CONNECT, GROW, SERVE!
Worship is lead by Delisa Brown.
If you play an instrument or sing, please feel free to contact Delisa about being a part of the music ministry of worship at NPBC!
With our emphasis on CONNECT, GROW, and SERVE, we see our worship services as the greatest opportunity for everyone to CONNECT with God through the worship of Jesus Christ as Lord.
Come and CONNECT with God along with us as we WORSHIP the Living and Everlasting God of the Universe!
As you’re probably aware, we are getting closer to a REALLY BIG DAY! No, I’m not referring to April 15th, tax day, I’m talking about EASTER!
It’s really just around the corner. Easter this year is Sunday, April 12th.
I read recently an article about two guys who once claimed to be Christians but are now denying their faith. This is happening more and more. One of the reasons one of the guys gave for dumping Jesus from his life is that he had great problems believing in the Resurrection! And since that’s the central message of the Easter season, let me talk about that for just a few minutes.
The Resurrection, according to the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 15, is the central point of the Gospel. If Jesus didn’t raise from the dead, then we are all still lost and dead in our sins, Paul said. What a statement! We have NO SALVATION without the resurrection of Jesus from the dead!
The Resurrection of Jesus from the dead is a verifiable, proven fact of history. Let me give you a few of the reasons why I can say that, borrowed from a fellow by the name of Josh McDowell, who wrote, “Evidence that Demands A Verdict”.
First, the disciple’s lives were all completely changed by the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. Look at Peter. Before the Resurrection he denied even knowing Jesus when He needed him the most! After the Resurrection, he stood up in front of the same people who had the authority to kill him just as they had Jesus and preached that they were all scoundrels and killers (Acts 2)! The Disciple’s lives were undeniably changed by something and that something was the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead!
Look at the testimonies of those who saw him alive after the Crucifixion. Paul tells us that Peter first saw him, Then the ladies were able to interact with him. Then the Disciples. Then he was seen by over 500 at one time, many of whom were alive still when Paul was making that claim.
And that’s point number three. IF Paul and Peter and those disciple dudes were lying, those who knew that they were lying and were falsely being pointed out as witnessing the Resurrected Jesus , would have come forth into history and spoken up and called the lies out! But there is no recorded historical record of a backlash to the public proclamation that Jesus was alive and seen by multitudes!
And lastly, all, I mean ALL of the Disciples were willing to DIE for their belief of a Resurrected Jesus! It’s possible that one or two might b e crazy enough to die for a false belief. But not 13 (The 12 plus Paul)! And consider that Paul saw the Resurrected Jesus on the road to Damascus one day. It dramatically changed the life of this disciple who was jailing and killing church people before Christ saved him that day!
Jesus Christ DID indeed rise from the dead and is alive today! Believe it my friend. It’s the truth. Without believing it, you will NOT go to heaven. Don’t miss out on eternity by refusing to believe what history has already settled.
(You may get a copy of Josh McDowell’s “Evidence that Demands a Verdict” 1&2 on Amazon’s Kindle.)