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Discipleship: Doctrine, Character, Community, Mission

Ever since New Covenant began our Institute of Disciple Makers, we have been talking about growth in four categories: doctrine, character, community, and mission. I still find these categories very helpful. Whenever I meet with someone who already claims to be a follower of Jesus who is desiring "discipleship," I start by talking about doctrine, character, community, and m...

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Why Memorize Scripture

Scripture memory is one of those things that is good for children, right?...

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Patrick Adams Begins An Internship At NCBC

After his resurrection, one of the last things that Jesus said before ascending into heaven was that we are to make disciples. Matthew 28:19-20 records Jesus saying, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am w...

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How Can A Young Person Keep His Way Pure?

I asked some of the teens at New Covenant the following question recently in a Sunday school class: how can a young person keep his way pure? When you look at today’s culture, the question seems very relevant. Young people are surrounded by temptation. ...

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The Youth Ministry at New Covenant

When I was in seminary, I was invited to preach at a church that had been without a pastor for a long time and was very small. The Sunday morning service went well. Everyone was very friendly, and we stayed there that afternoon because I was also preaching in the Sunday evening service. By the time the evening service was supposed to start, there were only five people in t...

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Honduras update

We had a great day of services yesterday! In the afternoon we went up to a place that overlooked the city of Tegucigalpa. Today, we will travel about 2 hours south to a place called El Renuevo. It is much more remote and we will probably not have internet access. We return to Tegicigalpa on Friday....

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Pray for Our Youth Ministry this Summer

Pray for Our Youth Ministry this Summer Teens can be tempted to want full separation from adults and "big church." And adults can be tempted to view teens as a necessary evil in the church. Youth groups then slowly drift into isolation and are sometimes viewed as a "church" within a church. We constantly need to fight against that current by continuing to teach, remind,...

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The Youth Ministry at New Covenant Bible Church

"If it's not broke . . . don't fix it!" This is pretty good advice if you are talking about a car. At least that is what I tell my wife. We often apply this same reactionary philosophy to our relationship with the next generation. "If they aren't broke, leave them alone!" We see no big, external problems and lazily fall into the trap of thinking that "it's not broke." ...

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