February 18, 2018

What a wonderful day to be in the House of the Lord. It was a glorious Sunday worship here at Northeast.  An Immortal, Invisible God, that’s who we serve.

Pastor Joey’s message was titled:  Love:  Natural or Spiritual.  We compared and contrasted the Natural and Spiritual Man.  Our text started at 1 Corinthians 3:1-3.  The Spiritual Man is drawn to God, whereas the Natural Man is not.  Paul tells the church of Corinth that he could not speak to them as spiritual men, but men of the flesh.  He said he gave them the milk of the word, not solid food, because they were not mature enough, not ready to hear his message as spiritual men.  There was jealousy and strife between them and they were walking as worldly men.  The Spiritual Man is saved through the grace of the Spirit of God, while t...

February 4, 2018

What a wonderful day to be in the House of the Lord. It was a glorious Sunday worship here at Northeast.  We were blessed with the music this morning.  Orphan, we are not orphans of God, we are sons and daughters.

Toy Soldiers…that was our sermon theme.  Pastor Joey took us through Col. 1:13-29.  Who is in command of your Christian life?  God has brought us to life.  He created us from the dust and has given us life, for us to follow His lead.  Christ is our commander. In Col. 1:13, we know that Jesus has rescued us and we become part of His kingdom, His army if you would, and have therefore been redeemed.  Christ is the image of the living God; in Him all things are created.  We had nothing to do with this creation, but all was made by and for Him.  He has a purpose for this crea...

January 28, 2018

What a wonderful day to be in the House of the Lord. It was a glorious Sunday worship here at Northeast.  We were blessed with the music of Holy Spirit You Are Welcome Here.  Yes, yes He is!

You’ve heard of bats in your belfries and skeletons in your closets, but Pastor Joey’s sermon this morning was about “Rats in the Cellar”; Things that hide in the darkness and scatter and run in the light.  Our text was from Ephesians 2:1-10.  Sometimes situations in life catch us off guard and hit us blindsided.  We react/overreact in a manner unbecoming of our Christian life style.  Looking at Ephesian’s 2, verse 1, we are reminded that as Christians we are dead in our trespasses and sins.  The old life no longer holds us captive.  The prince of the power of the air no longer enslaves us.  B...

January 12, 2018

What a wonderful day to be in the House of the Lord. It was a glorious Sunday worship here at Northeast. 

Well, we are one week into 2018.  The New Year always brings thought of “new” stuff:  New habits, new ideas new beginnings.  Our message today from Pastor Joey was “New Things Have Come.”  With New Year’s resolutions, we have to take old habits captive in order to make new changes.  Sometimes we have to take thoughts captive – things slip into our mind – where did that thought come from?  Now as Christians, being in Christ, we have the power to rebuke those thoughts.  “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature. Old things are passed away and new things have come.”  We become a new creation.  The “old us” is gone and the “new us” has come into being.  Satan loves to re...

December 17, 2017

What a wonderful day to be in the House of the Lord.  It was a glorious Sunday worship here at Northeast.  I stand amazed in the presence of amazing love.

Love.  That was our theme for Advent this week.  Pastor Joey took us to 1 John, 4:7 and following.  We are commanded to love.   John puts it very simply and straightforward:  If God loves us, then we ought to love one another.  It’s a simple “if/then” statement:  If God loves us, then we must love others.  Because of God’s love we live in Him and He lives in us, through the Holy Spirit.  This is all made possible through faith.  The God who made the Heavens and the Earth; This same God of the Universe, desires to live in us.  He allows us to be convicted of sin, which separates us from Him, so we can repent, turn to Him and allo...

December 10, 2017

The Gift that Brings Joy was our message this morning from Pastor Joey.  Joy…what is it?  Merriam Webster defines joy as a feeling of great pleasure or happiness that comes from good fortune, success, or well-being; or by the prospect of possessing what one desires; the expression of such emotion; a state of happiness or felicity; the source or cause of delight.  For our message this morning, I think the latter definition would be the best for our purposes:  the source or cause of delight.  As a child did you ever have a gift that you longed for, expecting magical things from it, and it disappointed?  Or how about a gift from someone that just wasn’t what you wanted, like socks and other things from Grandma?  Yeah, BIG letdown.  We are looking today at the gift of Jesus.  To understan...

November 5, 2017

Where did your story start?  That was the question Pastor Joey posed to the congregation as he stared his message.  He spoke from Acts 7: 54-8:8.  The very God of the universe came down to Earth to serve, not to be served.  This was Stephen’s message throughout his ministry.  Our scripture today starts as Stephen is being stoned.  As he is chased out of town, the whole parade of people passes by Saul, paying their coats at his feet.  Stephen prays that God receives his spirit and in his last breath asks God not to hold this against them, in essence “forgive them”, sounding just like Jesus.  At this, God causes him to fall asleep.  Saul, standing there, is in agreement with Stephen’s stoning. (This starts a period of persecution against the church, and believers scattered after this.)...

October 20, 2017

What a wonderful day to be in the House of the Lord. It was a glorious Sunday worship here at Northeast. 

What is the Bible All About?  That was the theme for our worship message this morning.  Our Call to Worship answered this to an extent:  No One Ever Cared for Me Like Jesus!  God’s “Love Letter” to us is written in the form of the scriptures; the Bible.  We looked specifically at Acts 7: 1-53, and we see Stephen’s words to us, inspired by God.  Stephen was courageous to stand before the high priest and Sanhedrin.  He goes back in time, speaking of Abraham’s faith.  Stephen reminds them of the covenant between Abraham and God, the promise of a great and might nation and a new country – a new homeland.  He also reminds of the prophecy of bondage and deliverance.  Stephen takes them f...

September 10, 2017

What a wonderful day to be in the House of the Lord. It was a glorious Sunday worship here at Northeast.  Our Children’s Handbell Choir opened worship with Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.  This is exactly as we are called to do.  Look to Him for everything!

Today Pastor Joey took us to Acts 3:1-26.  Peter and John were headed to the temple during the daily “Hour of Prayer.”  At the Gate called Beautiful, they encounter a lame beggar.  He asks Peter and John for some money, but they basically respond, “We’re broke, but we can give you something else.”  Peter reached out his hand and told him, “Stand up and walk,” and the man was healed.  Immediately the man jumped up and walked, following them into the temple.  This was the first time he was allowed in the temple, due to being lame...

September 3, 2017

What a wonderful day to be in the House of the Lord.  It was a glorious Sunday worship here at Northeast.  

Today Pastor Joey took us to Acts 2:37-47.  In the recent past we have seen Jesus accused, tried, crucified and buried.  He fulfilled His promise of resurrecting on the third day.  His followers were joy-filled to see Him again. And, just as He promised, He ascended to be with the Father.  The disciples and other followers are now gathered in Jerusalem, and waiting for what to do next.  Peter, as only Peter could, stands in front of the crowd of believers and others gathered there and begins speaking to them, proclaiming Jesus as Lord and Christ.  He steps into an evangelistic role, as we see in verse 38, pleading with the people to repent and be baptized in Jesus name, in o...

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