April 12, 2021
"Deconstruction" is a hot topic right now in the Christian world. Many would say that they are on a journey to "deconstruct" their faith, questioning whether or not they believe the things they've been taught.
We believe this is a healthy and helpful process as long as it has a proper starting point: the resurrection of Jesus.
A confident belief in Jesus’ resurrection makes deconstruction healthier because it gives you the comfort to explore with the assurance of salvation. You can poke, prod, question, and criticize knowing you're safe in the deep acceptance of the Father when you believe Jesus is risen.
With the resurrection as your starting point, you will set out to "deconstruct" with the humility to trust Jesus over self.
Join us for week five of our series, From Death to Life.
April 5, 2021
In a year full of suffering and despair, the empty tomb is a reminder that following Jesus doesn’t promise a life free from suffering or pain. It promises something better.
Following the living Jesus promises us a way to overcome inevitable suffering because we place our trust in a living hope. Your past (no matter how broken or messy) and your future (no matter how uncertain) can be made whole by the living hope and presence of Jesus. Join us to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday!
March 29, 2021
What you think you see at the cross isn’t what you’re actually seeing. An Execution is a Sacrifice. A Criminal is the Lamb of God. The Cross is a Temple. In week 3 of our series, From Death to Life, we expand our theology of the cross.
March 22, 2021
What you think you see at the cross isn’t what you’re actually seeing. An Execution is a Sacrifice. A Criminal is the Lamb of God. The Cross is a Temple. In week 2 of our series, From Death to Life, we expand our theology of the cross.
March 8, 2021
The church is the picture of perfect unity when we are serving together. This week, we learn about opportunities to serve at Northeast so that we can Love the 'Ville starting right here in our church family.
March 1, 2021
If you were to describe your spiritual life, would the word “intentional” be it?
Most of us would say that we want to have a better prayer life, or we want to read the Bible. We want to make church a weekly habit, join a group, or serve somewhere. We have every good intention to grow in Christ, but that does not make us intentional.
You don’t need good intentions. You need a plan. You need a playbook! This two week sermon series and our accompanying "Love the 'Ville Playbook Devotional" will help you think through the areas in your life: Home, Workplace, Church, and City. This will help you see where and who God is calling you to. You’ll also get a better idea of who you need to serve, pray for, and love on. It’s time to get intentional! Game on!
Check out the 7 day Love the 'Ville Playbook Devotional here! https://www.necchurch.org/playbook-devotional/
February 22, 2021
We’re living through a crisis of truth. It’s hard to tell what’s right, and who to trust. Everyone needs a stubbornly loyal community of friends, united in allegiance to Jesus, who cheer one another to mission and hold one another accountable.
February 15, 2021
Every day, countless voices compete for your attention. How will you make sure your ears, heart, mind, and soul are open to what God needs you to hear? The Bible teaches us that our hearts must be transformed by the renewing of our minds. What tools have you acquired that will help you hear God's voice? How will your life be changed because of what you've experienced?
Week 3 of our Voices series answers these questions, and offers practical tips for engaging with Scripture to train your mind and transform your heart.
February 9, 2021
We are living through a crisis of truth. It's hard to tell what is right, which voices are legitimate, and who to trust. The Christian way reminds us that there is such a thing as truth, and speaking it will often bring conflict. In those moments, we can have the courage not to run from those conversations, and carry the wisdom and grace to bring truth to light. In Week 2 of our Voices series, we learn how to test for truth.