NBFMC Sermon Review (1/15/2017) – ‘Sermon on the Mount’ Series: “Being Salt and Light”

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January 15, 2017

Sermon on the Mount Series:   “Being Salt and Light

Scriptures:

Exodus 34; Psalm 19:8; 34:5; Matt. 5: 13-16; John 8:12; 9:5

1 Corinth. 15:33; Ephes. 2:10; 5: 3-7, 25-27; 1 Peter 2: 11-12

The PowerPoint from this week’s sermon is attached below:

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The Audio Podcast for this week’s Service is available below:

http://nbfmc.sermon.net

Please join us next week as we continue our New Sermon Series:  The Platform of King Jesus.”  Going all the way through April, we will explore Jesus’ most famous message, known as “The Sermon on the Mount”, and will look at the commands of our Lord Jesus so that we may better live them out.

Blessings,

Pastor Josh

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Sermon Spill-Over (1/09/17): “The Beatitudes and The Orange Revolution”

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Due to running out of time on Sunday, I wasn’t able to present this sermon illustration…but I thought that it was still worth sharing, especially in light of our church’s support of the missions work in Ukraine.    -Pastor Josh

In 2004, Victor Yushchenko ran for the presidency of Ukraine. Vehemently opposed by the ruling party, Yushchenko’s face was disfigured and he almost lost his life when he was mysteriously poisoned. This was not enough to deter him from running for the presidency.

On the day of the election, Yushchenko was comfortably in the lead. The ruling party, not to be denied, tampered with the results. The state-run television station reported  “Ladies and gentlemen, we announce that the challenger Victor Yushchenko has been decisively defeated.

In the lower right-hand corner of the screen, a woman by the name of Natalia Dmitruk was providing a translation service for the deaf community. As the news presenter regurgitated the lies of the corrupt regime, Natalia Dmitruk refused to translate them. “I’m addressing all the deaf citizens of Ukraine” she signed. “They are lying and I’m ashamed to translate those lies. Yushchenko is our president.”

Over 100,000 in the deaf community sprang into action. They text messaged their friends about the fraudulent result and as news spread of Dmitruk’s act of defiance, increasing numbers of journalists were inspired to likewise tell the truth…and in a matter of hours, the whole country knew the truth.

Over the coming weeks, the “Orange Revolution” occurred as a million people wearing orange made their way to the capital city of Kiev, demanding a new election. The government was forced to meet their demands…a new election was held and Yushchenko became President.

Author Philip Yancey writes (in connection with The Sermon on the Mount and specifically The Beatitudes):

“When I heard the story behind the orange revolution, the image of a small screen of truth in the corner of the big screen became for me an ideal picture of the church. You see we as a church do not control the big screen. (When we do, we usually mess it up.) Go to any magazine rack or turn on the television and you see a consistent message. What matters is how beautiful you are, how much money or power you have. Similarly, though the world includes many poor people, they rarely make the magazine covers or the news shows. Instead we focus on the super-rich, names like Bill Gates or Oprah Winfrey.… Our society is hardly unique. Throughout history, nations have always glorified winners, not losers.”

“Then, like the sign language translator in the lower right-hand corner of the screen, along comes a person named Jesus who says in effect, “Don’t believe the big screen – they’re lying. It’s the poor who are blessed, not the rich. Mourners are blessed too, as well as those who hunger and thirst, and the persecuted. Those who go through life thinking they’re on top, end up on the bottom. And those who go through life feeling they’re on the bottom…end up on the top. After all, what does it profit a person to gain the whole world and lose his soul?

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NBFMC Sermon Review (1/08/2017) – ‘Sermon on the Mount’ Series: “The Beatitudes”

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January 8, 2017

Sermon on the Mount Series:   The Beatitudes

Scriptures:

Numbers 12: 1-3; Psalm 1: 1-3; 24: 3-4; 51; Jeremiah 17: 7-8

Matt. 5: 1-12; Luke 6: 17-26; 18: 9-14; 19: 1-10; Acts 7: 59-60

Romans 12: 18-21; Ephesians 4:32; 6:15; Philip. 1:29; 3:7-14

The PowerPoint from this week’s sermon is attached below:

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The Audio Podcast for this week’s Service is available below:

http://nbfmc.sermon.net

Please join us next week as we continue our New Sermon Series:  The Platform of King Jesus.”  Going all the way through April, we will explore Jesus’ most famous message, known as “The Sermon on the Mount”, and will look honestly at the commands of our Lord Jesus so that we may better live them out.

Blessings,

Pastor Josh

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NBFMC Sermon Review (1/01/2017) – ‘Carols for the King’ Advent Sermon Series: “Joy to the World”

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January 1, 2017                                           New Year’s Day

Carols for the King Advent Sermon Series:

Joy to the World

Scriptures:

Gen. 3: 17-19; Psalm 98: 4-9; Isaiah 53:3; Matt. 2:10-18

Luke 1:14, 39-55, 67-79;  2:7, 25-32; John 1: 11-14

Romans 5: 12-21; 1 Corinthians 15: 21-22; Galatians 3:13

The PowerPoint from this week’s sermon is attached below:

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The Audio Podcast for this week’s Service is available below:

http://nbfmc.sermon.net

Please join us next week as we begin a New Sermon Series:  The Platform of King Jesus.”  Going all the way through April, we will be exploring Jesus’ most famous message, known as “The Sermon on the Mount“, and will look honestly at the commands of our Lord Jesus so that we may better live them out.

Blessings,

Pastor Josh

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NBFMC Sermon Review (12/18/2016) – ‘Carols for the King’ Advent Sermon Series: “O Come O Come Emmanuel”

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December 18, 2016

Carols for the King Advent Sermon Series:

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Scriptures:

Exodus 19-20; Psalm 2: 7-8; Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; 11: 1-5; 22:22

Jer. 51:15; Haggai 2:7; Matt. 1: 22-23; Luke 1: 78-79; Rev. 3:7

The PowerPoint from this week’s sermon is attached below:

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The Audio Podcast for this week’s Service is available below:

http://nbfmc.sermon.net

Please join us on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as we continue our  Advent Sermon Series:  Carols for the King.”  This Christmas Season, we have been exploring some classic Christmas carols, the background of them, and the Scriptures they connect to.

Blessings,

Pastor Josh

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NBFMC Sermon Review (12/11/2016) – ‘Carols for the King’ Advent Sermon Series: “Away in a Manger”

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December 11, 2016

Carols for the King Advent Sermon Series:

Away in a Manger

Scriptures:

Matthew 7: 21-23; Luke 2: 10-11; Romans 14: 7-8

The PowerPoint from this week’s sermon is attached below:

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The Audio Podcast for this week’s Service is available below:

http://nbfmc.sermon.net

Please join us next week as we continue our  Advent Sermon Series:  Carols for the King.”  This Christmas Season, we will be exploring some classic Christmas carols, the background of them, and the Scriptures they connect to.

Blessings,

Pastor Josh

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NBFMC Sermon Review (12/04/2016) – ‘Carols for the King’ Advent Sermon Series: “O Come All Ye Faithful”

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December 4, 2016

Carols for the King Advent Sermon Series:

O Come All Ye Faithful

Scriptures:

Isaiah 9: 6-7; Matthew 11:28; 19: 12-13; Luke 2: 10-11

John 1:14; 2 Corinth. 5:17; Galat. 5:22; Hebrews 12: 2 & 28

Revelation 15: 2-4

The PowerPoint from this week’s sermon is attached below:

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The Audio Podcast for this week’s Service is available below:

http://nbfmc.sermon.net

Please join us next week as we continue our  Advent Sermon Series:  Carols for the King“.  This Christmas Season, we will be exploring some classic Christmas carols, the background of them, and the Scriptures they connect to.

Blessings,

Pastor Josh

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NBFMC Sermon Review (11/27/2016) – ‘Carols for the King’ Advent Sermon Series: “O Holy Night”

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November 27, 2016

Carols for the King Advent Sermon Series:  O Holy Night

Scriptures:

Isaiah 9:2; 61: 1-2; Lamentations 3: 21-24; Luke 2: 1-20

Romans 13: 11-12; Titus 3: 3-5; Hebrews 4:15

The PowerPoint from this week’s sermon is attached below:

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The Audio Podcast for this week’s Service is available below:

http://nbfmc.sermon.net

Please join us next week as we continue our  Advent Sermon Series:  Carols for the King“.  This Christmas Season, we will be exploring some classic Christmas carols, the background of them, and the Scriptures they connect to.

Blessings,

Pastor Josh

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NBFMC Sermon Review (11/06/2016) – ‘A Life God Rewards’ Sermon Series: “The First Key”

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November 6, 2016

A Life God Rewards Sermon Series:

The First Key of Eternity

Scriptures:

Luke 16: 19-31; John 3: 16-17, 36; Romans 1: 18-21; 6:16

2 Peter 3:9

The “Man on the Street” Interview Video (which is referenced multiple times in the Sermon) in which people were asked about Heaven, Hell, and Eternity that we watched before the Sermon can be found at the link below:

https://www.rightnow.org/Content/illustration/100387

The PowerPoint from this week’s sermon is attached below:

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The Audio Podcast for this week’s Service is available below:

http://nbfmc.sermon.net

Please join us next week as we conclude our Fall Sermon Series, which has been based on the book “A Life God Rewards” by Bruce WilkinsonWe have been looking at what Scripture says about God being a Rewarder, how that impacts our eternity….and how that SHOULD inform how we live each day!

Blessings,

Pastor Josh

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NBFMC Sermon Review (10/30/2016) – ‘A Life God Rewards’ Sermon Series: “The God Who Gives Back”

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October 30, 2016

A Life God Rewards Sermon Series:

The God Who Gives Back

Scriptures:

Matthew 6: 19-21; 19: 27-29; Luke 12: 13-34; Acts 20:35

1 Timothy 6: 17-19

The PowerPoint from this week’s sermon is attached below:

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The Video that we watched today on the importance of trusting God with our tithes and finances, knowing that He will reward us, can be found at the link below:

https://www.rightnow.org/Content/illustration/219074

The Audio Podcast for this week’s Service is available below:

http://nbfmc.sermon.net

Please join us next week as we continue our Fall Sermon Series, which is based on the book “A Life God Rewards” by Bruce WilkinsonOver the next few months, we will look at what Scripture says about God being a Rewarder, how that impacts our eternity….and how that SHOULD inform how we live each day!

Blessings,

Pastor Josh

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