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...