith alone. We’re gonna talk about what faith is, what it’s not, and how faith is the way the grace of God is actually applied to us. If the grace of God is the cure for what is killing us, then faith is how we receive the medicine. Romans 3:21-31
Karma says we get what we deserve—do good and you’ll get good in return, be a selfish jerk and somehow the universe will find a way to crush you. Grace isn’t like that at all. Grace is a completely unique Jesus idea. Grace says we get what we don’t deserve—we get life, blessing, hope and all of God’s love. We don’t get what we deserve, we get what Jesus deserves—just because He says so. Grace awakens grace. Ephesians 2:1-10
In this passage, we’re confronted with transcendent majesty—the kind of holiness that defies comprehension and is almost completely beyond us, except that maybe in it we can glimpse the faintest hint of the true glory and splendor of Christ.
The beginning of a message series walking through the Book of Colossians. Who brought you to faith, and what difference does it make?
This is the sermon that was preached on the morning before Harvey hit Houston. Due to the impending doom of the storm, we had a virtual service on Facebook Live. This message was preached in Frank's living room to his family. What is the church? What does the church do? What can cause it to actually happen?
A look at the story of Nehemiah and how it might relate to our current Harvey disaster, how we might be able to get some perspective on what God’s calling us to do by looking at what God called him to do and how He used a lowly butler to rise up and do something amazing for the kingdom and glory of God.
This is a message of comfort for those who have suffered a disaster, a message of encouragement for those who want to help, and a message of hope for those who want to know the God who is revealed in Jesus Christ. You are the light of the world and a city on a hill—you don't have to shine very brightly or be on much of a hill in Houston to make a big difference.