All of us (Israel) Giving our all to God

All of us (Israel) Giving our all to God

“The work of ministry is for all of the saints to do, not for the pastors to do and the saints to watch.” “We must sing about Jesus’ work specifically and constantly because the gospel is the center of everything we do as Christians. What else is there to sing about?”...
Is God Pleased with me?

Is God Pleased with me?

Christian, raise your hand if you have been there before. You know that the bible repeatedly says that God loves his children, but in light of your constant struggles, you still struggle to believe He is happy with you or pleased with you. None of us can ignore the...
Starving in Communion at the Supper

Starving in Communion at the Supper

What is Communion? For someone growing up in the general evangelical, baptist-ish, non-denominational, background, the Lord’s Supper (or The Lord’s Table, or Communion), is a part of church that probably doesn’t mean all that much. Most Christians with that background...
Living a Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture

Living a Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture

Tired? Busyness seems to be a badge of honor in our culture. At the same time, we see depression, anxiety, burn-out, and exhaustion expanding year by year, even amongst believers and young adults. But is anybody else tired? Does anyone else get tired of compulsively...
What does it mean to be devoted to prayer?

What does it mean to be devoted to prayer?

Prayer is Important, Right? Look at the early church–in the book of Acts we are told twice in the first two chapters that they are marked by serious devotion to prayer. If we look at ourselves, we would likely be hard pressed to think we are characterized by a similar...
For the love of money, for the love of God

For the love of money, for the love of God

The following is a sermon delivered by David Appelt at NewLife Community Church on June 4, 2017, on the subject of contentment and money. In 1 Timothy 6:10 we read that “the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil,” but what does this verse really...