Harvest Fest is coming Wednesday, Oct. 31st, from 6:00-8:00 pm. This is one NEB’s largest outreaches to children and their families. We have many opportunities to volunteer. We are looking for groups of four+ (maybe a family, Sunday School class etc.) to take one booth to help setup and assist with the booth on the night of Harvest Fest. There will be a sign-up sheet in the Flex room. If you have any questions, contact Amanda Sargent. We will also need contributions of candy. Thanks for your help!
Most Christians know the life of Joseph. He was born to Israel (Jacob) in his older years, and was the favorite son of the wife whom Jacob loved, Rebecca. He had twelve other brothers who despised their father’s love for Joseph and sought to do something about it.
We see the Lord’s hand on Joseph’s life as he was sold into slavery, taken to a foreign land, accused wrongly of a crime and placed in prison. He was eventually elevated to the point of being second under command of Egypt. The Lord orchestrated a famine to drive Joseph’s family to come to Egypt to get food. Joseph had the opportunity to retaliate, and in the world’s eyes he would have been in the right to do so. But the Lord was so strong in Joseph, he offered his brothers forgiveness. He even made a way for them,...
The word jaded means to be dulled or fatigued due to one’s excess of effort. A group may become demoralized by never achieving a goal, especially after much energy has been expended. The situation many times leaves them jaded.
I have found myself jaded from time to time. When there has been much time and effort on my part to help a person, and that person doesn’t seem to really want the help, even though they cried for help. I get apathetic and jaded. The temptation to complain to others arises, then when “no one wants to hear your problems” apathy sets in and we then give up, letting someone else handle the situation. What is the Christian supposed to do?
Aren’t you glad our Lord Jesus Christ did not get jaded. He kept to the plan and his resolve to...
“April showers bring May flowers.” Have you ever thought about this old statement? It poses this question, “without the rains where would the flowers be? Obviously there has to be more to flowers blooming than just rain. For one thing the seed for the flowers must be in the ground before the rain comes.
There are many things in life that require a good amount of work up front in order for there to be success. Much of the time we have to put forward effort, sacrifice, and a bit of work so that the future benefits may come. Galatians 6:9 says, “Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.”
But this is a struggle in the Christian’s life. Our culture continues to gravitate away from an investment in that which is importan...
Spring is coming, and along with it comes many plans. We have plans to enjoy the weather, plans for outdoor activities, maybe even plan do some spring cleaning. That’s not so exciting. Behind these plans is the eager anticipation of life being fresh again. We are longing for rejuvenation, eager to see the drabness of winter go with the arrival of flowers, leaves and new grass.
This desire for rejuvenation serves as a tangible reminder of how we should live our lives.
Ah! February is here! It has snuck up on me once again! I am so glad I am writing this article for the Newsletter. It has reminded me to prepare a token of my love and adoration for the most meaningful person in my life.
Most people think of February as being the month celebrating love. For the Christian, our expression of love is to be expressed year round. But we all must admit, we do need to be prompted from time to time to express our love for each other. The most effective prompting, and the one that will be on track with what another person needs, is the prompting that comes from the Holy Spirit. He not only prompts us when to love, but He also prompts us how to love.
Christ prompted His disciples to love in John 13:34-35. He said “A new command I give to you, that...